Monday, October 09, 2006


while i'm thinking of it, i want to let you all know (if you didn't already) that PBS is running some of the Eyes on the Prize episodes on monday nights from 9-11 pm eastern time. this whole documentary series on the civil rights movement, which spans the 50s and 60s and is amazing in its breadth and depth, was actually unavailable for years while some copyright issues on archival footage being used in the series was worked out. but now it's back, and re-watching some of the episodes that focus on the mid 50s and early 60s, i'm blown away by the scope of it all. the series is all interviews and primary source footage - video, audio, still photographs - from the time, and it's incredible.

so, next week is the episode about the freedom summer in 1964 called mississippi: is this america?, and the episode about the selma march called bridge to freedom. and now you have six whole days to remember to mark it on your calendar.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I love that series! Thanks!