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CN-*0617-77Challenge Programs: Media Challenge GrantsGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationChallenge Grant7/1/1977 - 6/30/1980$205,000.00Sally Wells   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1977Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralMedia Challenge GrantsChallenge Programs02050000205000

No project description available

CP-30034-92Challenge Programs: Public Challenge GrantsGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationChallenge Grant for Program Endowment12/1/1990 - 7/31/1997$562,000.00LinwoodT.Lloyd   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1992Media StudiesPublic Challenge GrantsChallenge Programs05620000562000

To support the endowment of a program fund for the initial research and development of humanities productions.

ES-*1997-80Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationJumpstreet Humanities Project10/1/1980 - 6/30/1982$200,000.00TobyH.Levine   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1980African American StudiesInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs20000001989300

To support development of learning packages and a teacher training model to enhance the effectiveness of multicultural education in secondary school classrooms. The history of Black American music culture will be studied with the aid of the television series "From Jumpstreet -- A Story of Black Music."

GI-234992-16Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Vietnam War Expanded Engagement4/1/2016 - 12/31/2017$300,000.00Anne Harrington   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2016History, GeneralAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsPublic Programs30000003000000

Implementation of public programs and discussions nation-wide to accompany the eighteen-hour documentary series by Ken Burns, The Vietnam War.

This proposal requests support for a national engagement campaign to accompany The Vietnam War, an eighteen-hour documentary film series about the history and meaning of the Vietnam War, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick of Florentine Films, co-produced by WETA, and slated for PBS broadcast in 2017. As the first major documentary assessment of the subject since the early 1980s, the time for this national conversation is overdue. The dialogue will take place in many venues: across generations and throughout America, between pro and anti-war factions, between veterans of different wars, among policy makers and leaders, through social media and online, between military and civilian communities and within the military itself, in high school and college classrooms, and across America’s many racial and ethnic divides. The national engagement effort will be focused on three key areas: community engagement, digital and new media, and educational initiatives.

GN-*0164-79Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationHumanities Planning Grant - Jurisprudence1/1/1979 - 2/29/1980$17,690.00ElizabethS.Brownstein   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1978Law and JurisprudenceHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs176900176900

Humanities planning grant.

To explore ideas for, and define approaches to, a television series on the philosophy of law and the evolution of legal institutions, with particular emphasis on the American legal system.

GN-*1680-80Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationHumanities Research and Development Grant/Jurisprudence5/1/1980 - 1/31/1981$40,000.00ElizabethS.Brownstein   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1980Law and JurisprudenceHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs400000400000

To support a pilot script development for a television series on the law that will increase the public's understanding and awareness of the historical, philosophical and social bases of the American legal system.

GN-10049-70Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaWETAThe Wolf Von Eckardt Project on National Capitols9/1/1970 - 8/31/1971$25,300.00JohnN.Robbins   WETAArlingtonVA USA1970Social Sciences, GeneralHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs253000253000

A 60-minute color T.V. program comparing and evaluating the architectural and socioesthetic environment of four major national capitols: Paris, London, copenhagen and Washinton, D.C.

GN-10293-76Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaWETAHispanic-American Cultural Investigation for Public Radio7/1/1976 - 6/30/1977$10,000.00Peter Simmons   WETAArlingtonVA10029USA1976Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs100000100000

To examine the feasibility of creating a series of programs for Public Radio based on the contribution by Hispanic American peoples to the historical and cultural development of the U.S.

GN-10433-77Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationHumanities Planning Grant8/1/1977 - 7/31/1978$30,000.00CharlesB.Hobson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1977Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs300000300000

To plan a humanities project.

GN-21653-83Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Africans (a nine-part television series on the history of Black Africa) (Planning: TV Documentary)7/1/1983 - 12/31/1983$15,000.00CharlesB.Hobson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1983African HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs150000150000

To support planning of a series of nine 60-minute documentaries, examining the history of Subsaharan Africa through its indigenous, Islamic, and Western heritages.

GN-21716-83Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationSongs Jumping in my Mouth: Introduction to the Humanities for Children (Scripting: Radio)1/1/1984 - 11/30/1984$70,000.00Pamela Brooke   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1983Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs700000700000

To support scripting of thirteen 30-minute radio programs that will provide an introduction to humanities concepts and perspectives designed for children ages six to ten.

GN-21787-83Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArchitectural History for Children (Planning: TV Documentary)10/1/1983 - 12/31/1983$15,000.00TobyH.Levine   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1983ArchitectureHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs150000150000

To support planning of a 60-minute television program to introduce young people, ages ten to fifteen, to architectural history and history by featuring historic buildings in and around Washington, D.C.

GN-22109-85Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Africans8/1/1984 - 12/31/1986$600,000.00CharlesB.Hobson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1985African HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs06000000587419

To support THE AFRICANS, a nine-hour documentary series on Africa for public television.

GN-22373-85Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationSongs Jumping in My Mouth: An Introduction to Language History (Script, Radio, Documentary, Children)7/1/1985 - 12/31/1985$46,745.00Pamela Brooke   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1985LinguisticsHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs467450467450

To support the scripting for a series of six 30-minute radio programs to intro-duce the history, development, and evolution of American English to an audienceof children, ages six to ten, and their families.

GN-22769-86Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Civil War8/1/1986 - 12/31/1990$1,649,100.00Ken Burns   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1986U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs1299100350000999100350000

To support the expansion of the five-hour CIVIL WAR series to nine or ten hours.

GN-23288-87Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationPromotion for "Shoulder to Shoulder"10/1/1987 - 8/31/1988$25,000.00MaryE.Aladj   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1987Media StudiesHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs250000209700

To support promotion for the rebroadcast of the six-part dramatic series, "Shoulder to Shoulder."

GN-23871-89Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationRadio Pioneers11/1/1989 - 5/31/1992$477,334.00TamaraE.Robinson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1989American StudiesHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs47733404530440

To support the production of a 90-minute documentary film examining the lives of Lee de Forest, Edwin Harvard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff who invented, manufactured, and created the world of radio.

GN-24171-90Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Civil War Fillers4/1/1990 - 7/31/1990$29,913.00TamaraE.Robinson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1990U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs299130259990

To support filming two interviews with Ken BUrns, the producer of the "The Civil War" series.

GN-24203-91Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationFrederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History3/1/1991 - 9/30/1991$85,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1991U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs850000849490

To support the scripting of a one-hour documentary film on the life and work of Frederick Douglass, 1818-95.

GN-24217-91Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationAuthors' America3/1/1991 - 9/30/1991$65,000.00Richard Richter   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1991American LiteratureHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs650000571880

To support scripting for a one-hour documentary film on the life and work of American novelist William Kennedy (born 1928).

GN-24315-91Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationA. Philip Randolph9/1/1991 - 5/30/1993$90,000.00TamaraE.Robinson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1991U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs900000900000

To support scripting of a 90-minute documentary on the life and times of Asa Philip Randolph, 1889-1979, labor leader and civil rights activist.

GN-24365-92Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationBaseball8/1/1991 - 12/31/1994$2,000,200.00Ken Burns   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1992U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs2002000000200500000

To support the production of a nine-part 20-hour series on the history of baseball.

GN-24440-92Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationWilliam Kennedy's Albany2/1/1992 - 11/30/1994$647,398.00Richard Richter   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1992American LiteratureHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs64739805797840

To support production of a one-hour documentary film that will examine the concept of place in the fiction of novelist William Kennedy.

GN-24452-92Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationWhen the Lion Wrote History: The Life of Frederick Douglass5/1/1992 - 3/31/1995$803,718.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1992U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs80371807949630

No project description available

GN-24631-93Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe West -- A 10-Hour Documentary Film for Public Television2/1/1993 - 3/31/1997$2,500,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1993U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs50000020000005000001154005

To support the production of a seven-part, ten-hour film series on the American West.

GN-24743-93Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Interstate Highways and American Culture9/1/1993 - 2/28/1994$140,000.00TamaraE.Robinson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1993U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs14000001400000

To support the scripting of a three-hour documentary film series about the interstate highway system: the individuals who made it possible, how it transformed the landscape, and its effect upon people and communities.

GN-24765-93Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationA. Philip Randolph11/1/1993 - 2/29/1996$860,000.00Phylis Geller   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1993U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs7550001050007550000

To support the production of a 90-minute documentary film on the life and times of Asa Philip Randolph, 1889-1979.

GN-24981-94Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationGalileo9/1/1994 - 2/28/1995$70,000.00TamaraE.Robinson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1994Classical HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs700000700000

To support scripting of a two-hour documentary film, with dramatizations, on the life and times of Galileo Galilei.

GN-25010-94Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThem Damn Pictures! The Tradition of American Political Cartoons9/1/1994 - 3/31/1995$90,000.00TamaraE.Robinson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1994U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs900000900000

To support scripting of a 90-minute documentary film on select moments in the history of political cartoons in America.

GN-25132-95Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationHomecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson6/1/1995 - 1/31/1996$40,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1995Art History and CriticismHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs400000375320

To support the scripting of a one-hour documentary film that examines the personal and artistic odyssey of the American artist, William H. Johnson, 190l-1970, and the revival of his work.

GN-25259-95Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationRevolutionary Roads10/1/1995 - 10/31/1997$415,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1995Media StudiesHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs41500004146000

No project description available

GN-25342-96Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationJAZZ7/1/1996 - 6/30/2001$800,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1996U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs80000008000000

To support the production of an eight-part, 12-hour documentary film series on the history of jazz within the social and cultural context of American life from 1890-1990.

GN-26195-01Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationReporting America at War10/1/2001 - 3/31/2004$500,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2001Media StudiesHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs50000003800000

Production of a three-hour documentary film series examining American press coverage of major military conflicts in the 20th century.

GN-50260-04Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe War6/1/2004 - 12/31/2007$1,200,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2004Media StudiesHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs700000500000624214500000

Production of the first two episodes of a proposed ten-hour documentary television series about the American experience of World War II from 1941 to 1945.

GN-50261-04Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationHistory Through Deaf Eyes7/1/2004 - 8/31/2007$500,000.00KarenA.Kenton   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2004Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs400000100000400000100000

Production of a two-hour television documentary film exploring almost 200 years of the experience of the deaf community in the United States, from 1814 to the present.

GN-50303-04Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationBenjamin Henry Latrobe: Architect of the New Republic7/1/2004 - 3/31/2010$800,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2004Art History and CriticismHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs80000008000000

Production of a two-hour documentary film on the life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe and his contribution to the architecture of the new American Republic (1764-1820).

GZ-*1465-80Public Programs: Humanities Projects for YouthGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationSongs Jumping in my Mouth7/1/1980 - 1/31/1984$124,205.00Pamela Brooke   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA1980History, GeneralHumanities Projects for YouthPublic Programs85000392058500039205

To support production of a series of radio programs, related writing and research projects for children, a curriculum guide for teachers, writing contests for children, and family and community activities. The project will integrate culture, history and ideas with children's own experiences.

TD-50020-08Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Development GrantsGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationOrdered Liberty8/1/2008 - 4/30/2009$75,000.00Jeff Bieber   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2008Media StudiesAmerica's Media Makers: Development GrantsPublic Programs750000750000

Development of a two-hour film that would examine the history of the conservative movement in 20th-century America.

We are requesting development funding for "Ordered Liberty," a two-hour film history of the Conservative movement in the United States. The film will be broadcast nationally on PBS and will be accompanied by outreach materials, teaching materials, website and companion book.

TD-50032-09Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Development GrantsGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Latino Americans4/1/2009 - 12/31/2009$75,000.00Jeff Bieber   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2009Latin American StudiesAmerica's Media Makers: Development GrantsPublic Programs750000750000

Development of two one-hour scripts for an eight-part film series to be broadcast nationally, with a companion radio series on National Public Radio and an accompanying website that would examine the history of Latino Americans through the lens of immigration.

"The Latino Americans" will be an eight-hour film series, the chronicle of the arrival and lives of Latinos in the United States in the last 200 years -- a story of people, politics and culture from 1800-2008. WETA, the Washington, DC PBS station, will join forces with Latino Public Broadcasting to co-produce this project. The series will be created for national PBS broadcast, with a companion radio series on National Public Radio (NPR), and will include a major outreach and promotional campaign. All programs and outreach will also be distributed via Spanish language media (broadcast, radio and web) to connect with Latino communities nationwide.

TD-50688-14Public Programs: Media Projects DevelopmentGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Asian Americans8/1/2014 - 8/31/2015$75,000.00Jeff Bieber   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2014Asian American StudiesMedia Projects DevelopmentPublic Programs750000750000

Development of a four-hour documentary film series about Asian Americans in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present.

"The Asian Americans" is a proposed four-hour film series about the unique and evolving identity, contributions, and challenges experienced by Asian Americans in the United States over the past 150 years. Through the stories of Asian Americans, we will see the United States expand into the West and onto the world stage. We will explore the familiar immigrant experience of hope and disappointment, opportunity and struggle--but also a new one: legal exclusion. Through the eyes of Asian Americans, we will witness three wars fought in Asia in a single century; and rethink America's global position as Asian nations continue to rise economically and militarily. Through the exploration of this complex history, the series will reveal the contradictory responses our nation has had to its growing diversity: resentment and racism as well as embrace and inclusion, while raising questions about the future for Asian Americans and our nation as a whole.

TD-50689-14Public Programs: Media Projects DevelopmentGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationRosalynn Carter: Political Partner9/1/2014 - 12/31/2014$60,000.00James Corbley   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2014U.S. HistoryMedia Projects DevelopmentPublic Programs600000600000

Development of a one-hour television documentary on the life and impact of former first lady Rosalynn Carter as part of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions' "Modern First Ladies" series.

"Rosalynn Carter: Political Partner" is a one-hour television documentary exploring the life and impact of former first lady Rosalynn Carter. "Rosalynn Carter: Political Partner" will be the fourth program in "The Modern First Ladies" series of documentaries produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and broadcast nationally on PBS. Built primarily around an in-depth interview with the former first lady, as well as archival material from the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, private photo collections, home movies, news clips, and other image sources, "Rosalynn Carter: Political Partner" will create a complex portrait of this transformational first lady within the context of a post-Watergate White House and a resurgent women's movement.

TI-50004-06Public Programs: Media TV ProductionGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Jewish Americans7/1/2006 - 4/30/2008$550,000.00Jeff Bieber   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2006U.S. HistoryMedia TV ProductionPublic Programs400000150000400000150000

Production of a four-part film series about Jewish immigration to North America and about the integration of Jews into the fabric of American life.

TR-228365-15Public Programs: Media Projects ProductionGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Vietnam War1/1/2015 - 12/31/2017$1,000,000.00Anne Harrington   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2015U.S. HistoryMedia Projects ProductionPublic Programs1000000010000000

Production of a ten-part, 18-hour television series exploring the Vietnam War from a range of U.S. and Vietnamese perspectives.

"The Vietnam War" is a 10-part documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that brings to life one of the defining events of 20th-century American history. Airing on PBS in 2017, it will present a groundbreaking narrative of the war intended to inspire a long overdue conversation about this watershed in our history. The film is informed by the best and most recent scholarship about the war, and built around interviews with nearly one hundred American and Vietnamese witnesses, as well as exhaustively researched archival material from around the globe. It addresses wide-ranging themes including colonialism, nationalism and the Cold War; the nature of leadership; propaganda and the creation of media; diversity, class and ethnicity; the changing American cultural landscape; and religion, ethics and morality. The attached proposal describes plans for the production of the film, its comprehensive website, and an outreach campaign designed to engage a broad and diverse audience.

TR-250079-16Public Programs: Media Projects ProductionGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe 38th Parallel10/1/2016 - 6/30/2019$550,000.00Jeff Bieber   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2016U.S. HistoryMedia Projects ProductionPublic Programs55000005500000

Production of a two-part, four-hour television series about the Korean War that places the international conflict in historical context and considers its geopolitical and military legacies.

The 38th Parallel is a proposed four-hour documentary series about a war that Americans have long underestimated, misunderstood, and misrepresented. The Korean War was a gigantic global event: twenty-four nations took part in a conflict that lasted three full years. The war killed four million people. Even so, Korea has been almost-famously forgotten by the American public. Bookended by World War II and Vietnam, the Korean War marked little that anyone in this country wanted to remember and a great deal that everyone wanted to forget. It was a brutal conflict that put the first dent in the myth of American exceptionalism and brought the world close to a nuclear war. But the Korean War needs to be remembered. It determined American military and foreign policy for the next 60 years; the world we live in today, where the US all but routinely intervenes in far-off conflicts, was born with Korea. The Korean War changed everything.

TR-256166-17Public Programs: Media Projects ProductionGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationCollege Behind Bars8/1/2017 - 1/31/2020$200,000.00Anne Harrington   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2017Social Sciences, OtherMedia Projects ProductionPublic Programs20000002000000

Production of a two-hour documentary that chronicles the intellectual and personal journeys of men and women who participate in a rigorous liberal arts college program as inmates of New York state prisons.

College Behind Bars is a two-hour documentary directed by Lynn Novick and produced by Sarah Botstein, which brings to life the practice of liberal arts education among inmates in American prisons. The project is a co-production of WETA, the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital and the second-largest producing station of PBS programming, and Skiff Mountain Films, a documentary production company based in New York City. Novick and Botstein are longtime filmmaking partners of documentarian Ken Burns, who is serving as Executive Producer. The project is produced in association with Burns’ production company, Florentine Films. Slated for national broadcast on PBS in 2018, College Behind Bars will be accompanied by a multi-platform digital media campaign.

TR-293231-23Public Programs: Media Projects ProductionGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationCrime and Punishment in America4/1/2024 - 3/31/2027$600,000.00John Wilson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2023U.S. HistoryMedia Projects ProductionPublic Programs60000006000000

Production of an eight-hour documentary series exploring the American criminal justice system from the seventeenth century to the present. 

Crime and Punishment in America is the first documentary ever to offer a truly comprehensive look at the American criminal justice system from its origins in the colonial era to present day mass incarceration. It is an eight-hour, eight-episode PBS documentary film series, created by a diverse and inclusive team led by acclaimed filmmaker Lynn Novick, and advised by the leading scholars in the field. It is slated for national primetime premiere on PBS in 2026, the year we will mark and reflect upon the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding. Seeking to answer the seemingly simple question, “How did we get here?,” this series will inform, educate and engage audiences with an expansive and original new telling of 400 years of American history through the lens of crime and punishment.

TR-50099-10Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Production GrantsGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationProhibition4/1/2010 - 4/30/2012$500,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2010U.S. HistoryAmerica's Media Makers: Production GrantsPublic Programs50000005000000

Production of a three-part, six-hour documentary with a companion website about the rise, rule, and repeal of the 18th Amendment in its social, cultural, and political contexts.

PROHIBITION is a six-hour, three-part documentary film series that will explore the rise, rule, and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. The series will examine the social, political, and cultural forces that converged to make the Amendment's passage possible, the far-reaching impact of Prohibition on American life, and the country's eventual disillusionment with the edict, which culminated in repeal. The series will be broadcast nationally in prime time on PBS in 2011, and will be accompanied by extensive educational outreach materials and a major promotional campaign to drive tune-in. In addition a web site will be created for the film to be housed on pbs.org.

TR-50103-10Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Production GrantsGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Latino Americans9/1/2010 - 2/28/2014$400,000.00Jeff Bieber   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2010U.S. HistoryAmerica's Media Makers: Production GrantsPublic Programs40000004000000

Production of the first two one-hour episodes of a six-part television series examining the history of Latino Americans, accompanied by a radio series and a website.

The Latino Americans will be a six-hour film series, the chronicle of the arrival and lives of Latinos in the United States in the last 200 years -- a story of people, politics, and culture from 1800 to 2000.?? It is a long and diverse story, as any history of the immigration of a major population and its aftermath must be -- especially a story that hopes to describe what the U.S. Census now counts as the largest ethnic bloc in the United States. Immigration is at the heart of American experience and our series intersects much that is central to that history including Manifest Destiny, the Wild West and multiple wars (including Mexican-American, Spanish-American and World War II). With most Americans unfamiliar with this history, The Latino Americans will be a landmark media event that is long overdue.

TR-50238-11Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Production GrantsGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Dust Bowl5/1/2011 - 3/31/2013$500,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2011U.S. HistoryAmerica's Media Makers: Production GrantsPublic Programs50000005000000

Production of a two-part, four-hour documentary film series on the Dust Bowl, the southern Plains states' decade-long natural catastrophe and man-made ecological disaster in the 1930s.

THE DUST BOWL is a 2-part, 4-hour documentary film series that will explore a decade-long natural catastrophe of Biblical proportions and the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, a collective tragedy that nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. The series will be broadcast nationally in prime time on PBS in 2012, and will be accompanied by extensive educational outreach materials and a major promotional campaign to drive tune-in. In addition a web site will be created for the film to be housed on pbs.org.

TR-50287-11Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Production GrantsGreater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationThe Roosevelts10/1/2011 - 9/30/2014$750,000.00DavidS.Thompson   Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications AssociationArlingtonVA22206-3440USA2011U.S. HistoryAmerica's Media Makers: Production GrantsPublic Programs75000007500000

Production of a 14-hour documentary film series that would examine the history of the Roosevelt family, focusing on Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

This 14-hour, 7-part film series will present the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their influence as the most prominent members of one of the most important families in our nation?s history. The Roosevelts will illuminate over 100 years of the American experience, refracted through numerous prisms?of politics and reform; isolation and global responsibility; government intervention; ethics; jurisprudence; social and economic history. The series will be broadcast nationally in prime time on PBS in 2014, and will be accompanied by extensive educational outreach activities and a major promotional campaign to drive tune-in. In addition, a web site will be created for the film to be housed at pbs.org.