It’s the life and times of Carl Sandburg on the AM website: Watch the film and see extended video interviews with the likes of Pete Seeger and the late and great Studs Terkel; hear Sandburg perform and sing in video and audio web features; read curated selections of his writing; plus more–Sandburg’s words and world visualized in a series of digital posters, essays, and a photo exploration of the Sandburg archives.
It’s life and times of American Master, Carl Sandburg. See the film, The Day Carl Sandburg Died, from American Masters and writer, director and editor, Paul Bonesteel.
See and hear Carl Sandburg read “Arches”: an excerpt from The Day Carl Sandburg Died.
From Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories: The story of two skyscrapers, a tin brass goose and a tin brass goat, a long distance train, and the Northwest Wind.
Pete Seeger brought the song “We Shall Overcome” to the forefront of causes for American workers in the 1940s and later to the Civil Rights Movement in the 50s and 60s. As a singer and songwriter, his songs have always been about we, the people. See and hear Seeger remember Carl Sandburg’s 300 page poetic anthem, The People, Yes, and what it means to the American underdog even today.
Carl Sandburg’s The American Songbag: songs he collected traveling a country that was as pretty as it was hard.
Carl Sandburg was a tall tale. Yes, he was only a man. But, his words were Paul Bunyan; his words were John Henry: impossibly real. The way Sandburg wrote, he gave life to anything and everything around him: from mountains to oceans, from prairies to rows of corn or cotton. Skyscrapers, too.
An exploration of the Carl Sandburg Archive from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
The late and great Studs Terkel, author of Hard Times, Working, and The Good War, and his last thoughts on Carl Sandburg and the America Terkel documented and recorded his whole life.
“I also say, ‘The People, Yes,'” Terkel says, referring to the 300 page Sandburg poem of the same name. “But I have to add a proviso: The People, Perhaps or The People, Maybe.”
Follow Carl Sandburg to Rootabaga Country: an excerpt from ‘The Day Carl Sandburg Died.’