[Nfbmo] FW: Documentary with blind musician Henry Butler and students, on St. Louis Public TV

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 24 16:58:42 UTC 2010

Some of us may be interested in watching this if we get channel 9 in St.


From: Timothy Watson [mailto:timothypwatson at gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2010 4:47 PM
To: gwunder at earthlink.net
Subject: Documentary with blind musician Henry Butler and students, on St.
Louis Public TV

Dear Gary,

My name is Tim Watson and I am the co-producer of a documentary called "The
Music's Gonna Get You Through," which is airing in St. Louis on KETC-9 World
(PBS) this Sunday, with other repeats.  The film follows blind piano player
Henry Butler as he conducts a jazz music camp for several visually-impaired
teen-age musicians.  Then, we follow up with the students four years later
to find out about their progress, and get their reflections on the camp.

Here is the broadcast schedule for KETC-9 World (channel 9.3):

October 24, 4 am; October 24, 6 pm; October 25, 5 am; October 25, 10 am

So far the documentary has been well received, and I'm hoping you can help
spread the word about the broadcasts in St. Louis (unfortunately we have
zero dollars for marketing, so we are relying on grassroots support and word
of mouth!).  The film is quite moving, as viewers get to know Henry, his
students, their music, and their victories!

Here are a few links which give more info on the film:






The film will be broadcast with an alternate audio track, allowing
visually-impaired viewers to choose to hear audio which also contains a
description of the visuals in the film.

Finally, because individual PBS stations decide whether and when to
broadcast the documentary, we always urge viewers to contact their PBS
station programmer and ask for the film; and, to urge their friends and
family in other cities & states to do the same.

Thanks, and my best,

Tim Watson

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