Advanced screening of Roosevelts documentary coming to EUP

Spectator Staff

Edinboro University’s Department of Journalism and Public Relations will host an advanced and interactive screening of “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in Compton Hall.

The event, which will be held in room 107A, will feature both a preview of the seven-part, 14-hour series, but also a panel discussion on the documentary.

“Our department is delighted to be working with WQLN (Erie’s PBS connection) to give our campus and community the opportunity to have an advance look at another exciting PBS program,” said Dr. Tony Peyronel, chair- person of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Edinboro. “Our interest comes primarily from a broadcast journalism perspective, but we also like to involve other departments as content experts – in this case

the Department of History, Anthropology and World Languages.”

The series, which will air on PBS beginning on Sept. 14, covers more than a century in the family’s history, and comes from filmmaker Ken Burns.

It will feature the voices of Paul Giamatti as Theodore Roosevelt and Meryl Streep as Elea- nor Roosevelt.

The following portions of the documentary will air on six consecutive nights.

Following the screening, the panel discussion, moderated by WJET/Fox 66 reporter and Edinboro graduate Jessica Kunz, will feature Dr. Ihor Bemko, of History, Anthropology and World Languages, along with Dr. Jim Wertz, of Journalism and Public Relations. Halle Kostansek, of WQLN, will introduce the documentary.

The event is free and open to the public.