BRITISH HISTORIAN SIMON SCHAMA COMES TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO PRESENT “THE STORY OF THE JEWS” DOCUM
BRITISH HISTORIAN SIMON SCHAMA COMES TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO PRESENT “THE STORY OF THE JEWS” DOCUMENTARY
Explore the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day in upcoming documentary series airing on PBS SoCaL.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (Mar. 17, 2014) – A prize-winning author and Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University brings Jewish history to life in a new documentary series, The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama. The five-hour series follows Schama as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that the Jewish culture has made on the world. The series will be split in two air dates on Tuesday, March 25 with parts 1 and 2 and continue on the following Tuesday, April 1 with parts 3, 4, and 5 beginning at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCaL.
Schama visits with PBS SoCaL this week for a series of local appearances around his book, The Story of the Jews, and the television series. Schama will appear in an interview with Maria Hall-Brown on PBS SoCaL’s local art series, LAaRT, on Thursday, March 20th at 5:30 p.m. Also on March 20th, Schama will participate in a reading and discussion of his book, based off the series, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles at 8pm. The event is free and open to the public. During his visit to Southern California, Schama will also participate in several events including a sneak peek of the series with PBS SoCaL stakeholders.
This series of local events is part of PBS SoCaL’s ongoing program that connects major PBS programs to Southern California with local events, screenings, panel discussions and presentations.
Local support for The Story of the Jews is provided by the Harry & Belle Krupnick Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. For more information about the public event, please visit pbssocal.org
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