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Wendy Whelan docum on PBS: Moments of GracePremieres Jan 11, 2013 - 10PM EST (WKET Kentucky)


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#1 Natalia

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

A one-hour PBS documentary on NYCB ballerina Wendy Whelan, titled Moments of Grace, premieres this Friday, Jan. 11, at 10PM EST. Info rec'vd via email from a Kentucky-based friend (thanks to him!); he's seen the ads on his local PBS affiliate in Kentucky. Wheeldon among those interviewed. The ad included clips from After the Rain and other ballets. I'm not sure when/if it will be airing elsewhere.

Description from WKET website:
http://www.ket.org/m...helan/about.htm

#2 Helene

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

This is the press release:

http://www.ket.org/p...KMUSE__502.html

It doesn't mention that this is part of a series that would be picked up nationwide -- I don't think the producing station would have left this out if it were -- and it is very much about a native daughter. If other affiliates don't pick it up, I hope some kind soul published it to YouTube.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Any way to get it in the Los Angeles area? Channel? Time?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

I couldn't find any listing for it on PBS in New York.

#5 Natalia

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

I couldn't find it in DC either. Perhaps if several of us 'blanket' the producing station (KET's) email address or phone, inquiring if it is to be shown elsewhere on the PBS network, they will write back to us and let us know. We could also write/call our own local stations' programming departments, making them aware of this film. It couldn't hurt. I think that Wendy's story is special, regardless of where she was born; she's an American National Treasure in America's top ballet company, in other words.

So the link to contact info for KET is as follows:
http://www.ket.org/contact/

From the above (selected information):

TV and Online Services
(859)258-7259 | viewerservices@ket.org

600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 • (859) 258-7000 • (800) 432-0951

I also plan to email the individual PBS stations in my current viewing area.

#6 GianninaM

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

Emailed them and got this response. Perhaps if everyone contacts them they might make it more available.

Giannina



This is alocally produced program and will only be showing in Kentucky at this time. However, you can view it online after our first airdate which is this Friday at 10:00 PM. If all goes well (we do have some automation problems from time to time), it should be viewable online at ket.org (find it in our Watch Video section under Kentucky Muse) on Saturday. I hope this helps.



Sincerely,

Debbie Britton

Traffic and Scheduling Manager, KET

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Thanks for following up on this. I'm glad to know that they're posting this on their website after it airs. That's a great option for work that is generated locally, which might have trouble making all the connections for a national broadcaster.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:58 AM

Thanks, Giannina! Wonderful news/option.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

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There's a new Wendy Whelan documentary live-streaming tonight at 10 EST! http://bit.ly/VQv1Ff @KET"



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

The 10pm time was a re-run on local PBS. The documentary can be viewed online on demand at:

http://www.ket.org/c...tdir=&template=

(Link tweeted by Pacific Northwest Ballet)


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