Class C -- Montana PBS documentary
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Posted by Bart Freese (+932) 14 years ago
Tonight Montana PBS aired a wonderful and at times painful documentary entitled Class C. This program is initially about five small Montana girls' basketball teams. However, it doesn't take long to see the story is much deeper than that - it's about the towns themselves and in some cases the lives of the girls'; their trials and tribulations. Some of the most touching moments are listening to the girls as they talk about their communities. Sports can get ugly, too, and that comes out as well. Rather than say more, I'll just let you know the next time it's on --Class C, Monday, March 3, 7 p.m. on Montana PBS.
http://www.montanapbs.org

[This message has been edited by Bart Freese (edited 2/27/2008).]
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Posted by Stone (+1590) 14 years ago
Bart, I watched it tonight. What a great show.
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Posted by Valerie Pachl (+68) 14 years ago
It was a great show! I had planned to only watch for a few minutes but with in the first 5 minutes of the show I was hooked and had to sit and watch the whole thing.....it was really sad to hear some of the girls stories. If you have time please sit and watch just a few minutes you will be hooked then. It really is about Montana and what is happening to our small towns.
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Posted by Big Dave (+439) 14 years ago
If you grew up in a Class C Town, much of it strikes pretty close to home. In a small town, so much of your identity is wrapped up in those high school sports. Particularly gut wrenching to me was the piece about Chester and losing their team name and joining up with their rivals. Well Done PBS.
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Posted by KDA (+7) 14 years ago
Any ideas how displaced Montanans can view this program?

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Posted by Curt Hammond (+38) 14 years ago
Often times montana pbs offers dvds of locally produced programs
through their website.
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Posted by Bart Freese (+932) 14 years ago
KDA,

I'll check into this. Curt is right about DVDs, but I have no idea what the plans are. I recently watched an item sometime back that was streamed off the MT PBS web site.
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Posted by KDA (+7) 14 years ago
Curt, I spoke with a contact from Montana PBS. Currently "Class C" is a pledge item gift for a pledge amount of $90. After their current pledge drive is over (around mid March), the DVD will be available on their website for $25.

Bart, let me know if you found differently.

Thanks guys!
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Posted by MRH (+1503) 14 years ago
Hi,

Displaced persons, may also be able to get the tape or DVD via inter-library loan.
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Posted by Bart Freese (+932) 14 years ago
Reminder --

Class C documentary is on again tonight at 7 p.m. on Montana PBS.

It runs 1.5 hrs.
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Posted by David Schott (+17407) 14 years ago
Apparently Montana PBS is re-airing this program yet again on Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00 PM:

http://www.billingsgazett...classc.txt
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