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PBS’ American MastersOliver Sacks: His Own Life

Ric Burns, Kate Edgar, Robert Krulwich, and Dr. Blanca Valdovinos in Conversation with Jenna Flanagan, Host of MetroFocus on THIRTEEN

Mar 30, 2021

Join Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ric Burns and Executive Director of the Oliver Sacks Foundation Kate Edgar, Host Emeritus of Public Radio’s Radiolab Robert Krulwich and Dr. Blanca Valdovinos, Director of Spanish Language Neurology Clinic at the University of Rochester Medical Center, for a special conversation with THIRTEEN’s host of MetroFocus Jenna Flanagan about Burns’ new film on the path-breaking, beloved neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. Weeks after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis in 2015, Sacks sat down for an interview with Burns about his life and work. What followed was a remarkable and candid conversation, the seed for Burns’ Oliver Sacks: His Life and Work. Hear Burns, Edgar, Krulwich, Dr. Valdovinos and Flanagan discuss why Sacks was a visionary, the extraordinary circumstances of making the film, stories not captured on camera, and much more.

Ric Burns

Ric Burns is a documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his eight-part, 17-hour series New York: A Documentary Film

Kate Edgar

Kate Edgar is the executive director of the Oliver Sacks Foundation. She began working with Oliver Sacks as editor and researcher …

Jenna Flanagan

Jenna Flanagan first knew she was destined for a career in journalism after following the weekly reports of the Muppet News Flash as a child …

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