UCSB arts & Lectures


An Afternoon with American Legend KEN BURNS

    In celebration of UCSB Arts & Lectures’ 50th Anniversary, Ken Burns came to Santa Barbara. With the help of the Orfalea Foundations, Ken visited with a small and very interested group of students from Santa Barbara, Dos Pueblos, and San Marcos High School. After an enthusiastic question and answer session, Ken spent some time with Teen Press reporters Emily and Lili. Filming the interview were SBMS alums, Ian Wexler and Jacob Seigel-Boettner. Ken recognized Jacob from their meeting at Thomas Jefferson’s house on the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Celebration when Jacob was in middle school. Ken wished he could spend more time with us, but was off to speak at the Arts & Lectures fundraiser and gala held Monday night at the Coral Casino.

    Thank you UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Orfalea Foundations for an inspirational afternoon and evening for all lucky enough to hear Ken Burns.