"Last Stop Kew Gardens" - premieres on WLIW 21
April 22, 2009 - 10:00PM to 11:30PM
LAST STOP KEW GARDENS
Ithaca Filmmaker Returns to Childhood Home in Queens, NY to Document Coming-of-Age in the Post-World War II German Immigrant Village
Features Interviews with Jerry Springer, Joshua Brand, Robert Schimmel and Rona Elliot
LAST STOP KEW GARDENS traces the story of first generation American children raised by German and Austrian survivors of the Holocaust in Queens, New York. In the documentary film, Cornell University professor, novelist and filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman returns to his hometown to discover what happened to the children he grew up with in the German-speaking, refugee community of Kew Gardens in the 1940s and ﾒ50s. Despite the enormous losses of their immigrant parents, Lieberman discovers that many of his peers prospered, including talk show host Jerry Springer, Emmyﾮ award-winning producer/writer Joshua Brand, co-creator of TV series St. Elsewhere and Northern Exposure, Rona Elliot of NBC's ﾓToday, and comedian Robert Schimmel. On Wednesday, April 22 at 10 p.m., WLIW21 New York Public Television presents the exclusive broadcast premiere of LAST STOP KEW GARDENS as part of special programming in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.