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  1. Opening Night at Ambulante with Geoffrey Smith

    February 9, 2009

    I’m screening my film THE ENGLISH SURGEON at Ambulante, which begins in Mexico City and then goes onto some 20 towns and cities across Mexico for two months. Using Blu-ray DVDs and digital projectors, the festival organizers show a selection of incredible documentaries from around the world that most people in these communities would never otherwise hear

  2. Filmmakers Delve Into History of Faubourg Tremé

    February 6, 2009

    Nestled at the edge of New Orleans' fabled French Quarter, Faubourg Tremé is one of America's oldest African American neighborhoods. This once vibrant neighborhood was the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement in the South and the home of jazz. Shot largely before Hurricane Katrina, FAUBOURG TREMÉ: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans pays tribute to

  3. ITVS Co-Hosts Media Summit, Ted Koppel Moderates

    February 3, 2009

    What role does the media play in shaping public diplomacy? Tuesday, Feb. 3, starting at 9:00 AM EST, ITVS will be co-hosting a Media Leadership Summit entitled “Media As Global Diplomat” with the U.S. Institute of Peace at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Moderated by Ted Koppel, representatives from Google, National Geographic, MTV, Al Jazeera, the U.S.

  4. Blogging From Washington With Lois Vossen

    February 3, 2009

    Ted Koppel welcomed back the attendees for the second panel, titled "The Global Media Marketplace" by giving a brief history of the television news business. Koppel explained that when CBS launched 60 Minutes in 1968, it surprised everyone by making money. Suddenly, the network said "maybe news can be a revenue generator" and it went from being a bonus to

  5. Morning Report from Washington, DC With ITVS Blogger Lois Vossen

    February 3, 2009

    It is snowing here in Washington, DC and we're tucked inside the Freedom Forum at the Newseum for the one-day "Media as Global Diplomat" conference, moderated by Ted Koppel. About 250 people are gathered at the forum to ask key public and private sector leaders how the United States can best use media to reinvigorate its public diplomacy strategy and