KQED to show Daniel Burnham documentary

By on Fri, September 3, 2010

KQED will show MAKE NO LITTLE PLANS: DANIEL BURNHAM AND THE AMERICAN CITY, a new one-hour documentary about the man who, incidentally, laid out El Granada.  The documentary will be shown on KQED’s HD and "Life" channels:

Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1
Mon, Sep 6, 2010—11:00pm
Tue, Sep 7, 2010—5:00am

Comcast 189
Digital 54.3
Tue, Sep 7, 2010—10:00pm
Wed, Sep 8, 2010—4:00am

MAKE NO LITTLE PLANS: DANIEL BURNHAM AND THE AMERICAN CITY is the story of a dreamer who shaped some of America’s best-known places and spaces. The film explores Burnham’s fascinating career and complex legacy as public debate continues today about how and for whom cities are planned.

Narrated by Oscar nominated actress Joan Allen, MAKE NO LITTLE PLANS combines digital models, original drawings, personal letters, animated graphics and stunning visuals to highlight dramatic developments that transformed both Burnham and the American city—the early development of the skyscraper; the awesome impact of the 1893 World’s Fair; and the physical reconfiguration of existing cities, including our nation’s capital.