Ken Burns Previews New Ben Franklin Documentary

From a story on by Mike Allen headlined “Ken Burns previews new Ben Franklin documentary”:

A new Ken Burns documentary, “Benjamin Franklin,” premieres Monday and Tuesday night at 8/7c on PBS. The two parts run a total of four hours. I interviewed Burns from his farmhouse in Walpole, N.H..

“He’s on the hundred-dollar bill for a reason,” Burns said. “He has represented to nearly every generation of Americans since our founding a sort of striving — of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, a kind of libertarian view of how you advance in America, this poor kid from Boston who makes it.”