A KCET Special Event -- Station To Air Two Presidential Documentaries By Robert Kline | KCET
A KCET Special Event -- Station To Air Two Presidential Documentaries By Robert Kline
Los Angeles - January 14,
2011 - Kicking off the new year with special event programming, KCET,
independent public media for Southern and Central California, will air two
presidential documentaries from producer-writer-director Robert Kline beginning
Kennedy's: America's Emerald Kings on Tuesday, January 18 from 9:00-11:00 PM,
followed by Ronald Reagan: An American Journey on Tuesday, January 25 from
Marking the 50th anniversary of John F.
Kennedy's Presidential inauguration, Robert Kline's The Kennedys: America's Emerald
Kings features narrative from members of the Kennedy family, including
Senator Edward Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith, Caroline Kennedy, Eunice
Kennedy and former First Lady of California Maria Shriver, as well as political leaders
such as former President Bill Clinton, late President Gerald R. Ford and
Congressman John Lewis.
"This is the most complete documentary ever to trace
the unique Kennedy saga through in-depth examination of five generations of
Kennedy and Fitzgerald families," said Kline.
From enduring poverty and prejudice in Ireland, to
John F. Kennedy's tenure in the White House as the first Catholic president in
U.S. history, this is the story of the triumphs and tragedies of America's most
famous immigrant family. It is a story that has gripped America for decades. The
film was created in cooperation with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of
Ronald Reagan's Presidential inauguration, KCET presents the broadcast premiere of Ronald Reagan: An American Journey, a film in Reagan's own words taken from the U.S. President's debates, speeches and discussions. The Reagan Era
was marked with events that
made history and became the fabric of American life and memory: Iran-Contra;
the Cold War; the Solidarity Movement and the candle in the White House window;
Pan Am 103; the Challenger disaster; Beirut; and Libya. The film was created in cooperation with the Ronald Reagan
Robert Kline is an award-winning filmmaker, a former
executive vice president of 20th Century Fox and co-founder of the Lifetime
Network. His series First Works begins airing on KCET on Sunday, January 23, at 8:00 p.m.
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