Filmmaker Dodges Criticism, Refuses to Alter 'War'

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has drawn criticism in the past for omissions to his PBS series on baseball and jazz. Now he's drawing fire for leaving Hispanic Americans and Native Americans out of his 14-hour story of World War II.

A coalition of Latino veterans and advocacy groups is lobbying Capitol Hill to put pressure on PBS, and there seemed to be an agreement last week. But Burns is standing firm, saying he will not alter the documentary.

New Ken Burns Series Relives 'The War'

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has an upcoming PBS documentary series that tells the story of the World War II through the eyes of the soldiers who fought in it.

Simply called The War, the 14-hour, seven-part series begins airing in September.

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