For the next generation of PHC's collaboration with the media, see Humanities on the Road.
PHC's digital television production with WHYY-TV features presenters from our successful Commonwealth Speakers program.
"Humanities Live is an exciting way to showcase the gifted individuals we are blessed to have in our region and state—people ready to share their lives of learning through dance, poetry, film, sports and music. Through Humanities Live, a broader public will discover, or rediscover, the pleasures of humanities learning," says Joseph J. Kelly, PHC's Executive Director.
Hosted by WHYY's Tracey Matisak (pictured, left), and filmed in front of a live participatory studio audience, Humanities Live brings PHC's talented and knowledgeable speakers to a wider audience than ever before. Five shows were taped at WHYY's Civic Space in Philadelphia in 2007. Their broadcast on WHYY's YArts digital channel (Comcast 241) ran from March 2-13, 2009.
Short clips of each show also are available for viewing on-line. To see the clips, visit the individual web page for each show.
- Best-Seller Cinema
Featuring Film Critic Bill Wine
- Caribbean Social Dances
Featuring Dancer/Choreographer Tania Isaac
- Connie Mack & the Philadelphia Athletics
Featuring Historian Richard Rosen
- Mario Lanza, The Meteor
Featuring Humanities Professor Moylan Mills
- Pennsylvania Poets
Featuring Poet/Playwright Jeanne Murray Walker
Start-up funds for Humanities Live have been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and its We the People initiative exploring the American experience.