‘AE: The Secret Of Tuxedo Park’ Is A Good Introduction To A Much Bigger Story That Needs To Be Told

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Alfred Lee Loomis is one of the most important figures from World War II. While he might not have been a four-star general, a politician or even an accomplished soldier, his story is still one that deserves to be told. It is one of a man with a great scientific mind and drive but who was also very flawed. Late last month, PBS and Public Media Distribution brought home that story on DVD in a new episode of its hit history-based series American Experience, The Secret of Tuxedo Park. That story forms the foundation of the episode’s presentation. It will be discussed shortly. The interviews that are used to help tell the story build on that foundation to strengthen it more. The program’s pacing and transitions couple to round out the most important of the program’s elements. Each element is important in its own right to the whole of the episode. All things considered, they make American Experience: The Secret of Tuxedo Park another WWII story that will appeal just as much to WWII history buffs as it will to history buffs in general.  That is the case even though the program in whole turns out to not be entirely what audiences might expect.

PBS’ profile of Alfred Lee Loomis and his contributions to the Allied forces during World War II, American Experience: The Secret of Tuxedo Park, is a presentation that will appeal just as much to WWII history buffs as it will to history buffs in general. That statement is proven in part through the story at the center of the program. One part bio and one part historical presentation, this dual-part story follows Loomis’ life while also using that as a basis to explain what made him and his work so critical to the war effort. Audiences learn over the course of the story’s almost hour-long presentation that while Loomis was indeed a great scientific mind, and did quite a bit for the Allies, he was also quite the flawed individual. He was barely there emotionally for his sons and also unfaithful to his own wife. At the same time, his drive to develop technology for the military, audiences will learn, is awe-inspiring. The revelation that Loomis realized after the fact that he preferred working in science to law is just as intriguing. It shows to audiences that — in a roundabout way — we each have a purpose and that sometimes the revelation of that purpose comes when we’re not looking for it. Between that revelation and the story to which it is connected, audiences get an interesting presentation in this aspect. It does leave some question as to whether the program was properly titled, considering the amount of bio info that was incorporated into the program, but that aside, the whole of the story still makes the program one that is thankfully no longer a secret to history buffs across the board. It is only one part of what makes this program appealing to history buffs of all types. The interviews that are used to help tell Loomis’ story give it more depth.

The interviews included in the story are important to the program’s presentation because of the additional background that they add to the story. Those interviews include discussions from one of Loomis’ wives as well as historians and various academics. Loomis’ wife reveals to viewers the true depth of just how much he disliked having his private life being interrupted. She explains that when he saw the couple’s picture in the newspaper following their wedding, he told her it would be one of only two times that she would ever have her face in the paper. The other, as she notes, would be at her death. That statement alone is quite telling about who and what Loomis was. One of the historian interviews illustrates even more the type of person that Loomis was as it is revealed that he was so driven, he used one of his own sons for one of his experiments. The experiment in question was a sleep study of sorts that strived to examine sleep cycles and their connection to the world. That he welcomed his son’s willingness only as a test subject might make some dislike Loomis even more. That is especially when viewers found out what Loomis did to his son as part of his experiment. It leaves one feeling even more torn about Loomis because while it was laudable that he cared about defeating the Axis forces, the things that he did and the person that he was made it seem as if on a personal level, he only cared about himself. This feeling is heightened as another interview reveals the lengths to which he went to be able to marry his second wife — a marriage that came about as a result of an affair with another man’s wife. Even as the story ends and audiences are presented through the interviews, the revelation of Loomis’ comfort with how his career ended, leaving viewers again feeling so torn about him. Needless to say, the information provided via the story’s accompanying interviews noted here, and that not noted here, makes Loomis’ story all the more engaging when coupled with the basic information provided through the narration. When they join together, the interviews and narration develop a story that is certain to keep viewers enthralled from beginning to end. It still is not the last of the program’s most important elements. Its collective pacing and transitions are critical in their own way to the program’s presentation, too.

The pacing and transitions of AE: The Secret of Tuxedo Park are key to keeping viewers engaged because of the amount of ground that is covered over the course of the program’s run time. As has already been noted, this program is more than just a story about the development of the first radar during WWII. It is a story about the man who helped to develop radar at his “RAD Lab” and his life both at and away from work. That means that a lot of time and thought had to be taken to keep everything fluid between the two stories. Thankfully, that time and thought was taken in assembling the program. Just enough time was spent on each item from one to the next, preventing the program from getting bogged down in itself. Between the clear impact of Loomis’ childhood on his adult life to his own view on the privacy that comes with a personal life and more, audiences get a thorough story here and one that sets itself up as an introduction for hopefully a more in-depth look at the radar that would serve to help the allies defeat Nazi Germany and the Japanese forces. That is really what was expected from this documentary. What was presented was less that and more the story of how it came to be. If that more in-depth presentation is ever crafted, it is sure to be an even more engaging program. Even with that in mind, the program presented here is still engaging in its own right, and one that will still appeal to history buffs across the board.

American Experience: The Secret of Tuxedo Park is an interesting introduction to the story of the development of the military’s first radar and its use in winning WWII. While not as in-depth as the program’s title leads one to expect it to be, it is still an engaging presentation about the man who developed the radar, both in regards to his work and personal life. That is due in part to that two-part story. Audiences get in this story a vivid portrait of the brilliant but flawed man who developed what would go on to be one of the Allies’ “secret weapons.” The interviews that are incorporated into the presentation add even more interest to the story because of the additional insight that they offer. The collective pacing and transitions throughout the program puts the finishing touch on the program. Each element is important in its own right to the whole of this program. All things considered, they make it a good introduction to the much bigger story of the radar and its impact on the Allies’ war effort. American Experience: The Secret of Tuxedo Park is available now and can be ordered online direct via PBS’ online store. More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at:

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‘AmEx: Into The Amazon’ Is A Gripping Real-Life Adventure For All Audiences

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Theodore Roosevelt is known to Americans as one of the most polarizing figures in the nation’s history. Two terms as the nation’s head resulted in the Square Deal, the construction of the Panama Canal, protection of America’s national parks and so much more. While Roosevelt accomplished so many great deeds during his time in office, his time away from office produced its own share of intriguing accomplishments and stories. One of the most notable of those stories is his journey down the River of Doubt in the Amazon jungle, which would eventually go on to be called the Rio Roosevelt. The river is a tributary of the Amazon, and hundreds of miles long. Now thanks to PBS and Public Media Distribution, the story of Roosevelt’s harrowing journey along the river is finally being told in the form of the new American Experience episode Into The Amazon. Released just last week of DVD and Digital HD, the two-hour program tells the story, which forms the foundation of the program’s presentation. That story will be discussed shortly. The story’s pacing is just as important to note considering its length and how much content is shared throughout. It will be discussed later. Its pictures, footage and cinematography — its aesthetic elements — round out its most important elements. Each element is important in its own right to the program’s whole. All things considered, they make American Experience: Into The Amazon a story that is just as gripping as any major Hollywood blockbuster.

American Experience: Into The Amazon, one of the first episodes of PBS’ hit history-based series to be released so far this new year, is a wonderful start to the year for the network. It is just as wonderful for audiences. That is because this program proves over the course of its two-hour run time to be just as gripping as anything that could be (and has been) churned out by Hollywood’s “Big Six.” That is proven in no small part through the program’s central story. The story follows Theodore Roosevelt’s journey down the River of Doubt, which would go on to be dubbed the Rio Roosevelt in the course of that journey. What makes the story so interesting is that it proves to be fraught with all of the dangers and tensions that one would find, again, in any major Hollywood blockbuster. From hostile natives to the dangers of the river (and the jungle itself) to Roosevelt and Rondon never fully seeing eye to eye — causing plenty of tensions throughout — the story of Roosevelt’s journey offers all of the action and drama that one would ever want. Even more interesting is the revelation that Roosevelt’s desire to travel the river’s length was just because he wanted to escape the emotion of losing out in his bid for a third term as President of the United States. As narrator Oliver Platt points out early on, that decision was not an isolated event. He notes through his narration that Roosevelt made such decisions even earlier in his life. That means it was all part of a pattern of behavior for him. This alone would make this journey a wonderful case study for any psychology student, especially considering that three men — and even Rondon’s dog — died along the way. Roosevelt survived the perilous journey, which is why famed actor Alec Baldwin was able to read his writings an why Platt shared the story. Keeping all of this in mind, this program’s story alone is more than enough reason for audiences to watch this presentation. It has all of the elements of a major Hollywood Blockbuster without all of the falsehoods and over embellishments. It is only one of the elements that makes this episode of American Experience so powerful. The program’s pacing is directly connected to the story, and in turn just as important to note as the story itself.

Into The Amazon‘s pacing is so important to consider in examining this program because there is so much information to take in throughout the course of the story. Considering how much material is shared from start to finish, those behind the program’s creation are to be commended for the manner in which everything was balanced. That includes Roosevelt’s back story and that of Rondon. Even as the group’s journey progresses, the program never allows itself to get too sidetracked by those moments. Instead, it balances them with the rest of the story, maintaining its fluidity. This, again, is one of those areas where far too many fictional Hollywood blockbusters get it wrong, and in turn bog themselves down. No one part of the story or another ever gets too much time here. The result is a story that insures audiences’ engagement from start to end. Keeping that in mind, the pairing of the program’s story with its solid pacing gives audiences plenty to appreciate. Even with this in mind, there is still one more item to discuss in examining the program’s presentation. That item is its collective aesthetic elements (I.E. its pictures, footage, cinematography and even journal readings).

The collective footage, pictures, cinematography and journal readings incorporated into Into The Amazon are so important to its whole because of the fine touch that they add to the program’s viewing experience. The vintage footage and pictures serve to illustrate the story shared by Platt while Baldwin’s readings from Roosevelt’s notes pull viewers even deeper into the story. The modern cinematography that rests alongside the other noted elements makes the story even more engaging because of its sharp look and its angles. The aerials and the water level shots more than prove this. As Platt discusses one member of the party killing another and running away, the camera points at the ground as the man, who is supposed to be the killer, flees. This simple moment adds its own tension (and in turn engagement) to the story, making it that much more enthralling. It is just one of the so many moments when the cinematography shines, too. From one moment to another, the cinematography alone rivals that of so many blockbuster man v. nature movies that have ever been created. When this impressive cinematography couples with the program’s equally important footage, pictures and readings, the whole of these aesthetic elements makes the program’s presentation all the stronger. When they are joined with the story itself and the story’s pacing, the whole of everything proves Into The Amazon this year’s first great documentary, and a work that easily rivals any major Hollywood blockbuster.

American Experience: Into The Amazon is an impressive start for PBS’ already growing list of new home releases this year. Over the course of its two-hour run time, this gripping man versus nature/man versus man story is the first great documentary of the year, and proves once more why PBS remains today the last bastion of truly worthwhile programming on television. It also proves that it is just as good (if not better than) any major Hollywood blockbuster that has ever been crafted. As noted already, that is due in no small part to the program’s story. The story proves it doesn’t need embellishments and half-truths to be engaging and entertaining. The story’s pacing insures even more the program’s strength as do its collective aesthetic elements (cinematography, vintage photos and footage, journal readings). Each element is important in its own right to the program’s whole. All things considered, they make American Experience: Into the Amazon a journey that history buffs and action flick fans alike will appreciate, and that rivals its blockbuster counterparts. It is available now and can be ordered online direct via PBS’ online store. More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at:

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PBS Tackles Today’s Social, Economic Issues With A Trip Back In Time In New ‘AmEx’ Episode

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This winter, PBS and Public Media Distribution will take audiences back in time to one of America’s most important eras in another new episode of its hit history-based series American Experience.

American ExperienceThe Gilded Age is currently scheduled to be released Tuesday, Feb. 6.  The story, which will be available on DVD and Digital HD, takes audiences to the transitional period between the end of the 19th century and the start of 20th Century.  It was during this period that America became a leader in the production of food, coal, oil and steel.  That growth also led to one of the nation’s widest income gaps.  That gap also led to discussions on wealth distribution, government control of that distribution and more, including questions of immigration and opportunity — questions which are just as relevant today as they were at that time.

American ExperienceThe Gilded Age runs two hours on one disc.  It will retail for MSRP of $24.99, but can be pre-ordered online now at a reduced price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store.  More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at:

 

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PBS Shares Another Important WWII Story In New “AmEx” Episode

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PBS and Public Media Distribution are set to share another new story from World War II with the masses next week.

The story in question is that of the development of a once top secret tech that helped the Allies win the war, and it comes in the form of American Experience: the Secret of Tuxedo Park.  Set for release next Tuesday, Jan. 16 on DVD and Digital HD, the 55-minute program tells the story of the development of the first radar.

The story starts in the fall of 1940, when Hitler’s forces were preparing for an all-out assault on Britain.  America was still neutral at this point in the war, but British Prime Minister Winston Churchill knew American help was needed to prevent the Nazis from advancing.  He sent a small group of scientists to the United States, who then met with Wall Street tycoon — and himself a scientist — Alfred Lee Loomis.

The two sides met at Loomis’ private laboratory at Tuxedo Park, just outside of New York City.  Loomis used his connections and his finances to help develop the first working radar, which would ultimately play a critical role in the Allied forces’ defeat of the Axis powers.

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Based on author Jenny Conant’s book Tuxedo ParkA Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed The Course of WWIIAmerican ExperienceTuxedo Park will retail for MSRP of $24.99, but can be pre-ordered at a reduced price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store.  It can also be ordered as a bundle with Conant’s book at a price of $32.99.  Audiences can view a trailer for this episode online now here.

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PBS Follows Roosevelt “Into The Amazon” In New “AmEx” Episode”

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Theodore Roosevelt is one of the greatest figures in American history.  A two-term president whose accomplishments both in and out of the Oval Office have been touted time and again both in print and on-screen, he has been the topic of any number of books, movies and documentaries.  Speaking of the latter, PBS and PBS Distribution added just the latest in that long list of documentaries this week in a new episode of its history-based series American Experience.

American ExperienceInto The Amazon was released January 9th. The nearly two-hour hour-long documentary follows Roosevelt’s journey into the heart of the South American rainforest following his defeat in his run for a third term as President of the United States. Roosevelt was joined by then famed Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano Da Silver Rondon and a group of men as he made his way through the jungle.  The voyage was fraught with great perils, and even claimed a handful of lives, but Roosevelt survived to tell the tale.

Now that tale is told through this program with actor/producer Oliver Platt (Bicentennial ManThe West WingThe Three Musketeers) telling the story.  This is not the first time Platt has served as narrator for an episode of AE.  He also served as narrator on American ExperienceThe AbolitionistsAmerican ExperienceWalt Disney and American ExperienceJFK along with a handful of other episodes.  Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live30 RockThe Hunt For Red October) serves as the voice of the legendary president in this episode while Wagner Moura (ElysiumNarcosTropical Paradise) brings Rondon’s words to life.  Jake Lacy (GirlsThe OfficeSloane) handles duties for Roosevelt’s son Kermit.  Audiences can view a trailer for the program online now here.

American ExperienceInto The Amazon is available now on DVD and Digital HD.  It is retailing for MSRP of $24.99, but can be ordered at a reduced price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store. More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at:

 

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PBS Has “Dug Up” A Brilliant New Work In ‘AmEx: The Race Underground’

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Mass transportation is one of the most important pieces of any metropolitan region’s infrastructure.  From the wheels on the bus to the wheels on the trolley to the wheels on the subway cars, moving the masses from place to place is just as important to any metro region and its neighbors as anything else.  So it only makes sense that eventually PBS would present a documentary on the history of one major mass transit method.  The last bastion of truly worthwhile programming on television, it did just that earlier this week when it released to DVD American Experience: The Race Underground.  This lesson on the history of America’s subway systems will appeal to everyday audiences just as much as it will people who run America’s major metro regions.  That is due in no small part to its story.  This will be discussed shortly.  The information presented within the story is just as important to discuss as the story itself.  The transitions used to keep the program moving rounds out its most important elements.  Each element plays its own important piece in the program’s overall presentation.  All things considered, they make American Experience: The Race Underground another welcome episode of PBS’ hit history-based series and one more of this year’s top new documentaries.

American Experience: The Race Underground is a program that will appeal just as much to everyday audiences as it will the people who run America’s major metropolitan regions.  It is a presentation that those audiences will want to *ahem* race to see.  Yes, that awful pun was intended.  The story at the center of the program is just one of the elements that makes it such an interesting presentation.  A close, analytical viewing of this episode of American Experience reveals to be a two-part tale.  The primary story presented in this program shows, of course, the birth and evolution of America’s subway systems.  On another level, it presents a story of one man’s dream realized and denied.

The primary story presented in this episode follows the evolution of America’s subway system from a mere dream in Frank Sprague’s mind to one of the most revolutionary means of transportation (if not the single most revolutionary) at the time.  That in itself is its own intriguing history lesson.  The secondary story shows how Sprague’s dream has obviously become realized through the growing evolution of subway transportation across the country (and even across the world) yet denied because he never got the full credit he deserved for his invention thanks to one Thomas Edison.  That story, when coupled with the program’s main story, becomes the stuff of major Hollywood blockbusters.  The combination of those two stories into one whole is just one part of what makes this episode of American Experience such an interesting documentary.  The information that is presented within those stories is just as important to note in examining the program’s presentation as the stories themselves.

The stories that form the foundation of American Experience: The Race Underground are in themselves key to this program’s overall presentation.  That is because they make the program just as interesting as any major historically-based blockbuster ever churned out by Hollywood’s “Big Six” studios.  While they are critical to the program’s presentation, they are not its only key elements.  The information provided within the stories is what makes the stories so interesting.  One of the most intriguing pieces of information that audiences learn over the course of the episode’s nearly hour-long run time is that even after Sprague’s idea was finally taken on by the city of Boston, it didn’t just fly right through.  Instead, there was a lot of opposition from the city’s residents.  That created quite a rift between the city’s residents and its government.  Just as interesting to learn is that for many people, their opposition was based on puritanical religious beliefs.  For others, the opposition rose from concerns about where the city wanted to run the subway.  Even more interesting to learn is that if not for Sprague’s success with his experiment in Richmond, there’s no telling how long it would have taken for America’s first subway station to be developed or where.  So really, while Boston had the first subway system, Richmond should really take credit for being the true birthplace of American’s first subway system.  It’s like the battle between North Carolina and Ohio over which is the true birthplace of aviation.  This is all just the tip of the proverbial iceberg with this story’s information.  Audiences will be shocked to learn that despite the eventual success of the new subway system, Sprague’s dream ultimately was denied thanks to his company being bought out by none other than Thomas Edison.  That ultimately denied Srpague the fame and wealth that he could have had, and shows yet again how Edison profited off of someone else’s success rather than his own.  Between this revelation, the others already noted and so many others, it becomes clear why the information shared throughout this program is so important to its presentation.  When all of that information is coupled with the program’s two-part story, the end result is one that will most definitely keep audiences enthralled right to the end.  Interestingly enough, it still is not the last element to note in examining the program’s overall presentation.  The program’s transitions are just as important to note as its stories and its breadth of information.

The stories shared throughout the course of American Experience: The Race Underground and their companion information are both key pieces of the program’s overall presentation.  Both by themselves and together, they are certain to keep audience engaged from beginning to end.  While they are both clearly important in their own right to the program’s presentation, one cannot ignore the importance of the program’s transitions in keeping audiences’ attention, too.  The transitions used to advance the story are clear and concise from one segment to the next.  They are basic fade-ins and fade-outs. Their placement comes at all of the proper spots, too, never leaving audiences hanging at the end of any segment.  They aren’t hard fades, either.  Rather, they are smooth fades, and in turn make stopping and starting between segments so easy.  The thought put into those transitions adds one more layer of enjoyment to the program’s presentation.  When set against the program’s equally interesting stories and companion information, the whole of the elements makes this program one to which audiences will “race” themselves to watch.  They combine to make it a work that will “race” up any critic’s list of the year’s top new documentaries.

American Experience: The Race Underground is just the latest episode of PBS’ hit history-based series to be released so far in this still young year.  Even being so new to home release, it can be said that it is certain to “race” up any critic’s list of the year’s top new documentaries.  It is available now and can be ordered online direct via PBS’ online store.  More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at:

 

 

 

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PBS Announces Home Release Date For Upcoming ‘AmEx’ Mini-Series

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Public Media Distribution will release a special American Experience mini-series on DVD this Spring.

American Experience: The Great War will be released on Tuesday, May 16th.  The six-hour event will be spread across three discs and will retail for MSRP of $34.99.  It can be pre-ordered online now via PBS’ online store at a reduced price of $29.99.

The mini-series follow’s America’s neutrality to its eventual entry into what was then known as “The Great War.”  It tells the story of the nation’s involvement from a variety of angles.  Those angles include the experiences of African-Americans, Native American Code Talkers, Latino soldiers, suffragists and others.

The program also examines the leadership of then President Woodrow Wilson as he led America during the world’s first major global conflict.  This angle also examines how the nation’s entry in to the war led to one of the biggest crackdowns on Americans’ civil liberties in the nation’s history along with other items.

American Experience: The Great War premieres on PBS stations nationwide on Monday, April 10 and runs through Wednesday April 12.  Each of the mini-series’ two-hour episodes will run from 9 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET.  Audiences should check their local listings for variations in those times.

A trailer for the upcoming event is streaming online now here.  More information on this extended episode of American Experience is available online now along with all of the series’ latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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