Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:11

Wind Down With WNED-TV

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WNED-TV is creating a new series of live studio events. These gatherings will include conversation, hors d’oeuvres and screenings for some of your favorite public television programs!  Join in the fun by dressing in the period of each program if you like, or simply come and share your thoughts with fellow enthusiasts. Each evening will feature a brief discussion lead by a local expert on a related topic of the period. Then relax and watch a full program episode on WNED’s big studio screen. 

Individual evenings are $20 per person (members) or $25 per person (non-members). You won’t want to miss any of these exciting programs: 

 

 

March 10, 2016 - Call the Midwife
April 14, 2016 - Grantchester 
May 19, 2016 - Mr. Selfridge
June 16, 2016 - Great Performances 

*Event begins at 6 p.m. in the WNED-TV studios in downtown Buffalo.

Tickets: Call 716-845-7000 ext. 310 or order tickets online here.

Tickets also available at the door.

 

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 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.

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A new WNED-TV production - 


Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s first and best-known landscape architect, created an enduring legacy in Western New York. Perhaps best known for his design of New York City’s Central Park, Olmsted had a powerful and lasting influence on Western New York.

“Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York” is a one-hour original WNED-TV production that captures the architect’s impact throughout Western New York. The program includes documentary segments that capture the history and context for Olmsted’s contributions and interviews with local experts that focus on how that legacy is being carried into the future.


Olmsted designed the Buffalo Park System, the first of its kind in the world. Buffalo is where Olmsted first coined the term “parkways” to describe the grand tree-lined boulevards that connected the three parks within the system.

While he was working in Buffalo, Olmsted visited Niagara Falls and was troubled by what he saw. Factories lined the rapids, and fences blocked the best views and allowed the charging of admission to see the falls. Olmsted’s support for the Free Niagara movement led to Niagara Falls becoming America’s first state park.

One of Olmsted’s allies in the Free Niagara movement was renowned architect H.H. Richardson. In 1880, Richardson completed work on the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, one of the best examples in America of the Richardson Romanesque architectural style. Olmsted and his partner Calvert Vaux designed the landscape for the 203-acre site.


“Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York” tells the story of all three of these Olmsted contributions. The program also provides a contemporary perspective on Olmsted’s enduring Western New York legacy by examining the current status of the Buffalo Park System, the restoration of Olmsted’s vision for Goat Island at Niagara Falls and the rebirth of what has become known as the Richardson Olmsted Complex.

The program includes interviews with Stephanie Crockatt, interim executive director, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy; Monica Pellegrino Faix, executive director, Richardson Olmsted Complex; Mark Thomas, director, Western District, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

 

 

Find video, essays and classroom resources at www.pbs.org/wned/frederick-law-olmsted/home/ 

 

Watch the full 30-minute program,

"Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York"

 

 

Watch "Buffalo's Richardson Olmsted Complex"

One of Olmsted’s allies in the “Free Niagara” movement was renowned architect H.H. Richardson. In 1880, Richardson completed work on the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, one of the best examples in America of the Richardson Romanesque architectural style. Olmsted and his partner Calvert Vaux designed the landscape for the 203- acre site. 

 

 

“Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York” is funded by the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.

 

 

 

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“The Klondike Gold Rush” to air Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. EST on PBS

WNED-TV Buffalo-Toronto presents a new historical documentary, “The Klondike Gold Rush coming to PBS Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. EST (check local listings). The film explores the history, hope and hardship in search of fortune in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

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