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Documentary won't be edited to include Native vets


A day after announcing that filmmaker Ken Burns agreed to add Native American and Hispanic veterans to his World War II documentary, PBS said the product won't be re-edited after all.

The footage on Native and Hispanic veterans will still be shown when "The War" debuts this September. But Burns won't be re-editing the documentary to include the new material, PBS said.

The clarification angered Hispanic groups, who were the ones who pressed Burns and PBS to recognize the role of minority veterans. They said the use of additional footage diminishes the contributions of these soldiers.

About 80,000 Native American men and women served in the military during World War II, according to government figures.

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In Clarification, PBS Says Burns Won't Edit 'War' (The Washington Post 4/19)
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