Post account of Burns’ meeting with Latino activists refuted

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Ken Burns and PBS executives met yesterday with leaders of the “Defend the Honor” campaign to discuss the filmmakers’ plans to collaborate with Hector Galan in producing new material for The War. Spokespeople for Burns and PBS are refuting the Washington Post‘s account of the meeting. The Post reported that Burns agreed to re-edit his series to incorporate the new segments. “Ken is not opening his film,” Burns’ spokesman Joseph DePlasco told Current. “Ken’s film is done.” During the meeting, Burns emphasized that the new material “needs to be added in a way that’s seen as part of the broadcast and doesn’t seem like an orphan or an appendage,” DePlasco said. “How that gets done is something that needs to be worked out.”

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