A couple of tidbits today …
The Associated Press reported yesterday that PBS and Ken Burns have agreed to amend Burns’ upcoming documentary series on World War II to include stories about Latino veterans “after activists complained he ignored their contributions to the American effort.” Burns will hire a Latino producer to assist with the additional content.
The Nashville City Paper reports this morning on the free documentary screening of Causing Pain: Real Stories of Dating Abuse and Violence, a documentary on dating violence, at 5 p.m. today at the Youth Connections Resource Center, 1330 Foster Ave., Ste. 100.
The screening is hosted by Nashville Public Television’s Outreach Coordinator Nancy Nikolai will and is a joint venture of Youth Connections and NPT. It’s free and open to the public. Students, parents, social advocates and community volunteers are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 664-1509.
I was down in Chattanooga recently scouring the Novel Idea used bookstore. While checking out (I found an intriguing slim hardcover from the fifties titled “The Handbook of TV and Film Technique: A Non-Technical Production Guide For Executives) I spied a good condition hardcover copy of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. I asked to take a look. It was a first edition, fourth printing and they were asking $70. The clerk said, “…greatest war novel of the twentieth century.” I agreed.
Kurt Vonnegut passed away yesterday at his home in Manhattan. He was 84.