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Sunday 3-4-2018

8:00 PM/7:00 PM: Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America's Founding Fathers

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America's founding fathers were men yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence. Liberty and Slavery features stunning imagery and interviews with scholars that explore the paradox of America's Founding Fathers being champions of liberty - and yet simultaneously champions of slavery.

Monday 3-5-2018

9:00 AM/8:00 AM: Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America's Founding Fathers

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America's founding fathers were men yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence. Liberty and Slavery features stunning imagery and interviews with scholars that explore the paradox of America's Founding Fathers being champions of liberty - and yet simultaneously champions of slavery.

Sunday 3-11-2018

8:00 PM/7:00 PM: Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne

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SEARCHING FOR AUGUSTA: THE FORGOTTEN ANGEL OF BASTOGNE tells the little-known story of Augusta Chiwy, a black nurse, and her heroic service at a U.S. military aid station during the opening days of the Battle of The Bulge. Her remarkable story of bravery went untold for over 60 years, until historian and author Martin King tracked her down and wrote a book celebrating her heroism. Augusta Chiwy passed away on August 23, 2015 in Belgium at the age of 94. Her life story was celebrated in the New York Timesfeature series "The Lives They Lived." Using archival footage and photos, black and white sketches, and interviews with author Martin King, historian Michael Collins, and others, the documentary pieces together the remarkable true story of this previously unsung hero, whose compassion and unwavering courage helped save countless of American soldiers.

Monday 3-12-2018

9:00 AM/8:00 AM: A Harpist's Legacy: Ann Hobson Pilot and the Sound of Change

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This compelling documentary follows Ann Hobson Pilot's trailblazing journey as the first black female principal player in a major symphony orchestra and also as an international soloist, teacher, mentor and driving force behind music-education programs for underserved minorities. Her professional journey increases racial diversity and shifts in attitudes toward musicians of color in the classical music world.

10:00 PM/9:00 PM: Perfect Balance

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A PERFECT BALANCE goes backstage for a revealing look inside the world of ballet. Through interviews, some of the world's greatest dancers describe the commitment and discipline required for a life in professional ballet. Their stories provide a rarely seen glimpse into the lives of some of today's most gifted and accomplished dancers and shed light on the creative process. The program, filmed over five years of Evening With the Stars Gala Performances in Indianapolis, captures principal dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Berlin Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet rehearsing and performing their signature works in a wide array of styles.

Tuesday 3-13-2018

6:00 PM/5:00 PM: Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne

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SEARCHING FOR AUGUSTA: THE FORGOTTEN ANGEL OF BASTOGNE tells the little-known story of Augusta Chiwy, a black nurse, and her heroic service at a U.S. military aid station during the opening days of the Battle of The Bulge. Her remarkable story of bravery went untold for over 60 years, until historian and author Martin King tracked her down and wrote a book celebrating her heroism. Augusta Chiwy passed away on August 23, 2015 in Belgium at the age of 94. Her life story was celebrated in the New York Timesfeature series "The Lives They Lived." Using archival footage and photos, black and white sketches, and interviews with author Martin King, historian Michael Collins, and others, the documentary pieces together the remarkable true story of this previously unsung hero, whose compassion and unwavering courage helped save countless of American soldiers.

Sunday 3-18-2018

8:00 PM/7:00 PM: The Mayor: The Age of Riley

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This film is an inspiring story of a white, Irish Catholic man in the American south who provided guidance and compassion to his community for an incredible 40 year period as the mayor of Charleston, South Carolina. Entering office just as the Civil Rights movement was taking off in South Carolina, Joseph P. Riley Jr., a Democrat, became America's Mayor and proved that the only real social change comes from the ground up.