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Filmmaker Ken Burns makes Mayo Clinic documentary

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A two-hour documentary, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science,” created by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns will air on public television on at 8 p.m. Central Tuesday night.

The documentary tells the story of the Rochester clinic that has been called a “place for hope where there is no hope,” according to Burns’ website.

“The history of healthcare is a larger reflection of who we are as a nation,” Burns said in a statement released by PBS. “It includes advances in science and technology, but also touches on more universal themes of love and compassion. This is an extraordinary story that places our fundamental need to care for each other within the larger framework of America’s health care system and modern medicine.”

The documentary features interviews with the Dalai Lama and the late Sen. John McCain, both former patients, the PBS news release said.

Burns is the executive director while Burns, Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers directed.

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