PBS Program Club

PBS Program Club at Minnetrista

They’re simple, easy and fun. PBS Program Clubs work like book clubs, but for TV. Watch a show, get together with friends and talk. Do you like to talk about TV? If so, you’ve probably already hosted a club without ever formalizing it – either over dinner, at the water cooler or online with friends.Consider starting your own Program Club. They’re an easy and fun way to connect with your friends, family and others who are important to you.

Meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month from 2-4m at Minnetrista and are open to the public.

August 21, 2013

AEsiliconAmerican Experience:  Silicon Valley

A startling announcement pulsated through a suburban garage in Santa Clara County, California, on October 4, 1957. There, some of the young founders of a new semiconductor company were busy talking to silicon suppliers, hounding realtors for office space, shopping for desks and poring over the names of young PhDs they hoped to poach from rival companies when they heard the shocking news: the Soviet Union had just launched the first artificial satellite into orbit around the earth. The group’s leader, Robert Noyce, watched Sputnik flash across the darkened sky. He could not have known that he would play a key role in helping America win the space race. Noyce’s innovation, the integrated circuit, would make an impact far beyond the Apollo program. It would shape the way Americans live, making possible smart phones and digital video recorders, pacemakers and microwaves. In telling the story of Noyce and the integrated circuit, this film looks at the monumental impact the microchip had on modern life and reveals the pivotal role Noyce played in transforming a fertile farmland into one of the most creative places on earth — the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley.

September 18, 2013

AErushmoreAmerican Experience: Mount Rushmore

The world’s largest sculpture: how and when was it carved? Who possessed the audacity to create such a gargantuan work?  The story of Mount Rushmore’s creation is a bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself.

October 16, 2013

Lewis_and_ClarkLewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

Thomas Jefferson commissioned his secretary, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and a group of rough frontiersmen to the task of revealing the West.  This Ken Burns documentary chronicles the challenge that faced the men.

 November 20, 2013

kimbroughA History Dear To Our Hearts

The Emily Kimbrough Historical District serves as an iconic symbol to the historical and architectural significance of Muncie, Indiana. Home to late 19th century gas boom tycoons, bankers, and writers – the district was home to Muncie’s most prominent residents 100 years ago. A History Dear to Our Hearts looks at the Kimbrough family residences in the past, present, and their hope for the future in Muncie’s East End.