It’s only fitting that something with as many complex, confounding layers as the Vietnam War would receive coverage comprehensive enough to span an 18-hour documentary and a decade of interviews, research and analysis. With esteemed documentarian (hailed as “America’s Storyteller” by none other than Tom Hanks) Ken Burns and co-director Lynn Novick at the helm…
The class, which is in its 10th year, has allowed 325 students to work with global partners in 14 countries to create products that improve the lives of impoverished people. This year, the 40 graduate students in the course are collaborating with five global partners to manage the design of 10 new products.
“I like PBS. I like Big Bird.”
If this was all that Mitt Romney had said about the Public Broadcasting Service during the first presidential debate this week, I would have had nothing to write but, “Me, too.” Instead, he declared that he would cut government subsidies for PBS as a way to save money and put it toward “more important” uses.
With his tweed jacket and tinted Ray-Ban glasses, Patrick Hunt makes a strong impression. An archaeologist by training, Hunt has traveled to digs around the world to deepen our understanding of the past. Still, his pursuits defy easy categorization — when he’s not excavating or teaching, Hunt keeps busy as a writer, composer, poet and art historian.
Broadcasting leaders explored current and future challenges for public broadcasting in a panel discussion moderated Monday evening by Gerhard Casper, president emeritus of Stanford University. The event was titled, “Does Public Broadcasting Have A Future?”
Abigail Disney, an award-winning documentarian and Stanford alumna, spoke on Wednesday evening in the Cemex Auditorium on her documentary work illuminating the role of women in conflict and peace.