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TR-254017-17

Public Radio International, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Melinda Ward (Project Director: August 2016 to present)

American Icons IV on Studio 360

American Icons IV will be a fresh new series of specially produced programs and stories to be broadcast within Studio 360, PRI's one-hour public radio show about the arts, ideas, and humanities which is co-produced with New York Public Radio and aired nationally to over 600,000 listeners. Each week, on-air host Kurt Andersen leads an exploration of creativity and the arts, through feature stories and lively conversations with artists, critics and thought leaders. The goal of the American Icon series is to examine time-tested works of literature, music, film, design, or visual art that have had significant and enduring impact on American culture and society. Consultation and close collaboration with humanities scholars enables the production team to offer general audiences an informative, enlightening, and entertaining exploration of humanities subjects and themes central to our diverse and evolving American culture.

Project fields:
American Studies; History, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts; Journalism

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 11/30/2019


TR-253351-16

Public Radio International, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Leslie B. Wolfe (Project Director: June 2016 to June 2016)
Melinda Ward (Project Director: June 2016 to present)

American Icons on Studio 360

American Icons on Studio 360 is a recurring series of special features embedded within Studio 360 which examines time-tested works – of literature, music, film, architecture, design or visual art – that have achieved the status of an “icon” in American culture. Since the series was first launched in 2001 with funding from the NEH, Studio 360 has produced three American Icons seasons on topics ranging from Moby-Dick to The House of Mirth to The Autobiography of Malcolm X; from The Wizard of Oz to I Love Lucy; from Appalachian Spring to “Anything Goes” to Kind of Blue; and from Monticello to Fallingwater to the Vietnam War Memorial. The requested NEH funds will enable us to produce 3 new segments to be aired in the coming summer and fall. The three new segments we would like to produce are: 1) “Amazing Grace” – how this 18th century hymn became America’s spiritual national anthem, and why its message of sin and redemption resonates so deeply with Americans, both religious and secular; 2) Shaft, Gordon Parks – how this film and its award-winning funk soundtrack by Isaac Hayes unleashed the Blaxploitation boom and created a new popular iconography of blackness; 3) Leonard Bernstein’s Young Peoples Concerts – how this popular concert series enchanted a generation of young people, and changed the meaning of “music appreciation” during the era of rock and roll. Along with the completely new material, we would like to update an re-release the 14 hour long shows already in our inventory, creating an interim series that mixes original pieces with restored episodes, in order to help maintain the continuity of the American Icons brand and keep the series fresh and alive in our listeners’ minds.

Project fields:

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2016 – 3/31/2017


TR-50317-11

Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Melinda Ward (Project Director: January 2011 to present)

American Icons III on Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC

The production of a one-hour national public radio series on iconic works of American culture for Public Radio International's Studio 360.

American Icons III is a fresh new series of specially-produced programs and stories to be broadcast within Studio 360. This one-hour public radio show about creativity, the arts and humanities is co-produced by PRI and New York Public Radio and broadcast nationally to over half a million listeners. Each week, on-air host Kurt Andersen leads an exploration of the arts and ideas that are shaping our culture through feature stories and lively conversations with artists and thought leaders. The goal of the American Icons series is to examine classic works of literature, music, film, architecture, design or visual art that have achieved the status of an "icon" in American culture, in a more in-depth, research-based manner than is possible for regular segments in the weekly show. American Icons takes the sophisticated, nuanced discussion that would be found in a graduate-level classroom and produces those conversations in an entertaining and accessible format for a wide audience.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2011 – 11/30/2013


TR-50043-09

Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Melinda Ward (Project Director: August 2008 to present)

American Icons II on Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC

Production of four hour-long radio programs and five shorter segments on iconic works of American culture for Public Radio International's Studio 360, together with development and production of digital companion materials.

"American Icons" is a group of specially-developed and produced programs and stories to be broadcast within Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, a weekly one-hour public radio show about creativity, the arts and humanities co-produced by PRI and WNYC Radio and distributed nationally by PRI. Each of the "American Icons" programs or stories will examine a classic work -- of literature, music, film, architecture, theater or visual art -- that has achieved the status of an "icon" in American culture. Online extensions and interactive features will invite audience participation and engagement. For each subject, a range of stories will explore the historical and social context of the work itself, the contradictions and controversies surrounding its creation, what it signified when it was first created, and what it has come to signify over time.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2009 – 9/30/2010


GN-50453-04

Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Melinda Ward (Project Director: March 2004 to September 2004)
Melinda Ward (Project Director: September 2004 to present)

American Icons on PRI's Studio 360

Production of six one-hour radio programs and 12 feature segments, each examining a single classic work of literature, music, film, architecture, theater, or visual arts that has achieved the status of an "icon" in American culture.

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Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Media, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2004 – 2/28/2007


GN-50249-03

Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Melinda Ward (Project Director: April 2003 to present)

PRI's Studio 360: American Icons Project

Development of "American Icons," a special series for broadcast within Public Radio International's Studio 360.

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Media, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2003 – 6/30/2004