Monday, we’re examining the life and legacy of one of America’s most influential storytellers, Walt Disney. Not only did he elevate animation to a cinematic art form, he also invented the theme park and established a media and marketing empire. But despite his achievements, Disney was a polarizing figure in his day, and he remains so nearly 50 years after his death. The PBS series American Experience has produced an extensive documentary about Disney and we’ll talk about it with director Sarah Colt.
“American Experience: Walt Disney,” a two-part, four-hour film premiers on Monday and Tuesday September 14-15 on PBS stations across the country. It will air on KUER’s sister station KUED at 8:00 p.m. Check your local listings.
Sarah Colt is an independent documentary filmmaker. She has produced numerous documentaries for American Experience and FRONTLINE, including Henry Ford, The Polio Crusade, and Geronimo.