Ken Burns teases new ‘Baseball’ doc pegged to Cubs World Series win – Chicago Tribune

With his new documentary “The Vietnam War” scheduled to premiere on PBS in September and multiple other films in the works, Ken Burns has a full plate. But he’s looking to add another project: an addendum to his 1994 series “Baseball,” pegged to the Chicago Cubs‘ 2016 World Series victory.

“I’m sort of obligated,” to add another hour to the series, Burns — who last year said that he would direct a new “Baseball” episode if the Cubs won a World Series — told Variety Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “I don’t know where it fits in.” Burns said that columnist George Will, who appeared in the original “Baseball,” emailed him the night that the Cubs won Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians in November to take their first World Series Championship since 1908. “He says, ‘Now you have to and do ‘The Eleventh Inning.'”


Burns added that he and collaborator Lynn Novick “have to go and talk and figure out how to go back to it.”


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