9/28/12

Dr. Burns at the world premiere of Ric Burns’ “Death in the Civil War.”

The archive staff attended the premiere at the New York Historical Society, September 13, 2012.

Dr. Burns has contributed medical and memorial photographs to Ric Burns’ latest documentary: Death and the Civil War, which began its run on PBS September 18th. Images from Dr. Burns’ books, Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America and Shooting Soldiers: Civil War Medical Photography by Dr. Reed Bontecou, were among those used in preparing the film. Staff from various organizations affiliated with Ric Burns’ production company, Steeplechase Films, as well as WGBH and the American Experience were also in attendance. Mayor Bloomberg provided comments about Ric’s accomplishment. After viewing parts of the film an audience discussion was led by Ric Burns with Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University and author of The Republic of Suffering… and Mark Samuels, Executive Producer of the American Experience. The reception was held in the artifact festooned halls of the historical society’s newly designed Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American history. 

Discussions and promotional videos of the film can be can be seen at the American Experience and Ric Burns’ Steeplechase Films.

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg commenting on Ric Burns' Death and the Civil War.


Mark Samuels, Ric Burns and Drew Gilpin Faust leading an audience discussion after the premiere.


Dr. Burns at the premiere for Ric Burns' Death in the Civil War.


Dr. Stanley Burns with Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University
and author of The Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War.


Filmmaker Ric Ross and Dr. Stanley Burns at the premiere.


Filmmaker Ric Ross and Mark Samuels, Executive Producer of The American Experience.


The reception was held inside the
Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History.


Burns Archive staff member Alice Dana enjoying the gallery before the reception.


Attendants at the reception.


The staff of PBS's American Experience with Dr. Burns.


Filmmaker Ric Ross, Burns Archive staff member Lissa Rivera, and Dr. Stanley Burns.


Another view of the reception, held inside the
Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History.

The Staff of PBS' The American Experience.


Dr. Burns with the staff of PBS' The American Experience.


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