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Trace the history and impact of the Chautauqua Institution and capture its contemporary essence and energy.
The Chautauqua Institution is a timeless, idyllic community where artists hone their crafts, the greatest thinkers of our time speak their minds and tens of thousands come to engage in learning and self-improvement. Founded 135 years ago in a remote corner of Western New York as a place of learning, renewal and inspiration, this unique utopia, where the arts, philosophy, current events, religion and education synergize and thrive, inspired a national movement. CHAUTAUQUA: AN AMERICAN NARRATIVE traces the Institution’s history and impact and captures its contemporary essence and energy. From a NASA engineer, a former U.S Supreme Court Justice, renowned authors, scholars and performers, learn what still makes Chautauqua one of the most distinctive summer destinations in America.
CHAUTAUQUA: AN AMERICAN NARRATIVE excerpt. Premieres Jan. 31, 2011, 10-11:00 p.m. ETWatch