Tag: Ken Burns

Robert Lazarus Jr. – A Columbus Icon

Robert Lazarus Jr. – A Columbus Icon

| December 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Robert Lazarus Jr. died on Friday in Bexley.  My experience with Bob, half of the dynamic Bob & Mary Lazarus team, comes from his consistent support of WOSU, but also in serving with him on community boards.  He was thoughtful, positive and kind, always.  I saw his gentle leadership at work with boards like the [...]

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Ken Burns presents Central Park documentary tonight

Ken Burns presents Central Park documentary tonight

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ken Burns departs from his long loving pans of old photos to tackle more current events with this incredible documentary called THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE airing tonight at 9 pm on WOSU PBS.  It’s a difficult time in our country right now with the Boston tragedy, but this dramatic story and slice of history is [...]

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Reactions – Federal Funding for Public Media

Reactions – Federal Funding for Public Media

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

A review of some of the reactions to the call by Governor Mitt Romney for elimination of federal support for public broadcasting.  First a local letter to the editor printed today in the Columbus Dispatch: PUBLIC BROADCASTING INVALUABLE TO MANY The Sunday issue of Click, The Dispatch’s weekly television guide, brought to my attention the [...]

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Prohibition – A Nation of Drunkards – Sunday at 8 pm

Prohibition – A Nation of Drunkards – Sunday at 8 pm

| September 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

The newest Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary is interesting, thought-provoking, and sometimes quite funny.  We know that alcohol has been part of American culture for a long time, but did you know that the average American over 15 years of age consumed nearly 7 gallons of pure alcohol a year in the mid-1800s?  That’s three times [...]

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Prohibition Brings Ken Burns to Columbus

Prohibition Brings Ken Burns to Columbus

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Prohibition: An Evening With Ken Burns will focus on Burns’ new documentary series and on civility, immigration and democracy the evening of September 22, 2011 at the Archie Griffin Ballroom in The Ohio Union.

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The National Parks garners huge audience in Columbus

The National Parks garners huge audience in Columbus

| September 28, 2009 | 6 Comments

Our sources say we had an audience last night for the premiere program of the National Parks series that was four times the normal size for a Sunday night. This is great news when you’re competing against the season premiere of Amazing Race, Sunday Night Football and Desperate Housewives. This series is a real winner [...]

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