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MAJOR FUNDING FOR FREEDOM: A HISTORY OF US

FREEDOM: A HISTORY OF US, a groundbreaking PBS series hosted by Katie Couric, premieres nationally in primetime in January 2003. (Check local listings.) In addition to funding from GE, support for FREEDOM: A HISTORY OF US is provided by the Charles H. Revson Foundation and The Kohlberg Foundation, Inc. Additional funding is provided by the Rice Family Foundation, the Silverweed Foundation, and the Sulzberger Foundation.

Charles H. Revson Foundation
CHARLES H. REVSON FOUNDATION was established by the late Charles H. Revson, the founder of Revlon, Inc, with a commitment to "the spread of knowledge" and "the improvement of human life." It makes grants in the areas of urban affairs with an emphasis on New York City, education, biomedical research policy, and Jewish philanthropy and education.

The Kohlberg Foundation
THE KOHLBERG FOUNDATION, INC. is a family foundation supporting innovative programs in the environment, non-traditional education and youth-at-risk initiatives, integrative medicine and holistic health.

General Electric
GE's underwriting of FREEDOM: A HISTORY OF US extends a 30-year tradition of support for public broadcasting. Past sponsored programming has included Heart of the Dragon, Inside Story, the Audubon Television Specials, Eyes on the Prize and The McLaughlin Group.

The company continues its commitment with FREEDOM: A HISTORY OF US, a series which vividly tells the stories of the ordinary and famous citizens who sacrificed and struggled to ensure that the powerful promise of American freedom was fulfilled.

GE’s sponsorship of this major television event and its message will extend beyond the television screen and reach directly into communities and schools around the country in an effort to help citizens of all ages understand the revolutionary idea – freedom – that changed the world. An exhibit also titled FREEDOM: A HISTORY OF US, which features historic collections of original photographs, documents and film footage, will open in New York City on December 10th at the New-York Historical Society and travel to major cities throughout the country from December through February. It also will be on view beginning February 4, 2003 at the Decatur House in Washington, D.C. The exhibit was developed and presented by Picture History, an online resource of historical photographs and footage.

“GE is proud to help make FREEDOM: A HISTORY OF US possible because it will entertain, inspire, educate, and remind us all of the value of the freedoms we enjoy,” said Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric. “At this pivotal time in our nation’s history, the celebration of America’s historical and enduring commitment to freedom sends a welcome and reassuring message.”




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