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2013 | 2012

3 items from 2013


The Revisionaries

28 October 2013 1:44 PM, PDT | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Scott Thurman’s new film The Revisionaries is a postcard from the frontline of America’s culture wars. The documentary follows the 2009 crusade by the Texas Board of Education to rewrite history and science text books in Texas public schools. By selectively ignoring historical and scientific fact, the board attempted to undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools and succeeded in revising social science curriculum to ignore minority culture and America’s history of institutional racism. »

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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: '30 Rock' Says Goodbye, Keri Russell Says Hello (Again)

28 January 2013 7:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Downton Abbey," "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "Independent Lens": "The Revisionaries" Monday, Jan. 28 at 10pm on PBS First-time director Scott Thurman explores the American culture wars by way of school textbooks in this documentary, which looks at the once-a-decade gathering of the 15 members of the Texas Board of Education as they decide the state's textbook and teaching standards. Thurman finds a particularly fascinating subject in Don McLeroy, a passionate creationist who attempts to rewrite not just the science curriculum but other subjects' as well, and who's portrayed with compassion even as he leads the charge to change the agendas of the state's...

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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: '30 Rock' Says Goodbye, Keri Russell Says Hello (Again)

28 January 2013 7:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Downton Abbey," "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "Independent Lens": "The Revisionaries" Monday, Jan. 28 at 10pm on PBS First-time director Scott Thurman explores the American culture wars by way of school textbooks in this documentary, which looks at the once-a-decade gathering of the 15 members of the Texas Board of Education as they decide the state's textbook and teaching standards. Thurman finds a particularly fascinating subject in Don McLeroy, a passionate creationist who attempts to rewrite not just the science curriculum but other subjects' as well, and who's portrayed with compassion even as he leads the charge to change the agendas of the state's »

- Alison Willmore

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