Category Archives: Film

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes Feeling Heart Debuts on PBS

“We had her voice for as long as we really needed it, if we were wise enough to listen.” Actress/activist Ruby Dee makes that startlingly prophetic statement (Dee died in June 2014) about her lifelong friend and colleague at the … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt and Director John Maggio Travel Into the Amazon on PBS

In 1914, after suffering a stinging defeat two years before in the Presidential election of 1912, former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt gave up his dream to serve an unprecedented third term in office and focused his wanderlust on the Brazilian Amazon … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounter of the First Kind on HBO

If you’re a fan of Steven Spielberg’s films …  and who isn’t? … grab a bowl of popcorn, kick back on your sofa and spend some quality time watching Spielberg, the new feature-length documentary profile of the Academy Award®-winning producer/director premiering on … Continue reading

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The Write Stuff: Screenwriter Geoffrey C. Ward and The Vietnam War

“If we live long enough, we may even get over war.” —Maya Angelou. I graduated from high school in 1965 and college in 1969.  The relentless war in Vietnam fueled an escalating war on the streets of our inner cities and … Continue reading

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American Masters Celebrates Bambi Artist Tyrus Wong

“Tyrus Wong’s story is a prime example of one of the many gaping holes in our society’s narrative on art, cinema and Western history,” said writer/producer/director Pamela Tom. “By telling his story, I wanted to shine a light on one … Continue reading

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Diana–Her Story Premieres on PBS

Sometimes happy endings are hard to come by. Once upon a time, we pinned our hopes on 20-year-old Diana Frances Spencer and the future king of England, 32-year-old Charles, Prince of Wales. Their unlikely union certainly fulfilled our collective need for … Continue reading

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PBS Rebroadcasts The Boys of ’36 on American Experience

Yes, I’m on vacation and I’m surrounded by water…the optimum venue from which to give you a shout-out about the rebroadcast of American Experience’s rousing documentary about Olympic rowers.  The Boys of ’36 reruns on PBS tonight, Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET. … Continue reading

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