RSU, NAPT partnership develops Will Rogers website

BY STAFF REPORTS
06/08/2012 11:12 AM
CLAREMORE, Okla. – A partnership between Native American Public Telecommunications and Rogers State University Public TV has led to a Will Rogers educational website that is related to the documentary film “Will Rogers and American Politics.”

According to a NAPT press release, the “film explores the life and influential political persuasion of Oklahoman Will Rogers through some of America’s difficult times in the 1920s and 1930s and how his efforts on the political landscape still have a powerful effect on our political system today.”

Dan Schiedel, RSU Public TV general manager, said Will Rogers had an amazing impact on American and Native culture, and because of the university’s partnership with NAPT, the two entities have expanded the reach of the film to school children across the nation via www.willrogersed.org.

The site provides educational material for various subjects, including language arts, social studies and media.

“Digital learning activities such as research skills and outlined technology demonstrations will engage students,” the NAPT release states. “More importantly, the educational materials include political commentary, event comparisons and a time line of Will Roger’s life as structured around the historic events that took place.”

RSU Public TV (KRSC), licensed to the board of regents of the University of Oklahoma/Rogers State University, provides educational, cultural and general interest programming to an audience of 1.3 million viewers in northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa area.

NAPT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) which receives funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, shares Native stories with the world through support of the creation, promotion and distribution of Native media.

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