Ken Burns, Mukherjee collaborate on cancer project

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Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:00 am

NEW YORK — Two prominent television figures whose lives were significantly altered by the cancer deaths of loved ones are helping turn a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the history of the disease into a six-hour documentary.

Filmmaker Ken Burns announced Tuesday that he’s collaborating with Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,” for a film based on the book. The documentary, spread over three nights, is scheduled to air on PBS in spring 2015.

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