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“The Jazz Ambassadors” on PBS Through May 10th

May 4th, 2018 No comments
Following up about the new documentary The Jazz Ambassadors, premiere Friday, May 4 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and continues through May 10. The film site has launched with two new embedded videos:
The United States Information Agency (USIA) uses Voice of America radio to combat Soviet propaganda in films and news media about America’s struggles with racial discrimination and segregation: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jazz-ambassadors/video/america-combats-soviet-propaganda-racism-segregation/
 
In 1955, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. convinced U.S. leaders that jazz was the best way to intervene in the Cold War cultural conflict, with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie becoming the first jazz ambassador to help counter Soviet stories about American racism:http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jazz-ambassadors/video/adam-clayton-powell-jr-teams-dizzy-gillespie/

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Dinosaur Train “Classic in the Jurassic” Special Debuts on PBS KIDS and on DVD in August

July 24th, 2014 No comments

On Monday, August 18, PBS KIDS premieres “Classic in the Jurassic,” an all-new one hour special from The Jim Henson Company’s hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN. In the special, kids travel through time with the Pteranodon family to an Olympic-type competition in which dinosaur teams representing three Mesozoic time periods compete in contests.

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Dinosaur Train “Classic in the Jurassic” Special Debuts on PBS KIDS and on DVD in August