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September 17, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Scottsdale Arts Collaboration  |   Video
    • The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale International Film Festival are joining forces to share resources and offer expanded film programs. The alliance will officially start in January, and will provide operational and promotional support to grow the annual festival and expand year-round film programming at the center. Scottsdale International Film Festival Founder and Executive Director Amy Ettinger will join the staff of the Center as a film curator, and will talk about the collaboration.

September 2, 2014

  • Journalist Peter Bergen  |   Video
    • CNN national security analyst, author and film producer Peter Bergen will appear at Arizona State University to discuss his new documentary, “American War Generals.” Bergen will talk about that and more on Arizona Horizon.

April 16, 2014

  • Hungry Minds: Native American Education  |   Video
    • Arizona PBS will air a show called “Hungry Minds,” a documentary about the transformation of several Native American high school students. The film makes a compelling argument for revitalizing Native American education through of creativity and leadership. The project was produced by the Nick Lowery Foundation, which is headed by former NFL kicker Nick Lowery. He will appear on Arizona Horizon to talk about his film.

January 27, 2014

  • SB1070 Film  |   Video
    • The PBS show “Independent Lens” has produced a film titled “The State of Arizona,” which takes a look at the controversy of Senate Bill 1070 in Arizona from all sides. Hear from those who lived through the SB1070 roller coaster ride as they reflect on the nearly four years that have passed since the bill was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. State Senator Steve Gallardo, Republican Representative John Kavanagh and pollster Bruce Merrill discuss SB1070 and how it impacted our state.

May 2, 2013

  • Living off the Grid  |   Video
    • Former University of Arizona professor Guy McPherson left his tenured full professorship in 2009 to live off the grid. He moved into a straw-bale house in New Mexico and lives a sustainable lifestyle, with organic gardening, and raising small animals for eggs and milk. McPherson’s life has been made into a film titled "Somewhere in New Mexico before the End of Time,” which will debut in Tucson on May 4. McPherson will talk about his life and the film.

April 15, 2013

  • In Memoriam: Paolo Soleri  |   Video
    • Visionary architect Paolo Soleri passed away. He was the last living architect trained directly by Frank Lloyd Wright. Soleri constructed Arcosanti, north of Phoenix, a compact experimental community designed to efficiently house a small city on a small parcel of land. Local architects Vern Swaback and Roger Tomalty, who lived at Arcosanti and worked directly with Soleri, will talk about the famed architect’s life, work, and a new film on Soleri debuting April 20th.

April 4, 2013

  • “United States of ALEC”  |   Video
    • There will be a free screening of the Bill Moyers production, “The United States of ALEC,” sponsored by AFSCME, the Arizona public employees union. ALEC IS the American Legislative Exchange Council, and critics say it allows corporations to direct and produce legislation for state legislatures. Common Cause President and CEO Bob Edgar will introduce the film and present a new report on all ALEC-backed legislation introduced in Arizona this year.

March 28, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: “Soot and Spit”  |   Video
    • The Arizona State University School of Theatre and Film is bringing to the Valley “Soot and Spit,” the story of artist James Castle, who was born deaf. He used materials at hand to create art, including soot from a woodstove mixed with saliva. The production brings together deaf and cognitively-challenged actors to illuminate the life of the self-taught Castle, who’s worked paralleled the art movements of the 20th century, although he worked isolated from the art community in a small Idaho town. The production is directed by New York artist Kim Weild, who will talk about “Soot and Spit” on Arizona Horizon.

January 22, 2013

October 2, 2012

  • Humanitas Prize-Winning Screenwriter   |   Video
    • ASU School of Theatre and Film Professor of Practice Greg Bernstein won a 2012 Humanitas Prize for screenwriting for his work on Robert Redford's The Conspirator. Bernstein talks about his work and the power of words and film to explore the human experience.

September 12, 2012

  • Booker’s Place Documentary  |   Video
    • Yvette Johnson is a Phoenix resident whose grandfather, Booker Wright, appeared in a 1966 NBC documentary speaking boldly and honestly about his experience with racism in the southern United States. What he said while the cameras were rolling changed his life forever. His story is featured in the new documentary “Booker’s Place”. Learn more about the film from Johnson, a co-producer, and Raymond De Felitta, the director.

July 12, 2012

  • Booker Wright: A Mississippi Story  |   Video
    • Yvette Johnson is a Phoenix resident whose grandfather, Booker Wright, appeared in a 1966 NBC documentary about racism in the southern United States. What he said while the cameras were rolling changed his life forever. Yvette talks about her grandfather’s heroic story that’s featured in a new film she co-produced.

October 12, 2011

  • Teacher Quality Documentary   |   Video
    • “Mitchell20: Teacher Quality is the Answer”, a new documentary that explores issues of teacher quality, was filmed at Mitchell School in Phoenix’ Isaac Elementary District. Executive Producer Kathy Wiebke, who also serves as Executive Director of the Arizona K12 Center, and Barnett Berry, the Founder and President of the Center for Teaching Quality discuss some of the issues the film brings to light.

December 15, 2010

  • Arizona ArtBeat  |   Video
    • “Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders” is a film that explores the world through music. The program’s host, Marco Werman, discusses the pilot that premiered on PBS in January and efforts to make “Sound Tracks” an ongoing series.

November 22, 2010

  • John Lennon Photographer  |   Video
    • Professional photographer David Spindel photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono during a 1980 recording session at the Hit Factory in New York City. Some of his photographs appear in a new American Masters: LennoNYC premiering at 9PM on Eight/Arizona PBS. Spindel shares his photographs and memories of the experience.

November 15, 2010

  • Gerrymandering, the Documentary  |   Video
    • In many political districts, the outcome is a foregone conclusion. It’s no accident. It’s the way the lines for the districts are drawn. Learn more about the once-a-decade process in a new documentary, “Gerrymandering.” Director Jeff Reichert will discuss his new film.

March 24, 2010

  • “Blood into Wine”  |   Video
    • This new film documents efforts to create great wines in Arizona. Hear from Ryan Page, a co-director of the film, and one of its featured winemakers, Eric Glomski of Page Springs/Arizona Stronghold Vineyards.

February 25, 2010

  • Phoenix Film  |   Video
    • From commercials to TV miniseries, Phoenix was the site of many film productions last year. Phoenix Film Commissioner Phil Bradstock talks about the importance of the film industry to Phoenix.

April 13, 2009

  • Native American filmmaker  |   Video
    • Tonight, Eight, Arizona PBS airs the new five-part series, We Shall Remain: American Experience. It covers 300 years of pivotal moments in American history from the Native American perspective. White Mountain Apache filmmaker Dustinn Craig produced a feature-length, biographic documentary for the series about the life and times of the famous Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo. Craig talks about the film and his work as a filmmaker.

May 20, 2008

  • Dream in Doubt  |   Video
    • Just days after the 9-11 terrorists attacks, an Arizona Sikh man became the first to die in a retaliatory attack by a Mesa man who thought he was attacking a terrorist. A national film examining that murder and the American dream will premier tonight on PBS stations, including Eight T.V. Learn more about the film from the filmmaker and one of the victim's brothers.

April 15, 2008

  • Crystal Darkness  |   Video
    • Television stations across the state will participate in the simultaneous airing of the documentary Crystal Darkness. The film reveals the far-reaching problem of methamphetamine addiction. Sergeant Joel Tranter with the Phoenix Police Department joins us to talk about the documentary, the effects of meth use as well as the drug's relation to crime, and child abuse in Arizona.

December 25, 2007

  • Made in Arizona  |   Video
    • Did you know there is a salt mine operation in Glendale? Or that there are 26 wineries in Arizona? In this special, HORIZON looks at some surprising industries in our state, including feature film production and the manufacturing of a life saving product that is used worldwide.

October 30, 2007

  • Breast Health
    • strides have been made in the area of breast cancer awareness and diagnostic tools. Still, there is a need for more information and education about the best possible treatment for breast cancer. We look at how digital mammograms differ from conventional film. Christine Lessard, Executive Director of the Arizona Institute for Breast Health and 11-year breast cancer survivor joins us in the studio. Learn more. Visit the Arizona Institute for Breast Health Web site.

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August 23, 2007

  • HORIZON Special Made in Arizona
    • Did you know there is a salt mine operation in Glendale? Or that there are 26 wineries in Arizona? In this special, HORIZON looks at some surprising industries in our state, including feature film production and the manufacturing of a life saving product that is used worldwide. Find out more. Salt facility, original air date June 25, 2007 Filmmaking, original air date June 26, 2007 Wineries, original air date June 27, 2007 Evacuation Slides, original air date June 28, 2007

June 26, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • The Senate continues its attempt to pass an immigration bill. Find out what Arizonans think about components of the bill in the latest Cronkite Eight Poll. [Complete Poll Results.] Poll Director Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Tara Blanc discuss the results. Read the complete Poll results.
  • Made in Arizona: Filmmaking
    • Most people think of Hollywood when they think of movie making. Arizona also has a long history in film production. Our weather, diverse terrain, proximity to Los Angeles, and our states Motion Picture Production Tax Incentive Program are among the many reasons why filmmaking is a successful Made in Arizona commodity. We profile Arizona-grown filmmaker, Jeff Santo. Harry Tate, director of the Arizona Film Office and Barry Kluger, chair of the Arizona Film Commission, join the studio discussion.
  • Arizona Stories
    • In a state where historic buildings are sparse, the Florence courthouse stands as a monument to the past, while maintaining its role in the present. Find out what makes the historic courthouse unique.

April 23, 2007

  • Arizona's Climate Change Part one
    • We begin our four-part series on climate change with a look at the politics of current environmental policy on global warming and emissions reduction. HORIZON examines the phenomenon of the film, An Inconvenient Truth and the work of former Vice President Al Gore on the subject. We talk about the role partisan politics plays in shaping environmental policy in the United States.

February 27, 2007

  • Rwandan Hero
    • Paul Rusesabagina was portrayed in the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda by actor Don Cheadle. Rusesabagina saved 1,260 people from being slaughtered in the 1994 Rwandan genocide by letting them take refuge in the Hotel Mille Colines, where he was manager. Well speak with Rusesabagina, who was recently in Flagstaff at Coconino High School to talk to students about his experience.

January 10, 2007

  • Good to Great
    • Bestselling author Jim Collins investigates what makes good businesses and local-sector organizations great. A portion of Collins documentary (airing at 9 p.m.) is dedicated to the reading achievement at Byrne Elementary School in Yuma. HORIZON brings you a preview of the film which includes former ASU President and current Chairman of The Center for the Future of Arizona Lattie Coor.

July 19, 2006

  • Hawaiian Documentary
    • The Hawaiians: Reflecting Spirit, a film airing on Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Eight sheds light on the spiritual and community strength of a native people whose identity is deeply tied to their homeland. HORIZON talks with the filmmaker and a Hawaiian state official about programs to re-establish native language and cultural customs.

October 20, 2005

  • Ethics in Entertainment
    • The Ethics of Entertainment (E2) Conference and Film Festival will explore the powerful roll of entertainment media in our lives. Workshops, film screenings and speakers will delve into the decision-making process that artists go through when portraying social, political and health issues. We profile local filmmaker Chuck LeVinus and his film Never Been Thawed. Conference organizers F. Miguel Valenti and Laurie Trotta join Michael Grant in the studio. Important Links & Resources www.e2filmfest.com

February 16, 2005

  • Legislative Update
    • Human cloning and guns in bars - they are all the subject of some legislation in the works at the State Capitol. Horizon has an update.
  • Black Film Showcase
    • In honor of Black History Month, Horizon profiles an award-winning black filmmaker and discusses a local African-American event.
  • Arizona Stories: La Casa Vieja
    • An Arizona story about a historic adobe Hacienda at the edge of the Salt River. La Casa Vieja was a ferry house, residence, and business, and is now a well-known landmark.

February 4, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • At this Journalists Roundtable, our panelists discuss former Arizona Governor Fife Symington's comments that he may decide to run again for the office in 2006. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has started a controversial plan he says can combat identity theft. And Governor Janet Napolitano revived Arizona's film commission this week by naming several big names to the panel.

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