Ken Burns' next documentary is about how great the Mayo Clinic is

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Ken Burns participates in the "The Vietnam War" panel during the PBS portion of the 2017 Summer TCA's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is out with a new documentary about the Mayo Clinic, which he calls Minnesota's "Grand Canyon."

The two-hour film, "Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science" charts the trajectory of the hospital from its start as a small hospital employing Catholic nuns as nurses to its world-class ranking today.

Burns, a Mayo patient himself, offers a glowing portrait of the Rochester-based hospital as the best medical care provider in the world.

The documentary premieres Monday night at the Mayo Clinic and will be aired later this month on PBS stations.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer sat down with Burns to talk about the film.

Click the audio player to hear their conversation.

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