This 60-minute documentary produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU-TV) brings to life the people and events that have taken the Commonwealth’s land-grant university from its humble roots as the Farmers’ High School to an internationally recognized pinnacle of scientific research, sports, academic achievement, agriculture and more.
LENGTH: 1 x 60 Minutes
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: No
CLOSED CAPTIONS: Yes
ASPECT RATIO: 16 x 9 Anamorphic
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2005
RELEASE YEAR: 2010
SUPPLIER: Inecom Entertainment Company
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide
Since the charter of the Farmers’ High School was adopted in 1855, America has seen 30 presidents, a civil war, the woman’s suffrage movement, the Great Depression, two world wars, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the September 11 terrorist attacks—but through it all, Penn State has become one of the world’s foremost teaching and research institutions, touching nearly every important era and event in American history.
Football fans will be pleased to see coverage of the Penn State Nittany Lions football team and its beloved coach, Joe Paterno. Viewers may be further inspired by the efforts of the largest student-run philanthropy in the world – the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), whose mission is to conquer pediatric cancer.
“Please accept my congratulations on a fantastic program that is enlightening, informative, entertaining, and extraordinary. You really hit this one ‘out of the park.’ I can’t help but think that somewhere, Evan Pugh has a big smile on his face. For the Glory!” – Doug Robb, 1977 Penn State Alumnus, Texas
“An insightful look at an educational institution’s humble beginnings and its rise to prominence.” – Pete Croatto, Home Media Magazine
“RAISE THE SONG is an absolute treasure for anyone who has ever attended or had an interest in Penn State, and it tells the Penn State story in a way that will fascinate, entertain and inspire.” - Graham Spanier, President, Penn State University