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It’s been a bleak century for Lady Liberty. 1886: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free” (Emma Lazarus). 1989: “Give me your tired, your poor, I’ll piss on ’em/That’s what the Statue of Bigotry says” (Lou Reed). But not everyone, thank god, is a cynic, even in this anti-immigrant age. Before he took a wrong turn at Antietam and ended up at Wrigley Field, mythologist-in-residence Ken Burns made The Statue of Liberty, a documentary celebrating America’s biggest woman; in conjunction with the series “A Storm of Strangers.” At noon at the National Archives Theater, 7th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 501-5000. (David Plotz)