Geoffrey Brahmer's lecture The Diary of Herman Kruk: A Librarian in the Vilna Ghetto from last night's Studio A production is now available to watch OnDemand. Prior to being murdered in the holocaust, Herman Kruk, a socialist librarian, was asked by fellow prisoners, “Why write a diary? We are all going to be killed anyway.” Kruk responded, “ . . . Drunk on a pen, trembling in my hand, I record everything for future generations. . .
The Belmont Media Center will be closed on Saturday April 19th and Monday April 21st to allow the staff to enjoy the holiday weekend. We will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday April 22nd. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
With some reccuring issues with the hard drive recorder in Studio A (I am in contact with the vendor and research for solutions are being done), I thought that I would take this oppotunity to remind everyone about the importance of backup recordings.
Studio A has a high-end professional blu-ray DVD burner in the console as a back-up recorder so it is very easy to create a backup in the studio.
Volunteer cameraperson needed to shoot "A First-Hand Report on Venezuela" by Rev. Mike Clark, co-pastor of the Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, at the Belmont Public Library on Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 pm. Mike has traveled on fact-finding missions to Venezuela seven times since 2004 and his recent trip March 3-11 coincided with the first anniversary of the death of President Hugo Chavez and the ongoing disruptions organized by opposition forces. Mike was co-coordinator of the Riverside Church Disarmament Program with the late William Sloane Coffin Jr.
BMC would like to thank all the volunteers and staff who worked on last night's election coverage show. Thank you to the panelists: Jeff Hansell, Ann Reynolds, Paul Roberts and Tomi Olson. Thank you to the crew: Adam Dusenberry, Mike Gleba, Ken Gustin, Jeremy Meserve, Julie DeStefano and EJ Johnson. Also thank you to Franklin Tucker and Ellen O'Brien Cushman for presenting election results from Town Hall.