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Davenport Native Co-Writing New Biopic on Late Senator John McCain

January 13th, 2021

Davenport native Mark Salter – the longtime confidant and speechwriter for U.S. Sen. John McCain – is co-writing a film script on the late maverick Senator’s cinematic life. An Assumption High School alum whose father was executive director of Mississippi Valley Fair for decades, Salter is penning the biopic with television producer Craig Turk (“The Good Wife,” “FBI”). The film is being made with support from McCain’s family. His widow, Cindy McCain, will serve as an executive producer. “John’s story is one of incredible heroism, of serving causes greater than his own self-interest,”... Read More

WQPT Invites Public To Preview New Ken Burns Documentary

September 18th, 2018

WQPT, PBS for the Quad-Cities, invites the public to preview screenings of a new Ken Burns documentary “THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH – HOPE – SCIENCE.”   Each screening event will include a 36-minute preview of the Ken Burns documentary about the Mayo Clinic, and a panel discussion of the film.   A “Science” themed screening – featuring a panel discussion with local doctors who trained at Mayo – will take place on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00pm in the Putnam Museum’s Giant Screen Theater.   A “Faith” themed screening – featuring two of the leaders of the Rochester... Read More