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January 23, 1990 | ITABARI NJERI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ultimately, what documentary film maker Orlando Bagwell does always seems to be for the children--his and others. The producer and director of what one critic called the "most charged segments" of the award-winning Civil Rights documentary series "Eyes on the Prize," and, most recently, "Roots of Resistance" for the PBS series "The American Experience," Bagwell first used film to "introduce children to new worlds," he says.
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January 23, 1990 | ITABARI NJERI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ultimately, what documentary film maker Orlando Bagwell does always seems to be for the children--his and others. The producer and director of what one critic called the "most charged segments" of the award-winning Civil Rights documentary series "Eyes on the Prize," and, most recently, "Roots of Resistance" for the PBS series "The American Experience," Bagwell first used film to "introduce children to new worlds," he says.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1999 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Dance has seldom been more seductively photographed than in "A Hymn for Alvin Ailey," tonight on PBS' "Dance in America" series. Ailey died 10 years ago, and the hourlong telecast honors his memory with an adaptation of "Hymn," a familiar vehicle for his company with choreography by current artistic director Judith Jamison and text (based on the dancers' remembrances) by Anna Deavere Smith.
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January 16, 1990 | ROBERT KOEHLER
Film maker Orlando Bagwell, who made some of the most charged film segments of the first half of the "Eyes on the Prize" series, has cast his perceptive eye on the first prize sought by African-Americans--freedom from slavery--in "Roots of Rebellion," the final edition of "The American Experience" (tonight at 9 p.m., Channels 28 and 15).
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 1994 | ROBERT KOEHLER
In a marriage made in television documentary heaven, filmmaker Orlando Bagwell meets historical figure Frederick Douglass in "Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History," the closest thing we are likely to see as the definitive audiovisual portrait of abolitionist Douglass' adventurous life.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1994 | ROBERT KOEHLER
When Spike Lee unveiled "Malcolm X," he said that he expected the critics to lambaste him for deifying the black leader. What he didn't expect were the loud voices of those who condemned his film for the unflattering sequences of Malcolm's early street and criminal life, and its depiction of his battle with the religious order that had probably saved his life--the Nation of Islam. That this same order was linked with his assassination only helped make Lee's film a richly ironic film biography.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1999 | STANLEY NELSON
If we believe only what network television shows us, it's no wonder African American viewers don't seem to feel there are any positive images of us on the air ("Prime Time for a Show of Diversity," by Greg Braxton, Feb. 14). As the new millennium approaches, developers and programmers of prime-time network television still seem incapable of presenting a consistent and accurate portrait of African American life.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1998 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Vocal critics of "The Secret Life of Desmond Pfeiffer" are mighty worried about the trivialization of slavery they insist is implicit in UPN's barely breathing speck of a comedy about a black British butler who is the only person of intelligence in a cartoonish version of Abe Lincoln's White House.
NEWS
October 18, 1998 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday "Emma's Wish" / 9 p.m. CBS No growing pains here. Joanna Kerns stars in this whimsical TV movie as a lonely septuagenarian who gets her birthday wish to be 35 years younger. Posing as a helpful nanny (a la "Mrs. Doubtfire"), the young-again Emma goes to work for her troubled daughter (Harley Jane Kozak) in a bid to reconcile their estranged relationship, gaining a newfound perspective on the mother-daughter dynamic in the process. Della Reese plays Emma's retirement home roommate.
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April 3, 2010 | By Scott Timberg
Its basic outlines are familiar to even the most casual student of American history: the marches, the mass arrests, the church bombings. But seeing the actual footage that makes up "Eyes on the Prize" -- the heralded documentary about the civil rights movement, coming to DVD for the first time -- can still startle for its rawness and drama. Seeing a suspender-clad man describe how his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till, was kidnapped and killed by Mississippi racists for allegedly whistling at a white woman, or watching teenage girls in cardigans walk past angry mobs to attend their Alabama school makes not only for powerful history, but gripping television.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1993
Here is a complete list of nominees for the 45th annual nighttime Emmy Awards, announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. * Comedy series: "Cheers," NBC; "Home Improvement," ABC; "The Larry Sanders Show," HBO; "Murphy Brown," CBS; "Seinfeld," NBC. * Drama series: "Homefront," ABC; "I'll Fly Away," NBC; "Law & Order," NBC; "Northern Exposure," CBS; "Picket Fences," CBS.
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