Description: Enjoy performances by Angela Lansbury as a well-to-do Jewish matron and James Earl Jones as her African-American chauffeur, a twosome whose unlikely friendship evolves during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights era.Friday, August 21, 08:00 pm on WNED-TV
Description: BLACK LIKE ME is a 1964 film based on the nonfiction book of the same name by journalist John Howard Griffin. Griffin, a white native of Dallas, first published the landmark memoir Black Like Me in 1961. The book, hailed by the New York Times as an "essential document of contemporary American life," describes his six-week experience traveling on Greyhound buses (occasionally hitchhiking) throughout the racially segregated states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia passing as a black man. At the time of the book's writing in 1959, race relations were particularly strained in America; Griffin's aim was to explain the difficulties facing black people in certain areas. The poignant and moving film dramatizes this ground-breaking and powerful piece of literature.
Friday, August 14, 08:02 pm on WNED-TV
Description: THE BEST OF MEN is the gripping story of Dr. Ludwig Guttman's transformative care of paraplegics. Toward the end of the World War II, Guttmann, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, arrived at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in England and changed the lives of his paralyzed soldiers and skeptical staff using wheel-chair based sports. Through sports the soldiers who were suffering from institutionalized neglect, learned to live more fulfilling lives, build physical strength and gain self-respect. Dr. Guttmann, an unsung hero, helped start the Paralympic Games. In 1966, the long-time British citizen was deservedly knighted for his part in bringing hope to the hopeless.
Friday, August 7, 08:00 pm on WNED-TV
The PBS Online Film Festival returns for its 4th year this summer from June 15 through July 17, 2015. Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations, POV and collaborations with public television producers, including the Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), and Vision Maker Media. The PBS Online Film Festival has attracted more than one million video streams and more than 100,000 votes over the first three years.