Kids in Focus pairs professional photographers with children ages 10-14 who come from backgrounds of poverty, homelessness, neglect or abuse. Each kid is given a camera and, working with a mentor, they find a positive way to deal with the demons of their lives and gain self-worth. The program culminates with an exhibition open to the public as well as a hardbound book. We want to hear from the kids how this program opens their eyes and their hearts to something new and helps them find their authentic selves. We also will find out from the mentors the challenges of forming a bond with the kids and how the camera acts as a conversation starter and a safe space to share feelings that are often too difficult to talk about. Take a closer look at their work at http://www.kidsinfocus.org/
Celebrate the Christmas season with a variety of special programming coming to Arizona PBS this winter.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fogerty’s iconic songbook, which was written, recorded and released in 1969, and see the original Acme guitar and amp used at the band’s Woodstock performance. Featuring a montage of vintage photography, the program also includes stories from the band’s set at the festival and anecdotes from Fogerty’s musical journey over the past five decades.
Based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, the drama reunites "Downton Abbey" star Elizabeth McGovern, screenwriter Julian Fellowes and director Michael Engler.