The John Steinbeck Award

Ken Burns

It has been said that more Americans get their history from Ken Burns than from any other source. From The National Parks to our national pastime (Baseball), from The Civil War to The Dust Bowl, Burns has told the tales of America’s trials and triumphs. On the evening of December 6 in Morris Dailey Auditorium, Burns discussed his career with KQED radio host Michael Krasny. Then, with three members of the Roosevelt family in the audience, he treated the auditorium to a preview of his new series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.