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Audio Post Production, Asheville, for “The Day Carl Sandburg Died” Documentary Film.

Bruce Sales was responsible for final audio post production on “The Day Carl Sandburg Died”, a documentary by Paul Bonesteel and the team at Bonesteel Films. Besides cleaning up audio on all the vintage Carl Sandburg interviews, there was sound design and even a bit of mouth percussion Bruce performed. This film will premier nationally on American Masters Monday, September 24, 10-11:30 p.m. (ET) on PBS.

“The Day Carl Sandburg Died is a dynamic exploration into the life and work of the iconic American, Carl Sandburg. 

From an impoverished youth on the prairie of Illinois to the halls of Congress and the Ed Sullivan Show, it was a tale of perseverance and success. During his lifetime he was revered, becoming one of the most successful writers of the 20th century. But when he died in 1967, his legacy suffered an unusual an inexplicably fast decline. His work was disparaged and his remarkable life all but forgotten.

But if Sandburg was forgotten, he is now being remembered and rediscovered by writers, artists, scholars, performers, taking a new look at the complex and truly unparalleled life of Carl Sandburg.
Sandburg’s radical free verse poetry, best known in Chicago Poems, changed 20th century poetry. The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner was also a biographer, a journalist, children’s storyteller, folk song collector, novelist, and autobiographer. He was a captivating performer, entertaining audiences on stage, radio and television enjoying the kind of fame, fortune and recognition that is rarely, if ever, afforded a poet.
The Day Carl Sandburg Died revisits the impressive range of his work through modern-day celebrities, scholars, artists, family and friends. A strong, succinct biographic thread connects his life story to his most significant works and how his life, in turn, influenced events. Abundant archival film clips and television appearances re-introduce the iconic Sandburg with all his nuances.” – excerpt from

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