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Rochester block party, screening planned for Ken Burns documentary about Mayo Clinic

As the debut of Ken Burns’s Mayo Clinic documentary nears, city and hospital leaders announced Thursday that there will soon be an opportunity to celebrate.

On September 10th, there will be a block party and screening of “The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science” at the Mayo Civic Center. 

There will be a panel discussion after the documentary, featuring Burns, who is the executive producer and co-director of the film, co-directors Erik and Christopher Loren Ewers, and Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy.

The block party will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Mayo Civic Center Plaza and include food, music, and activities. 

It is open to the public.

The film will play at 7 p.m. in the Taylor Arena at Mayo Civic Center. 

It is free to attend, but attendees must get tickets from the Mayo Civic Center box office.

Tickets are available starting August 27th. 

The documentary will air on PBS on September 25th. 

PBS affiliates Twin Cities Public Television and KSMQ are hosting the event. 


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