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Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement will be explored in a 3-part webcast hosted by student reporters beginning this fall. To submit a video audition, follow the instructions below.


Student reporter candidates...

  • need to appear to be in the sixteen to eighteen year old age-range
  • must be articulate, energetic, and engaging on camera
  • must be capable of delivering on-camera interviews, stand-ups and narration for pre-taped packages
  • need to have some availability both during and after school and weekends during the months of August, September, November 2013 and February 2014


The education division of Alabama Public Television is producing a web-interactive electronic field trip, featuring Alabama Civil Rights events.  It will consist of a three-part series focusing on teaching citizenship and civic engagement.  Student reporters will interview scholars, activists, journalists and historians while visiting many of the historic civil rights sites in Alabama to answer the question, “What are the lessons learned from the American Civil Rights Movement and why are they still important today?”


Student reporters will receive...

  • a small stipend and expenses
  • the educational experience of participating in a professional media production for national distribution
  • the satisfaction of contributing to the community at-large focusing on topics with worldwide impact


Students who fulfill the eligibility requirements...

  • Must submit an audition video using one or more of the following    Sample Scripts.
  • Submit the audition video in the format of a link to an online clip via email to or submit a link to an unlisted YouTube video to  Click HERE for instructions on how to upload to YouTube. Be sure to select “unlisted” in the dropdown menu for the privacy setting as your default upload setting before uploading your video.
  • Must submit audition video by DEADLINE of JULY 19, 2013
  • Must include contact information:
    • Student Name and Age
    • Student Home Address
    • School Name and Address
    • Contact Phone Number
    • Contact E-mail Address



[TO CAMERA] Thanks, Dawn. Behind me is the Mount Vernon Education Center. This is where visitors come to explore George Washington’s adventures as a young man and the long list of accomplishments that make him one of the most important figures in American history. Also inside…  some of the most famous dentures in history…  But they’re not made of wood!



[TO CAMERA] President Washington laid the cornerstone of the United States’ Capitol building over 200 years ago on September 18, 1793.   The Capitol building’s history reflects the history of America: as the country has grown so has the Capitol. Today the Capitol Building is a widely recognized icon of  American Democracy. The Building is actively used by our government's Legislative Branch, is the backdrop for our Presidential inaugurations, and is a public museum of American art and history. Although the Capitol has a long rich history—its story is still being written—the narrative of the Capitol can be simplified into five major categories: built, burned, rebuilt, expanded, and restored.



[TO CAMERA] Thanks, Casey. Today we are privileged to not only have special access to the Elizabethan inspired Paster Reading Room, but also to the room’s namesake, Dr. Gail Kern Paster. Dr. Paster is the former director of the Folger Shakespeare Library and has spent countless hours immersed in research in this very room. 


Contact us at APTPLUS@APTV.ORG


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