Freedom House trustee
Lynn Novick has been directing and producing documentary films about American life and culture, history, politics, sports, architecture, literature, and music for more than 30 years. The 90 hours of acclaimed PBS programming she has created in collaboration with Ken Burns includes, most recently, their 2022 series (directed with Sarah Botstein), The US and the Holocaust, as well as The Vietnam War, Hemingway, Baseball, Jazz, Frank Lloyd Wright, The War, and Prohibition, landmark films that have garnered 19 Emmy nominations. She also directed the four-part series, College Behind Bars, which follows a group of incarcerated men and women trying to earn degrees while serving time for serious crimes. For her work, Novick has received Emmy, Peabody, and Alfred I. duPont Columbia Awards.