Monday, October 02, 2006

Beyond FACTS: EYES ON THE PRIZE on PBS

Eyes on the Prize, a documentary of the American Civil Rights Movement, will be aired on PBS stations on three consecutive Mondays this month: today, October 2, as well as October 9, and October 16. Here in Denver on Rocky Mountain PBS (channel 6), each airing runs from 8-10 p.m.

Parents and teachers also can direct their school’s administrators to the Facing History and Ourselves site for its new Eyes on the Prize study guide. Facing History and Ourselves will be conducting teacher workshops this fall to help ensure the important lessons presented in the Eyes on the Prize documentary will be reinforced in our country’s classrooms. As Margot Stern Strom, Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves, puts it, it’s critical to get this groundbreaking documentary into classrooms where it can be viewed and discussed so “a new generation…can confront the fundamental reality that a strong democracy depends on educating its youth to the meaning and responsibility of freedom.”

An unflinching, revealing tribute, Eyes on the Prize covers the Civil Rights Movement beginning in 1954. It includes riveting first-person accounts that made this series a very deserving and critically acclaimed award-winner when it was first aired nearly 20 years ago.

2 Comments:

Blogger steve said...

I'm sorry I'll miss it. (Monday night is a worknight for me, and here in Bloomington, Il, there's no PBS without cable. I saw it the first time, and have most, if not all of it recorded. But it's time for a rebroadcast. We all need to be reminded every so often that people are people, no matter what color they are or what language they speak.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

I agree, Steve. And I'd say we need to be reminded all the time. We have such short attention spans, it seems... K.

8:58 PM  

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