New York officially approves $40 million settlement with Central Park Five

New York officially approves $40 million settlement with Central Park Five

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) --New York's comptroller called a $40 million settlement with five men wrongly convicted of a vicious rape "prudent and equitable" on Thursday.
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Obama omits God reference in Gettysburg Address reading

Obama omits God reference in Gettysburg Address reading

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama earned conservative ire for a reading of the Gettysburg Address during which he omitted Lincoln's impromptu addition of "under God."

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 29, 2013.
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Documentary to highlight national parks

MARIPOSA, Calif., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The PBS documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" highlights various U.S. national parks as well as naturalist John Muir, the director says.

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'Mad Men' named top series at TCA Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 20 (UPI) -- The original AMC series "Mad Men" was named program of the year on U.S. television at the Television Critics Association awards event in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Latino efforts to be included in 'The War'

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Ken Burns has agreed to use more material about Latino contributions to America's efforts during World War II in his documentary "The War."

Pilot in WWII documentary dies at 87

SACRAMENTO, March 17 (UPI) -- Harry Schmid, a World War II glider pilot portrayed in an upcoming Ken Burns documentary, has died in California at the age of 87.

Burns, PBS reach 15-year agreement

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Documentary maker Ken Burns and PBS signed a 15-year pact, enabling Burns to develop American history films, PBS said during a meeting in Pasadena, Calif.

Jazz great Jay McShann dies

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Jay McShann, whose piano boogie-woogie, blues and swing music influenced Kansas City jazz for more than 70 years, has died at the age of 90. He performed last year at the Folly Theater and died Thursday after checking into St. Luke's Hospital on Nov. 27 w

Digital music protested at funeral

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Kansas City, Mo., trumpet players are upset that a recording was used to play taps at the funeral for ex-Negro League ballplayer John J. "Buck" O'Neil.

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Today is Saturday, July 29, the 210th day of 2006 with 155 to follow.
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Ken Burns
Film maker Ken Burns speaks to members of the press on July 13, 2004 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Burns has just finished a documentary on boxer Jack Johnson who was heavy weight champion at the turn of the century but was mistreated because he was black, and arrested on trumpted up charges for violating the Mann Act...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)

Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American director and producer of documentary films known for his style of using archival footage and photographs. Among his most notable productions are The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007), and The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009).

Burns' documentaries have been nominated for two Academy Awards (Brooklyn Bridge in 1982 and The Statue of Liberty in 1986) and have won seven Emmy Awards, mostly for The Civil War and Baseball.

Burns was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Lylia (née Tupper), a homemaker, and Robert Kyle Burns, an anthropology professor. His brother Ric Burns also has become a noted documentary filmmaker.

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