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  • Sam Pollard on Telling August Wilson’s Story for ‘American Masters’

    Feb 19, 15 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *The life and work of Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson will be examined in the next “American Masters” special for PBS, with filmmaker Sam Pollard weaving biographical info with clips and readings from his 10-play cycle, chronicling each decade of the 20th-century African-American experience. “My approach was, first, to really revisit and re watch […]

  • ‘Slavery by Another Name’ Author Hopes PBS Film Sways Cynics

    Feb 13, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments


    *The anticipated TV premiere of “Slavery by Another Name” finally makes its PBS debut tonight (Feb. 13) at 9 p.m. [Check local listings.] Narrated by Lawrence Fishburne, the 90-minute documentary tells how former slaves, just after the Emancipation Proclamation, were often arrested on trumped up charges and forced to work for free as prisoners under […]

  • 2-Min Standing Ovation for ‘Slavery By Another Name’ Director at Sundance

    Jan 24, 12 by EURpublisher02 6 Comments


    *Following a screening of the 90-minute documentary “Slavery by Another Name” at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, the audience gave a nearly 2-minute standing ovation for its director Sam Pollard. As previously reported, the film makes its PBS debut on Feb. 13 at 9 p.m., as part of the channel’s Black History Month programming. […]

  • Eric Holder’s Wife Tells Her Story in PBS’ ‘Slavery by Another Name’

    Jan 11, 12 by Cherie Saunders 10 Comments


    *Imagine this… You do some research into your family tree and discover that your uncle, who was born nearly 30 years after slavery, was one of thousands of black men pulled back into a forced labor system in which they were arrested – largely on trumped up charges – and compelled to work without pay as […]