Program Catalog

Birmingham: Conscience of America

History DocumentaryCarol Jenkins
Producer: CUNY-TV
Rights: Unlimited, 1/1/18 to 12/31/19
1 x 60
High Definition
Feeddate: 1/60 on 12/29/17 @1400-1500ET/HD04

Free Program

CUNY-TV presents an hour-long documentary about the creation of the Birmingham (Alabama) Civil Rights Monument.  The monument, created by President Barack Obama on January 12, 2017, is an entity to be run in perpetuity by the National Parks Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The monument includes the A.G. Gaston Motel, the Black-owned headquarters for Martin Luther King, Jr.; Kelly Ingram Park, scene of repeated protests and arrests; The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where four small girls were killed in a bomb blast; and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

The production team traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, Washington D.C., and Tuskegee, Alabama to place these often deadly historical moments into our ongoing civil rights environment, as well as the legislative and social upheavals that remain to this day. The documentary’s host, journalist Carol Jenkins, brings a very personal perspective to this story, since her uncle, A.G. Gaston, was the owner of the A.G. Gaston Motel, and one of the leading social activists of his time.

Carol and the production team presents an often painful remembrance of Birmingham’s bloody civil rights history.  It is a riveting examination of where our country once was, and where it appears to be heading in the struggle for human civil rights.

 

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– Hattie Bryant

As much as we all want to believe we can live forever, we all know deep down that it simply can’t be true.

From this program viewers learn that there are things each of us can do to live fully, all the way to the end. Anyone who is willing to take four simple steps now, while healthy, can minimize if not avoid entirely, the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out.

Americans need this information because 70% say they want to die peacefully surrounded by friends and family … while actually 70% are dying in institutions surrounded by strangers.

Few people choose to contemplate critical illness or the inevitability of death until their time comes. Because possibilities are rarely discussed, many people are unprepared or unable to make critical end-of-life decisions and spend their last days in over-medicalized and unnecessarily painful and protracted situations.

Breaking through the taboo of discussing death, Hattie Bryant shows that we have choices.

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EPS Series Theater Talk Wins 2017 EMMY Award for Best NYC Interview/Discussion Program! Theater Talk, the series devoted to the world of the stage, won a New York Regional Emmy Award for the Best Interview/Discussion Program on May 6, 2017 at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/New York Chapter’s Ceremony. Accepting the award was Executive Producer/co-host Susan Haskins-Doloff.

THEATER TALK focuses on the most exciting stars and other artists coming to the new Broadway season, is back for 2017 to 2018!

Broadway is always fresh and exciting, much of its success fueled by out-of-town audiences who join with New Yorkers in their collective anticipation of each new season’s plays and musicals. Tapping into, and even influencing, this enthusiasm is Theater Talk.

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