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October 17, 2014

In Production: The Black Middle Class

IMG_2163On location with Bob Herbert in Chicago for a film he and Tom Casciato are making for PBS with our friends at @POV about America’s black middle class. Bob is speaking with 91-year-old activist Clyde Ross (left) who successfully fought scurrilous housing practices in Chicago in the late ’60s. Look for the film in 2015.

 

 

 

 

January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger and the Fight To Save The Hudson River

Our film about the Hudson, “The Fight To Save The River,” is part of the series “America’s First River: Bill Moyers On The Hudson.”  The story of Pete Seeger and the famed sloop Clearwater begins at about 42:20.  See the whole film here or watch it streaming at billmoyers.com – and don’t miss Pete singing “Sailing Up My Dirty Stream” live over the end credits.
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January 5, 2014

STATE OF CONFLICT: NORTH CAROLINA NOW STREAMING

UnknownTom Casciato’s new doc, “State of Conflict: North Carolina” is now streaming at billmoyers.com.  It is also airing on public television stations around the country, including an airing in New York tonight at 6:30 pm on WNET/Thirteen.

 

 

 

December 19, 2013

TOM CASCIATO’S NEW DOC TO PREMIERE JANUARY 3, 2014

State of Conflict: North Carolina will premiere on public television’s Moyers & Company on January 3, 2014. Check local listings for the time in your area.

November 7, 2013

“FUN CITY REVISITED” IS NOW STREAMING ON VIMEO.

New York City has a new Mayor … while you’re waiting to see how things work out for him, check out the wild ride one of his predecessors had.  ”Fun City Revisited: The Lindsay Years” tells the story of John Lindsay’s two turbulent terms (1966-73) as mayor of the city during one of its most challenging eras.  Watch it on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/53560997 Featuring interviews with Rudolph Giuliani, David Dinkins, Ed Koch, Jeffrey Katzenberg (a Lindsay volunteer in his youth), Eleanor Holmes Norton, Charles Rangel, Jimmy Breslin and many more who were there to witness the exciting times.  Executive Produced by Tom Casciato; produced by Rob Issen; written by Tom Casciato and Rob Issen; Field Producer, Rawan Jabaji; Interview Producer, Michael Epstein; Edited by Judith Starr Wolff; narrated by Jay O. Sanders.

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July 26, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Rohde on Obama, the middle class, and TWO AMERICAN FAMILIES

David Rohde calls TWO AMERICAN FAMILIES “extraordinary.”  Read his whole post in The Atlantic about the film and how it informs the current debate about American’s middle class.

July 9, 2013

The Nation Magazine weighs in on TWO AMERICAN FAMILIES

“Produced by filmmakers Tom Casciato and Kathleen Hughes, Two American Families is the third must-see documentary in the past year—along with American Winter and A Place at the Table— about how “regular folks” are surviving in today’s economy.”  Watch it, and if your blood isn’t boiling by the end, check your pulse.”

Read the whole story here.