In his two years as director of the OSU Marching Band, Jonathan Waters was praised for using technology to develop complex routines that went viral on the web. Now Jon Waters is out of a job. OSU fired him after an investigation found what officials call “serious cultural issues.” Waters intends to clear his name.
We’ve added a few new programs to the schedule this month. I hope most of you caught the brand new “Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey” last night. If you did miss it, remember an encore presentation can be seen tonight at 9:00pm on WOSU PLUS. We’ve also started a new season of “Antiques Roadshow” on Monday [...]
This Sunday on WOSU TV we’ll get a glimpse into the world of the American whaling industry, long ago forgotten.
To use the atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki “was not a weighty matter,” said historian Barton Bernstein. “In the framework of mid-1945 no one around Truman had any sustained and serious doubts about using the bomb.” “There’s no way that any American president, faced with the expenditures that had been put into the [...]
Soundtrack for a Revolution: American Experience 5/9, 9:00 pm WOSU TV 5/10, 1:00 am WOSU TV 5/10, 9:00 pm WOSU PLUS This documentary tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its music – the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons and in jail cells as [...]
Homosexuals‘ “Rosa Parks moment,” the time when they stood up and said “enough” to discrimination, happened at a crummy Greenwich Village bar. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the FBI and police departments kept lists of known homosexuals, their favored establishments, and friends; the U.S. Post Office kept track of addresses where material pertaining to homosexuality [...]
The little-known story of the American effort to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia in 1921, The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director [...]
“Few stories better illustrate the intersection of character and leadership than the story of Jimmy Carter,” says producer, writer and director Adriana Bosch. “The very qualities that got him elected — tenacity, religious certitude and an absolute confidence in his abilities — made it nearly impossible for him to govern.” Carter was the first president [...]
“I don’t think Ronald Reagan has gotten the credit he deserves for ending the Cold War,” says producer Austin Hoyt. “Gorbachev deserves enormous credit, too — but for losing it gracefully. Reagan wanted to win the Cold War. He saw the Soviets were vulnerable, and went for the kill. In the process, he scared a [...]
In President Reagan’s farewell address, he said: …And in all of that time I won a nickname, ‘The Great Communicator.’ But I never though it was my style or the words I used that made a difference: it was the content. I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn’t spring [...]
“If we are to hold our own in the struggle for supremacy,” Roosevelt insisted, “we must build the canal.” On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world’s two largest oceans and signaling America’s emergence as a global superpower. American ingenuity and innovation had succeeded where, just a few years earlier, the French [...]