Midsummer in Newtown is a testament to the transformative force of artistic expression to pierce through the shadow cast by trauma. In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, one grieving couple honors their daughter through music, while community children find their voice through a rock-pop version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
A 5-Part series exploring the last 100 years of aviation history in unprecedented detail. From the Wright brothers first flight to the Apollo moon landings and beyond, experience the history of an industry defined by innovation. Woven into this history is The Boeing Company, which has navigated war and peace, booms and busts, to become the largest aerospace company in the world. The Age of Aerospace recounts the fate of a company, a country, its people, and their countless contributions to technology, culture, and history.
Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film and the centerpiece of the global action campaign for girls’ education. We use the power of storytelling, leveraged through partnerships, to share the simple truth that educating and investing in girls can transform families, communities and entire countries for generations.
In July 2004, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report with 41 recommendations to improve the security of the United States. Each recommendation was directly tied to an institutional failure that left the country vulnerable to the attacks on September 11th. Since that time, nearly all of their 41 recommendations have been implemented in whole or in part. A key exception was the one recommendation which the 9/11 Commission believed to be among the most important but also the most difficult to realize – fixing the fragmented congressional oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. HOMELAND CONFUSION examines the critical need for congressional reform and the security implications of inaction.
It began one night over dinner, a casual conversation between a former Supreme Court Justice who grew up on a ranch in Arizona, and a trumpet virtuoso raised amid the music of New Orleans. It became A Celebration of America, a gala concert that took place in Washington DC on the eve of Barack Obama’s historic inauguration. It was presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Woven through a program of extraordinary music and hope, former Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis continued the conversation they’d begun a few months before. This series of taped segments are their riffs on why jazz music and the Constitution are uniquely American – and so very much alike.
Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life, an oral biography tells the story of Jennings’ extraordinary life and career through the words of his friends, family, colleagues, competitors, and those he covered. Recorded in the immediate aftermath of the news anchor’s death from lung cancer, this collection of memories capture his love for journalism and his passion for living.