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James MacGregor Burns (1918–2014)

James MacGregor Burns was born on August 3, 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on American Experience (1988), Day One (1989) and Howard K. Smith (1962). He was married to Janet Thompson Dismorr. He died on July 15, 2014 in Williamstown, Massachusetts. See full bio »

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Known For

American Experience Miscellaneous Crew
Day One Miscellaneous Crew
Howard K. Smith Himself
Booknotes Himself


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 1991 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (advisor - 2 episodes)
- LBJ: Part 2 - My Fellow Americans (1991) ... (advisor)
- LBJ: Part 1 - Beautiful Texas (1991) ... (advisor)
 1989 Day One (TV Movie) (historical consultant)
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 1992 Portraits of Presidents: Presidents of a World Power (1901-) (Video documentary)
Himself (as Prof. James MacGregor Burns)
 1989 Booknotes (TV Series)
- Episode dated 4 June 1989 (1989) ... Himself
 1988 JFK Remembered (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 The Congress (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Historian
 1963 Howard K. Smith (TV Series)
- What's in the Way for JFK? (1963) ... Himself
- The Trouble with Congress (1963) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Biography (of Franklin D. Roosevelt): "Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox", 1956. See more »

Alternate Names:

Prof. James MacGregor Burns

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Fought in US Army during WW II, awarded four Battle Stars and Bronze Star.

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