New PBS Series Explores Classic Works of Art

AHA Staff, January 2000

A new four-part television series, Culture Shock, prepared for PBS by WGBH Boston, will examine classic works of art—in literature, music, film, and painting—that have engendered both controversy and acclaim. Each program will examine the cultural conditions that lead artists to create and audiences to react. The four programs—which will be broadcast on January 26 and February 2, 2000, beginning at 9 p.m. EST (check local listings)—are: "Born to Trouble: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"; "The Devil's Music: 1920s Jazz"; "Hollywood Censored: Movies, Morality, and the Hollywood Production Code"; and "The Shock of the Nude: Manet's Olympia."

Details about the programs and educational outreach activities related to the series may be obtained from Valerie Grabiel, Outreach Coordinator, WGBH Boston, at Valerie_Grabiel@wgbh.org.