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Ken Burns Gives Voice to Filmmakers' Concerns
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The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr 19, 2006
Start Page: C.03
Section: STYLE

"This is not us against them. The Smithsonian is not the enemy," said [Ken Burns], speaking to a group that earlier this week called on the Smithsonian to break its much-criticized development deal with Showtime Networks. "We love the Smithsonian. We depend on them. We feel those involved made a mistake."

Along with the agreement to develop Smithsonian programming for the cable channel, the Smithsonian told researchers that they would be restricted in their use of the archives for "more than incidental" materials. The broader ideas would first be offered to Showtime and its programming for "Smithsonian on Demand."

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