Here is a preview of the CNN Documentary that Soledad O’Brian is making that will air May 15th. Don’t Fail Me, Education in America. They followed three schools one on New Jersey, one in Tennessee, and one on Arizona. They will be filming more in St. Louis but they have a preview out now, here
It will be a 1 hour with commercials, so 45 min. That is a lot of footage!
I am curoious to see if anything changes for us oe any team after the doc airs. We could sure use more sponsors, we lost most of them due to the economy.
Congratulations and a big thank you to the teams that participated. Although it may seem very exciting at first, it is really a difficult task to juggle the success of the kids with the needs of the documentary crew.
When we worked with PBS back in 2008, it made for a tough (but rewarding) season. I don’t know who the other teams are, but 1403 is awesome and will represent FIRST well in the film. I can’t wait to see it.
Thanks again to the teams that agreed to work with CNN.
Both teams that I know of, 842 and 1403, are great teams in FIRST and I cannot wait to see how it all turns out. They will both represent the true meaning of FIRST and what FIRST is all about. I’m sure CNN did a fantastic job!