April 1, 2023
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky recalls the 1950 film "Broken Arrow," a film he says changed forever the face of the movie and TV westerns.

Starring James Stewart, it was among the first productions to present Native Americans in a favorable light. And it's led to numerous productions to show how this country's western movement victimized Indian nations.

The latest on that list comes from PBS with a five-part "American Experience" miniseries depicting events that range from the Pilgrim landings in the 1620s to the Indian invasion of Wounded Knee in 1973.

Sokolsky calls the miniseries reminiscent of some of the Native American specials Ted Turner presented on his TV networks and stations during the 1980s and '90s.

And he expresses the hope that this will not be the last study of such a rich and important heritage.
Episode Date: April 17, 2009
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