It wouldn't be surprising if more sightings of filmmaker Ken Burns were reported in Rochester over the next couple of years.
Because it'll apparently be late next year before his two-hour documentary on the Mayo Clinic actually hits the airwaves.
But Burns tells the Star Tribune "I'm way more involved than I'd thought I'd be," and calls Mayo's story amazing.
We don't mean to steal Mr. Burns' thunder, but we'll tell you that the clinic traces its roots back more than 150 years to a tornado that swept through Rochester.
A country doctor named W.W. Mayo and his two sons joined forces with the Sisters of St. Francis to help treat the injured and the rest, as they say, is history (which Mayo itself does a pretty good job of telling on its website).
The new documentary will not be strictly history, though. Mayo said last fall: "The producers have indicated they intend to weave past and present narratives throughout the film, and described the concept as 'telling the history and present story of Mayo Clinic on a parallel timeline.'"
So stay tuned. For a couple of years, maybe.