David Rubenstein and Ken Burns in Conversation – Long Island Weekly

Join philanthropist and author David Rubenstein with Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns in conversation on how history and storytelling teach us who we are — and Rubenstein’s new PBS documentary series, Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein

From left: David Rubenstein and Ken Burns
(Photo courtesy of the 92nd Street Y)

How we tell our national story has always been contentious — but in recent years it has been used across the political spectrum in a larger cultural war that threatens to divide us. Burns’s films and Rubenstein’s Iconic America aim to tell our national story in a way that unites us — even when it means telling hard truths. Interspersed with clips from Iconic America, hear them discuss how history and storytelling can inspire civic engagement, what it means to be a student of history, what they’ve learned about America through their series, stories that didn’t make it onto the screen, and more.

This event takes place on Monday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here for more information. The 92nd Street Y is located at 1395 Lexington Ave., NYC. Visit www.92ny.org or call

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