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The Prairie Public Television Program Guide, February, 1999
Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fargo, North Dakota


Bob's Picks

One-third of all North Dakotans can trace their roots to Germans who came to America from Russia and Ukraine, the Germans from Russia. That's one of the reasons why the completion of Prairie Public's newest documentary, The Germans from Russia: Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie, is so gratifying.

To tell the story of the Germans from Russia, both their Ukrainian/Russian experience and their Great Plains experience, we filmed in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, the Alsace region of France, California, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota; we recorded oral histories of people on the prairie; and we talked with experts on the ethnic group.

This project is exciting, too, because it is the result of a landmark co-operative effort between Prairie Public and the North Dakota State University Libraries. The film began at the suggestion of Michael Miller, Germans from Russia bibliographer at NDSU Libraries. Michael and I are co-executive producers of the film.

I invite you to tune in for The Germans from Russia: Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie, Tuesday, February 9, at 7 p.m (CT); Friday, February 12, at 8 p.m. (CT); and Sunday, February 21, at 4 p.m. (CT).

Happy viewing!

Bob Dambach
Director of Programming & Production

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