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Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Ric Burns was the son of a social anthropologist. He studied English literature at Columbia University in New York City and Cambridge University in England before working with his brother, Ken Burns, on The Civil War (1990). His production company, "Steeplechase Films", is located on Manhattan's upper west side. ... See full bio »


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The Civil War Producer
American Masters Producer


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  The Donner Party (TV Mini Series) (executive producer) (announced)
 2017 The Chinese Exclusion Act (Documentary) (producer - produced by)
 2016 The Mayflower Pilgrims: Behind the Myth (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
  American Experience (TV Series documentary) (producer - 11 episodes, 1991 - 2015) (executive producer - 3 episodes, 1999 - 2006)
- The Pilgrims (2015) ... (producer)
- Death and the Civil War (2012) ... (producer)
- Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2015 The Pilgrims (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2006-2015 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (producer - 3 episodes)
- American Ballet Theatre: A History (2015) ... (producer)
- Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun (2014) ... (producer)
- Andy Warhol: A Documentary (2006) ... (producer)
 2013 Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (Documentary) (producer)
 2011 The Loving Story (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2009 Freedom Riders (TV Series) (producer)
 2003 Columbia: A Celebration (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1999-2003 New York: A Documentary Film (TV Mini Series documentary) (producer - 7 episodes)
- The Center of the World (1946-2003) (2003) ... (producer)
- City of Tomorrow (1929-1941) (2001) ... (producer)
- Cosmopolis (1919-1931) (1999) ... (producer)
- Sunshine and Shadow (1865-1898) (1999) ... (producer)
- The Power and the People (1898-1918) (1999) ... (producer)
 2002 Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1995 The Way West (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1992 The Donner Party (Documentary) (producer)
  The Civil War (TV Mini Series documentary) (co-producer - 8 episodes, 1990) (producer - 1 episode, 1990)
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... (co-producer)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... (co-producer)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... (co-producer)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... (co-producer)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... (co-producer)
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