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BETWEEN TAKES

From 1986 to 2000: 325 Award-winning Video Episodes

A Sampling of Titles Produced

 

 

A New England Holiday
Join us as we present our annual Holiday Special. This year we focus on the sights, sounds and flavor of the Holidays from a unique New England perspective. From classical to modern, musicians and artists from New England will supply their own touch to create that special seasonal magic. Guests include Bob Colonna from Trinity Repertory Company, singers Richard Benefield and Julibeth Andrews, music from Trinity Church in Newport, scenes from the "Snow Queen," and much more. Still in development at press time, this promises to be a unique Holiday treat.

 

We Are All Victims
A disturbing and thought-provoking discussion about one of the most preventable causes of accidents and death -- drunk driving. Impaired driving is the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to nineteen and takes more than 23,000 American lives each year. Statistically, more Americans die in alcohol or other drug-related crashes each year than from any other kind of tragedy. Learn how one group, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has been leading the charge to educate the public about the Hazards of driving while under the influence. This is a poignant episode and features forthright, personal testimonies by family members who have lost children to accidents caused by drunk drivers. Featuring Marian Stokes, and Nick Tammaro.

 

Success Story
Perhaps the one thing that seems universally true is that Americans are perceived as having a "can-do" attitude and an ability to overcome any obstacle. From the westward expansion of the last century and Manifest Destiny, to industrialization and multi-national corporations, Americans have been at the forefront of business growth and expansion. Join us as we meet an American original, Burton "Skip" Sack, an entrepreneur who has had made the American dream a reality. In this updated episode, we will see how he brought to New England Appleby's Restaurant and during a flat economy turned it into a thriving success that is worth more than $59.4 million.

 

The Imported Bridegroom
With the recent release of her newest critically acclaimed film, we thought it appropriate to revisit of episode interviewed independent filmmaker, Pamela Berger. In an exclusive interview, we'll talk with Ms. Berger, a New England filmmaker, who discusses her film "The Imported Bridegroom." Filmed in Cambridge, MA and throughout the region, the film has been hailed as an "endearing film about the turn-of-the-century immigrant experience." A lively, entertaining interview featuring clips from the production and some behind-the-scenes stories about its development.

 

DAWN: Out of Darkness Light
Revelation V.2 ... And I saw a mighty angel who called out in a loud voice: "Who is worthy to open the scroll, and to break its seals?"
A very unique presentation which captures the excitement of the premiere of a "performance art" concert. With poetry by Pulitzer Prize nominee, Daisy Aldan; an international ensemble that features singers Eric R. Bronner and Julibeth Andrews and movement art specialist, Gail Langstroth of Rhode Island; and a speech choir led by Dina Soresi-Winter, former prima donna of the Stuttgart Opera; this special work presents themes and images of the "Book of Revelation."In "Dawn: Out of Darkness, Light!" the performers explore the Apocalypse through poetry, opera, a speech choir and eurythmy (a new movement art indicated by Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner, that is often referred to as "visible speech and tone.") Taped on location in Wilton, NH and Kimberton Hills, PA., this episode includes an interview with composer Ruth Liberatore and the singers Bronner and Andrews.

 

EAST MEETS WEST: The Music of Ikuma Dan
In a special in-concert presentation taped at Brown University in Providence, RI, enjoy the unique music of Japanese Composer, Ikuma Dan. Primarily a composer of opera and orchestral music, Ikuma Dan is considered one of the foremost Japanese composers of the 20th Century. In addition to a large number of orchestral works, chamber pieces and choral music, he was the first Japanese composer to write successful operas (5 total) winning popular acclaim in Japan, and to be heard in Europe and in the United Sombining the European and Japanese musical forms, Ikuma Dan has created a music all his owtates. Cn -- one that expresses the complex soul of contemporary Japan. One can hear stylistic and harmonic influences of Debussy and Puccini masterfully blended with traditional Japanese melodies and the typically Oriental pentatonic scale patterns. This performance captures the essence of the live performances that have been performed throughout New England by members of the FLICKERS Arts Collaborative thanks to partial funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Arts & Tourism Commission. One important point to note: the singers will perform in both Japanese and English. Featured artists are Julibeth Andrews, Nancy Nicholson, Scarlett Restall and Eric R. Bronner. Special Japanese-language coaching by Ineko Stephan.

 

The Next Generation
Their ranks have included the soon-to-be "stars" and "actor's-actors" who would inspire a future generation. Now under the leadership of artistic director, Oskar Eustis, we take a look at new members of the repertory ensemble who have stepped from the wings to take their place on the stage. This informative and entertaining episode features interviews with Janice Duclos, Phyllis Kay and Dan Welch. We learn how and why they chose their path to the stage and address thoughts on their future. Features numerous clips from Trinity Productions.

 

Gallery
For such a small geographic area, New England seems jam-packed with many unique and special treasures. In the world of art, the New England galleries that abound are spaces for discovery and quiet revels. We examine two in this episode: The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University in Providence, R.I. and the Arnold Art Store & Gallery in Newport, R.I. First up, we'll meet Mrs. Diana L. Johnson, Director of the David Winton Bell Gallery and Richard Benefield, Administrator. We'll learn about the selection process for exhibits, learn the importance of galleries to both artists and the general public, and look at the work of glass artist, Howard Ben Tre. Then we're off to Newport to meet Lorena Pugh, an artist gaining national acclaim for her whimsical animal portraits. A charming interview that affirms a sense of wonderment and fantasy.

 

The Roots Of Japanese Theatre
From reflections of religious life to the world of puppets and Kabuki, theatre in Japan has many unique elements that set it apart. In this involving documentary, we will learn about the development of theatre in Japan and its evolution, social conventions and even interactions with the Western World. We will learn that much of Japanese theatre, unlike modern western drama, which places its emphasis upon realism and the written word, is highly stylized and serves the actor who presents a union of dance, music and acting skills. This is a highly picturesque episode with colorful settings, florid movements and dramatic music.

 

Jubile Franco-Americain, Part One
From the recent sold-out performance at Woonsocket High School, we'll meet the performers and experience the talent of those who participated in the Gala Concert, "Many Branches of a Common Tradition," celebrating Franco-Americain culture in New England. The concert featured comedy, magic, dance and music. In this episode, we'll meet Magician Tom Carrier, comedians Rosalie LeVitre and Ellen Bowen, and traditional folk artist/performer Colette Fournier. Excerpts from the concert include the music of "Sauterie."

 

Jubile Franco-Americain, Part Two
Our conclusion of highlights from the recent sold-out Gala Concert at Woonsocket High School. We'll meet more of the performers who participated in this New England celebration of Franco-Americain culture. The concert, entitled "Many Branches of a Common Tradition," featured comedy, magic, dance and music. In this concluding episode, we'll meet singer/concert Musical Director, Eric Bronner as well as acclaimed Franco-Americain singer Josee Vachon. The musical excerpts from the concert include French-Canadian Sea Songs and the music of Josee Vachon and Chanterelle.

 

Time Passages
Take a trip into our American heritage as we tour the historic Plimoth Plantations in Plymouth, MA. Shot entirely on location at the Plantation, we'll look at a living museum that chronicles our colonial past. Highlights include interviews with actors and scholars who portray historical Pilgrim figures, a jaunt aboard the Mayflower II, and an historical overview from Jamie Haines, Vice President of Development at Plimoth Plantation.

 

The Art of Japanese Theatre
From reflections of religious life to the world of puppets and Kabuki, theatre in Japan has many unique elements that set it apart. In this involving documentary, we learn about the development of theatre in Japan and its evolution, social conventions and even interactions with the western world. We will learn that much of Japanese theatre, unlike modern western drama, which places its emphasis upon realism and the written word, is highly stylized and serves the actor who presents a union of dance, music and acting skills. This is a highly colorful episode with vibrant settings, florid movements and dramatic music.

 

Facing Ourselves
Reaching decisions about whether to marry, divorce or separate; to live with someone; or to institutionalize an aging parent or a special needs child, can be extremely painful. Couples and their families facing such critical choices often reach a stalemate. By the time many couples seek professional help, they are often so angry and in such conflict that seeking a resolution may be overwhelming. Maybe... Meet Janet Wiseman, a clinical social worker and family therapist who has blended her years of experience in conflict resolution into a new approach --Mediation Therapy. In an award-winning episode that has been shown in Eastern bloc countries as well as the former Soviet Union, learn how she has developed a practical approach to help couples and their families reach a decision about their future and how to increase their abilities to see other points of view. Timely, and thought-provoking, this episode illustrates that mediation may be the right solution for so many conflicts in our daily lives.

 

GroundWERX in Concert I
From the dawn of man, the physical movement of dance has been a source of religious sentiment, a means of joyful expression, and an integral part of communal exchange. In an exclusive in-concert presentation, we'll see work by one of the most exciting groups to emerge in New England -The GroundWERX Dance Theatre from Providence, R.I. Peter Bramante, Co-Director, gives an explanation of the performance pieces and the motivation behind the group's effort.

 

Slavs(Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness)
A look at the latest production at Trinity Repertory Company under the Artistic Direction of Oskar Eustis. Written by Tony-award winner, Tony Kushner, creator of "Angels in America," the play is a bitingly hilarious study of post cold-war Russia. It takes a loopy carnival ride through the changing lives of the Russian citizenry, including the world's oldest living Bolshevik and a feisty woman security guard who protects the glass jars holding the brains of the Soviet Union's greatest leaders. A thought- and laugh-provoking portrait including interviews with the actors and director responsible for shaping the play at Trinity.

 

GroundWERX in Concert II
From the dawn of man, the physical movement of dance has been a source of religious sentiment, a means of joyful expression, and an integral part of communal exchange. In this second exclusive in-concert presentation, we'll again see work by one of the most exciting groups to emerge in New England - group that is breaking old rules and creating new forms of movement - The GroundWERX Dance Theatre from Providence, R.I. and salute their 1995 Season Premiere of "Urban Pagans." Peter Bramante and Heather Ahern join us to explain the performance pieces that are presented. This episode contains premiere work by Sean Curran of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

 

Take a Look Around You (Myths vs. Realty)
Throughout history, there have always been groups or people who were not part of the mainstream. When difficult times arose, these peoples became the easy scapegoat targets to redirect blame. From the Inquisition, the Salem Witch Craze, Hitler's genocide against the Jews, the Ku Klux Klan and the skin-head movement, violence has been the child of hate. Today, due to more public openness, people who are gay have become targets for attacks, beatings and victimization. From the discussions of gays serving in the military to "gay marriages" to an Olympic gold medalist declaring his sexuality, it is easy to see that in our culture, the idea of "gay" elicits any number of passionate responses from people. In an emotional and educational episode, you'll meet a victim of "gay bashing;" advocates who are working to stem the tide of hate crimes; activists who have fought for equal rights that currently do not exist under the law; young people who are coming to grips with their sexuality; political leaders; and, individuals whose attitudes and opinions might surprise just you. Our myths and realities will certainly cause you to wonder what century we are living in and what fools we mortals can be.

 

God's Heart
A look behind the scenes at the imaginative world premiere chronicle of life on both ends of the American dream. Performed at Trinity Repertory Company, the play has been described as "Part science fiction, part social satire, part sweeping epic, the play integrates state of the art video into the action to explore some of the most important racial and moral issues of our time. " Written by Craig Lucas, whose past works, "Reckless" (1990) and "Prelude to a Kiss" (1992) have delighted audiences in the region. Featuring the talent behind and in front of the scenes at Trinity. A provocative episode!

 

The Man From Colorado
Meet Dallas Coors, world traveler, scholar, diplomat and banker. He is also heir to a business that has become a household word throughout the globe: Coors beer. In a poignant and remarkable interview, shot on location at his summer home in Newport, Rhode Island, learn about the famous and near-famous people whose paths have crossed his life, gain understanding into the inner-workings of government, and learn about some little known truths concerning the Coors family itself. This powerful episode has an unexpected punch that may come as a surprise. The message from by Dallas Coors will stay with you long after the episode has ended.

 

The Lady Is Jazz
A revealing and lively look at one of our great modern ladies, Elaine Lorillard, the founder and creator of what has become an international phenomenon, The Newport Jazz Festival. In a humorous and touching interview learn how the Festival was created, anecdotes about some of the jazz greats, and discover what movie was inspired on Elaine's life and which famous actress played her (hint: the film starred Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby).

 

Lives On Stage
Interviews with two actors, each acclaimed for work that has touched millions of lives. First up, the man with the wide, gap-toothed smile, silvery hair and comforting baritone voice would be instantly recognized by anyone who has watched television. All you have to do is think the Depression and a large family of children with two names: John-Boy, Jim-Bob and Mary-Ellen. Then think calm, sapient, shaggy-browed paterfamilias of that big family and who you'll think of is Ralph Waite. In a warm discussion, learn about the man who gained major acclaim in The Waltons (1972-81) but has also been featured in Cool Hand Luke, Five Easy Pieces, Shannon's Deal, Cliffhanger, and The Mississippi. Next we'll meet acclaimed actress Lindsay Crouse, an Academy-Award nominee ("Places in the Heart") who helps us explore the art of acting. From behind-the-scenes footage to a warm and humorous interview, learn what it was like growing up in a showbiz environment (her father Russell Crouse and his partner, Howard Lindsay, created such theatrical gems like "Anything Goes," among others), and working in both stage and film productions. You'll also discover why Lindsay Crouse made an impact in films like "All the President's Men," Prince of the City," "The Verdict," House of Games," and "Desperate Hours," and how the collaborative nature of theatre has defined her style and professional goals.

 

Bump In The Night
Ever wonder why we love a good scare at the movies or love hearing about things that cannot be easily explained (perhaps why the "X-Files" is so popular)In a special compilation episode, we look at the world of the mysterious and the unknown and provide some answers to this age old fascination. Guests include Jonathan Frid of the cult classic "Dark Shadows;" astrologer Joyce Levine; white witches Cheryl Sulima and Tamara Roddenberry; psychic Dimitria; and, Bruce Michaud of the Salem Witch Museum.

 

Cinema, Cinema
From the Quebec Province in Canada comes this little gem that looks at films from the past 25 years. [Document compose d'extraits de films les plus representatifs de la production francaise de l'ONF depuis 25 ans. Un document unique en son genre, pour le plaisir et la memoire.] With introductions by Louise Champigny and Roger Beaudry.

 

Faut Vois Ca, Tam Te Delam
An in-concert performance by the Grande Ballets of Canada set to the music of traditional reels and quadrilles. Introduced by Trudy Rheaume.

 

Faut Vois Ca, Ginette Reno
A special in-concert performance of acclaimed singer, Ginette Reno in the studio of Radio-Canada. [Recital de Ginette Reno dans le studio-theatre de Radio-Canada.] Introduced by by Trudy Rheaume.

 

La Musique Folklorique
A special that presents the music of Lucie Therrien, which has been described as a magical feast that combines the beauty of music with visual delights. A charming and informative look at the unique heritage of folk music in Canada. Introduced by Trudy Rheaume.

 

One of Our Own
A moving documentary that shows the human face of AIDS as seen through the eyes of three Rhode Islanders with the disease. Produced by Collaborative members, Rick Conca of Warwick and Frank Litardo of Providence, this is a significant work that pays a heartfelt tribute to human bravery. The producers are interviewed at the top of the episode and they explain their motivation behind the production. We air this updated episode each year at this time as a memorial for those who are no longer with us and as a reminder, least we forget.

 

Daniel Pinkham's ADVENT CANTATA
A remarkable and special treat is in store for viewers with highlights from the premiere of one of New England's leading composers, Daniel Pinkham. A member of the teaching staff at the Boston Conservatory of Music, Pinkham has built a solid international reputation for a lifetime's body of work that is currently being released on CD. This episode details the premiere of his "Advent Cantata" as it was performed in Providence, R.I. at St. Stephen's Church under the musical direction of Dr. Richard Benefield. Featuring the "Oratorio Singers," this memorable piece is a glowing jewel with a theatrical sheen, that bears an uncanny resemblence to the film music of Bernard Herrmann. Interviews with the composer and musical director provide a keen insight into the creation of musical composition.

 

Holiday Jubile
Join us as we present our annual Holiday Special. This year we focus on the sights, sounds and flavor of the Holidays from a unique French Canadian perspective. From classical folk to modern songs, this musical episode has that special holiday magic. Guests include Josee Vachon, Colette Fournier, Eric Bronner, Amy Bordes, Josh Bell, Bob Martell, Irene Lawrence, Scarlett Restall, Linnette Charpentier and Edith Fournier-Farias.

 

A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE ≠ VOL DE REVE
A documentary on the history and impact of the Franco-American population in the United States (more than 19 million strong) and an award-winning animated feature. Documentaire sur les communautes franco-americaines de la Novelle-Angleterre. Film d'animation racontant l'histoire d'un extra-terrestre. Il a remporte le prix du meilleur film d'animation au Festival de Londres en 1983 et un Oscar au "Columbus Film Festival" en 1985. With introductions by Julien Bessette of the Association Canado-Americaine.

 

O QUEBEC!
An unforgettable trip to the Province of Quebec that includes a look at the cities of Montreal and Quebec, a canoe trip down the St. Lawrence and whale watching. Ce document presente le dynamisme de la societe quebecoise travers son savoir-faire et son imagination. Il en fait resortir la situation geographique, son caracté francophone, la diveriste de ses ethnics, sa qualite de vie, le climat et les resources naturelles. Introduced by Norbert A. Grochowski of Main Street 2000 Development Corporation, Woonsocket, RI.

 

VILLE DE MONTREAL ≠ ENSEMBLE FOLKLORIQUE MACKINAW
The focus is on a city of arts and culture: Montreal and the interpretive folk dancing by the Mackinaw troupe. Lively and memorable. Document touristique sur la ville de Montreal. Ce document montre la danse folklorique de la troupe Mackinaw. On voit toutes les composantes d'un spectacle folklorique. Introduced by Colette Fournier, winner of the 1996 Arthur J. Daneneau Franco-Ameriucain of the Year Award.

 

QUEBEC ≠ I WANT TO REMEMBER
A special that provides a tour of the old City of Quebec and its surrounding areas including the Ste≠Anne Basilica, the Ile d'Orleans and the Montmorency Falls. A striking photo album that is not easily forgotten. Introduced by Jackie Boudreau of the Park Square Credit Union.

 

QUEBEC ≠ THE PASSION OF DISCOVERY
A thrill-packed episode that reveals the countless adventures up for grabs in Quebec Province: rock climbing, rafting, canoeing, sailing, cycling, dog sledding and so much more. Whether in the air, in the woods, in turbulent water or calm, Quebec is a place for all seasons and boundless sensations. Introduced by Roger LaLiberte of WNRI Radio.

 

Missa pro defunctis
A peerless presentation, as we premiere a recording of the work of Tom·s Luis de Victoria (1548-1611), long considered one of the five great composers of the Renaissance. This "In-Concert" episode features the work of the Providence, R.I.- based "Oratorio Singers" under the direction of Dr. Richard Benefield. First published in Rome in 1583, the Missa pro defunctis (Mass for the dead), is a six-part a cappella choral work. Shot on location at St. Stephen's Church in Providence and featuring Hillary Nicholson who recently made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera with Kurt Weill's "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny."

 

The Moment
As part of our ongoing outreach to new talent, we are pleased to present the television premiere of a new experimental work on video by Newport-based artist, George Fortier. Entitled, "The Moment- Past, Present and Future," it is a unique conceptual piece shot on Hi-8mm video. Featuring an interview with the artist/videographer.

 

Bedknobs, Broomsticks & Witches Too!
For over three hundred years, Salem, Massachusetts has carried a deep scar that has come to signify intolerance and persecution. With the upcoming release of Arthur Miler's "The Crucible" (shot recently near Boston on Hog Island) we felt it appropriate to update an episode that examines the 17th century witchcraft hysteria that dominated old Salem, and most of New England. Bruce (Biff) Michaud, Executive Director of the Salem Witch Museum paints a vivid portrait of the emotions and religious fervor that seized the land. Shot on location, this episode features sites of the now infamous trials.

 

Still the Same
Equality in America. Does it really exist or is it merely a handy buzz word for politicians looking for votes? With the 1996 Presidential races heating up, what better time to look at an issue that continues to divide political and social perceptions. This powerful episode explores the nature of individual equality and how it is impacted by crimes of hate and age-old racism. Using Darah Cloud's "The Stick Wife" as a touchstone, a play inspired by newspaper reports of the FBI investigation of the 1963 bombing of an African-American church in Birmingham, the role of the individual and personal responsibility are explored. Guests are Lee Shallat, nationally known television director and Marilyn Richardson, representing the Museum of African-American History. Shot on location at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI and Boston, MA.

 

What of the Children?
The major political upheavals that have occurred in Eastern Europe and Russia have had an innumerable impact, not just on the way life is lived, but its quality. While the area is still in a state of flux, as the resurgence of former communists in political leadership positions attests, the one thing that is certain is that the children in the region have carried a heavy burden. From education and food supplies to health care, the children in the region are living in conditions where shortages are the order of the day. Health care is limited and treatment programs are akin to America in the 1920s. Why the burden exists, how it impacts on us in the west, and what can be done are the points of focus in this timely episode, Featured will be video footage shot in the Czech Republic, Poland and Russia; a look at People to People International, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international understanding; and a discussion with Roberta Taylor, M.Ed., who participated in a bilateral exchange with the Child Welfare Delegation of the Citizen's Ambassador Program.

 

Dramatic Changes
A look at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, R.I. and the artistic leadership/vision of Oskar Eustis. Under development at press time, this episode will look at the changes that have taken place in the company and plans for the future. A current play in production will be showcased.

 

Dance into the Night
From the dawn of man, the physical movement of dance has been a source of religious sentiment, a means of joyful expression, and an integral part of communal exchange. This episode looks at how dance impacts on our lives today as our camera crew travels throughout New England to look at individuals and groups who have made dance a very personal part of their daily existence. Guests include Peter Bramante, Co-Director of the Groundwerx Dance Theatre and Jason Thomas, Director of the New England Dance Movement Center.

 

A Matter of Life and Death
An in-depth look at two differing views of an emotional subject: euthanasia. Most people have read or heard about the infamous Dr. Kevorkian and his role in assisted suicides. What does that mean legally? How does that impact on the ethics and morality of our social compact? We answer these questions and more when we meet Diane Raymond, Chairman and Associate Professor of the Philosophy Department at Simmons College in Boston, and Nancy Dorfman, Chairperson of the Boston Chapter of the Hemlock Society in a spirited and informative discussion on individual rights and societal taboos.

 

Star Time
It's a star party when "Between Takes" looks back at some of the many celebrities who have appeared on the video magazine since its first broadcast. Guests include Dana Carvey, an actor who made his star as the "church Lady" of Saturday Night Live! (He also made the cult classic film "Wayne's World" which was a huge box office hit); Jonathan Frid of the campy cult classic "Dark Shadows;" Barbara Meek of "Archie Bunker's Place" and "My Brother Jake;" and a few surprises including some outtakes and never-before-seen footage.

 

Other People's Lives
The man with the wide, gap-toothed smile, silvery hair and comforting baritone voice would be instantly recognized by anyone who has watched television. Think 1970's. Think Depression. Think big family with two names: John-Boy, Jim-Bob, Mary-Ellen. Think calm, sapient, shaggy-browed paterfamilias of a big family. Who you'll think of is Ralph Waite. In a warm discussion, learn about the man who gained major acclaim in "The Waltons" (1972-81), but has also been featured in "Cool Hand Luke," "Five Easy Pieces," "Shannon's Deal," "The Mississippi," and "Cliffhanger." Taped while he was starring at Trinity Repertory Company in "Other People's Money," you'll discover that there's more to this man than you ever saw in his television persona.

 

Films of Dreams
Bill Rogers' interest in film making can be traced back to his childhood. Before he was 10, Bill was making movies and today he has realized his dream by forming his own film company and by producing award-winning documentaries. Learn about his most personal project, "Uncle Joe," a work that challenges notions of mental retardation. The film concerns Joe Rogers, Bill's uncle, who was diagnosed as a young child as mildly retarded, and lived at a state school for twenty-eight years. De-institutionalized in 1978, Joe is currently living independently. In a warm and insightful interview, discover how Bill developed this telling and sensitive documentary. Special footage is shown that offers a glimpse at the resiliency of the human spirit and the dignity of man. "Uncle Joe" won first prize at the New England Film & Video Festival for Best Documentary and was screened nationally through Public Broadcasting Channels.

 

A Level of Love
Coping with grief and dying are explored in this powerful edition. Meet caregivers who touch the lives of individuals who are either experiencing death or impacted by it through a family members or someone close whom they hold dear. Guests include Rev. Douglas J. Spina, Ph.D. of the Diocese of Providence; Janice O'Neill, RN, Director of Patient Care Services at The Good Samaritan Hospice; and Louis Misantone, Ph.D., of the National Center for Death Education at Mount Ida College.

 

To Nurture and Support
Coping with grief and dying are explored in this powerful edition. In the first part of our program, meet caregivers who touch the lives of individuals who are either experiencing death or impacted by it through a family members or someone close whom they hold dear. Guests include Rev. Douglas J. Spina, Ph.D. of the Diocese of Providence; Janice O'Neill, RN, Director of Patient Care Services at The Good Samaritan Hospice; and Louis Misantone, Ph.D., of the National Center for Death Education at Mount Ida College. Following this is a potent and enlightening discussion about how children deal with the loss of a loved one. Leslie Beilis Kussmann, an independent video producer, discusses her program that deals with how grieving families can cope creatively with the pain of loss and how it can inspire them to find inventive ways to manage and transform their pain of everyday life. Joining the discussion is Jeanne Watson Driscoll, a nationally recognized authority on pyschosocial issues. Finally, Bud Hanson, CEO at Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory in Jamaica Plains, MA, provides another insight - memorialization and helping families and individuals gain a positive perspective on death and regaining emotional control.

 

Facing Ourselves
Reaching decisions about whether to marry, divorce or separate; to live with someone; or to institutionalize an aging parent or a special needs child can be extremely painful. Couples and their families facing such critical choices often reach a stalemate. By the time many couples seek professional help, they are often so angry and in such conflict that seeking a resolution may be overwhelming. Maybe,. Meet Janet Wiseman, a clinical social worker and family therapist who has blended her years of experience in conflict resolution into a new approach - Mediation Therapy. Learn how she has developed a practical approach to help couples and their families reach a decision about their future and how to increase their abilities to see other points of view. A timely, thought-provoking episode that illustrates how mediation may be the right solution for so many conflicts in our daily lives.

 

On Their Own
If you were involved in an accident that left you paralyzed or disabled, what would you do? Years ago, there was little hope for severely disabled people, but thanks to modern technology and advances in health care, a positive future can exist. Join us as we look behind-the-scenes at the Transitional Living Center (TLC), which helps disabled individuals learn how to live independently. In this moving episode you will meet Celestia Bennett, an aspiring ballerina who suffered spinal cord damage in an automobile accident. Learn how she has been able to overcome the constraints of being a quadriplegic, gained self-esteem and has been able to graduate from the Transitional Living Program. Also featured is Betsy Colpitts, Program Manager for the TLC, who supplies a potent background on this important service and its parent agency at which more than 65% of the staff are living and working with disabilities.

 

The Play's the Thing
A profile and interview of actor Richard Kneeland, taped during the run of Craig Lucas' "Prelude to a Kiss" at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, R.I. Known throughout New England as an "actor's actor, " Richard Kneeland has established a vibrant reputation for his work at Trinity , Dallas, TX and "The Globe Theatre" in San Diego, CA. This has numbered more than 100 productions and included such memorable characters as Scrooge, Oscar Wilde, the Rev. Jim Jones, King Lear, Macbeth and Prospero from "The Tempest." Audiences outside of New England have seen him on film (in "The Coming" and "Mr. North") as well as television, specifically for his acclaimed work in the PBS "Theatre in America" series --"Feasting with Panthers," Life Among the Lowly," and "Brother to Dragons." This lively interview lets us learn about his life in the theatre, favorite roles and what has kept his craft still vital and challenging.

 

Not for Men Only
The world of public relations and advertising have traditionally been the professional territory of men. This episode explodes the "myth" and provides a glimpse at the reality as we meet some dynamic and successful women who have carved their niche in this world. From academia to theatre, we'll learn the role some very talented women play in marketing their products, confronting the "glass ceiling" in career advancement, and finding professional and personal satisfaction in the jobs they love. Guests include Peggy Melozzi, Public Relations Director at Trinity Repertory Company; Betty van Iersal, Director of Public Relations and Publications at Roger Williams University; Mary Crozior, Communications Director for BNN-TV in Boston; and, Amy Dominici, PR Director for the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans.

 

City Threads
Take a look behind the scenes at the world of high fashion as we learn about what's hot and what's not in New England. Featuring interviews with some of New England's leading designers, including David Josef, Astrid Gallet and Neil Helme along with new, young talent such as Ivy Turner of Roxbury, MA. We'll talk with fashion coordinator Trina Eliassen from Swept Away Fashion Productions, Inc. and learn how the business of fashion is definitely more than meets the eye.

 

as well as these programs...

 

Places on the Stage

√ Does Father Know Best?

√ Making Music With Passion

√ A Lady With Soul

√ A Child is Waiting

√ The People Next Door

√ Make 'Em Laugh

√ Someone is There

√ Music in the Air

√ Back to the Revolution

√ Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

√ The Forgotten Veterans

√ Comedy is King

√ Trinity's "Painting Churches"

√ Lives in Darkness

√ A World of Music

√ Growing Up in Hollywood

√ Preserving Tomorrow

√ Etched in Stone

√ And Who Will Help Them?

√ Zoo Story

√ Broadway Bound

√ The World in Our Hands

√ Helping Hands

√ Reaching Out, Giving Back

√ See How They Ran

√ Starting Over

√ Lifecycle

√ Live on Tape with Katzberg & Snyder

√ Heffalumps, Woozles and Pooh Too

√ But it is My Problem

√ Dancin' Round New England

√ What Price Freedom?

√ A World of Fun

√ Quilting Memories

√ One of Our Own

√ Learning Arts

√ A Moment in History

√ It's in the Stars

√ I Feel Good About Me

√ The Imported Bridegroom

√ What Do I Tell My Children?

√ Preserving Our Heritage

√ There's More Than Meets the Eye

√ In Search of Elvis

√ Here is the Glory

√ We Have Needs Too!

√ A Breath Away

√ A Better Way, Part One

√ A Better Way, Part Two

√ Visiting Marvin's Room

√ Helping People Live Better

√ Gallery

√ Promises Fulfilled

√ Loss of Innocence, Part One

√ Loss of Innocence, Part Two

√ The Art of Ikebani

√ Art by Design

√ Nutrition First

√ Someone Believes in You

√ Prototype: "Movie Juice"

√ The Man from Colorado

√ Curtain Call

√ Prototype: "Reggae Roots"

√ Remaking a Classic: "The Glass Menagerie"

√ A New England Holiday

√ I Feel Good About Me

√ "The Snow Queen"

√ Empowerment

√ Take a Look Around You

√ The Roots of Japanese Theatre

√ Traditions of Japan
√ Profile of the Royal Family
√ Japanese Sports: Sumo

√ Commodore Perry and His Fire-Breathing Dragons

√ Kyoto - Scenes and Festival

√ Lives on Stage

√ Curtain Call/Artist's Touch

√ Life After Broadcast

√ Creating

√ Living to Act: A Tribute to Ed Hall

√ A New Melting Pot

√ We Are All Victims

√ I'm a Big Kid Now

√ The Earth is Ours

√ The Next Generation

√ The Convictions of Arlene Violet

√ Absolut Art

√ A Secret Shame

√ Points of Light

√ There is a Voice

√ Bump in the Night

√ Creative Therapy

√ A Celtic Legacy

√ Testament of Truth

√ The Artist's Touch

√ Almost Home

√ The Earth is Ours

√ No Excuses, No Escape

√ Making a Difference: Healing Hearts and Minds

√ The Drama League

√ It's a Rap!

√ Project Discovery: Trinity Repertory Company Faces the Future

√ Who Am I?

√ Places on the Stage

√ Old & New Spirituality in the '80s

√ Children and the Performing Arts

√ Stardom and Celebrity

√ A Night of Dark Shadows

√ Something to Remember Them By...

√ Gotta Dance, Gotta Dance

√ Vino Extraordinaire!

√ Four-Star Cuisine

√ Images of Women in Film

√ Rhode Island Debate Council

√ Making College Theatre

√ 25 Years of James Bond

√ The Newport Black Ships Festival

√ Japanese Gardens

√ Rhode Island Bandwagon

√ Creative Dreambuilding

√ In Performance: Shay Duffin

√ Dana Carvey Live!

√ Student Filmmakers

√ Making "Complex World"

√ The World of "Mr. North"

√ The Japan-America Society of Rhode Island

√ The Great Chowder Cook-Off

√ Newport's Got the Power!

√ Penpoint Animation

√ Not Only Hollywood

√ ...And God Bless Us Everyone

√ Our Life's Blood

√ Celebrating 10 Years of the Newpaper

√ Theatre in Rhode Island

√ World Class Athletics

√ Reggae Rhode Island Rhode Island College in the '90s

√ Anchoring the News

√ Entertainment Tonight!

√ On the Road to Broadway

√ Being Handicapped in America

√ Lions Tigers and Bears...

√ At the Movies

√ Update: Look's What's Happening Now

√ Perfect Relationships

√ In Development:
√ Silver Treasures: focuses on John Stephan, Charles Norman, Ilse Nesbitt & Elaine Lorillard
√ Doublefeature
√ GlassWorks
√ Rhode Island Composers: Edith Hemenway & Will Ayton
√ Unsung Musicians
√ The Art of St. Ann's Church

 

 

 

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