The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
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Airs nightly, Sept. 14-20 8 pm
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Ken Burns' latest! In part 1 "Get Action (1858-1901)", the early lives of young Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt are highlighted.
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Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:00 pm
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Catamount Arts
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115 Eastern Avenue
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
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VPT sponsored
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Screening & discussion of Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.

This event is free and open to the public.

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PLUM Landing

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Tue, 09/09/2014 - Tue, 09/30/2014
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Ken Burns' The Address

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Ken Burns' The Address
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Monday, November 3, 2014 6:00 pm
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Location: 
Equinox Village
City, State: 
Manchester Center, VT
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VPT sponsored
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Preview and discuss Ken Burn's The Address.

Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.

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Story of the Jews with Simon Schama & Tales From a Yiddish Theatre

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Story of the Jews with Simon Schama & Tales From a Yiddish Theatre
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Sunday, September 21, 2014 7:30 pm
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Location: 
Middlebury College
Address: 
Axinn Center 100
City, State: 
Middlebury, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
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Screening & discussion of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama and clips the Vermont PBS production of Tales From a Yiddish Theatre.

Noted historian, author and critic Simon Schama explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day in this new five-part series. Also clips from the Vermont PBS production of Tales From a Yiddish Theatre.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Story of the Jews with Simon Schama & Tales From a Yiddish Theatre

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Story of the Jews with Simon Schama & Tales From a Yiddish Theatre
Date: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 6:00 pm
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Location: 
Congregation Beth El
Address: 
107 Adams Street
City, State: 
Bennington, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
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Screening & discussion of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama and clips the Vermont PBS production of Tales From a Yiddish Theatre.

Noted historian, author and critic Simon Schama explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day in this new five-part series. Also clips from the Vermont PBS production of Tales From a Yiddish Theatre.

This event is free and open to the public.

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POV: 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story

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POV: 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story
Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Catamount Arts
Address: 
115 Eastern Avenue
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
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Preview & discuss POV: 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story.

Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. “15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story” follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Madeleine May Kunin: Political Pioneer

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Madeleine May Kunin: Political Pioneer
Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00 am
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Johnson State College
Address: 
Ellsworth Room
City, State: 
Johnson, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
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Preview excerpts & discuss Madeleine May Kunin: Political Pioneer.

Vermont's first woman governor (1985-91), reflects on her political career and her work to help women and families.

This event is free and open to the public.

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American Experience: JFK

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American Experience: JFK
Date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:30 am
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Location: 
Johnson State College
Address: 
Ellsworth Room
City, State: 
Johnson, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
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Preview & discuss American Experience: JFK.

For the 50th Anniversary of his assignation, American Experience provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man who remains one of the national’s most beloved and mourned leaders. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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American Experience: Freedom Summer

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American Experience: Freedom Summer
Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 9:45 am - 10:45 am
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Location: 
Vermont Commons
City, State: 
South Burlington, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
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Screening & discussion of American Experience: Freedom Summer. During the summer of 1964, the nation’s eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. The campaign was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches and the bombing of 70 homes and Freedom Houses.

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