Juan Williams on â€œEyes on The Prizeâ€? by Mitch E. Perry10/09/06
Tonight on the local PBS affiliate in Tampa, WEDU, a rebroadcast of the critically acclaimed documentary on the Civil Rights years â€œEyes on the Prizeâ€? will be shown at 9PM.
The Series originally aired back in 1987. At that time, The Los Angeles Times called it â€œan exhaustive documentary that shouldnâ€™t be missed.â€? The series went on to win 6 Emmys and numerous other awards, including an Academy Award nomination, the Peabody Award, and the top Dupont-Columbia award for excellence in broadcast journalism.
Recently the accompanying book to the series was republished. That was written by Juan Williams, of Fox News and NPR fame. WMNF spoke with Juan Williams last week about the re-broadcast of â€œEyes on the Prizeâ€? (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?in 2016â€?)
Thatâ€™s Juan Williamsâ€¦Heâ€™s written the companion book, just re-published, to the award winning PBS series on the Civil rights movement, â€œEyes on the Prizeâ€?â€¦.That first part will air tonight on PBSâ€™ local affiliate in the Tampa Bay area, WEDU at 9PM