From the beginning, fired Ohio State band director Jon Waters has vowed to clear his name. Waters claims he was in the process of making changes to the OSU band culture before the investigation that cost him his job. Those changes are detailed in a report Waters gave investigators last month.
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
AMERICAN MASTERS celebrates Alice Walker in the new documentary, ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH. Most people are familiar with Alice Walker from her famous novel “The Color Purple.” Writer and activist, Walker celebrates her 70th birthday on February 9.
Born into a family of sharecroppers in rural Georgia, her life unfolded during the violent racism and social changes of mid-20th century America. Her mother, poverty and participation in the Civil Rights Movement were the formative influences on Alice Walker, becoming the inherent themes in her writing. The first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Walker continues to shine a light on global human rights issues. In this program her dramatic life is told with poetry and lyricism, and includes interviews with Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones and Walker herself.
AMERICAN MASTERS: ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH airs Friday, February 7 at 9pm on WOSU TV.