Grace Lee and fellow Beyond Inclusion members meet with PBS leaders in spring 2021. Latinx organizers, journalists and filmmakers confront PBS about the erasure of Latinx voices and stories in Ken Burns’ 2007 seven-part series, The War. And in 1987 at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing, Chinese American filmmaker Loni Ding asks a prophetic question: “Where is the public in today’s public broadcasting?”
July 22, 2020 by Tambay Obenson, IndieWire.
July 16, 2020 by Tom Grater, Deadline
September 24, 2007, NPR’s Talk of the Nation
Beyond Resilience Series virtual event:
“After the Call Out: Towards Equity, Equality, and Racial Justice,” featuring Grace Lee (award-winning filmmaker and host of Viewers Like Us), Marjan Safinia (documentary filmmaker), Iyabo Boyd (founder and director of Brown Girls Doc Mafia), and Geeta Gandbhir (award-winning director, producer, and editor), moderated by Marcia Smith (President of Firelight Media)
March 29, 2021 by Beyond Inclusion
PBS data referenced during May 2021 virtual meeting with Beyond Inclusion
Twitter thread from May 20, 2021. Do they display the “diversity of perspectives” required to “meet the moment”? Behold, leadership at @GBH #PBSam #PBSsowhite #thread
Letter to Paula Kerger from (the organization formerly known as) National Council of La Raza (NCLR, La Raza), now UnidosUS, the United States’s largest Latino nonprofit advocacy organization, signed by president Janet Murguía, March 20, 2007
March 30, 2007 via The Associated Press
May 11, 2007 by Daily News Columnist Juan Gonzalez
originally published in Current, May 14, 2007 by Karen Everhart
Voces Oral History Center and Defend the Honor, an archived website that includes letters and statements published following the release of the 14.5-hour World War II documentary by Ken Burns, which aired on PBS in 2007, and originally included no Latinx voices and stories.
Films referenced in Episode 2:
In November 1987, Loni Ding testified before Congress about public television, asking: “Where is the public in today’s public broadcasting?” The subcommittee finished hearings on the twentieth anniversary of public broadcasting with officials of various public broadcasting entities talking about the future of the government-supported service. Loni’s testimony starts around 21:40.
“A Formula for Change”: The Report of the Task Force on Minorities in Public Broadcasting circa November 1978, courtesy of Renee Tajima-Peña