Ken Burns in Arkansas today

(November 3, 2003) — (Hot Springs-AP) -- Ken Burns, creator of popular television series on the Civil War and baseball, says documentary film-making has come a long way since he started making them in New York about 30 years ago. Burns speaks in Little Rock this afternoon. He attended the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival over the weekend for a screening of his latest film, "Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip." The film tells the story of Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson, who made the first drive across America in an automobile in 1903. Burns says documentaries have made an amazing transformation because the genre has taken off in popularity.