May 11, 2007
Indians edited into The War
Ken Burns agrees to re-edit "The War" to accommodate Hispanic-American stories
After Hispanic groups complained that the 14-plus hour work excluded them, Burns started filming material that was to be supplemental to his completed documentary. But on Thursday, Burns said he would re-edit the work, which focuses on four American towns, to incorporate the new interviews with Hispanic veterans.Also: Joe DePlasco, the publicist for Burns, said new material will tell of Native American veterans. DePlasco said the majority of the film focuses on the four towns: Luverne, Minn.; Sacramento, Calif.; Mobile, Ala.; and Waterbury, Conn. But there are exceptions, DePlasco said, and the new material will have the same feel as the finished film.