The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet, the “killing fields” of Cambodia have remained largely unexplained — until now, in “Enemies of the People.” Enter Thet Sambath, an unassuming, yet cunning, investigative journalist who lost his family in the conflict and spends a decade gaining the trust of the men and women who perpetrated the massacres. Sambath and co-director Rob Lemkin record shocking testimony, never before seen or heard, from the foot soldiers who slit throats and from Pol Pot’s right-hand man, the notorious Brother Number Two. Winner of the 2010 Sundance World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize.
Why did the Civil War soldier behind this letter want to lead an African American unit? If these are really the signatures of Charles Lindbergh and helicopter inventor Igor Sikorsky, what aircraft did this fabric come from? And, did African American artists create this 1950s comic book, Negro Romance?
Tune into KCPT July 14, 2011 at 9pm for a look back at the immigrant experience that brought so many Germans from Russia into the upper Midwest in the latter part of the 19th century. It’s All Earth and Sky from Prairie Public Broadcasting gets its name from the reaction of one German-Russian immigrant when she arrived on the plains of the Midwest.
Wes Cowan asks, “Did rebels use this spear, or pike, in abolitionist John Brown’s raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry?” The word “Siberia” etched into this bullet makes Eduardo Pagán wonder why U.S. troops were in Siberia during World War I. And Elyse Luray sizes up a Ronald McDonald costume. Was it part of the first national Ronald McDonald ad campaign?