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TR-256166-17

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Anne Harrington (Project Director: January 2017 to present)
College Behind Bars

Production of a two-hour documentary that chronicles the intellectual and personal journeys of men and women who participate in a rigorous liberal arts college program as inmates of New York state prisons.

College Behind Bars is a two-hour documentary directed by Lynn Novick and produced by Sarah Botstein, which brings to life the practice of liberal arts education among inmates in American prisons. The project is a co-production of WETA, the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital and the second-largest producing station of PBS programming, and Skiff Mountain Films, a documentary production company based in New York City. Novick and Botstein are longtime filmmaking partners of documentarian Ken Burns, who is serving as Executive Producer. The project is produced in association with Burns’ production company, Florentine Films. Slated for national broadcast on PBS in 2018, College Behind Bars will be accompanied by a multi-platform digital media campaign.

Project fields:
Social Sciences, Other

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2017 – 1/31/2020


TR-250079-16

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Jeff Bieber (Project Director: January 2016 to present)
The 38th Parallel

Production of a two-part, four-hour television series about the Korean War that places the international conflict in historical context and considers its geopolitical and military legacies.

The 38th Parallel is a proposed four-hour documentary series about a war that Americans have long underestimated, misunderstood, and misrepresented. The Korean War was a gigantic global event: twenty-four nations took part in a conflict that lasted three full years. The war killed four million people. Even so, Korea has been almost-famously forgotten by the American public. Bookended by World War II and Vietnam, the Korean War marked little that anyone in this country wanted to remember and a great deal that everyone wanted to forget. It was a brutal conflict that put the first dent in the myth of American exceptionalism and brought the world close to a nuclear war. But the Korean War needs to be remembered. It determined American military and foreign policy for the next 60 years; the world we live in today, where the US all but routinely intervenes in far-off conflicts, was born with Korea. The Korean War changed everything.

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Project fields:
Diplomatic History; Military History; U.S. History

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$550,000 (approved)
$550,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 6/30/2019


GI-234992-16

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Anne Harrington (Project Director: August 2015 to June 2018)
The Vietnam War Expanded Engagement

Implementation of public programs and discussions nation-wide to accompany the eighteen-hour documentary series by Ken Burns, The Vietnam War.

This proposal requests support for a national engagement campaign to accompany The Vietnam War, an eighteen-hour documentary film series about the history and meaning of the Vietnam War, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick of Florentine Films, co-produced by WETA, and slated for PBS broadcast in 2017. As the first major documentary assessment of the subject since the early 1980s, the time for this national conversation is overdue. The dialogue will take place in many venues: across generations and throughout America, between pro and anti-war factions, between veterans of different wars, among policy makers and leaders, through social media and online, between military and civilian communities and within the military itself, in high school and college classrooms, and across America’s many racial and ethnic divides. The national engagement effort will be focused on three key areas: community engagement, digital and new media, and educational initiatives.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


TR-228365-15

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: August 2014 to July 2015)
Anne Harrington (Project Director: July 2015 to present)
The Vietnam War

Production of a ten-part, 18-hour television series exploring the Vietnam War from a range of U.S. and Vietnamese perspectives.

"The Vietnam War" is a 10-part documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that brings to life one of the defining events of 20th-century American history. Airing on PBS in 2017, it will present a groundbreaking narrative of the war intended to inspire a long overdue conversation about this watershed in our history. The film is informed by the best and most recent scholarship about the war, and built around interviews with nearly one hundred American and Vietnamese witnesses, as well as exhaustively researched archival material from around the globe. It addresses wide-ranging themes including colonialism, nationalism and the Cold War; the nature of leadership; propaganda and the creation of media; diversity, class and ethnicity; the changing American cultural landscape; and religion, ethics and morality. The attached proposal describes plans for the production of the film, its comprehensive website, and an outreach campaign designed to engage a broad and diverse audience.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$1,000,000 (approved)
$1,000,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 12/31/2017


TD-50688-14

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Jeff Bieber (Project Director: January 2014 to July 2016)
The Asian Americans

Development of a four-hour documentary film series about Asian Americans in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present.

"The Asian Americans" is a proposed four-hour film series about the unique and evolving identity, contributions, and challenges experienced by Asian Americans in the United States over the past 150 years. Through the stories of Asian Americans, we will see the United States expand into the West and onto the world stage. We will explore the familiar immigrant experience of hope and disappointment, opportunity and struggle--but also a new one: legal exclusion. Through the eyes of Asian Americans, we will witness three wars fought in Asia in a single century; and rethink America's global position as Asian nations continue to rise economically and militarily. Through the exploration of this complex history, the series will reveal the contradictory responses our nation has had to its growing diversity: resentment and racism as well as embrace and inclusion, while raising questions about the future for Asian Americans and our nation as a whole.

Project fields:
Asian American Studies

Program:
Media Projects Development

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2014 – 8/31/2015


TD-50689-14

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Susan L. Mills (Project Director: January 2014 to February 2015)
James Corbley (Project Director: February 2015 to April 2015)
Rosalynn Carter: Political Partner

Development of a one-hour television documentary on the life and impact of former first lady Rosalynn Carter as part of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions' "Modern First Ladies" series.

"Rosalynn Carter: Political Partner" is a one-hour television documentary exploring the life and impact of former first lady Rosalynn Carter. "Rosalynn Carter: Political Partner" will be the fourth program in "The Modern First Ladies" series of documentaries produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and broadcast nationally on PBS. Built primarily around an in-depth interview with the former first lady, as well as archival material from the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, private photo collections, home movies, news clips, and other image sources, "Rosalynn Carter: Political Partner" will create a complex portrait of this transformational first lady within the context of a post-Watergate White House and a resurgent women's movement.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Media Projects Development

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2014 – 12/31/2014


TR-50238-11

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: August 2010 to present)
The Dust Bowl

Production of a two-part, four-hour documentary film series on the Dust Bowl, the southern Plains states' decade-long natural catastrophe and man-made ecological disaster in the 1930s.

THE DUST BOWL is a 2-part, 4-hour documentary film series that will explore a decade-long natural catastrophe of Biblical proportions and the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, a collective tragedy that nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. The series will be broadcast nationally in prime time on PBS in 2012, and will be accompanied by extensive educational outreach materials and a major promotional campaign to drive tune-in. In addition a web site will be created for the film to be housed on pbs.org.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$500,000 (approved)
$500,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2011 – 3/31/2013


TR-50287-11

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: January 2011 to present)
The Roosevelts

Production of a 14-hour documentary film series that would examine the history of the Roosevelt family, focusing on Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

This 14-hour, 7-part film series will present the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their influence as the most prominent members of one of the most important families in our nation?s history. The Roosevelts will illuminate over 100 years of the American experience, refracted through numerous prisms?of politics and reform; isolation and global responsibility; government intervention; ethics; jurisprudence; social and economic history. The series will be broadcast nationally in prime time on PBS in 2014, and will be accompanied by extensive educational outreach activities and a major promotional campaign to drive tune-in. In addition, a web site will be created for the film to be housed at pbs.org.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$750,000 (approved)
$750,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014


TR-50099-10

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: August 2009 to present)
Prohibition

Production of a three-part, six-hour documentary with a companion website about the rise, rule, and repeal of the 18th Amendment in its social, cultural, and political contexts.

PROHIBITION is a six-hour, three-part documentary film series that will explore the rise, rule, and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. The series will examine the social, political, and cultural forces that converged to make the Amendment's passage possible, the far-reaching impact of Prohibition on American life, and the country's eventual disillusionment with the edict, which culminated in repeal. The series will be broadcast nationally in prime time on PBS in 2011, and will be accompanied by extensive educational outreach materials and a major promotional campaign to drive tune-in. In addition a web site will be created for the film to be housed on pbs.org.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$500,000 (approved)
$500,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2010 – 4/30/2012


TR-50103-10

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Jeff Bieber (Project Director: August 2009 to present)
The Latino Americans

Production of the first two one-hour episodes of a six-part television series examining the history of Latino Americans, accompanied by a radio series and a website.

The Latino Americans will be a six-hour film series, the chronicle of the arrival and lives of Latinos in the United States in the last 200 years -- a story of people, politics, and culture from 1800 to 2000.?? It is a long and diverse story, as any history of the immigration of a major population and its aftermath must be -- especially a story that hopes to describe what the U.S. Census now counts as the largest ethnic bloc in the United States. Immigration is at the heart of American experience and our series intersects much that is central to that history including Manifest Destiny, the Wild West and multiple wars (including Mexican-American, Spanish-American and World War II). With most Americans unfamiliar with this history, The Latino Americans will be a landmark media event that is long overdue.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2010 – 2/28/2014


TD-50032-09

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Jeff Bieber (Project Director: August 2008 to April 2010)
The Latino Americans

Development of two one-hour scripts for an eight-part film series to be broadcast nationally, with a companion radio series on National Public Radio and an accompanying website that would examine the history of Latino Americans through the lens of immigration.

"The Latino Americans" will be an eight-hour film series, the chronicle of the arrival and lives of Latinos in the United States in the last 200 years -- a story of people, politics and culture from 1800-2008. WETA, the Washington, DC PBS station, will join forces with Latino Public Broadcasting to co-produce this project. The series will be created for national PBS broadcast, with a companion radio series on National Public Radio (NPR), and will include a major outreach and promotional campaign. All programs and outreach will also be distributed via Spanish language media (broadcast, radio and web) to connect with Latino communities nationwide.

Project fields:
Latin American Studies

Program:
America's Media Makers: Development Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2009 – 12/31/2009


TD-50020-08

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Jeff Bieber (Project Director: January 2008 to October 2009)
Ordered Liberty

Development of a two-hour film that would examine the history of the conservative movement in 20th-century America.

We are requesting development funding for "Ordered Liberty," a two-hour film history of the Conservative movement in the United States. The film will be broadcast nationally on PBS and will be accompanied by outreach materials, teaching materials, website and companion book.

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
America's Media Makers: Development Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2008 – 4/30/2009


TI-50004-06

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Jeff Bieber (Project Director: November 2005 to November 2008)
The Jewish Americans

Production of a four-part film series about Jewish immigration to North America and about the integration of Jews into the fabric of American life.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Media TV Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$550,000 (approved)
$550,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 4/30/2008


GN-50260-04

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: October 2003 to April 2008)
The War

Production of the first two episodes of a proposed ten-hour documentary television series about the American experience of World War II from 1941 to 1945.

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Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$1,200,000 (approved)
$1,124,214 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2004 – 12/31/2007


GN-50261-04

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Karen A. Kenton (Project Director: October 2003 to April 2008)
History Through Deaf Eyes

Production of a two-hour television documentary film exploring almost 200 years of the experience of the deaf community in the United States, from 1814 to the present.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$500,000 (approved)
$500,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2004 – 8/31/2007


GN-50303-04

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Nancy E. Davis (Project Director: November 2003 to September 2007)
Valerie Wilson (Project Director: September 2007 to March 2008)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: March 2008 to July 2010)
Benjamin Henry Latrobe: Architect of the New Republic

Production of a two-hour documentary film on the life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe and his contribution to the architecture of the new American Republic (1764-1820).

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$800,000 (approved)
$800,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2004 – 3/31/2010


GN-26195-01

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: February 2001 to January 2009)
Reporting America at War

Production of a three-hour documentary film series examining American press coverage of major military conflicts in the 20th century.

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$500,000 (approved)
$380,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2001 – 3/31/2004


GN-25342-96

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: January 1996 to present)
JAZZ

To support the production of an eight-part, 12-hour documentary film series on the history of jazz within the social and cultural context of American life from 1890-1990.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$800,000 (approved)
$800,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1996 – 6/30/2001


GN-25132-95

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: September 1994 to June 1996)
Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson

To support the scripting of a one-hour documentary film that examines the personal and artistic odyssey of the American artist, William H. Johnson, 190l-1970, and the revival of his work.

Project fields:
African American Studies; Art History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$37,532 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1995 – 1/31/1996


GN-25259-95

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: May 1997 to March 1998)
Revolutionary Roads

No project description available

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$415,000 (approved)
$414,600 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1995 – 10/31/1997

Funding details:
Original grant (1995) $400,000
Supplement (1998) $14,600


GN-24981-94

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Tamara E. Robinson (Project Director: March 1994 to July 1995)
Galileo

To support scripting of a two-hour documentary film, with dramatizations, on the life and times of Galileo Galilei.

Project fields:
Classical History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$70,000 (approved)
$70,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1994 – 2/28/1995


GN-25010-94

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Tamara E. Robinson (Project Director: March 1994 to July 1995)
Them Damn Pictures! The Tradition of American Political Cartoons

To support scripting of a 90-minute documentary film on select moments in the history of political cartoons in America.

Project fields:
American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$90,000 (approved)
$90,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1994 – 3/31/1995


GN-24631-93

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: September 1992 to October 1997)
The West -- A 10-Hour Documentary Film for Public Television

To support the production of a seven-part, ten-hour film series on the American West.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$2,500,000 (approved)
$1,654,005 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1993 – 3/31/1997


GN-24743-93

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Tamara E. Robinson (Project Director: March 1993 to September 1994)
The Interstate Highways and American Culture

To support the scripting of a three-hour documentary film series about the interstate highway system: the individuals who made it possible, how it transformed the landscape, and its effect upon people and communities.

Project fields:
American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$140,000 (approved)
$140,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1993 – 2/28/1994


GN-24765-93

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Phylis Geller (Project Director: March 1993 to June 1996)
A. Philip Randolph

To support the production of a 90-minute documentary film on the life and times of Asa Philip Randolph, 1889-1979.

Project fields:
African American Studies; Labor Relations; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$860,000 (approved)
$755,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1993 – 2/29/1996


GN-24365-92

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Ken Burns (Project Director: March 1994 to February 1997)
Baseball

To support the production of a nine-part 20-hour series on the history of baseball.

[Grant products][Prizes]

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$2,000,200 (approved)
$500,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1991 – 12/31/1994

Funding details:
Original grant (1992) $200
Supplement (1994) $500,000


GN-24440-92

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Richard Richter (Project Director: September 1991 to October 1995)
William Kennedy's Albany

To support production of a one-hour documentary film that will examine the concept of place in the fiction of novelist William Kennedy.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$647,398 (approved)
$579,784 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1992 – 11/30/1994


GN-24452-92

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: March 1995 to September 1995)
When the Lion Wrote History: The Life of Frederick Douglass

No project description available

Project fields:
African American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$803,718 (approved)
$794,963 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1992 – 3/31/1995

Funding details:
Original grant (1992) $779,963
Supplement (1995) $15,000


CP-30034-92

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Linwood T. Lloyd (Project Director: May 1991 to October 1997)
Challenge Grant for Program Endowment

To support the endowment of a program fund for the initial research and development of humanities productions.

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Public Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$562,000 (approved)
$562,000 (offered)
$562,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1990 – 7/31/1997


GN-24203-91

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
David S. Thompson (Project Director: September 1990 to August 1992)
Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History

To support the scripting of a one-hour documentary film on the life and work of Frederick Douglass, 1818-95.

Project fields:
African American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$85,000 (approved)
$84,949 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1991 – 9/30/1991


GN-24217-91

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Richard Richter (Project Director: September 1990 to August 1992)
Authors' America

To support scripting for a one-hour documentary film on the life and work of American novelist William Kennedy (born 1928).

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$65,000 (approved)
$57,188 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1991 – 9/30/1991


GN-24315-91

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Tamara E. Robinson (Project Director: March 1991 to September 1993)
A. Philip Randolph

To support scripting of a 90-minute documentary on the life and times of Asa Philip Randolph, 1889-1979, labor leader and civil rights activist.

Project fields:
African American Studies; Labor Relations; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$90,000 (approved)
$90,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1991 – 5/30/1993


GN-24171-90

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Tamara E. Robinson (Project Director: June 1990 to December 1990)
The Civil War Fillers

To support filming two interviews with Ken BUrns, the producer of the "The Civil War" series.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$29,913 (approved)
$25,999 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1990 – 7/31/1990


GN-23871-89

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Tamara E. Robinson (Project Director: March 1989 to September 1992)
Radio Pioneers

To support the production of a 90-minute documentary film examining the lives of Lee de Forest, Edwin Harvard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff who invented, manufactured, and created the world of radio.

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$477,334 (approved)
$453,044 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1989 – 5/31/1992


GN-23288-87

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Mary E. Aladj (Project Director: March 1987 to November 1989)
Promotion for "Shoulder to Shoulder"

To support promotion for the rebroadcast of the six-part dramatic series, "Shoulder to Shoulder."

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$25,000 (approved)
$20,970 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1987 – 8/31/1988


GN-22769-86

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Ken Burns (Project Director: January 1989 to June 1991)
The Civil War

To support the expansion of the five-hour CIVIL WAR series to nine or ten hours.

[Grant products][Prizes]

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$1,649,100 (approved)
$1,349,100 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1986 – 12/31/1990

Funding details:
Original grant (1986) $700,000
Supplement (1988) $350,000
Supplement (1989) $299,100


GN-22109-85

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Charles B. Hobson (Project Director: April 1986 to September 1987)
The Africans

To support THE AFRICANS, a nine-hour documentary series on Africa for public television.

Project fields:
African History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$600,000 (approved)
$587,419 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1984 – 12/31/1986


GN-22373-85

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Pamela Brooke (Project Director: September 1984 to October 1990)
Songs Jumping in My Mouth: An Introduction to Language History (Script, Radio, Documentary, Children)

To support the scripting for a series of six 30-minute radio programs to intro-duce the history, development, and evolution of American English to an audienceof children, ages six to ten, and their families.

Project fields:
English; Linguistics

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$46,745 (approved)
$46,745 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1985 – 12/31/1985


GN-21653-83

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Charles B. Hobson (Project Director: December 1982 to October 1990)
The Africans (a nine-part television series on the history of Black Africa) (Planning: TV Documentary)

To support planning of a series of nine 60-minute documentaries, examining the history of Subsaharan Africa through its indigenous, Islamic, and Western heritages.

Project fields:
African History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1983 – 12/31/1983


GN-21716-83

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Pamela Brooke (Project Director: March 1983 to October 1990)
Songs Jumping in my Mouth: Introduction to the Humanities for Children (Scripting: Radio)

To support scripting of thirteen 30-minute radio programs that will provide an introduction to humanities concepts and perspectives designed for children ages six to ten.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$70,000 (approved)
$70,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1984 – 11/30/1984


GN-21787-83

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Toby H. Levine (Project Director: March 1983 to October 1990)
Architectural History for Children (Planning: TV Documentary)

To support planning of a 60-minute television program to introduce young people, ages ten to fifteen, to architectural history and history by featuring historic buildings in and around Washington, D.C.

Project fields:
Architecture; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1983 – 12/31/1983


GZ-*1465-80

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Pamela Brooke (Project Director: January 1980 to October 1990)
Songs Jumping in my Mouth

To support production of a series of radio programs, related writing and research projects for children, a curriculum guide for teachers, writing contests for children, and family and community activities. The project will integrate culture, history and ideas with children's own experiences.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Humanities Projects for Youth

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$124,205 (approved)
$124,205 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1980 – 1/31/1984


ES-*1997-80

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Toby H. Levine (Project Director: April 1980 to October 1990)
Jumpstreet Humanities Project

To support development of learning packages and a teacher training model to enhance the effectiveness of multicultural education in secondary school classrooms. The history of Black American music culture will be studied with the aid of the television series "From Jumpstreet -- A Story of Black Music."

Project fields:
African American Studies; Music History and Criticism

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$198,930 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1980 – 6/30/1982


GN-*1680-80

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Elizabeth S. Brownstein (Project Director: February 1980 to October 1990)
Humanities Research and Development Grant/Jurisprudence

To support a pilot script development for a television series on the law that will increase the public's understanding and awareness of the historical, philosophical and social bases of the American legal system.

Project fields:
Law and Jurisprudence

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1980 – 1/31/1981


GN-*0164-79

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Elizabeth S. Brownstein (Project Director: August 1978 to October 1990)
Humanities Planning Grant - Jurisprudence

Humanities planning grant.

To explore ideas for, and define approaches to, a television series on the philosophy of law and the evolution of legal institutions, with particular emphasis on the American legal system.

Project fields:
Law and Jurisprudence

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$17,690 (approved)
$17,690 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1979 – 2/29/1980


CN-*0617-77

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Sally Wells (Project Director: February 1977 to October 1990)
Challenge Grant

No project description available

Project fields:

Program:
Media Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$205,000 (approved)
$205,000 (offered)
$205,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1977 – 6/30/1980


GN-10433-77

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Charles B. Hobson (Project Director: August 1977 to present)
Humanities Planning Grant

To plan a humanities project.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1977 – 7/31/1978


GN-10293-76

WETA (Arlington, VA 10029)
Peter Simmons (Project Director: July 1976 to present)
Hispanic-American Cultural Investigation for Public Radio

To examine the feasibility of creating a series of programs for Public Radio based on the contribution by Hispanic American peoples to the historical and cultural development of the U.S.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 6/30/1977


GN-10049-70

WETA (Arlington, VA)
John N. Robbins (Project Director: September 1970 to present)
The Wolf Von Eckardt Project on National Capitols

A 60-minute color T.V. program comparing and evaluating the architectural and socioesthetic environment of four major national capitols: Paris, London, copenhagen and Washinton, D.C.

Project fields:
Arts, General; Social Sciences, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$25,300 (approved)
$25,300 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1970 – 8/31/1971