Tag Archives: Documentary

The Central Park Five: Their Story

In 1989, five teenagers, all black and Latino, walked to Central Park. Along the way they met up with a crowd of over 20 other teens. The night was not innocent, but as those familiar with the Central Park jogger … Continue reading

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Revisiting Freedom Summer

50 summers ago, a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi changed everything. In the summer of 1964, over 700 student volunteers joined organizers and local African Americans in what was then the nation’s most segregated … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of D-Day

My grandfather was drafted to serve in World War II soon after his 18th birthday. After leaving his Michigan home to undergo training, he boarded a ship and spent the entirety of his deployment on the water, sending and receiving … Continue reading

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Director’s Cut Explores “The Price of Sand”

This week on Wisconsin Public Television’s Director’s Cut – Friday night at 10 – I have the pleasure of talking to Jim Tittle about his film, “The Price of Sand.” This is an insightful documentary about frac sand mining: an … Continue reading

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Watching Our Presidents on Presidents Day

As the snow falls over much of Wisconsin, many of us are thinking of hunkering down somewhere warm on yet another wintry day. If that is how you find yourself today, we have a great opportunity to pass the time. … Continue reading

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