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.
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?
With the exception of Canada, Brian Winter said that Brazil is “the country in the Americas that is most similar to ours in terms of its history, its ethnic makeup and, perhaps most strikingly, the way it sees the world.”
“I’m coming to realize that speaking about Brazil is quite a daunting task,” said Lourenço Bustani, who served as the second speaker in Week Six’s morning lecture series, “Brazil: Rising Superpower,” at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Amphitheater.
Standing under a photograph that he took of a shirtless, 15-year-old street kid high on industrial glue, National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner recalled the destitution that he encountered while photographing the lives of “glue kids” in northeastern Brazil in the late 1990s.
Named after a Brazilian slang word meaning “country bumpkin,” Matuto plans to intoxicate listeners with its vibrant and refreshing musical cocktail at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.