DETROIT – Ken Burns aims his documentary filmmaking talents at telling a 100-year-old story of America’s first road trip, chronicling Horatio Nelson Jackson’s problem-plagued but successful drive from San Francisco to New York City. Jackson did it in less than three months (thus winning a $50 bet that, incidentally, was never paid) in a 20-hp 1903 Winton Touring Car, built by a Cleveland auto company that ultimately was folded into General Motors Corp. Burns playfully says that suits him ...

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