UNIVERSITY NEWS Ken Burns series on country music

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  1. MTFNBY5

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    Just wondering about the late MT professor, Dr. Charles Wolfe, who was a well respected scholar on country music (and author of several books on the subject). When alive he was the "go to" expert on the history of country music.

    Was he given any credit or quoted at any time on the Ken Burns series; of which I've only seem bits and pieces?

    (I'm always looking for anyone connected to MT to get a little credit for themselves and by extension, the school.)
     
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    I've seen most of it and I don't recall any instance of it. I was thinking of him as I watched the segments. But to be fair that was quite a bit I though that deserved coverage that was overlooked, but they chose to paint a picture of other things going on at the time that really didn't contribute to the story, IMO, but then going in knowing it was Ken Burns I knew what I was getting.
     
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    I saw most of the series and overall it was good. A rock solid B grade. It’s not the best series Ken Burns has produced, but it was “big picture” accurate in the timeline. A little heavy on the social justice topics and I think it over covered Johnny Cash and his daughter. I don’t remember seeing Dr. Charles Wolfe in the credits. It covered the business part of the recording industry well. Quite a bit was left out or heavily homogenized to fit a neat script.
     

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