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Source:  Star Tribune

Ken Burns has checked into Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic plenty of times as a patient when he gets his annual checkup, but last Wednesday he was strictly in the delivery business, offering a sneak preview of his upcoming documentary, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science.”

The two-hour film won’t debut on PBS until Sept. 25, but roughly 500 Mayo Clinic staffers, selected by lottery, watched more than ten minutes of footage with live commentary from Burns, the Emmy-winning auteur behind “The Civil War,” “Jazz” and “Baseball.”

“This is the quintessential American story,” said Burns, who received a standing ovation after Mayo’s version of an afternoon at the movies. “The principle at work here was both males and females working together with Midwestern ethos. That’s something special here.”

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