WUCF TV Challenges Central Floridians to Recite ‘The Address;’ Educators to win iPad Minis

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In preparation for the much anticipated release of the documentary “The Address,” WUCF TV, Central Florida PBS, is joining filmmaker Ken Burns and PBS in challenging Central Floridians to video record themselves reading or reciting the Gettysburg Address.

To create excitement and encourage educators to engage their students in the project, WUCF TV has created a challenge for local schools, libraries, museums and educational organizations.  Five education professionals who commit to recording the most videos will each be awarded an iPad Mini. The tablets can then be used as the recording device and kept for future use in the winners’ classroom, museum, library or other educational organization.

Educators can apply by visiting http://wucftv.org/learntheaddress.  Interested applicants will describe how many videos they can collect of people or groups reciting or reading the Gettysburg Address, and explain how they’ll use the tablet for educational purposes in the future. Applicants must be 18 years or older and serve as teacher or staff member of an accredited educational institution serving youth students to apply.  Applications will be accepted through February 21st.  The five award recipients will be announced on February 28th.

The public can find information for submitting videos by visiting http://wucftv.org/learntheaddress.  WUCF TV’s community involvement project is inspired by the subject of Burns’s film “The Address,” which tells the story of the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont and its students — boys ages 11 to 17, all of whom face a range of learning differences — who each year are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.  The film will air April 15, 2014 on PBS. Videos will be collected through April 30th.


Funding for THE ADDRESS is provided by Bank of America; the Anne Ray Charitable Trust; Public Broadcasting Service; and members of The Better Angels Society, including The Pfeil Foundation and Robert & Beverly Grappone. Funding was also provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), as part of “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen,” a public media initiative to help communities solve the national high school dropout crisis and keep more students on a successful path to college and career.


WUCF TV is the PBS member station whose mission is to inform, inspire and entertain nearly 4 million Central Floridians across nine counties. Licensed to the University of Central Florida, WUCF TV provides four program services, including channel 24, WUCF TV’s main PBS programming channel; WUCF Create; WUCF World; and Spanish-language Vme WUCF. Learn more at http://wucftv.org.