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Coverage for grant GN-50300-04

Alexander Hamilton
Catherine Allan, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.

Grant details:

The Man on the Ten-Dollar Bill (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Nancy Dewolf Smith
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Date: 5/11/2007
Abstract: There is only so much you can cram into a two-hour documentary, and "Alexander Hamilton" (PBS, Monday 9-11 p.m. ET, but check local listings) is a necessarily potted account of the man often called America's most controversial Founding Father. In this edition of the "American Experience" series, Hamilton's psychology and peccadilloes get plenty of attention. Yet it's his public life and the policies he pushed that are the most interesting. We're still feeling the fallout today. “What’s most fascinating in all this is the inevitable comparison between then and now, and how the war of ideas that began soon after the new nation was established is still very much with us. Only the names and combatants have changed.” — The Wall Street Journal

American Experience: Alexander Hamilton (Review)
Author(s): Irv Letofsky
Publication: Hollywood Reporter
Date: 7/14/2007
Abstract: "It’s solidly turned by Twin Cities Public TV in association with Middlemarch Films, as produced-directed by Muffie Meyer and smartly written by Ronald H. Blumer." - Hollywood Reporter

Hamilton: Passionate, puzzling founding father (Review)
Author(s): Hal Boedeker
Publication: Orlando Sentinel
Date: 5/13/2007
Abstract: “This is no dry history lesson. This is the past presented with theatrical flourish… handsome, stylish.” — Orlando Sentinel

Hamilton, Smeared by Scandal, Lands on $10 Bill (Review)
Author(s): Dave Shiflett
Publication: Bloomberg News
Date: 5/14/2007
Abstract: “a captivating look at the dynamic yet flawed father of federalism” — Bloomberg