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Producers' Statement on the Sullivan brothers in Ken Burns's The War

September 26, 2007

Iowa Public Television shares the following statement from the producers of The War regarding the Sullivan brothers error in Episode One. For more information on the Sullivan brothers of Waterloo, visit http://www.gmdistrict.org/sullivans/sullivans_project.html.


Below is a statement from Florentine Films, production company for Ken Burns's The War:

Please accept our deepest apologies regarding the Sullivan family’s hometown. The Sullivan Brothers were from Waterloo Iowa, not Fredericksburg, Iowa. The story of the Sullivan Brothers is an important part of Waterloo's history and of our country's history, which is why we mention it in Episode One of THE WAR. We go to great pains to check the facts in all of our films and everyone at Florentine Films is sincerely sorry that this mistake was made.

For immediate release:
September 26, 2007

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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