Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mount Rushmore

Overlooking a portion of the Blacks Hills of South Dakota, the sacred land of the Sioux, lies the sixty foot granite visages of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt. PBS' American Experience documentary on Mount Rushmore is a well presented and surprisingly humorous telling of sculptor (and apparent character) Gutzon Borglum's wild efforts to procure funding for the monument and his fourteen year, often dangerous completion of the task.