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.
JUNE 2011 PROGRAM PICK
American Experience: Truman (meeting June 15)
Harry Truman was a relatively unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president of the United States. Of all the men who held the office, he was probably the least prepared. Yet Truman would be the one to lead America during an era of tremendous growth and change, as it emerged from World War II.
JULY 2011 PROGRAM PICK
American Experience: Nixon (meeting July 20)
Nixon was a self-made man who rose from modest Quaker beginnings in California to the most powerful office in the world. His story is filled with unlikely successes -- a staunch anti-communist, he improved U.S.-Soviet relations, and surprised the world by opening up relations with Communist China.
AUGUST 2011 PROGRAM PICK
American Experience: Jimmy Carter (meeting August)
Jimmy Carter traces the ascent of an ambitious country boy from a peanut farm in Plains, Georgia, to the Oval Office; it examines the failings of Carter's political leadership in the context of the turbulent 1970s; and explores the role religion played in his career.