Archive for January 2012
One aspect of my job here at AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is reviewing the licenses for third-party materials used in our films. Many of these licenses come from small museums and historical societies, and I've often wondered what these places were like. So recently I decided to visit the Natick Historical Society to see firsthand what a small local museum has to offer.
Are you getting excited for our upcoming documentary on Clinton? AMERICAN EXPERIENCE certainly is.
Director Barak Goodman's team got remarkable access to some of the people who knew Clinton best, from people who knew him in Arkansas to people who were with him in the White House. These are the people who saw him rise and fall and rise again. Goodman talked to people from both sides of the story - his supporters and detractors. The list includes people like Kofi Annan, Dee Dee Myers, and Ken Starr, and journalists Jonathan Alter, Christiane Amanpour, and James Carville.
The AMERICAN EXPERIENCE web team wants to make some of the transcripts of these original interviews available to you. But whom should we choose? We thought we would let you decide whose interview transcript you would like to read!
In the coming weeks you will notice that AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will be taking down some of our programs that are currently streaming online. Why is this? While our goal is to have as many documentaries as possible available for streaming, it is simply not feasible given our budget, which is tighter than ever this year. Third party material (footage and photographs that we did not take for the film) and talent (writers, narrators, musicians) are expensive to clear for streaming, especially for long periods of time.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE has partnered with GetGlue for exclusive check ins to the show. During Billy the Kid and other premieres, check in to the "Billy the Kid on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE" page to join in on the conversation of others on the GetGlue network. Individual program pages also exist for Custer's Last Stand, Clinton, and The Amish. (You can also join others in discussing other shows on the American Experience series GetGlue page.)