History Channel presents a special commercial-free broadcast of “The People Speak” for use in classrooms. Educators may use a recording of this special broadcast for two years in the classroom, free of copyright restrictions.
So educators (or those who missed “The People Speak” when it first aired on History Channel on December 13, 2009) can tune in and set their recording device.
The documentary will be divided into two parts:
- Part I will air on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 6am/5c,
- Part II will air on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 6am/5c.
Be sure to check local listings closer to the air date for the correct time in your location.
The documentary had its world premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 16, 2009, and Benjamin Bratt performed
- Jermain Wesley Loguen, Letter to Sarah Logue (March 28, 1860)
- Daniel Ellsberg, from Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2003)
- Camilo Mejia antiwar statement in Chicago (June 2005).
“The People Speak” page on History.com feature a video clip of Benjamin Bratt performing J.W. Loguen’s Letter to Sarah Logue.
Other performances are by Casey Affleck, Josh Brolin, Jackson Browne, Reg E. Cathey, Exene Cervenka and John Doe, Kathleen Chalfan, Don Cheadle, Staceyann Chin, Rosario Dawson, Michael Ealy, Martin Espada, Lupe Fiasco, Danny Glover, Jasmine Guy, Q’Orianka Kilcher, Christina Kirk, John Legend, Taj Mahal, Darryl McDaniels, Viggo Mortensen, Randy Newman, Sandra Oh, Michael O’Malley, Sean Penn, Pink, Chris and Rich Robinson, David Strathairn, Marisa Tomei, Eddie Vedder, Kerry Washington, and Harris Yulin.
Finally, a dvd of “The People Speak” as it aired on History Channel was released on January, 15, 2010, while an extended edition was released on February 9, 2010.