Juneteenth, KLRU broadcast at 9 p.m

Tonight my hometown PBS station, KLRU, will broadcast “Tomlinson Hill” for Juneteenth, the Texas holiday marking the day in 1865 when a Union general ordered the emancipation of Texas slaves. One reason for airing the film on this day is a section of the film where we visit the Marlin Juneteenth parade in 2009. Our […]

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LaDainian Finished the Foreword

We’re putting the final touches on the book as we enter the final round of editing, and LaDainian has turned in the Foreword! I don’t want to give too much away, but he takes a look back at the years when he was growing up on Tomlinson Hill, playing with his cousins in front of […]

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“Industry Sips” Interview about “Tomlinson Hill” the documentary

To promote the premiere of Tomlinson Hill: Are We Equal Yet at the Dallas International Film Festival, director Lisa Kaselak and I sat down with film bloggers to discuss our project intended to look at present-day Marlin and how the history of slavery and bigotry continues to shape life there.

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A Tribute to Anthony Mitchell

I am about to do something that would have made Anthony unhappy. You see, in December and January, when the war in Somalia was raging, we were all putting in 16 hour days and taking turns editing stories from our stringer reports. The lead editor that day would have to process information from 10 different […]

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