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.
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.