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This is a FREE event.

(plus applicable fees)

Tickets go on sale Tuesday July 25th, 2017 at


As part of the East Tennessee Historical Society’s annual East Tennessee History Fair, The Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving image and Sound (TAMIS) will present selections from their archive of WSJK films produced in the 1970s. More than just a look at the people and places of East Tennessee, the program will include film clips and short films that display the breadth and diversity of WSJK public television's productions.

The Theatre will also be open for self-guided tours, including the dressing room area throughout the event. (The stage and projection booth will not be accessible for touring during the event.) It will be a great opportunity to take in the beauty of theatre and find small details in its décor that you may never have noticed before.

Schedule of Events:
12:00-12:30 Self-guided tours*
12:30-1:15 Knoxville films:
· Mayor Kyle Testerman welcomes Big Bird and the cast of Sesame Street to Knoxville
· Local broadcasting legend Al Curtis interviews Mrs. Tex Ritter and DJ Eddie Parker
· “The Citizen Airman”: a look at Knoxville’s Air National Guard, narrated by Rex Rainey
· Scenes from the 1970s TVA&I Fair
1:15-1:30 Self-guided tours*
1:30-2:15 East Tennessee films:
· An interview with Andrew Johnson’s Great Granddaughter, Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett
· Old Timer’s Day at Glenwood School
· “Another Summer”: a documentary on the Summer Youth Opportunity Program, featuring a soundtrack by Knoxville jazz greats Rusty Holloway, Jerry Holloway and Gene Michelson
· “Yarnspinning” 1975 documentary on the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee
· “The Extra Mile”: an account of Lamar Alexander's 1978 walk across Tennessee, premiere screening
2:15-2:30 Self-guided tours*
2:30-3:15 Beyond films:
· “Urban India”: a look at developing India, produced by the Tennessee India Study Project
· “Decade of Change:” ten years after the murder of Medgar Evers, WSJK visits Fayette, Mississippi, to inquire about the progress of civil rights in the town where Evers’s brother was elected the first African American mayor in Mississippi
3:15-4:00 Self-guided tours*
4:00-4:30 “The Vietnam War: East Tennessee” segment “Protestors: A Sense of Revolution”

*The theatre will be open for self-guided tours from 12-4:00, between and during screenings.

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