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Ken Burns Mayo Clinic Film Debuts in Rochester

September 10, 2018 11:17 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- People from across the country traveled to Rochester to be a part of a historic event Monday.

Filmmaker Ken Burns held a premiere for his documentary, The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope Science.

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The documentary depicts the history of Mayo Clinic, how W.W. Mayo and his two sons paved the way for so many medical facilities across the world and how they partnered with the Sisters of St. Francis.

Before watching this documentary, ABC 6 was able to talk with Burns about why he decided to tell the story of Mayo Clinic. 

“You'll get to know many, many patients that will remind you of yourself or somebody that you know who are struggling with many cases, life-threatening diseases who come here and have an interaction with the best medical center on earth and are transformed by that interaction,” Burns explained. “I’m very excited for people just to hear about some amazing people in the past, to see some amazing therapies in the present and understand that we very consciously added the words faith and hope to science in the subtitle because that's an important and much-neglected component of what healthcare is about and mayo gets it.”

Burns will also be traveling to Mayo Clinics in Scottsdale, Arizona and Jacksonville, Florida for premiers. The film will be broadcast to the public on PBS on September 25 and 26 at 8 P.M.
 

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