Discovery Channel School. Great Books. Red Badge of Courage

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Created: 2000


Discovery Channel School. Great Books. Red Badge of Courage
Summary: "TLC is proud to submit the award-winning Great Books series for Peabody consideration. Created in 1993, and today more than 35 titles strong, Great Books highlights the relevance of great literature in today's society, and encourages literacy and creative thinking by introducing people of all ages to the world of classic literature. This well-respected and popular series has brought viewers timeless lessons of classics -- from Don Quixote's inspiring idealism, to Native Son's scorching look at racism to Catch 22's satire on the follies of war. An advisory panel assembled by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress helped the producers to choose appropriate books for the series.

"Conceived by founder, Chairman and CEO of Discovery Communications Inc., John S. Hendricks, the series strives to balance the attraction of the television medium with the needs of parents, educators and politicians who are concerned about the overall decline in reading and growth of illiteracy in the U.S. Hailed by USA Today, as 'a terrific series,' the New York Times as 'smartly produced' and Newsday ('there's hope for TV yet'), Great Books gives viewers of all ages the motivation to explore the world of classic literature.

"In addition, as part of the overall initiative, TLC takes the concept one step further with online teacher support, a school video, copies of the featured books and a teacher's guide, to encourage teachers to use the series as part of their overall education curricula.''--2000 Peabody Awards entry form.

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Corporate Producers: Discovery Education (Firm) | Cronkite Ward Company

Broadcast Date: 1997