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Ken Burns in Portland to talk about ‘Country Music’

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'Country Music' premieres on September 15

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Ken Burns, who has been called America’s Filmmaker, focused his attention on country music for his soon-to-be-released film.

Burns came to the KOIN 6 News studio Tuesday along with producer Julie Dunfey to talk about “Country Music,” a project that took his team years to complete.

Producer Julie Dunfey and filmmaker Ken Burns talk about “Country Music” at the KOIN studios in Portland, July 23, 2019 (KOIN)

“Country Music” documents the roots and origins of the genre in America over 8 parts and 16 hours.

“What happens is we take a long time,” Burns said. “Nobody else except public broadcasting would say, ‘Sure, take 8 years to do Country Music.'”

The film premieres on PBS stations September 15.

KOIN 6 News will have more with Ken Burns as the premiere of “Country Music” draws near.

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