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This Winter on American Experience

November 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

November 30, 2012 6:00 a.m.

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January 8, 9-10pm: The Abolitionists, Part 1
January 15, 9-10pm: The Abolitionists, Part 2
January 22, 9-10pm: The Abolitionists, Part 3
To form a more perfect union, they tore the nation apart. The story of Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké, and how they turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.

January 29, 9-11pm: Henry Ford
The biography of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, this biography of Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford’s automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom and possibility.

Henry Ford is part of The Titans collection, which includes biographies of Andrew Carnegie and the Rockefeller family.

February 5, 9-11pm: Andrew Carnegie (Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World) (repeat)
Andrew Carnegie’s life seemed touched by magic. He embodied the American dream: the immigrant who went from rags to riches, the self-made man who became a captain of industry, the king of steel.

February 12, 8-10pm: John D. Rockefeller (The Rockefellers) (repeat)
For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America — associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s feared monopoly, Standard Oil. By the end of his life, Rockefeller had given away half his fortune — but even his vast philanthropy could not erase the memory of his predatory business practices.

February 19, 8-9:30pm: Silicon Valley
Before Apple and Google, before stock-option millionaires, and before billionaire venture capitalists, a group of eight brilliant young scientists came together to form a company whose radical innovations helped make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Their leader was 29-year-old Robert Noyce, a physicist with a brilliant mind and the affability of a born salesman, who would …read more
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Pin Drive Contest

November 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

November 15, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Got old photos? Put them on our map for a free DVD!

This fall, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE has been building the Abolitionist Map of America — an interactive map that integrates the history presented in the upcoming documentary The Abolitionists (premiering January 8, 15 & 22nd on PBS) with the present-day life of American cities. We have partnered with dozens of organizations across the country to pin geo-tagged photos, videos, audio files, and documents that are relevant to the abolitionist movement all across America, and now we want you to participate in the pinning too!

From Monday, November 26 through Monday, December 3, we are holding a Pin Drive Contest. Whoever can pin as many complete photos, videos, and/or audio clips to the map will take home the prize – a free DVD copy of The Abolitionists! (Complete pins will include a title, description, location, and date. For more information on what we think is ideal content for the map, check out our how-to guide.)

Do you have anything related to the abolitionist movement in your back yard? In your neighborhood? I just found out a few days ago that one of my friend’s homes was the meetingplace for a local female anti-slavery society. The Connecticut house that my colleague grew up in had a tunnel in the basement wall that went out under the road — it was rumored to be used in the Underground Railroad. What’s your story?

It’s time to bring those boxes of old photographs down from the attic. It is time to create some videos with your phone or iPad. Pin as many as you can to the map, and help us tell the story of the abolitionist movement in your town or city. Pinning to the map takes only ten minutes.

How many items can you pin? To start pinning your history to the map, visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/interactive-map/abolitionists-map/.

By participating in the Pin Drive Contest, you agree to the Terms & Conditions.

Casey is the Special Projects Assistant for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

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New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Medical Advisory Board Unanimously Recommends to Keep PTSD as a Qualifying Condition

November 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

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The Final Decision Rests in the Hands of the Acting Secretary of Health

(Santa Fe, NM) – Today, the New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program’s Medical Advisory Board unanimously recommended to the Acting Secretary of Health to keep PTSD as qualifying condition and to deny Dr. William Ulwelling’s petition to remove PTSD from the list of eligible medical conditions for enrollment in the program. The Secretary of Health will have the final decision.

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Medical Cannabis Patients, including Montel Williams, Oppose Petition to Withdraw PTSD as a Qualifying Condition in New Mexico

November 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

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New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Medical Advisory Board Will Hear the Petition, Tomorrow, in Santa Fe

Psychiatrists, Military Veterans and Other Patients Scheduled to Testify at the Hearing, Asking the Governor and the Secretary of Health Not to Take Away Their Medicine

(Santa Fe, NM) – Tomorrow, from 1 to 5 pm, the New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program’s Medical Advisory Board will hold a public hearing to consider Dr. William Ulwelling’s petition to remove PTSD from the list of eligible medical conditions for enrollment in the program. The hearing is scheduled in the Harold Runnels Building’s auditorium, 1190 St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe. The Secretary of Health will have the final decision.

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