Ric Burns

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Ric Burns CC '78 is a documentary filmmaker, perhaps best known for the seven-part, 13-hour public television program New York: A Documentary Film, which he directed, co-produced, and co-wrote. Burns also produced a documentary about Columbia history for the university's 250th anniversary in 2004. Burns is a winner of the John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement and studied English at Columbia and Cambridge before working with his brother, Ken, on the television mini-series The Civil War (1990).

His production company, Steeplechase Films, is located on the Upper West Side.