First Take

Rocky Mountain PBS Shows
2:44 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Franklin, Eleanor and Theodore Roosevelt!

A Film by Ken Burns, "The Roosevelt's," on Rocky Mountain PBS.
WATCH ALL 7 EPISODES NOW or anytime on the following devices: pbs.org, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Roku. 

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Arts and Culture
2:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Colorado! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Cine Latino; Who is Dayani Cristal? Winner of the Sundance World Cinema Documentary Cinematography Award

Americans observe national Hispanic Heritage Month now through October 15th, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-period!

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Jazz on Film
12:54 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

The Sound of Jazz: a '57 TV classic

Once upon a time, long before the Web and Twitter, before selfies and instagram, if you can believe it, Television was a real medium for social media. In the early 1950s and 60s commercial television was where the general public learned about high culture. TV gave us our first introductions to Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, live broadcasts of Shakespeare plays, opera and dramatic plays.  Included in the mix was Jazz.

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Arts District
12:04 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

"The Roosevelts:" Watch a little, or watch a lot

Credit Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

They were a family that dominated early 20th century politics, occupying the halls of power in New York, the Navy and ultimately the White House – more than once. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, could very well be the (latest) reason you drag yourself into work bleary-eyed.  In the audio on this post  Carrie   Saldo   speaks with First Take with Lando and Chavis (and Arturo Gomez) and shares a portion of her interview with Ken Burns about 'The   Roosevelts : An Intimate History.'

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Eats & Beats
1:23 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

DIA showcases local craft beers, artistry

We're not sure if this label made the exhibit, but Left Hand Brewing is know for elaborate labels like this one for Oktoberfest Marzen Lager.

While you're in line to clear TSA security and cross the bridge to Denver International Airport's Concourse A, don't rush past the display cases.  The next exhibit there (September 20 through December 2014, and just in time for the Great American Beer Festival) is called "Colorado On Tap: The State of the Brew.  DIA's Art and Culture Program Manager Chris Stevens visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with the details.

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