I was blown away by the American Masters documentary on PBS tonight, a profile of folk music legend Pete Seeger.
I knew quite a bit about him already, but learned just how much he influenced the great social and environmental justice movements of the past 70 years. The Power of Song is a perfect name for the film, because Seeger’s belief in song as a participatory medium for social action led his life and transformed history and consciousness across the planet.
This is really required viewing by anyone interested in American history and/or social movements.
Here are the upcoming broadcasts on OETA out of Oklahoma City. As they say, check your local listings.
Friday, February 29, 2:00am
Monday, March 3, 12:59am
Monday, March 3, 2:00am
Tuesday, March 4, 2:00am