Ken Burns' film on Mayo Clinic to air in 2018

Distinguished filmmaker Ken Burns is creating a documentary about Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, which is expected to air on PBS in fall 2018.

The two-hour film, aptly called "The Mayo Clinic," will "chronicle the history of this unique medical institution, from its 19th century roots as an unlikely partnership between a country doctor and the Sisters of Saint Francis — forged in response to a devastating tornado in 1883 — to its position today as a worldwide model for collaborative patient care, research and education," according to the official description.

The Post Bulletin reports Mr. Burns was filming this past week on Mayo Clinic's campus. 

"The Mayo Clinic" is part of Mr. Burns' Next Generation project, in which a new generation of filmmakers works closely with the Emmy Award-winning documentarian to ensure his legacy lives on. Erik Ewers, Chris Ewers and David Blistein are working with Mr. Burns, who serves as executive producer.

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