VPT Public Screening: JFK: American Experience

Event Title: 
VPT Public Screening: JFK: American Experience
Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Location: 
Johnson State College
Address: 
Ellsworth Room
City, State: 
Johnson, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening and discussion of JFK: American Experience.

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin’s bullet, John F. Kennedy’s presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This new portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. Produced and directed by Susan Bellows, JFK features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas. Beginning with Kennedy’s childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history.

The Panel will be moderated by Professor Bill Doyle.
 
Panelists include:
Professors Paul Silver (History Department)
David Plazek (Political Science Department)
Tyron Shaw (Journalism Department)
Jim Moran (Philosophy Department)

This event is free and open to the public.

Featured Event: 
Yes

VPT Public Screening: Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway

Event Title: 
VPT Public Screening: Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway
Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:00 am
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Location: 
South Burlington Community Library
Address: 
540 Dorset Street
City, State: 
South Burlington, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Join Thomas & Friends as they embark on a legendary adventure! The steam team's quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armor; coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Then their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor's biggest mystery? It's a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas & Friends in this epic special!

This event is free and open to the public.

Featured Event: 
Yes

VPT Public Screening: The Opiate Effect

Event Title: 
VPT Public Screening: The Opiate Effect
Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Rutland Free Library
Address: 
10 Court Street
City, State: 
Rutland, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of "The Opiate Effect."

A UVM student dies from an overdose of heroin in 2009.  His father began a journey to try and educate as many people as possible of the harm not only from the drug itself, but how we as a community are dealing with the problem.  The film explores the dangers of opiate and heroin addiction in Vermont and the impact on our children, our families and out community’s safety and well-being.  It references many of our local organizations, including The HowardCenter, Senator Leahy, and VT U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin.  

This event is free and open to the public.

Featured Event: 
No

Board Special Meeting/Working Session

Event Title: 
Board Special Meeting/Working Session
Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:00 pm
Location: 
via teleconference
Source: 
Board of Directors
Featured Event: 
No

Board Meeting

Event Title: 
Board Meeting
Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2013 9:00 am
Location: 
Capitol Plaza Hotel
Address: 
100 State St
City, State: 
Montpelier, Vt
Source: 
Board of Directors
Featured Event: 
No

Audit Committee

Event Title: 
Audit Committee
Date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:00 pm
Location: 
Vermont Public Television
Address: 
204 Ethan Allen Avenue
City, State: 
Colchester, Vt
Source: 
Board of Directors
Featured Event: 
No

VPT Public Screening: POV: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Event Title: 
VPT Public Screening: POV: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:00 pm
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Location: 
Dummerston Historical Society 'Schoolhouse'
City, State: 
Dummerston Center, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of  POV "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers."

Why would a dedicated Cold War strategist throw away his career, his friends and risk life in prison for a chance to help end the Vietnam War? In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading military planner, concluded that America's role in the war was based on decades of lies. He leaked the Pentagon Papers, 7,000 pages of top-secret documents, to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that led to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" is a tale told by Ellsberg with a who's who of Vietnam and Watergate-era figures.

This event is free and open to the public.

Reservations are not required but to assure a place please contact:
Bill Holiday at 802-257-4900 or bill_holiday@wsesu.org.

Featured Event: 
Yes

VPT Public Screening: War of the Worlds: American Experience

Event Title: 
VPT Public Screening: War of the Worlds: American Experience
Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Address: 
135 Main Street
City, State: 
Montpelier, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles' infamous radio drama, "War of the Worlds" explores this unprecedented and little understood event. With the CBS radio broadcast serving as its narrative spine, the film examines the elements that together created one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history, including our longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; the shocking Hindenburg explosion of 1937, the first disaster to broadcast live; and the creative wunderkind Orson Welles, the 23-year-old director of the drama and mischief maker supreme. Public reaction, forever immortalized in thousands of letters written to CBS, the Federal Communications Commission and Mr. Wells himself, are dramatized in on-camera interviews, bringing to life the people who listened that night to the broadcast and thought it was either awfully good fun or the end of the world. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Featured Event: 
Yes

Board Governance Committee

Event Title: 
Board Governance Committee
Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 3:00 pm
Location: 
Via conference call
Source: 
Board of Directors
Featured Event: 
No

VPT Public Screening: Little Jerusalem

Event Title: 
VPT Public Screening: Little Jerusalem
Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:30 pm
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Location: 
Middlebury College
Address: 
Sunderland Language Center, Room 110
City, State: 
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening and discussion of VPT’s, Little Jerusalem.

It is a little-known story of a traditional Jewish community that immigrated to and thrived in the Burlington’s Old North End from the 1880s to the 1940s.

Discussion to follow with: Dorothy Dickie, Senior Producer, Vermont Public Television and MIddlebury faculty.

This event is free and open to the public.

Featured Event: 
Yes

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