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Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns to Lead 2016 Rose Parade

  • Associated Press

FILE - Ken Burns.

FILE - Ken Burns.

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has been named grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade.

The Tournament of Roses announced the selection Tuesday at a ceremony in Pasadena, California.

The 127th edition of the annual floral spectacle next New Year's Day will feature the theme "Find Your Adventure.''

The 62-year-old Burns is known for his long-form films for PBS on subjects including the Civil War, baseball, jazz and national parks.

Tournament president Mike Matthiessen called Burns a legendary figure who has devoted his life to telling the story of America.

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