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what i'm reading: prairie fires: the american dreams of laura ingalls wilder

I read Little House on the Prairie when I was very young, and eventually went on to read the whole Little House series. I didn't know any other girls named Laura -- there were at least five in my Master's program, but it wasn't a popular name back then -- and I was infatuated with the idea that the Laura in the story grew up to write the book I was holding in my hands. Even then, I wrote stories, and fantasized that I would write a similar series that children would love.The series was always s...
Tags: Travel, Minnesota, US, History, United States, Missouri, Farmers, Indigenous Peoples, Ken Burns, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Children's Books, Laura, Wilder, Franklin Roosevelt, Fraser, Great Plains


Robert E.T.: A Ken Burns Documentary

Tear down all the Robert E.T. statues and stop celebrating his invasion tactics. The creator of Full House Without Michelle returns with a documentary on General Robert E.T. [Reid McCarter / AV Club]
Tags: Video, News, Ken Burns, Robert, Michelle, The Civil War, Robert E Lee, E.T, Mockumentary, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Robert E T, Reid McCarter AV Club


The Last Dance: Is the Michael Jordan documentary a dressed-up puff piece?

The hit docuseries on Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls scores big as entertainment, but journalistic compromises make it little more than longform branded contentNot long after ESPN scored its first ever Academy Award for Ezra Edelman’s nonpareil OJ: Made in America, a masterclass in longform investigative journalism that drew comparisons to Mailer and Caro, the network announced another multi-part documentary series centering on an American sports icon. The Last Dance, a 10-part film ...
Tags: News, Entertainment, US, America, Cnn, Netflix, Michael Jordan, Nba, Fox News, Espn, Jordan, Lebron James, Ken Burns, Chicago Bulls, Robert Evans, Jeff Zucker


Ken Burns Slams Michael Jordan Doc ‘Last Dance:’ ‘Not the Way You Do Good Journalism’

ESPN’s Michael Jordan docuseries “The Last Dance” has captured the attention of just about every basketball fan around the globe, except for documentarian Ken Burns. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Burns reveals that he hasn’t watched “The Last Dance” and he fundamentally disagrees with how it was made. Michael Jordan’s production company, […]
Tags: News, Michael Jordan, Espn, Ken Burns, The Last Dance, Michael Jordan Doc, Wall Street Journal Burns


Ken Burns blasts Michael Jordan's control over ESPN's 'The Last Dance,' says it's not good journalism

Michael Jordan effectively had veto control over the production of ESPN's "The Last Dance."
Tags: News, Entertainment, Michael Jordan, Espn, Ken Burns


EXCERPT: ‘The Gene: An Intimate History’ Describes The ‘Phenomena Of The Living World’

Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster “The Gene’”-— a new documentary presented by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns —weaves together science, history & personal stories for a historical biography of the human genome, while also exploring breakthroughs for diagnosis & treatment of genetic diseases & the complex ethical questions they raise. The two-night premiere of “The Gene” will air on April 7th and 14th at 8/7c on PBS. To learn more about the best-selling book that inspired the documentary, rea...
Tags: Cbs, Only CBS, Ken Burns, Wallace Stevens, Simon Schuster, Thomas Morgan, Simon And Schuster, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Hugo de Vries


Postcard #189 (Hank Aaron)

“Look, I don’t have the vision or the voice of Martin Luther King or James Baldwin or Jesse Jackson or even of Jackie Robinson. I’m just an old ballplayer. But I learned a lot as a ballplayer. Among other things, I learned that if you manage to make a name for yourself—and if you’re black, […]
Tags: Filmmaking, Baseball, Ken Burns, Pbs, Jesse Jackson, Postcards, Atlanta Braves, James Baldwin, Jackie Robinson, Marie Kondo, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Lynn Novick, Home Runs


Former Disney CEO Bob Iger has informally reasserted control during the coronavirus crisis, The New York Times reports

Bob Iger stepped down as Disney CEO in February and transitioned into a new role as executive chairman to focus on the company's "creative endeavors," with former Disney parks chairman Bob Chapek replacing him as CEO. But Iger has "effectively returned to running the company" in recent weeks amid the coronavirus crisis, according to The New York Times' media columnist Ben Smith. Iger wrote in an emailed response to Smith: "A crisis of this magnitude, and its impact on Disney, would necessarily...
Tags: Florida, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times, Iger, The New York Times, Ken Burns, Ben Smith, Smith, Hulu, Disney World, Bob Iger, Bob Chapek


'We really need to adapt if we want to survive': Influencers and marketers break down how ad spending has changed and the future of 'paused' brand deals

Many advertisers have paused influencer marketing campaigns in recent weeks to save on costs, retool messaging, and make adjustments to sponsored content that previously required travel or on-site production. Some brands are also paying for fewer additional services from influencer marketers, and some have asked for more time to make payments as they deal with economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.  For influencers who rely on brand deals to earn a living, the ambiguity of having a ca...
Tags: Facebook, Colorado, Youtube, Trends, Ken Burns, JANSPORT, Linqia, Tubular Labs, Joe Gagliese, Mae Karwowski, Yosh, Alessandro Bogliari, Schotland, Vickie Segar, JJ Yosh, Daniel Schotland


A top YouTube star says his ad rates have dropped by over 50% in recent weeks while merch sales have nearly tripled. Here's how he's adapted his business.

YouTube stars like Preston Arsement, known as PrestonPlayz or Preston online, have begun shifting their strategies, focusing on long-term bets and different types of content as ad revenue falters because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Arsement told Business Insider he switched his focus to gaming content he can easily film from home. Across his nine YouTube channels, his viewership has almost doubled, but his ad rates on YouTube have dropped by over 50% since the outbreak, he said. But Arsement...
Tags: Youtube, US, Trends, Preston, Ken Burns, Forbes, YouTube YouTube, Disney Nickelodeon, David Dobrik, Night Media, Preston Arsement, Arsement


'Trolls World Tour'— the first major studio movie to smash a theatrical tradition — tops iTunes, but doesn't signal doom for movie theaters

Universal's "Trolls World Tour" debuted on premium video-on-demand platforms on Friday and was the No. 1 movie on iTunes on Sunday. The movie is the first from a major studio to break the traditional theatrical window and premiere day-and-date on digital or streaming platforms during the coronavirus pandemic. Experts say the rise of digital releases right now is just a short-term solution to the current situation as movie theaters across the US remain closed. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Dreamworks, Iger, Ken Burns, Comscore, Universal Pictures, Bob Iger, Paul Dergarabedian, Eoin Colfer, Barrons, Disney Plus, LightShed Partners


6 influencer marketers describe how their business has changed, what brands are still spending on, and the future of 'paused' deals

Many advertisers have paused influencer marketing campaigns in recent weeks to save on costs, retool messaging, and make adjustments to sponsored content that previously required travel or on-site production. Some brands are also paying for fewer additional services from influencer marketers, and some have asked for more time to make payments as they deal with economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.  For influencers who rely on brand deals to earn a living, the ambiguity of having a ca...
Tags: Facebook, Colorado, Youtube, Trends, Ken Burns, JANSPORT, Linqia, Tubular Labs, Joe Gagliese, Mae Karwowski, Yosh, Alessandro Bogliari, Schotland, Vickie Segar, JJ Yosh, Daniel Schotland


4 sports-betting experts detail the scramble to find new gambling events as wagering plummets without live sports. Here are 7 key takeaways from their presentation.

A new webinar from IGaming Business and FSB Technology details how sports-betting operators, suppliers, media outlets, and regulators are coping without live sports globally. We break down seven of the key takeaways, including a snapshot of how much sports wagering has been rocked by the absence of live sports and details on how operators are trying to fill the void. One UK-based sports-betting-services provider said sports wagering was down 75% across the 25 brands on its network. Sportsbooks...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Australia, US, NFL, West Virginia, Trends, Bloomberg, West, New Jersey, Customer, Nba, Belarus, Michigan, Espn


4 sports-betting execs and experts gave a presentation on how the gambling industry is adapting to losing nearly all live sports. Here are the 7 key takeaways.

A new webinar from IGaming Business and FSB Technology details how sports-betting operators, suppliers, media outlets, and regulators are coping without live sports globally. We break down seven of the key takeaways, including a snapshot of how much sports wagering has been rocked by the absence of live sports and details on how operators are trying to fill the void. One UK-based sports-betting-services provider said sports wagering was down 75% across the 25 brands on its network. Sportsbooks...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Australia, US, NFL, West Virginia, Trends, Bloomberg, West, New Jersey, Customer, Nba, Belarus, Michigan, Espn


Analysts detail how the value of 11 Disney businesses are changing, as Disney Plus hits 50 million subscribers while parks remain closed indefinitely (DIS)

Wells Fargo analysts are valuing Disney's businesses at 26% less than they were before the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new report. The firm, which had been bullish on Disney's streaming efforts, said in an April 7 report that it didn't anticipate the "severe downturn" for Disney's parks business that was caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Wells Fargo now expects Disney's parks to remain empty for the rest of the company's fiscal year, which ends in September, and be filled to half ca...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Roku, Iger, Espn, Ken Burns, Disneyland


The rise of influencer merchandise, brands hire creators for their video production skills, and more suspended affiliate programs

Welcome to this week's Influencer Dashboard newsletter! This is Amanda Perelli, writing to you from my desk at home, and here's an update on what's new in the business of influencers and creators. This week, I wrote about the rise of Fanjoy, a merchandise business that dominates the influencer space and works with top creators like David Dobrik and Jake Paul. I spoke to Chris Vaccarino, the founder and CEO of Fanjoy, and he said he started the company by selling T-shirts for his brother's band ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Hollywood, Etsy, California, Youtube, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, The New York Times, Ken Burns, Rakuten, Twitch, Dan, Valley, Kevin


Disney Plus has shot past 50 million subscribers and surveys suggest Hulu growth is also surging

Disney announced on Wednesday that its streaming service, Disney Plus, had reached 50 million subscribers since launching in November. TV analytics company EDO surveyed 6,809 people in the US last month about their at-home viewing habits. A fifth of respondents said they have subscribed to a new streaming service since the coronavirus outbreak began. Disney Plus and Hulu were the streaming services that the highest number of respondents said they had subscribed to since the coronavirus outbrea...
Tags: Europe, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Kagan, Edo, Global Market Intelligence, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, Netflix Disney Plus


Disney Plus has shot past 50 million subscribers and surveys suggest Hulu's growth is also surging

Disney announced on Wednesday that its streaming service, Disney Plus, had reached 50 million subscribers since launching in November. TV analytics company EDO surveyed 6,809 people in the US last month about their at-home viewing habits. A fifth of respondents said they have subscribed to a new streaming service since the coronavirus outbreak began. Disney Plus and Hulu were the streaming services that the highest number of respondents said they had subscribed to since the coronavirus outbrea...
Tags: Europe, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Kagan, Edo, Global Market Intelligence, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, Netflix Disney Plus


Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History

From Ken Burns and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Gene: An Intimate History, a series about the history of genetics based on Mukherjee’s book of the same name. Here’s a trailer: The series tells the story of the rapid evolution of genetic science from Gregor Mendel’s groundbreaking experiment in the 19th century to CRISPR, and the hope that newfound powers to alter DNA with pinpoint precision will transform the treatment of some of the world’s most complex and challenging diseases. The serie...
Tags: Ken Burns, Pbs, Jason Kottke, Mukherjee, HUNTINGTON, Gregor Mendel, Wexler, Nancy Wexler


How 11 of Disney's businesses have lost or gained value because the coronavirus pandemic, according to Wells Fargo analysts (DIS)

Wells Fargo analysts are valuing Disney's businesses at 26% less than they were before the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new report. The firm, which had been bullish on Disney's streaming efforts, said in an April 7 report that it didn't anticipate the "severe downturn" for Disney's parks business that was caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Wells Fargo now expects Disney's parks to remain empty for the rest of the company's fiscal year, which ends in September, and be filled to half ca...
Tags: Asia, Europe, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Roku, Iger, Espn, Ken Burns, Disneyland, Walt Disney World


Here's a full breakdown of the value of each of Disney's businesses before and after the coronavirus, according to Wells Fargo analysts (DIS)

Wells Fargo analysts are valuing Disney's businesses at 26% less than they were before the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new report. The firm, which had been bullish on Disney's streaming efforts, said in an April 7 report that it didn't anticipate the "severe downturn" for Disney's parks business that was caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Wells Fargo now expects Disney's parks to remain empty for the rest of the company's fiscal year, which ends in September, and be filled to half ca...
Tags: Asia, Europe, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Roku, Iger, Espn, Ken Burns, Disneyland, Walt Disney World


The Quibi app was installed an estimated 300,000 times in its first day, a small fraction of Disney Plus' launch-day downloads

The Quibi mobile app was installed by 300,000 users on its launch day on Monday, according to mobile analytics company Sensor Tower. For comparison, Disney Plus was installed 4 million times on its launch day in November. Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg said in June that the company would spend $470 million on its marketing campaign in its first year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service with TV episodes in 10 minutes or less, debuted o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hbo, US, Trends, Canada, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ken Burns, North America, Katzenberg, Quibi, Disney Plus, Sensor Tower For comparison Disney Plus


Many people say they're willing to try free streaming-TV services but newcomers like Pluto TV still have work to do to get their attention

People are filling their stay-at-home days with more TV.  61% of people in a March survey by Kagan, the media research arm of S&P Global Market Intelligence, said they were watching more video as a direct result of the coronavirus outbreak. Free ad-supported streaming services like Pluto TV and Xumo have been fast-tracking channel launches and promoting more news and educational to attract those audiences, as Business Insider previously reported. Yet, the Kagan survey suggested streaming-TV se...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Youtube, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Ken Burns, Disneyland, Vizio, Pluto TV, Business Insider, Amc Networks, Disney World


40 advertising execs who manage $90 billion in spending describe how they're shifting their 2020 budgets in a new report. Here are 4 key takeaways for the TV industry.

Analysts at the Wall Street research firm UBS surveyed 40 ad executives about how they're shifting the more than $90 billion they collectively manage in ad spending, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  We break down the four key takeaways for the TV industry from UBS' 37-page report that was published on April 6. Most advertisers say the pandemic has already impacted ad spending, and the majority expect to shrink their budgets for the rest of the year because of it.  While TV advertising is...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Wall Street, China, Disney, Digital, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Ubs, Roku, Espn, Ken Burns, Disneyland


'Tiger King' has been Netflix's most popular title for 2 weeks straight

"Tiger King" has been Netflix's most popular title for two weeks straight.  It's also Rotten Tomatoes' most popular TV show right now with a 93% critic score and an 89% audience score. Data firm Parrot Analytics said that the show is one of Netflix's most "in-demand" true-crime series ever. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix's "Tiger King" is on a hot streak, with no signs of slowing down. Netflix introduced daily top 10 lists last month of its most popular movies and...
Tags: US, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, Parrot Analytics, Jeff Lowe, Tiger King


Everything to know about Quibi, the buzzy video startup that just launched after raising $1.75 billion

Quibi, a buzzy mobile-video startup that raised $1.75 billion ahead of launch, debuted on Monday its subscription service that aims to revolutionize TV for smartphones. The streaming platform premiered with 50 titles, including "movies" told in parts, like "Survive" with Sophie Turner and "Most Dangerous Game" with Liam Hemsworth, as well as scripted and unscripted shows like a reboot of "Punk'd" and "Chrissy's Court" with Chrissy Teigen. The service is offering 90-day free trials to users who...
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, Punk, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Liam Hemsworth, Ken Burns, Chrissy Teigen, Steven Spielberg, Business Insider, Pepsi, Chrissy, Procter Gamble, Conrad, Whitman, Netflix Disney, Meg Whitman


Twitch just set a viewership record, but faces an uphill climb to increase ad revenue

Amazon-owned Twitch has seen a viewership boom during the first quarter of 2020 and it could convince a wave of advertisers to buy into the video-game-streaming platform. As traditional media and advertising have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, viewers have turned to Twitch for live entertainment. Twitch wants to generate $1 billion in ad revenue and commerce this year, according to The Information. The company reportedly delivered about $300 million in ad revenue in 2019. But to h...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Ken Burns, Twitch, Esports, Comscore, Business Insider, Michael Levine, Pivotal Research Group, Kubes, Streamlabs Twitch, Facebook Gaming, Evan Kubes, Rumble Gaming, Hallie Suto Atisuto


Some brands are hiring influencers as a 'one-stop shop' for video and animation as production studios shut down — and finding they're a lot cheaper

As creative agencies and production studios close their doors in order to shelter-in-place, some brands have begun turning to influencers for their content creation skills. Many influencers have worked from home for years and are already equipped with the production gear necessary to create commercial content for brands. Digital creators can prove to be cheaper than production companies, with some charging half the price to produce professional photos and videos for brands. Business Insider sp...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Ken Burns, Business Insider, Spencer, JANSPORT, Natale, Ramon, Linqia, Tubular Labs, Whalar, Karyn Spencer, Anish Dalal, Sapphire Apps told Business Insider


Leaked emails list 11 retailers including Amazon that suspended programs with a top affiliate platform used by influencers and digital publishers

At least 11 retailers including Amazon suspended their affiliate programs with the top influencer and digital-publisher e-commerce platform Skimlinks.  A spokesperson for Skimlinks, which works with publishers like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Hearst, as well as influencers on YouTube and Instagram, confirmed to Business Insider that Amazon's affiliate program was on hold. In emails viewed by Business Insider to Skimlink's members, the platform listed 11 other retailers besides Amazon that had temp...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Trends, Walmart, Patagonia, Victoria, Ralph Lauren, Ken Burns, Rakuten, Hearst, Macy, Ulta, Skimlinks, Skimlink, BuzzFeed HuffPost, Business Insider Walmart


Disney Plus and Hulu seem to be getting the biggest subscriber bumps among streaming TV services as consumers stay at home

TV analytics company EDO surveyed 6,809 people in the US about their at-home viewing habits. A fifth of respondents said they have subscribed to a new streaming service since the coronavirus outbreak began. Disney Plus and Hulu were the streaming services that the highest number of respondents said they had subscribed to since the coronavirus outbreak began.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As movie theaters shut down and people across the US adhere to national guidelines ...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Kagan, Edo, Global Market Intelligence, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, Netflix Disney Plus