[Videolib] FW: did y'all hear the news re EYES ON THE PRIZE

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 11:08:40 -0500

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Oops I meant to forward this to videolib not video news
So sorry for the double post
Anyway this came from my best friend in HS
who works for Blackside and I figured everyone would
e interested. I assume the DVD release will come shortly
After

This is a week old so if someone already mentioned , my apologies

Proud Resident of a BLUE STATE
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Jessica Rosner

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From: Meredith Woods <meredith_woods@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 19:27:27 -0800 (PST)
To: Meredith Woods <yazoofilms@yahoo.com>
Subject: did y'all hear the news re EYES ON THE PRIZE

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Astonishing news came today that nearly 20 years after it was originally
broadcast
EYES ON THE PRIZE, the landmark series on the Civil Rights
Movement will be re-broadcast this coming fall.

Program those digital recorders, now, folks. This is not to be missed.//
Meredith

http://www.pbs.org/aboutpbs/news/20060114_eyesontheprize.html
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EYES ON THE PRIZE, PRODUCED BY BLACKSIDE, RETURNS TO PBS ON AMERICAN
EXPERIENCE=20
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First airing of acclaimed civil rights documentary series since 1993
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PBS Press Tour, Pasadena, CA, January 14, 2006 =96 PBS, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE=
,
and Blackside today announced the return of the award-winning "Eyes on the
Prize," a landmark series documenting the history of the civil rights
movement. Originally broadcast on PBS in 1987, "Eyes on the Prize" will ai=
r
on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in fall 2006 as part of the series' 19th season.
Three, two-hour programs will be presented this fall, with an additional
eight hours made available at a later date.
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"AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is committed to telling challenging stories about
the diverse communities that make up this nation," said Mark Samels,
executive producer. "We are honored to present this groundbreaking work."
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Through contemporary interviews and historical footage "Eyes on the
Prize" traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott in
1954 to the Voting Rights Act in 1965; from early acts of individual
courage through the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split
into factions. Julian Bond narrates.
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"Eyes on the Prize" tells human stories of the movement for social chang=
e
in the words of both famous and less-known participants. Since the
documentary was completed, a number of key figures who appear in the films
(including George Wallace, Ralph Abernathy, and Kwame Ture, also known as
Stokely Carmichael) have died, making this record of their testimony all
the more valuable.
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"Every American, every generation should have the chance to see this epic
series," said John F. Wilson, Sr. Vice President, PBS. "It's a great
victory for all of us to have it return to PBS this fall."
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The driving force behind "Eyes on the Prize" was Henry Hampton. A
participant in many civil rights landmark events =96 including the 1965 marc=
h
from Selma to Montgomery =96 Hampton set out to share his vision of what he
called "the remarkable human drama that was the civil rights movement"
through the "Eyes on the Prize" documentary and a book of the same title b=
y
Juan Williams.=20
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After Hampton's death in 1998, his sisters, Judi Hampton and Veva
Zimmerman, assumed control of Blackside, Inc., his production company. "So
many people have contributed to the making of 'Eyes on the Prize' and so
many lives have been impacted by its message," said Judi Hampton. "We are
very grateful to The Ford Foundation and The Gilder Foundation whose
generosity made it possible to bring this important series back to public
television."=20
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When "Eyes on the Prize" premiered in 1987, The New York Times called it
"the most ambitious documentary undertaken by black filmmakers, and one of
the largest television series ever undertaken by a black-owned company."
The series went on to win six Emmys and numerous other awards.
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Television's most-watched history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is the
leading producer of historical documentaries, related Web sites, and DVDs.
Since its 1988 debut, the series has presented engaging , eye-opening
stories of ordinary people and their ordinary lives, and has been
recognized with every industry award: Emmys, Peabody Awards,
duPont-Columbia Awards, even Oscar nominations. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is
produced at WGBH Boston. Major funding is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation. National corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual and
the Scotts Company. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.
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PBS is a private, nonprofit media enterprise that serves the nation's 34=
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public noncommercial television stations, reaching nearly 90 million peopl=
e
each week through on-air and online content. Bringing diverse viewpoints t=
o
television and the Internet, PBS provides high-quality documentary and
dramatic entertainment, and consistently dominates the most prestigious
award competitions. PBS is the leading provider of educational materials
for K-12 teachers, and offers a broad array of educational services for
adult learners. PBS' premier kids' TV programming and Web site, PBS KIDS
Online pbskids.org <http://www.pbskids.org/> , continue to be parents' and
teachers' most trusted learning environments for children. More informatio=
n
about PBS is available at pbs.org <http://www.pbs.org/> , one of the
leading dot-org Web sites on the Internet. PBS is headquartered in
Alexandria, Virginia.

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FW: did y'all hear the news re EYES ON THE PRIZE Oops = I meant to forward this to videolib not video news
So sorry for the double post
Anyway this came from my best friend in HS
who works for Blackside and I figured everyone would
e interested. I assume the DVD release will come shortly
After

This is a week old so if someone already mentioned , my apologies


Proud Resident of a BLUE STATE
 
Jessica Rosner

------ Forwarded Message
From: Meredith Woods <meredith_woods@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 19:27:27 -0800 (PST)
To: Meredith Woods <yazoofilms@yahoo.com>
Subject: did y'all hear the news re EYES ON THE PRIZE

  
Astonishing news came today that nearly 20 years after it was originally br= oadcast
EYES ON THE PRIZE, the landmark  series on the Civil Rights
Movement will be re-broadcast this coming fall.   

Program those digital recorders, now, folks.  This is not to be missed= .// Meredith

htt= p://www.pbs.org/aboutpbs/news/20060114_eyesontheprize.html
  

EYES ON THE PRIZE, PRODUCED BY BLACKSIDE,  RETURNS = TO PBS ON AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

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First airing of  acclaimed civil rights documentary ser= ies since 1993=20

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  PBS Press Tour, Pasadena, CA, January 14, 2006 ˆ PBS, A= MERICAN EXPERIENCE,  and Blackside today announced the return of th= e award-winning "Eyes on  the Prize," a landmark serie= s documenting the history of the civil  rights movement. Originally bro= adcast on PBS in 1987, "Eyes on the  Prize" will air o= n AMERICAN EXPERIENCE  in fall 2006 as part of the series' 19th = season. Three, two-hour  programs will be presented this fall, with an = additional eight hours  made available at a later date.
  
  "AMERICAN EXPERIENCE  is committed to telling = challenging stories about the diverse  communities that make up this na= tion," said Mark Samels, executive  producer. "We are honored= to present this groundbreaking work."
  
  Through contemporary interviews and historical footage "= ;Eyes on the  Prize" traces the civil rights movement from the= Montgomery  bus boycott in 1954 to the Voting Rights Act in 1965; from= early acts  of individual courage through the flowering of a mass move= ment and its  eventual split into factions. Julian Bond narrates.
  
  "Eyes on the Prize"  tells human stories = of the movement for social change in the words of  both famous and less= -known participants. Since the documentary was  completed, a number of = key figures who appear in the films (including  George Wallace, Ralph A= bernathy, and Kwame Ture, also known as Stokely  Carmichael) have died,= making this record of their testimony all the  more valuable.
  
 "Every American, every generation should  have the chance t= o see this epic series," said John F. Wilson, Sr. Vice  President,= PBS. "It's a great victory for all of us to have it return  to PB= S this fall."
  
  The driving force behind "Eyes on the Prize" &= nbsp;was Henry Hampton. A participant in many civil rights landmark events &= #710;  including the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery ˆ Hampton= set out to  share his vision of what he called "the remarkable hu= man drama that was  the civil rights movement" through the "<= B>Eyes on the Prize" documentary and  a book of the same title= by Juan Williams.
  
  After Hampton's  death in 1998, his sisters, Judi Hampton = and Veva Zimmerman, assumed  control of Blackside, Inc., his production= company. "So many people  have contributed to the making of 'E= yes on the Prize' and so  many lives have been impacted by its mess= age," said Judi Hampton. "We  are very grateful to The Ford F= oundation and The Gilder Foundation  whose generosity made it possible = to bring this important series back  to public television."
  
  When "Eyes on the Prize"  premiered in 19= 87, The New York Times called it "the most ambitious  documentary = undertaken by black filmmakers, and one of the largest  television seri= es ever undertaken by a black-owned company." The series  went on = to win six Emmys and numerous other awards.
  
  Television's most-watched history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENC= E  is the leading producer of historical documentaries, related Web= sites,  and DVDs. Since its 1988 debut, the series has presented engag= ing ,  eye-opening stories of ordinary people and their ordinary lives,= and  has been recognized with every industry award: Emmys, Peabody Awa= rds,  duPont-Columbia Awards, even Oscar nominations. AMERICAN EXPER= IENCE  is produced at WGBH Boston. Major funding is provided by the= Alfred P.  Sloan Foundation. National corporate funding is provided by= Liberty  Mutual and the Scotts Company. Additional funding is provided= by the  Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television view= ers.
  
  PBS is a private, nonprofit media enterprise that serves the na= tion's  348 public noncommercial television stations, reaching nearly 9= 0  million people each week through on-air and online content. Bringing=  diverse viewpoints to television and the Internet, PBS provides  = ;high-quality documentary and dramatic entertainment, and consistently  = ;dominates the most prestigious award competitions. PBS is the leading  = ;provider of educational materials for K-12 teachers, and offers a broad &nb= sp;array of educational services for adult learners. PBS' premier kids' TV &= nbsp;programming and Web site, PBS KIDS Online pbskids.org <http://www.pbskids.org/> ,  continue to be = parents' and teachers' most trusted learning  environments for children= . More information about PBS is available at pbs.org <http://www.pbs.org/> , one of the  leading dot-org We= b sites on the Internet. PBS is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.  = ;
 


  
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