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Film Credits


Writer, Director and Editor
Paul Bonesteel

Matthew Gellert

Davis Bates

Zoe Keating

Creative Consultants
Penelope Niven
Dayton Duncan
Peter Frumkin
Denise Kiernan

Associate Producer, research, permissions and additional editing
Neeley Dawson

Additional Permissions
Sara Huffman

On-line editing and graphics
Evan Schafer

Paul Bonesteel
Evan Schafer

Rootabaga Stories artwork
David Cowles

Rootabaga Stories animation
Jeremy Galante

Field Sound Recording
Evan Schafer
Mike Teeters
Adam Larsen

Ian Leino

Post production audio mix
Bruce Sales

Administrative Assistance
Emily Davis
Amanda Albee

Additional Music
Sufjan Stevens
David Hartman
Marc Smith’s Rootabaga Band
The Girls (Alison Cowles + Mikaela Davis)

With the permission of the author, this film occasionally quoted or paraphrased or otherwise drawn material from Dr. Penelope Niven’s Carl Sandburg: A Biography.

Carl Sandburg poems performed by
Carl Sandburg
Elliott Gould
Ernie Hudson
Roscoe Lee Browne
Marc Kelly Smith
Edward Hirsch
Ted Kooser
Studs Terkel
Mark Van Wienen
Tim Stafford
Gregory Picket
Geoffrey O’Brien
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Re-creation Cast

Young Sandburg
Michael Buebe

College Sandburg
Matthew Allis

Frederick Dickinson
Josh Damewood

Jan Lundeen

Stage Performers
Katy Robinson, Kathleen Bashem, Will Parker, Jordan Shroyer

Re-creation Crew

Margo Shively

Location Scout/Casting/PA
Keegan Siebken

Special thanks to

Galesburg Public Library

The Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara
Janice Spicka
Linda Holt
Kathleen Hudson

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site,
Flat Rock N.C.
Connie Backlund, Superintendant
Ashley Tate, Archivist
Sarah Perschall, Chief of Visitor Services
Jill Hamilton-Anderson, former Education Specialist
Lynn White Savage, former Museum Curator

The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site,
Galesburg, Ill.
Steve Holden
Martha Downey
Bert McElroy

Additional Thanks to

Jhon Akers
Peter and Georgia Bonesteel
Jay Bullis
Paul Brown
Elizabeth Carlin-Metz
Martha Downey
Cornelia Foss
Lukas Foss
Kate Francis
William Franckey
Jill Hamilton-Anderson
Matt Hundley
Craig Justus
Mike McCurdy
William Merkel
Mike Mynatt
Meghan O’Rourke
Dennis Sears
Harvey Shapiro
Margo Shively
Len Steckler
Joanna Steichen
George Stevens, Jr.
Nathan Weber
BNSF Railroad
The Captain’s Bookshelf
Carl Sandburg Family Trust
Susan Taylor Rash
Knox College Theatre Department
Prairie Players Civic Theatre
Orpheum Theatre


Series Theme Music Composed by
Thomas Wagner

Series Title Designed by
B. T. Whitehill

Music Services
Rosie Fishel
Emily Lee

Series Project Manager
Arturo Sheimberg

Business Affairs
Josh Gordon

Website Producer and Editor
Tom McNamara

Production Manager
Junko Tsunashima

Supervising Producer
Julie Sacks

Series Producer
Prudence Glass

Executive Producer
Susan Lacy

A Production of Bonesteel Films in association with American Masters for WNET



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