WILL I KNOW WHEN AND WHERE PBS BROADCASTS "INVENTION
Keep an eye out for updates on Deborah's Tour
Page, the PBS
Broadcast Schedule (pdf), or the PBS
Website. However, we are often not given notice
of broadcasts until the last minute. You may well
know before WE do if it's coming to your local
PBS station! So if you see a broadcast coming
to your area and we haven't put it on our site,
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and let us know!
THOUGHT IT WAS A DVD - WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT'S A
"TV SPECIAL" or "TV BROADCAST"?
The TV Broadcast is a streamlined version of the
original DVD, edited especially for these broadcasts.
It's a 60 minute-version in three acts, whereas
the DVD version is 97 minutes in two acts.
THERE A LIST OF PBS STATIONS?
To find the PBS station closest to you, head to
THE PBS VERSION OF "INVENTION & ALCHEMY"
DIFFERENT FROM THE DVD VERSION?
Yes. The PBS broadcast is a streamlined, 3-act
television version of the original DVD, a multi-camera,
surround-sound disc, shot in high-definition.
there is the possibility that you'll see an on-air
appearance of Deborah herself during the broadcast!
PBS PRODUCE "INVENTION & ALCHEMY"
A collection of independent artists (see the "Invention
& Alchemy" Who's Who) worked together
to create and produce "Invention & Alchemy"
as a full-length DVD with nearly 50 minutes of
additional specail features. It was then released
as a commercial DVD/CD and the companion CD received
a Grammy Nomination. The version folks will see
on TV is a streamlined version of the DVD, which
will appear on some PBS stations as a "Pledge
Special" and on others as a standard TV special.
IS A PLEDGE PROGRAM?
A pledge program is essentially a pledge drive.
During the broadcast of a pledge program, the
specific PBS station airing the program asks for
the support of viewers like you. By calling into
the PBS station during the broadcast and pledging,
viewers ensure that their local station has the
support to continue airing quality programming
like "Invention & Alchemy."
CAN I PLEDGE?
Keep watching for updates and when "Invention
& Alchemy" comes to a PBS station near
you, tune in and follow the on-screen instructions
to call in and pledge. By pledging, you support
your station -- you also encourage them to continue
airing the kind of programs you pledge during.
a pledge party! Have friends over to watch the
pledge program and call in together!
DEBORAH BE MAKING ON-AIR APPEARANCES?
Deborah made LIVE on-air appearances during the
2007 Pledge season. Most current broadcasts of
"Invention & Alchemy" are now part
of each station's standard schedule, so they aren't
CAN I DO TO HELP BRING "INVENTION & ALCHEMY"
TO A PBS STATION NEAR ME?
your local PBS Station (go here
to find the station nearest you) and tell them
you want to see "Invention & Alchemy"
on PBS and be sure to tell them why! Check out
Support One Sheet (pdf) for ideas and more
to give you an idea of what stations might want
to hear, here's a few things you could elaborate
It's inspirational, filled with positive messages
and a great role model for kids -- and adults!
- It's multi-generational: great for all ages!
- It showcases an amazing performer -- Deborah
herself -- and an amazing collaborator -- an entire
- It speaks to anyone who has ever had a dream
and wanted to wish that dream into being - the
you inside of us all!
- It is great for musicians just starting out
- teaching them the value of following their own
creative path - and for seasoned musicians looking
for new inspiration!
- It's filled with songs, stories and music all
written and performed by one very down-to-earth
performer who plays an unlikely instrument (the
electric harp), along with 80 of her talented
friends: an entires symphony orchestra
them to publicity@HipHarp.com
and we'll try to answer them and add them to this
page when we can!