The tale of the dynasty at the very heart of country music. Starting with the seminal Original Carter Family, A.P., Sara and Maybelle; this film-in-progress traces the ebb and flow of their influence, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, the marital alliance between June Carter and music legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of the present-day family to keep this legacy alive.
The mission of this film is to present and preserve Lester Young’s legacy by rediscovering and interpreting his life through the lens of American culture. To inform a new generation who knows little of this time and the musicians who played jazz on the front lines of a battlefield that still burns.
A once-thriving mining town in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula is still haunted by the tragic events that inspired Woody Guthrie’s song, 1913 Massacre.
Following the Broadcast Premiere on PBS Fall Arts Festival in November, The Banjo Project will be available on DVD. Check local listings for times.
Author William Least Heat-Moon reunites with the people and land of tallgrass prairie and discovers one of America’s most environmentally advanced communities.
In his final years, string-band musician and national treasure Howard Louie Bluie Armstrong shared a life of creativity and feisty humor with artist Barbara Ward. Together they undertook a bittersweet journey to discover the past and their place in it.
Salem Massachusetts exists as both a city and a metaphor. The Salem Witch trials of 1692 sent 20 people to their deaths. It also sent the phrase “witch hunt” into the American lexicon. Witch City is a darkly humorous, multi-level exploration of Salem.