OETA is hosting its annual spring membership campaign Friday, February 28–Sunday, March 15.
“OETA’s largest source of funding comes from our passionate supporters,” says Polly Anderson, executive director. “Sustaining donations allow us to secure the rights to popular programs like Antiques Roadshow, NOVA, Masterpiece and Frontline. Member support also funds our award-winning local documentaries, arts and news programs.”
Fans of country music will enjoy the lineup on the evening of Tuesday, March 3 starting at 7 p.m. Ken Burns’ Country Music is a collection of highlights from the documentarian’s popular new docuseries, Country Music. Hosted by award-winning singer Kathy Mattea, the program is filled with music and video clips sure to touch the hearts of viewers. Ken Burns: Country Music features exclusive interviews with Burns, his long-time collaborator Dayton Duncan and other members of the creative team who helped make this documentary series so riveting. The program is followed by Highwaymen Live at the Coliseum at 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss classic performances from Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.
Coinciding with Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, a featured program during the campaign is Rise Up: Songs of the Women’s Movement. This 90-minute documentarycelebrates Women’s Right to Vote, from its ratification in 1920, and other historical milestones in women’s liberation through the 80s. The new special features empowering and beloved anthems from artists like Aretha Franklin, Loretta Lynn, Holly Near, Gloria Gaynor, Dolly Parton, Joan Jett, Cindy Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, Tina Turner and Annie Lennox. The documentary also features interviews with performers and leading activists, including Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women. Watch Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m. or Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Viewers can donate to OETA by visiting OETA.tv/donate or by calling 1-800-288-9494.