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Posted By: Don Firth
29-Sep-05 - 05:51 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
I watched a program on PBS last night entitled, "Get Up, Stand Up: The Story of Pop and Protest."

Did anyone else see this?

Although not part of the Dylan program, it was a pretty good follow-up. Here's some info from one of the local PBS stations HERE and Some NY Times comments. Starts with the songs of Joe Hill ("No pamphlet, no matter how good, is ever read more than once, but a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over."). Comments by Oscar Brand, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, and others, along with Pete Seeger and a whole bunch of people we just saw in the Dylan special. Check your local listings.

Reaffirms the idea that music can be, and still is, a real force in the world.

Don Firth