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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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Transgender Teen Speaks Out as a Real Boy on PBS

“I am literally a boy with the wrong body parts,” remarks 19-year-old Bennett in the hour-long documentary, Real Boy. Feeling comfortable in one’s skin is never easy, especially during adolescence. But for someone like Bennett aka Ben aka Rachael, the roadblocks … Continue reading

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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Debuts on PBS

“My family is the greatest joy in my life,” says 93-year-old writer/producer Norman Lear at the close of Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You. This engaging documentary profile of the trailblazing writer/producer was filmed for American Masters by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.  Following its … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault and Dissent Timely Subjects of Hooligan Sparrow on PBS

“I never expected to be attacked by screaming mobs just for filming on the street,” recalled filmmaker Nanfu Wang.  “I never expected to be interrogated by national security agents, and that my family and friends would be harassed and threatened … Continue reading

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Super Hummingbirds Launch Season 35 of Nature on PBS

The cover story of Sunday’s Parade magazine (10/09/16) caught my eye. It didn’t lure me in with revelations about the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie break-up or stomach-turning tweets by Donald Trump. Far from it. Simply entitled Awe, the article goes on to encourage “the … Continue reading

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