ROCHESTER – Ken Burns has checked into one of Minnesota’s most famous institutions plenty of times as a patient, but Wednesday he was strictly in the delivery business, offering a sneak preview of his upcoming documentary, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science.” The two-hour film won’t debut on PBS until Sept. 25, but roughly 500 Mayo staffers, selected by lottery, got to see more than 10 minutes of footage with live commentary from Burns, the Emmy-winning auteur behind “The Civil War,” “Jazz” and “ Baseball.” Burns, who gets his annual checkup at Mayo, said the history of the internationally respected hospital was right in his wheelhouse. “This is the quintessential American story,” said Burns, who got a standing ovation after Mayo’s version of an afternoon at the movies. “The principle at work here was both males and females working together with Midwestern ethos. That’s something special here.” Judging from the selected clips, the project resembles a lot of the filmmaker’s past works, with lots of black-and-white photos of the Sisters of St. Francis developing their nursing skills in the early 1900s, and Burns mainstay Peter Coyote as narrator. But there is also contemporary footage, including a segment showing Minnesota Orchestra… Read full this story
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