TV worth watching: As part of its American Masters series, PBS will air the documentary, Henry Luce and Time-Life’s America: A Vision of Empire on Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. CDT (check local listings).
Quote from the PBS website:
In the late 1930’s, (Henry Luce) was America’s single most powerful and innovative mass communicator. During the preceding decade and a half, with several other young men fresh from the nation’s Ivy League colleges, Henry Robinson Luce had started distinctive and popular magazines. Taken together these publications provided a more gripping and coherent view of the world than was to be found in similar periodicals and daily newspapers. They had also transformed Luce’s company, Time Inc., into a substantial concern. Luce and his partner had raised eighty-six thousand dollars to start their first magazine, Time, in 1923. In 1941, the revenues from Time, and other Luce enterprises reached forty-five million.
Henry Luce wikipedia entry.