Ken Burns is an acclaimed historical documentary filmmaker. His films have won multiple Emmys and received Oscar nominations, and he’s been honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His films and series, most of which appear on PBS, include “The Civil War,” “The Dust Bowl” and “Baseball.” His film “Jackie Robinson” aired on PBS in 2016.
Martin Baron is Executive Editor of The Washington Post, overseeing the Post’s print and digital news operations. Before joining the Post, Baron was editor of The Boston Globe for 11 years. During his tenure, the Globe won six Pulitzer Prizes. Baron has also held top editing positions at The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald.
Bill Moyers is an icon of public media and progressive politics whose first job in journalism – as a cub reporter in Marshall, Texas – was six decades ago. His public television show, “Moyers and Company,” was on the air from 2012 to 2015.
Jim Lehrer was a journalist and prolific author whose measured, congenial presence on public TV was a welcome respite from the incivility of the world for more than four decades. His memoir, “Tension City,” was released in 2011. Lehrer passed away in 2020.