The collection contains materials related to the proposal to turn Russell Kirk's book
The Roots of American Order into a documentary series on KCET, tentatively titled
America's Roots. Materials include correspondence, proposal drafts, and binders with photographs and shot lists for the proposed series.
Items range in date from 1976 to 1982.
In the mid-1970s, a proposal was written adapt Russell Kirk's book
The Roots of American Order into a documentary series on KCET (a Los Angeles public television station, Southern California's flagship PBS member station
from 1970 to 2010). The show was tentatively titled
America's Roots. Though the series was never completed, Bruce Herschensohn did create binders with photographs and proposed shot lists in
anticipation of filming.
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