Various news & two videos
September 24, 2009
Ken Burns' latest documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea debuts on PBS this Sunday. It is a 12-hour, six-part series which took almost 10 years to make. Tom Hanks reads the voices of several characters in the film, including Congressman John F. Lacey. You can visit the official website to learn more about this documentary.
On October 12, Tom Hanks will be back at the Great Lakes Theater Festival (by the way, the event is already sold out) but that's not all.
A special videoconference for five schools in Ohio, including Fairland High, will also be organised by the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland. The distance-learning event will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, October 12. Tom Hanks, who will be interviewed by Scott Simon, weekend edition anchor for National Public Radio, will talk about his career and acting techniques. Then students will get to ask him anythig they want.
We've added two videos in the archives. The first one is from October 2007, when Tom Hanks attended the Glamour Reel Moments Short Film Series. As he's interviewed by EyeBiteTV, Tom Hanks jokes about his family and his marriage with wife Rita Wilson.
The second one is a 7-minute behind-the-scenes video of the movie Cast Away, including interviews with Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt and Robert Zemeckis. You can find it in the Documentaries.