Executive Producer Ken Burns Releases New Docuseries on the History of Cancer

Ken Burns


Ken Burns Presents CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES“, a three-part documentary series directed by award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman, will air on PBS Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2015.


Group Shot

Ken Burns (executive producer), Katie Couric (co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer and supporter of this project), Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee (author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer ), and Barak Goodman (director) pose at the red-carpet premiere.

The film tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. At six hours, the film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients, and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures.