Beverly Hills, CA – This September, as the “traditional” television season begins, it won’t just be the streaming services and cable networks that present the usual challenges to the broadcast networks as they try to find an audience for their fragile freshmen series. The broadcasters will also have to contend with America’s top documentary filmmaker, master craftsman Ken Burns, as his latest epic production, Country Music, makes its debut September 15 on PBS. This isn’t the first time one of Burns’ massive multi-part documentaries has threatened to steal the show when broadcasters are at their most vulnerable; many of his most successful mega-films have premiered in the same critical period.
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