The Middle East is once again on fire, and Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” sought to explain it in his Monday morning lecture at 10:45 a.m. in the Amphitheater. His was the first lecture in Week Eight’s theme of “Chautauqua’s Global Public Square.”
Chautauqua may not have a slot on CNN, but speakers will approach the Week Eight morning lecture platform with all the freshness Fareed Zakaria displays in his weekly international affairs show, “Global Public Square.”
The Amphitheater saw its last day as a makeshift movie theater at 10:45 a.m. on Friday as Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward continued their screening and discussion of “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Their 14-hour documentary series on the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt will broadcast in two-hour episodes over seven consecutive evenings on PBS starting Sept. 14.
On Sept. 14, PBS will begin a week of broadcasting Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward’s upcoming documentary series on Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, titled “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Broadcast in two-hour-long episodes over seven days, the 14-hour series will cover 104 years of history, beginning with Theodore Roosevelt’s birth in 1858 and ending with Eleanor Roosevelt’s death in 1962.
Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward have collaborated on documentary films for the last 32 years. In their 10:45 a.m. Wednesday lecture in the Amphitheater, the two discussed “Vietnam,” the 10-part, 18-and-a-half-hour series that will broadcast in January 2017.
According to PBS, elements of “The Civil War” are used in classrooms 2,500 times on any given school day.
“Journalism is about an event that happens, and many times, journalists ignore the ramifications of that event 10 years later. And Ken Burns’ work is off the ball. It’s at the larger effect, the larger implication, the larger collection of information,” said President Tom Becker in welcoming the documentarian Burns back to the Amphitheater stage at 10:45 a.m. on Monday.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, Ken Burns will play footage from the film and discuss some of the issues raised by it with Raymond Santana, one of the five men arrested for the crime. Santana replaces Sarah Burns and McMahon, who were originally scheduled to join Ken Burns.
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is 64 years old. His generation grew up under Brazil’s military dictatorship. But over the last three decades, Sotero’s generation has seen its country build what he called a “vibrant democracy,” a history that he outlined in his morning lecture, “Will Brazil Rise?” at 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Amphitheater.
In her analysis of the Brazilian economy at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday in the Amphitheater, Deborah Wetzel, the World Bank director for Brazil, posed a simple question: Is Brazil’s economy more like a jaguar, or a capybara?