pbs http://wamc.org en Ken Burns Screens Clips From "The Roosevelts" In Shelburne Falls, MA http://wamc.org/post/ken-burns-screens-clips-roosevelts-shelburne-falls-ma <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Award winning documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, will be at the Memorial Hall in </span>Shelburne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Falls, MA on February 12 at </span>7pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to present clips from his new seven-part film </span><a href="http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/films/the-roosevelts" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The Roosevelts: An Intimate History</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The 14 hour film will air on PBS later this year. The event will help the </span><a href="http://www.armslibrary.org/library-home.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">Arms Library</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> raise money for the first phase of a multi-year project to restore the historic Pratt Memorial Library Building.&nbsp;To reserve tickets call 413 625 0306.</span></p><p>“The Roosevelts” weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt – three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.</p><p>Ken Burns has been making films for more than thirty years. Since the Academy Award nominated <em>Brooklyn Bridge</em> in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including <em>The Civil War</em>, <em>Baseball</em>, <em>Jazz</em>, <em>The National Parks: America’s Best Idea</em>, <em>The Dust Bowl</em> – and many others.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83535 at http://wamc.org Ken Burns Screens Clips From "The Roosevelts" In Shelburne Falls, MA TV Station to Petition: "Move on..." http://wamc.org/post/tv-station-petition-move <p></p><p>A mass email urging Capital Region residents to sign a move-on-dot-org petition directed at a local public television station is apparently without merit.</p><p>The email begins &quot;Dear Albany MoveOn member&quot; - it&#39;s from one Michele Scher, who started a petition on the left-leaning move-on-dot-org website regarding&nbsp;<em> Citizen Koch</em>, the TV documentary about the Koch brothers and their involvement with the Tea Party, which, according to the petition, has been blocked from airing on WMHT.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:30:46 +0000 Dave Lucas 75092 at http://wamc.org TV Station to Petition: "Move on..." NPR veep weighs in on sequestration cuts http://wamc.org/post/npr-veep-weighs-sequestration-cuts <p></p><p>With sequestration now in operation across the country, many facets of federal spending are being curtailed. WAMC’s Alan Chartock caught up with Michael Riksen, Vice President of Policy and Representation at National Public Radio, to discuss the threat to public broadcasting.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 59219 at http://wamc.org NPR veep weighs in on sequestration cuts Ken Burns - The Dust Bowl http://wamc.org/post/ken-burns-dust-bowl <p>Ken Burns' latest PBS series is <em><a href="http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/">The Dust Bowl</a></em>, it chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52409 at http://wamc.org Ken Burns - The Dust Bowl El Valador on POV http://wamc.org/post/el-valador-pov <p>Produced by American Documentary Inc. and celebrating its 25th season on PBS; the award-winning <a href="http://www.pbs.org/pov/">POV</a> is the longest running showcase on American television to feature the work of today’s independent documentary filmmakers. Thursday night on PBS, POV presents “El Velador” – The Night Watchman – a film by award winning director, <a href="http://www.altamurafilms.com/">Natalia Almada</a>. El Valador was an official selection of the 2011 canne film festival directors’ fortnight and new directors new films festival. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 48695 at http://wamc.org El Valador on POV