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Premieres April 5-7, 2021, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET

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Program Description


Hemingway, a three-part, six-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, examines the visionary work and the turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced. Interweaving his eventful biography -- a life lived at the ultimately treacherous nexus of art, fame, and celebrity -- with carefully selected excerpts from his iconic short stories, novels, and non-fiction, the series reveals the brilliant, ambitious, charismatic, and complicated man behind the myth, and the art he created. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, written by Geoffrey C. Ward and produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns. Hemingway is slated for broadcast on PBS in April 2021.

Upcoming Episodes

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  • HEMINGWAY: A Writer (1899-1929)

    Hemingway moves to Paris to write. He finds success with his second novel, A Farewell to Arms.

    Airdate: 4/5/2021

    Time: 8:00 - 10:00 PM


    OB: 4/5/2021

  • HEMINGWAY: The Avatar (1929-1944)

    Hemingway, having achieved literary fame, takes his talents to report on the Spanish Civil War.

    Airdate: 4/6/2021

    Time: 8:00 - 10:00 PM


    OB: 4/6/2021

  • HEMINGWAY: The Blank Page (1944-1961)

    Hemingway publishes The Old Man and the Sea but is overcome by his declining mental condition.

    Airdate: 4/7/2021

    Time: 8:00 - 10:00 PM


    OB: 4/7/2021

Press Materials

  • Ken Burns and Lynn Novick‚Äôs HEMINGWAY to Premiere April 5, 2021 on PBS

    Press Release
  • Ken Burns Bio

  • Lynn Novick Bio

  • Sarah Botstein Bio

  • Geoffrey Ward Bio


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