- What Does Joe Biden Know About Hillary Clinton?
- Clinton Claims She Has One-Fifth of Delegates Needed
- Clinton’s Support Continues to Erode Among Democrats
- Sarah Palin Will Interview Donald Trump
- Trump at Wharton
By Warren Rojas Posted at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2012
The United States Capitol Historical Society will bestow its 2012 Freedom Award on distinguished documentarian Ken Burns tonight, rolling the fete for the filmmaker into the group’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Burns has trained his cameras on all manner of Americana, beginning with his 1988 look at “The Congress,” leading all the way to 2011’s peek at “Prohibition.” His “The Civil War” and “Baseball” continue to be lauded years after their releases.
“His documentaries capture the human story of America, making our nation’s political, cultural and social history eminently accessible and engaging to millions,” USCHS President and former Rep. Ronald Sarasin (R-Conn.) said in a release.
Burns joins an elite group that has been honored, including Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), ex-Sens. George McGovern (D-S.D.) and Howard Baker (R-Tenn.) and former Speaker Tom Foley (D-Wash.).
The invitation-only Burns bash begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Congressional Auditorium of the Capitol Visitor Center.
Submit your hot tips and juicy gossip. Send us your anonymous tips here
Heard on the Hill is Roll Call's Capitol Hill gossip blog.
Warren Rojas is a Heard on the Hill columnist for Roll Call, having previously worked as the founding dining editor for Northern Virginia Magazine and also as a tax reporter for Tax Notes. @WARojas
Sign up for your daily Heard on the Hill newsletter here.