Telling Mark Twain's story
Last month millions of people watched the PBS biography of Mark Twain by Ken Burns. In that film, America got a close look at the mainstream of present thought about Hannibal's famous son. If you saw it, you probably noticed one thing. The film presented a very different Twain than we present in Hannibal. Black History Month is an appropriate time to examine what we are doing with our Twain legacy here. Full story.

Spotlight to focus on Twain
With its bronze statue depicting Tom and Huck heading off for another adventure, the occasional whitewashed fence and the muddy Mississippi rolling past, Samuel Clemens' boyhood hometown has seen its share of Mark Twain mania over the years. But even in Hannibal -- a town of 18,000 which already draws a half-million Twain tourists annually -- there's speculation about the impact of Ken Burns' new documentary ''Mark Twain.'' Full story.

Ken Burns documentary
Producer Ken Burns is currently working on a documentary about Mark Twain for PBS. Co-producer Dayton Duncan talks about recreating one of America's lasting icons. The documentary on Mark Twain that is scheduled to be broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) on January 14th and 15th, 2002. It is anticipated to be three to four hours long and will air as a two-part series. Full story.
Dayton Duncan talks about Twain documentary
Film crew captures images of Twain's legacy

Scouting the film location
Dayton Duncan scouts out a potential film location in the bluffs south of Hannibal late Thursday afternoon. Duncan's work the past week will lay the groundwork for noted documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, who plans to film in and around Hannibal in July. Full Story.

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