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Ken Burns' New Documentary 'East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story'

Ken Burns' new film, "East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story," explores the history of a former public housing community in Atlanta.
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Documentarian Ken Burns’ latest work, “East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story,” explores the history of a former public housing community in Atlanta. It features the stories of residents and raises critical questions about race, poverty and public assistance.

The film premieres Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. on PBS.

On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske talked with Burns about his film. Burns also shared his take on the current health crisis posed by COVID-19 and the value of looking back at history to inform us in these uncertain times.

Hear their conversation:

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Joshua Phelps. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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Emily is the senior producer for "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.