Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham & The American City
"Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City" airs on PBS stations nationwide on Labor Day, Monday, September 6 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings).
Few dreamers have had more impact on the American city than Daniel Hudson Burnham. He built some of the first skyscrapers in the world; directed construction of the World’s Columbian Exposition that helped inspire the City Beautiful Movement in towns across America; and created urban plans for San Francisco, Washington, DC, Chicago, Cleveland and Manila and Baguio City in the Philippines all before the modern profession of urban planning existed. "Make No Little Palns: Daniel Burnham and The American City" is the first film to explore Burnham’s fascinating career and complex legacy as public debate continues today about how and for whom cities are planned.
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.