Watch The U.S. and The Holocaust Conversation Events On-Demand

Watch The U.S. and The Holocaust Conversation Events On-Demand

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 8:00pm - Sat, 12/31/2022 - 10:00pm

The U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST: Premieres Sun September 18 at 8pm From Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein

Join the national virtual conversation events of THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a new three-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.  

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Watch On-Demand Author Talk: Dr. Seema Yasmin "The U.S. and the Holocaust," Navigating Misinformation from October 25th

PBS Books, in collaboration with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, is pleased to present a conversation with Emmy-winning journalist Dr. Seema Yasmin, author of "What The Fact," in connection with "The US and the Holocaust" a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein, and in celebration of National Media Literacy Week. Yasmin’s book is an accessible guide that traces the spread of misinformation and disinformation through our fast-moving media landscape and teaches readers of all ages about the skills that will help them identify and counter poorly sourced clickbait and misleading headlines. 

Dr. Seema Yasmin will be interviewed by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs’ Isaac Harte, who is a 10th-grade student at the Shipley School and a MediaWise Teen Fact-Checker. In addition, a PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs story, created by Thais Giraudet, about misinformation and activism will be shared and discussed as connections are made to "US history and the Holocaust."



Author Talk: Eboo Patel on Building Bridges "The U.S. and the Holocaust" from Thursday, September 22

Description: In connection with The U.S. and the Holocaust, PBS Books is pleased to present a conversation with Interfaith America’s Founder and President Eboo Patel, author of We Need to Build: Fieldnotes for Diverse Democracy. It is an inspirational guide for those who seek to promote positive social change and build a more diverse and just democracy. While looking at the Holocaust and some of US’s historical policies, Eboo will discuss his work, his book, and inspiring social activists as he underscores the importance of social infrastructures within today’s society as we build our diverse democracy and ensure there is never another Holocaust.

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1. "The Holocaust and Refugees, Lessons for Today" from September 8, 2022

2. "The Holocaust and Authoritarianism Today"  from September 15, 2022

3. PBS Books Panel Discussion: The U.S. and the Holocaust from September 18 

Description: Noted historians, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, a leading voice in the interfaith community and others discuss the latest film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein. This talk will be moderated by award-winning journalist, Eli Newman. Panelists: Rev. Stancy Adams, Catherine Cangany, Arthur Horowitz, Jeffery Veidlinger, Ph.D. 

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See air dates and times: The series will air September 18, 19 and 20,  21 and September 25 on WXXI-TV 21.1 PBS, and the PBS Video app.

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THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST is a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington, D.C. Directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein. Telescript by Geoffrey C. Ward. Produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, Ken Burns and Mike Welt. Edited by Tricia Reidy, ACE, and Charles E. Horton. Co-producer is Lucas B. Frank. Original music produced by Johnny Gandelsman. Cinematography by Buddy Squires, ASC, and Wojciech Staroń, PSC. Narrated by Peter Coyote. Voices include Adam Arkin, Hope Davis, Paul Giamatti, Olivia Gilliatt, Elliott Gould, Murphy Guyer, Werner Herzog, Josh Lucas, Carolyn McCormick, Joe Morton, Liam Neeson, Matthew Rhys, Meryl Streep, Bradley Whitford and Helena Zengel. The executive in charge for WETA is John F. Wilson. Executive producer is Ken Burns.

Corporate funding for THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by: David M. Rubenstein; the Park Foundation; the Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation; Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; and by the following members of The Better Angels Society: Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine; Jan and Rick Cohen; Allan and Shelley Holt; the Koret Foundation; David and Susan Kreisman; Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder; Blavatnik Family Foundation; Crown Family Philanthropies, honoring the Crown and Goodman Families; the Fullerton Family Charitable Fund; Dr. Georgette Bennett and Dr. Leonard Polonsky; The Russell Berrie Foundation; Diane and Hal Brierley; John and Catherine Debs; and Leah Joy Zell and the Joy Foundation. Funding was also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by public television viewers.