Sunday, October 16, 2005

Destination America

KETC, the PBS station in St. Louis, will be airing a four-part series titled Destination America beginning next Wednesday. Each segment is one hour. Parts one and two will air Wednesday, October 19th, and parts three and four will follow a week later on the 26th.

Part 1 — The Golden Door
Wednesday, October 19, 9:00pm
"A four-part exploration of immigration follows migrants as they seek what narrator Blair Brown calls 'the shimmering promise of America' for the same reasons their ancestors did. In Part 1 it's economic opportunity."

Part 2 — The Art of Departure
Wednesday, October 19, 10:00pm
"'The Art of Departure' follows a Taiwanese-born dancer and artists who fled the Soviet Union as they visit their homelands, and recalls conductor Arturo Toscanini's struggle against Italian Fascism in the 1920s and '30s."

Part 3 — The Earth Is the Lord's
Wednesday, October 26, 9:00pm
"'The Earth Is the Lord's,' explores religious freedom from the points of view of Mennonites, Tibetan Buddhists and Hasidic Jews."

Part 4 — Breaking Free: A Women's Journey
Wednesday, October 26, 10:00pm
"'Breaking Free: A Woman's Journey' explores reasons why women have sought refuge and opportunity in the U.S. Included: a Guatemalan fleeing domestic abuse who has requested asylum."

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