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This Month on OVEE




ITVS' video viewing platform, OVEE, enables stations to host public screenings of films with a robust interactive component for viewers and presenters alike. This month, stations are hosting a number of screenings, featuring both local and national content. See the list of screenings below, and remember to check out the OVEE Smart Snippet to promote your OVEE screening on your Bento site.

Sikh Temple Shootings (8/4, 9pm)
"Sikh Temple Shootings: Waking in Oak Creek” profiles how the community of Oak Creek, law enforcement, and Sikh followers forged strong bonds after the horrific shooting two years ago. A white supremacist, Wade Michael Page, killed six worshippers at the Sikh Temple on August 5, 2012. Five men and one woman died on that tragic day. Responding Oak Creek Police Officer Lieutenant Brian Murphy was shot 15 times but miraculously survived. The film was produced in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office as part of the Not in Our Town: Working Together for Safe, Inclusive Communities Initiative. Waking In Oak Creek reminds us that standing up to hate makes an important difference in our communities. After the documentary, stay tuned as InterChange Host Dan Jones interviews three of the key individuals involved in the tragedy. Dan’s guests are Retired Oak Creek Police Officer Lieutenant Brian Murphy, Pardeep Kaleka, son of Satwant Singh Kaleka, who was killed in the shooting, and Oak Creek Mayor Stephen Scaffidi. They discuss their views on the documentary, where they think Oak Creek and their Sikh followers are today, and where they will be tomorrow.

Generation Like (8/5, 1am)
Thanks to social media, teens are able to directly interact with their culture -- celebrities, movies, brands -- in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers hold the upper hand? In "Generation Like," Douglas Rushkoff explores how the teen quest for identity has migrated to the web -- and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with them.

Great Cathedral Mystery (8/11, 8pm)
Master craftsmen explore how Florence’s monumental dome was built nearly 600 years ago.

War of the Worlds (8/12, 8pm)
Shortly after 8 p.m. on the Halloween Eve, 1938, a panicked radio announcer broke in with a report that Martians had landed in the tiny town of Grovers Mill, New Jersey. Although most listeners understood that the program was a radio drama, the next day's headlines reported that thousands of others plunged into panic. It turned out to be H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds performed by Orson Welles.

Secrets of Underground London (8/14, 8pm)On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis—but underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. This program uncovers 2,000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers.

If you’d like to host an OVEE screening of your own, you can use an OVEE Smart Snippet on your station’s Bento site. The OVEE snippet is a great way to promote the details of your upcoming screening. You can do this by adding links and metadata in the designated areas to the screening’s OVEE page. Learn more >>


By Taylor Berglund | SPI Intern | PBS Digital
Taylor is the Marketing and Communications Intern for the PBS SPI team. He runs the SPI Twitter feed, helps improve the Digital website, and does other intern-y things. In his free time, he writes, plays video games, runs half-marathons, and develops very strong opinions about his favorite TV shows.