three twenty-minute segments are 'classroom friendly,'" Bader-Gregory
said. "Teachers can use each segment to engage students in the day's
produced and/or directed by Ms. Bader-Gregory
have received Eastern Education Network and Central Education Network
Awards. Her credits include producing and directing the acclaimed
WNED documentary REMEMBERING TORONTO, directing the MARK
RUSSELL COMEDY SPECIALS and producing the two WNED broadcasts
of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concerts. This successful collaboration
led to the upcoming PBS national broadcast of the BPO's American Seasons
PAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, co-produced by the Buffalo and Erie County
Historical Society, is part of the centennial celebration of the 1901
Pan-American Exposition. Founded in 1862, the Buffalo and Erie County
Historical Society is one of the oldest regional historical societies
in the U.S. and the largest in Western New York.
are delighted to be collaborating with WNED on this Centennial video
project," said BECHS Executive Director William H. Siener. "We are
always looking for new ways to make our extensive collections more
accessible to the Western New York community. This project perfectly
suits that goal." The Historical Society's headquarters is its National
Landmark museum building at 25 Nottingham Court near Elmwood Avenue.
This classically designed structure was the only planned permanent
building constructed for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.
primary consultant on THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is Robert
W. Rydell, PhD., one of the leading authorities on world's fairs.
Dr. Rydell is a professor of history at Montana State University,
and author of All the World's a Fair and World of Fairs. Executive
Producer is Telly Award winner David Rotterman.
for THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE was provided by a grant from
the Community Foundation For Greater Buffalo.
PAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE premieres on Friday, October 19
at 9 pm on WNED-TV.