Coming up Sunday: A conversation with Ken Burns


(CBS News) - This week in history marks the anniversary of President Andrew Johnson's official proclamation declaring the end of the Civil War, a subject that has captivated Americans for generations.

One hundred and fifty years later, what is the legacy of the Civil War? Sunday on Face the Nation, John Dickerson sits down with legendary documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to discuss his newly re-mastered 1990 television epic The Civil War, which will air over five consecutive nights beginning September 7 on PBS.

We'll also talk to Burns about why he thinks documentaries are compelling as ever, even in the age of shorter attention spans. Plus, we'll get his take on presidential politics and the race for 2016.

Hope you'll join us for our special conversation.