PBS Delves Into America’s Crime History In New Episode Of American Experience

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This winter PBS and PBS Distribution will take audiences into the lives of two of America’s most notorious criminals when they release American Experience: Bonnie and Clyde.

American Experience: Bonnie and Clyde will be released on Tuesday, February 16th. It will be available exclusively on DVD. The approximately hour-long program follows the lives of the infamous duo both before its meeting and during its time together. It seeks to discover what continues to make Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow such polarizing figures even today. It will retail for MSRP of $24.99. However, audiences can pre-order it now online at a discounted price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store at

http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=85258136&cp=&kw=american+experience+bonnie+and+clyde&origkw=American+Experience+bonnie+and+clyde&sr=1. Audiences can check out a preview of this episode of American Experience online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1_NZFZERvc.

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PBS’ New Disney Profile Is One Of This Year’s Best New Documentaries

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Walt Disney is one of the most iconic figures in the Hollywood’s rich history. His name graces not one but two of America’s most famous and beloved theme parks and one of the most powerful companies in the entertainment world today. A number of biographies have been written about the legendary figure as well. Now PBS has added to that number with its own presentation centered on Disney in the form of American Experience: Walt Disney. Considering all that has been presented both on screen and on the printed page over the years, the obvious question that instantly arises here is that of what makes this presentation stand out. What makes this presentation stand out more than anything else is its overall narrative about Disney from his birth and upbringing to his tumultuous life as the head of his company to his unexpected passing. It presents Walt Disney the man and the man behind the myth warts and all. And despite what some might have viewers believe, those behind the presentation didn’t set out with this video bio to belittle and destroy Walt Disney’s reputation. Rather it was to paint a picture of an imperfect man. It is a picture of a man that was driven but at times maybe too driven for his own good. That should be kept in the front of viewers’ minds in watching this episode of American Experience. It is just one part of what makes the new DVD presentation of American Experience well worth the watch now that it is available on DVD. Its overall structure within the confines of its DVD is another reason that viewers will appreciate its presentation here. Its four-hour run time is broken up into two separate two-hour-long segments. Viewers can either watch each segment all the way through, or they can choose at which point they start watching. It might not seem like much, but a more lengthy discussion later will explain just why it is so important. Last but not least is the material used to help advance the story of Disney’s life. More specifically speaking the collective interviews, vintage footage, and pictures help to paint the picture intended by writer/director Sarah Colt and co-writer Tom Jennings. Those collective elements essentially tell Colt and Jennings’ story. They bring everything full circle in this presentation with the end result being a program that proves to be one more of this year’s best new documentaries if not the best of the year’s best. Regardless of where it ends up on any critic’s list it can be said that this latest take on Walt Disney’s life is one that every lover of the film arts and film history should see and should have in his or her own home DVD library. It is yet more proof of exactly why PBS remains today the last bastion of truly worthwhile programming on television.

American Experience: Walt Disney is one of this year’s best new documentary presentations if not the best of the year’s best. Even with it coming in at a whopping four hours it still proves from beginning to end to be a rich, thorough examination of the life nad legacy of one of the entertainment’s most iconic figures. It presents not just Walt Disney the grandfatherly figure that the world came to know in his most successful years but the man behind the man, too. There are those out there that would like viewers to believe that writer/director Sarah Colt and co-writer Tom Jennings set out with this presentation to paint a negative picture of Walt Disney. But those that take the time to watch the program in whole will find that quite the opposite is the case. What they set out to do was pay homage to a man who while being perhaps too driven for his own good at times, also became a paradigm for the entertainment industry even now in the twenty-first century thanks to that drive. Audiences will be surprised to learn of Disney’s desire not so much to make cartoons but to make–in his own words–art. He was not the type to sit easily on his own laurels because of his drive. He didn’t want to churn out this movie or that movie or this TV show or that one just for the sake of it. He wanted people to take notice. Considering that, one can’t help but wonder what Mister Disney would think of what has become of his beloved studio. Just as interesting is that viewers are presented with a man who despite his intense drive, was a surprisingly vulnerable man, emotionally speaking. That is exhibited upon the death of two of those closest to him. He held in a lot of emotional pain and interestingly enough used that pain to push himself even more. It’s just one more example of why the portrait painted by Colt and Jennings within this presentation is so important to its overall success. Again, it is a portrait of a man who while perhaps flawed in one way, was just as worthy of applause for that drive. For if not for that drive, some of the advances that the movie and TV world have today might have never happened or might not have happened until years beyond when they happened. To that extent, the portrait painted of Walt Disney in this presentation in this presentation is one that is more positive than negative even showing Walt’s les shiny side. And it makes the documentary in whole all the more interesting for audiences, proving yet again why it is so important to the whole of the program.

The portrait of Walt Disney that is painted in this program is not of the shining, grandfatherly figure that so many Americans came to know over the course of their lives and of his. It is a portrait of a man who despite his drive (and because of it) was then and is even today one of the most important figures in the history of both film and television. It is just one part of the program’s whole that make it such an impactful program. The program’s structure in its DVD presentation is just as important to viewers’ enjoyment as the central story. The four-hour-long program is split, on DVD, into two separate two-hour programs. This allows audiences to choose whether they want to start on Disney’s early life or his later years as in the second part. On a more precise level, both Part 1 and Part 2 are given their own separation points, thus letting audiences choose just how precise they want to be in where they begin and end watching Part 1 or Part 2. On the surface, this doesn’t seem all that important. But the reality is quite different. It gives viewers an option that streaming a program such as this one doesn’t give. If viewers have to stop watching a program online and pick it up later, they have to drag and click to find the precise moment where they left off. What’s more, they have to have that access to begin with that allows for streaming. In watching the program on DVD, viewers can start and stop wherever they want without having to scrub through a timing bar. They can just pick a specific scene and if need be fast forward or back up until they reach the given starting point. On yet another level, by having all of these options on DVD, viewers won’t even have to worry about whether or not the program is still available to stream online. Rather they can watch it any time that they want and as much of it as they want. And as of the time of this review’s posting, only the program’s first half is currently available in full. In regards to its second half, only the first chapter of that half is currently available to stream. The rest of Part 2 is seemingly unavailable now. Now having noted all of that, it should be clear by now why even something as simple as a program’s structure in its main menu is just as important as any other part including the case of this deep presentation.

Both the story presented within American Experience: Walt Disney and the program’s overall structure in its DVD presentation are equally important to the success of the program’s viewing experience in their own right. For all of their importance, they are only two-thirds of the whole of what makes this documentary such an interesting presentation. The collective interviews, vintage footage and photographs used to tell the story of Disney’s life and legacy round out the presentation. Throughout the course of the program audiences get to hear from a handful of former Disney employees as well as Disney biographer Neal Gabler, art historian Carmenita Higginbotham, and a number of other academics and professionals. Each interview builds upon the last throughout the course of the program with the end result being a picture of a man who is not so much a mythical figure but an icon even despite his overpowering drive for success. Adding even more depth to that picture are the vintage film clips and pictures used to illustrate the story of Disney’s life and legacy. Viewers get to see Disney’s change over time through that collection of footage and pictures. Also made clearer to viewers is why he changed and why he did just that. From his personal life to his business life, viewers are presented with both sides of Walt Disney from his childhood to his death. The understanding that the footage and pictures provide to viewers leads to a greater appreciation for just who Walt Disney was and for all that he contributed to the world of movies and television that audiences know today. In gaining that new appreciation, viewers will in turn look back on the whole of American Experience: Walt Disney and agree that this episode of PBS’ hit series is, again, one of the best of this year’s new documentaries if not the best of the year’s best. They will also agree in gaining that appreciation that yet again PBS has proven once more why it remains the last bastion of truly worthwhile programming on television today.

American Experience: Walt Disney is not the first bio on Walt Disney to ever be released. That aside, it still proves in the end to be one of this year’s best new documentaries if not the best of the year’s new offerings in that category. That is because of the rich, deep profile presented throughout the course of its four-hour run time. This includes the stories presented by the program’s interviewees and the collective vintage footage and pictures used to help illustrate those stories. It is also thanks to the program’s structure in its new DVD release. All things considered here, American Experience: Walt Disney proves in whole that it is more than deserving of being called one of this year’s best new documentaries if not the best of the best. It is available now and can be ordered online via PBS’ online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=american%20experience%20walt%20disney&origkw=American+Experience+Walt+Disney&sr=1. Audiences can see a preview of the program online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPNOBBoZqIo. More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at:

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American Experience: Walt Disney Available Now

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Walt Disney is one of the most well-known figures in the annals of Hollywood’s rich history. The man behind Disneyland and DisneyWorld, and what is now one of the most powerful media empires in the world, Wat Disney is profiled in the new PBS program American Experience: Walt Disney.

The latest episode of PBS’ popular series American Experience, American Experience: Walt Disney was released on Tuesday, September 15th. Available exclusively on DVD, the program is available for MSRP of $29.99 and runs a total of four hours. It is four hours very well spent, too. The program features not only Walt Disney the beloved figure that the media allowed the world to see, but also Walt Disney the imperfect person. It presents a man whose love for his craft led him to be both a figure of respect and revile among some including his own employees. That is not to say that he was a bad person by any means. Rather it presents Disney as a man who cared too much. Through interviews with both academics and two of Disney’s biographers, this episode of American Experience shows Walt Disney as a man for which audiences will feel sympathy as well as some surprise. Audiences can check out a trailer for the DVD online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPNOBBoZqIo. It can be ordered online now online direct via PBS’ online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=american%20experience%20walt%20disney&origkw=American+Experience+Walt+Disney&sr=1. More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at:

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PBS Proves The Reach Of 1964’s Events In New Dcoumentary

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American Experience: 1964 is quite the interesting look at what was one of the most important years in America’s modern history. The approximately two-hour program takes viewers through the events of the year, showing the good, the bad, and the ugly. That fully unbiased presentation is central to the success of this edition of American Experience. Along the way, various figures are interviewed to help illustrate the importance of the events that made 1964 an important year. From historians to activists and more, each figure makes the year’s different subjects much clearer and more interesting than they would have otherwise been. That is another key factor to the overall success of this presentation. The subjects examined throughout the two-hour run time of American Experience: 1964 and those that helped to illustrate each subject work together to make this a presentation that any history buff will appreciate. There is one more factor to take into account in examining the program that makes it work as well as it does. That final factor is the program’s pace. A lot of ground is covered over the course of 1964’s two-hour run time. Even with as much as is covered over that time, those behind the program keep the pace at just enough of a pace to not lose viewers along the way. This final factor brings everything full circle in this episode of American Experience, making the program complete and even more well worth the watch whether it be in the classroom or the living room.

The first and most important factor that makes American Experience: 1964 is the completely unbiased presentation. Presented within the course of the program’s near two-hour run time is all of the good, the bad, and the ugly. It presents the violence that arose from the civil rights movement. It presents Lyndon Johnson’s attempts to fill the shoes of John F. Kennedy after his assassination. It even shows the cultural impact of the arrival of The Beatles in America and of the now influential book The Feminine Mystique on women across the country among much more. Through it all, the events of the year are presented chronologically from New Year’s Eve 1963 to the year’s end. It is all wrapped up nicely with the use of singer Sam Cooke’s hit song ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ as the discussion point for the events that would come as a result of everything that happened in 1964. The tone taken in those final moments is one of optimism. It drives home the argument that for all of the unsettlement experienced in 1964, it would lead to much positive change in the years to come.

The unbiased presentation of the events of 1964 and their chronological together form a solid starting point for the success of American Experience: 1964. The presentation is made even richer through interviews with various scholars, activists, and others. The interviews in question are used to help illustrate precisely why each of the year’s events were so pivotal. Some of the most powerful of the program’s interview segments are with civil rights activist Dave Dennis. At one point late in the program, he recalls the mistreatment of a young African-American male by police in riots that rose from other events. His reaction at recalling a conversation with one of three civil rights activists that had come down to help was just as powerful. There are other equally enlightening interviews from various scholars, journalists and more that illustrate the events that made 1964 such a pivotal year in America’s history.

The events discussed in American Experience: 1964 and the accompanying interviews go a long way toward making the program especially useful whether it be used in the classroom or the living room. The last piece of the presentation that will impress viewers is its pacing. At no point through the course of the program’s two-hour run time does its pacing ever go too fast or too slow.   And keeping in mind the number of topics covered over the course of the program’s total run time, the pacing becomes even more of a positive. Viewers aren’t left feeling like they were just rushed through a freshman level college history course by the program’s end. And it’s that, along with the program’s interviews and topics, that together make American Experience: 1964 a must see whether one is a history buff or just wants to learn a little bit of America’s history.

American Experience: 1964 is available now on DVD. It can be ordered directly from PBS’ online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=29630386&cp=&sr=1&kw=1964&origkw=1964&parentPage=search. More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online at http://www.facebook.com/AmericanExperience and http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

AmEx: Freedom Summer An Excellent Follow-Up To Spies Of Mississippi

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PBS released earlier this year what is one of its most intriguing documentaries of the year in Spies of Mississippi. Now the network will release the “companion” program to Spies of Mississippi next week in a new episode of American Experience. American Experience: Freedom Summer will be released on DVD next Tuesday, June 24th. This latest program centers on the civil rights movement of 1964 that was centered on Mississippi. American Experience: Freedom Summer is an excellent companion to the previously released documentary in that it goes into even more depth than that program. That is the first aspect of this program that makes it well worth the watch. Making it even more interesting is the use of vintage footage from the Freedom Summer. Sealing the deal for the program is its writing and editing. Writer/director Stanley Nelson and editor Aljernon Tunsil are both deserving of applause for making the roughly two hour program pass by with ease without losing viewers along the way. This factor along with the in-depth stories and vintage footage make American Experience: Freedom Summer a piece that everybody should see at least once this year.

American Experience: Freedom Summer is a program well worth the watch by any viewer first and foremost because it picks up where Spies of Mississippi left off. While that documentary focused primarily on the efforts on a covert group to try and keep African Americans from registering to vote in Mississippi, this latest feature on the Freedom Summer goes into even more depth. It focuses on more than just that one aspect of the Freedom Summer. Rather, it focuses on the Freedom Summer in whole. It presents the movement from its roots to its end. Along the way, it also connects the Freedom Summer to its effects on the country as a whole. The whole thing is told by those that organized the Freedom Summer movement and by those that it affected. It adds a whole new layer to the story that was started by Spies of Mississippi, making the program in whole even more worth the watch.

Mississippi’s civil rights movement in the summer of 1964 was one of the most important cultural events in America’s history. That is made clear through the combination of American Experience: Freedom Summer and Spies of Mississippi. The additional layers of information added to the story of that movement here are just part of what makes this program well worth the watch. Making the program even more interesting and in depth is the use of vintage footage to illustrate the story. Actual footage of the events that happened during the Freedom Summer is included throughout the program in place of re-enactments. The use of re-enactments would have been the easy way out. But those behind the program didn’t go that route. It’s nice to see that this avenue was taken. It serves to pull in viewers even more and keep them engaged along the way. This plays directly into the last factor of the program’s success. That factor in question is its collective writing and editing.

The use of vintage footage, and of interviews with those directly connected to the Freedom Summer movement are both integral to the success of American Experience: Freedom Summer. Just as integral to the feature’s overall success is the program’s writing and editing. Everything included in this program had to be scripted in a certain order. That order in turn had to be edited so as to keep viewers’ attention throughout the course of the program’s approximately two-hour run time. Writer/director Stanley Nelson and editor Aljernon Tunsil both did just that. There is not one moment over the course of the program’s two-hour run time during which the program loses audiences’ attention. The pair is to be applauded for such expert execution of their job duties. Because both individuals went to painstaking lengths to make the program interesting, it makes viewers want to take in the vintage footage and the stories told by those that were directly linked to the Freedom Summer movement. All of these factors together make American Experience: Freedom Summer a presentation that is just as valuable in the classroom as it is in the living room. It proves in the end to be a candidate for a spot on this critic’s list of the year’s best new documentaries.

American Experience: Freedom Summer will be available next Tuesday, June 24th on DVD. It can be ordered direct from PBS’ online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=34894696&cp=&sr=1&kw=american+experience+freedom+summer&origkw=American+Experience%3A+Freedom+Summer&parentPage=search. More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at http://www.facebook.com/AmericanExperience, http://twitter.com/AmExperiencePBS, and http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

PBS Marks 50th Anniversary Of Freedom Summer With New Episode Of American Experience

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PBS announced this week, the upcoming home release of another episode of its series American Experience.

PBS will release American Experience: Freedom Summer June 24th on DVD. The documentary takes viewers back to the Summer of 1964, recalling the events that would change America forever over a mere ten weeks. It was over those ten weeks that the civil rights movement took a big turn. Over seven hundred student volunteers joined forces with organizers and local members of the African American community in Mississippi to establish the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and Freedom Schools throughout the state. The goal of the movement was to challenge the state’s already established Democratic Party at the DNC in Atlantic City that year.

The efforts of Freedom Summer organizers and student volunteers were met with a lot of resistance. Three civil rights workers were killed that year. There were also numerous beatings. And some thirty-five churches were burned. A total of seventy homes and community centers were bombed in the process, too. Acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, the Murder of Emmitt Till) directed this documentary. Till takes viewers through the dramatic events of the Freedom Summer, from the violence to the efforts to get African Americans registered to vote and everything in between. It shows the sheer complexity of the movement to end segregation in America.

American Experience: Freedom Summer retails for $24.99. It can be pre-ordered via PBS’ online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=34894696&cp=&sr=1&kw=american+experience+freedom+summer&origkw=American+Experience+Freedom+Summer&parentPage=search. More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online at http://www.facebook.com/AmericanExperience, http://www.pbs.org/americanexperience, and http://twitter.com/AmExperiencePBS. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

PBS Documentary Proves Truth Is Sometimes Stranger (And Better) Than Fiction

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American Experience: The Last outlaws – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is another wonderful addition to PBS’ hit series.  The documentary on the famed outlaw cowboy and his cohort (Sundance was not his sidekick despite how he was presented in various movies and TV shows) is so impressive first and foremost in that it presents the real history of the two infamous figures.  It doesn’t try to over glamorize the lives of the two men.  Viewers will enjoy this episode of American Experience because of its minimalistic use of actors and dramatization in telling the story of Butch and his friend.  This plays directly into the episode’s general presentation and refusal to over-glamorize their history.  And last but not least, the use of cinematography and vintage pictures help to illustrate the story.  That combined with the minimalist dramatization and the straight forward history makes this episode of American Experience more proof of just how interesting history can be.  And it makes the newly released DVD one that any history buffs or teacher will want to purchase and add to their own home library.

The first and most obvious reason that audiences will appreciate American Experience: The Last Outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is that it is a straight forward history of the two infamous outlaws.  So many movies and television programs through the decades have been crafted presenting depicting the men in one fashion or another.  In many of those depictions, The Sundance Kid (a.k.a. Harry Alonzo Longabaugh) is presented as Butch Cassidy’s sidekick.  But as audiences will learn through this episode of American Experience, the relationship between the men was more an equal friendship than one of a leader and sidekick.  What’s more, audiences not so familiar with the life and times of these infamous outlaws will appreciate learning that they were far more average than the noted movies and TV dramas have made them out to be.  It’s interesting just to learn that Cassidy (a.k.a. Robert Leroy Parker) actually started out in a very strict religious family from Utah before eventually leaving and making his way to Colorado where his life of crime truly began.  There is so much more to learn throughout this program.  The best summary of what is presented is that sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction.  And in this case, that’s definitely a good thing (bad pun fully intended).

The true history of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid presented in this episode of American Experience is the central reason that audiences will enjoy the newly released DVD.  Another reason that audiences will appreciate this DVD is its minimalist use of actors and dramatization. In most cases of historical pieces, dramatizations are necessary in order to help tell the story of the subject presented. In the case of this episode of American Experience, the use of actors and dramatization actually would have been overkill. That’s because the story itself is interesting enough without those extra elements. Audiences will find themselves fully engaged as they learn how two seemingly ordinary men became the virtual Robin Hood and Little John of the old west, stealing from major organizations, yet through it all, leaving only one person dead in their wake. Those behind the program perfectly balanced the minimalist dramatization approach with just enough history to make this episode even all the more enjoyable.

The balance of story and minimalist dramatization used throughout American Experience: The Last Outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid make this program one that any history buff and any history teacher will definitely want to add to their own home library. The last piece of the program that audiences will appreciate is the combination of the use of vintage photos and stunning cinematography. As narrator Michael Murphy discusses the “Outlaw Trail”, audiences are presented with stunning views of the areas where Cassidy and other outlaws would hide in order to evade law enforcement. The aerial shots of the canyons—some split by rivers, others lined by craggy overhangs—are incredible. The vintage photos of Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid help to illustrate just how average the two legendary outlaws looked. It is a direct contradiction to how they are portrayed in movies and on television. The two elements are expertly balanced throughout the program, thus helping to pull viewers even more into the story of two of history’s most talked about figures. Those final two elements work in tandem with the aforementioned factors to make this new documentary from PBS’ American Experience so much more worth watching. It ends up proving to be one more excellent documentary that is just as useful and enjoyable in the living room as it is in the classroom.

American Experience: The Last OutlawsButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is available now on DVD. It can be ordered direct from the PBS online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=32476546&cp=&sr=1&kw=butch+cassidy&origkw=Butch+Cassidy&parentPage=search. More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at http://www.facebook.com/AmericanExperience and http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.