Florida Choosing The Future

How can Florida thrive in the 21st century? Can it improve education, spark business development, boost citizen involvement? A dozen high-profile leaders from around the state discuss these questions and more in “Florida: Choosing the Future,” a one-hour program produced by FHC in partnership with WEDU-TV, the Askew Institute and Fred Friendly Seminars. In a spirited give-and-take, panelists, including former Gov. Bob Graham, find that there are no easy answers.

St Petersburg: New Place In the Sun

St. Petersburg: New Place in the Sun, produced by WUSFTampa, explores the urban transformation ongoing in historic downtown St. Petersburg, focusing on its livability and issues related to redeveloping paradise. The half-hour program traces how St. Petersburg, once an important resort, declined into a retiree haven nicknamed Gods waiting room before re-energizing its downtown and embarking on what may be a cultural sea change.

Preserving Our Waters

“Preserving our Waters” takes a look at the 50-year history of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve and the people behind the efforts to establish it as the first estuarine preserve in Florida. The 30-min documentary explores how these actions were the blueprint for the Florida Aquatic Preserve Act of 1975 and the statewide aquatic preserve system.

Miami: Reflections on the River

This half hour documentary is the story of a working river and the people who struggled to build Miami. Though less than five miles in length, the river has carried centuries of human history, from earlier peoples to the present. Today the city continues to grow along the banks of the river that gave Miami its name and its genesis.

Imagining A New Florida

What will Florida look like in 2030? More importantly, what will it live like? Architects, planners, civic leaders, historians and plain folks look at the consequences of a half-century of sprawl development and explore how Floridians can create a sense of community and chart a new path of sustainable growth. This one-hour documentary was produced by the Florida Humanities Council and WPBT2-Miami.

Ax Handle Saturday, 50 Years Later

Almost nothing survives of the shocking event known as Ax Handle Saturday. Almost no film footage. Hardly any photographs. Just memories. Memories locked away for half-a-century. Until now… Written and produced by Bill Retherford, videography and editing by Rich Conner, Executive in Charge of Production, Gary Saltsgiver. Copyright 2010 Jacksonville Historical Society Sponsors include: Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, the Florida Humanities Council, and Jacksonville, Where Florida Begins.

Florida Dream

Florida’s dramatic transformation since World War II—from a sparsely populated, southern backwater to today’s multicultural megastate—is featured in this colorful, compelling one-hour documentary. Produced by FHC and WEDU-TV of West Central Florida, “The Florida Dream” traces the great social, cultural, and economic forces that drove Florida’s rapid growth and change. Narrated by actor Ed Asner, this program was inspired by the book Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social

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