Snapshots: FIlmmakers Ken Burns, Lynn Novick Visit Webster before ‘Prohibition’

| September 20, 2011
Burns and Novick with Stroble and Schuster

Ken Burns, Webster University President Beth Stroble, Lynn Novick and Webster University Provost Julian Schuster

Renowned documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick visited Webster University Monday to talk with Webster students about film-making and the subject matter for their latest, Prohibition.

Burns and Novick at Webster for 'Prohibition'

Burns and Novick spoke to students in Sunnen Lounge

The three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary series tells the story of the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.

It begins airing on PBS Oct. 2, but select excerpts were screened Monday night at Peabody Opera House for invited supporters of local PBS affiliate KETC-TV.

Category: Campus Snapshots, St. Louis Campus News

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  1. Deanna Snowden says:

    I am so impressed to see that Webster University is underwriting the Prohibition series on PBS. It makes me proud every time I see that message flash on the screen when the series is promoted.

  2. Debra Carpenter says:

    It was a fantastic, memory-making experience for the students of the School of Communications to meet Ken and Lynn and hear about their passion for producing monumental documentaries.  Thank you, President Stroble, for making this opportunity work for our students.
    Debra Carpenter
    School of Communications, Dean