Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball’s color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. A fierce integrationist, Robinson used his immense fame to speak out against the discrimination he saw on and off the field, angering fans, the press, and even teammates who had once celebrated him for “turning the other cheek.” JACKIE ROBINSON, a new two-part, four-hour documentary directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, chronicles the life and times of Jackie Robinson. Watch Part I:
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Join WSKG April 7 at 6:30PM, at our studio in Vestal, for a special sneak peek at the new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns – JACKIE ROBINSON. We will be showing 40 minutes from the two-part, four-hour film. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-729-0100. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqizYxTxnjI
JACKIE ROBINSON, is directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, and will air April 11 and 12, at 9:00 p.m. on WSKG TV.
America’s Favorite Neighbor changed millions of lives. Watch real-life neighbor Benjamin Wagner, a journalist, and his brother Christofer come to know more than just the man and his luminous legacy. Their personal journey unearths the roots of Mister Rogers’ values, unmasks the forces acting against depth and simplicity, and helps them to develop the means to lead deeper, simpler lives. https://youtu.be/TMXKs6OSrNg
Watch on WSKG TV on March 14, 2016 at 10:00pm.
Want more from the filmmakers? We love the ’46 Things I Learned Making Mr. Rogers and Me’ featured on Mental Floss and the documentary’s website.
This is a short documentary by Metin Ozisik of Niskayuna, NY. ‘Grand Bazaar’ is a look at the world’s largest covered shopping center and most-visited tourist attraction in Instanbul. Ozisik’s documentary is both a personal story and a cinematic journey that captured the honor of ‘Best Documentary’ in the 2015 Rod Serling Film Festival. https://youtu.be/pu3jSh_vwCY
Harvest, a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Brian Frey, aired November 19, 2015 and December 8, 2015 on WSKG TV. The film traces the history and evolution of the farming and agricultural community in upstate New York over six generations through the lives and stories of farming families and the communities they help build. Utilizing rare archival photographs and film footage, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis, along with breathtaking cinematography, this new documentary chronicles the critical contribution the farming community has made in the development of the culture and customs across the Southern Tier of New York. Woven within the narrative of the film are biographies of dozens of normal everyday area farmers and their families whose triumphs and often devastating personal and economic struggles help punctuate the incredible story of rural life in the region. Along with their journey, we see the life-altering innovations and scientific developments in farming that helped to transform Upstate New York’s landscape.