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WGBH Forum Network; Eyes on the Prize

09/26/2006

Eyes on the Prize Judi Hampton, president, Blackside Judith Vecchione, senior producer, WGBH Judy Richardson, content adviser Jack McDevitt, Institute on Race & Justice, NEU Tracy Heather Strain, filmmaker American Experience: Eyes on the Prize is an award-winning 14-hour television series produced by Blackside and narrated by Julian Bond. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, the series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985. WGBH hosts a preview screening of part one of the American Experience: Eyes on the Prize series and a panel discussion with Coolidge Corner Theater audience members. The evening also includes a special performance by a group of Berklee students who welcome the audience with "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize," the theme song for the series.


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Series
WGBH Forum Network
Program
Eyes on the Prize
Program Number

3214

Series Description

The WGBH Forum Network is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in the Greater Boston area. Through this online service thousands of interested people across the world partake of these lectures from the comfort of their home or office at any time they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice to foster deeper understanding of and civic engagement in important issues.

Program Description

EYES ON THE PRIZE JUDI HAMPTON, PRESIDENT, BLACKSIDE JUDITH VECCHIONE, SENIOR PRODUCER, WGBH JUDY RICHARDSON, CONTENT ADVISER JACK MCDEVITT, INSTITUTE ON RACE & JUSTICE, NEU TRACY HEATHER STRAIN, FILMMAKER

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: EYES ON THE PRIZE IS AN AWARD-WINNING 14-HOUR TELEVISION SERIES PRODUCED BY BLACKSIDE AND NARRATED BY JULIAN BOND. THROUGH CONTEMPORARY INTERVIEWS AND HISTORICAL FOOTAGE, THE SERIES COVERS ALL OF THE MAJOR EVENTS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT FROM 1954-1985.

WGBH HOSTS A PREVIEW SCREENING OF PART ONE OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: EYES ON THE PRIZE SERIES AND A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH COOLIDGE CORNER THEATER AUDIENCE MEMBERS. THE EVENING ALSO INCLUDES A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP OF BERKLEE STUDENTS WHO WELCOME THE AUDIENCE WITH "KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE," THE THEME SONG FOR THE SERIES.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

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Event Coverage
Citation
Chicago: “WGBH Forum Network; Eyes on the Prize,” 09/26/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B1145FF84F0C4B119870EBD2A0C6E482.
MLA: “WGBH Forum Network; Eyes on the Prize.” 09/26/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B1145FF84F0C4B119870EBD2A0C6E482>.
APA: WGBH Forum Network; Eyes on the Prize. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B1145FF84F0C4B119870EBD2A0C6E482
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