Woody Guthrie

In July of 2012, National Public Radio contracted with Twangbox Productions to produce a segment celebrating the Centennial of Woody Guthrie for their flagship news program, All Things Considered. It’s a look at his appeal starting in the 1930’s, his writing of the ‘unoffical national anthem’ This Land is Your Land, his influence in the folk revival of the 1960’s, and the surprising new life his writings have acquired thorough the efforts of the Woody Guthrie Foundation, and the collaboration of a new generation of musicians. The story includes the voices of biographers, Joe Klein and Elizabeth Partridge, Jeff Tweedy of the band Wilco, Nora Guthrie, president of the Woody Guthrie Foundation, and rare archival recordings.

Production Credits:

  • Writer and Producer, Bradley Klein
  • Editor, Tom Cole
  • Associate Producer, Stephanie Coleman