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Filmmakers to discuss 'Eyes on the Prize,' Nov. 21

Filmmakers Sam Pollard and Sheila Curran Bernard will discuss the PBS series "Eyes on the Prize" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building.

Also participating will be Stanley Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs, who served as an adviser on the acclaimed 14-hour history of America's civil rights movement produced for PBS by Blackside Inc.

Originally broadcast over two seasons in 1987 and 1990, "Eyes on the Prize" has been unavailable for several years pending renewal of underlying rights. Pollard and Bernard created two films for the second season, "Two Societies" and "Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More," which won national Emmys for both writing and editing. They will present clips from both films and discuss the series' creation, recent changes in archival documentary storytelling and current efforts to renew underlying rights so that "Eyes" can be re-broadcast.

The discussion is part of a series, "American Visions in Documentary," being organized by Bernard, the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in the Program in American Studies this semester. For more information, visit the program's Web site.

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