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Filmmakers Kens Burns and Lynn Novick to Visit Houston

ken burns coming to Cullen Performance Hall

Houston, March 30, 2017 — Award-winning documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will be at the University of Houston April 26 for a preview screening and discussion of their latest project, "THE VIETNAM WAR," a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series set to air this fall on Houston Public Media TV 8 and PBS stations around the country.

"An Evening with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick" will take place at Cullen Performance Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at Discount tickets are available to military veterans. UH students can get a ticket for free admission by going to Ticketmaster and entering their student ID number.

"We are thrilled to host Ken Burns and Lynn Novick at the University of Houston to promote their latest project," said Lisa Trapani Shumate, associate vice president and general manager of Houston Public Media. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Houston audiences to hear directly from two acclaimed documentary filmmakers who have given us thought-provoking explorations of important chapters of our history such as the Civil War, the Roosevelt presidencies, jazz music and now, the Vietnam War."

Recognizing that Houston is home to one of the nation's largest populations of military veterans and one of the largest Vietnamese communities, Houston Public Media is launching a yearlong series of Vietnam-focused programs and events to recognize its importance in the community. For more details about this initiative, visit

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About Cullen Performance Hall

Nestled among the tree-lined sidewalks in the heart of the University of Houston campus is the historic Cullen Performance Hall, which has been one of the premier entertainment venues in the city of Houston since it opened in 1950. Its cozy, relaxed atmosphere provides the ideal setting for music concerts, public lectures, dance performances and theatrical productions.