Eyes on the Prize
Sunday, June 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on WPBT2
The groundbreaking documentary series examining America's civil rights years covers the period from the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi, and the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott through school desegregation, the march from Selma to Montgomery and the Voting Rights Act. Considered the definitive history of this formative time in the nation's life, the acclaimed six-hour production includes interviews with key figures of the movement, and rare archival footage of the struggle to make America be America for all her people. Julian Bond narrates.
Tuesday, June 15th at 8:00 p.m. on WPBT2
Richard Gere narrates this two-hour documentary, which tells the story of the life of the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth, only a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. Pictured: Head of the Buddha, Thailand.
Ken Burns' The Civil War
Sunday, June 13th at 10:30 a.m. on WPBT2
Ken Burns'epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive — and defining — conflict. With digitally enhanced images and new stereo sound, THE CIVIL WAR is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.
Ken Burns' Baseball
Wednesday, June 30th at 9:00 p.m. on WPBT2
Join Burns for the classic baseball stories from the Great Depression through the 1950s, from Joe DiMaggio and Satchel Paige to Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson, to Willie Mays and Don Larsen.
Visit the website at www.pbs.org.