"I Believe, I Believe, Every Day's a Good Day When You Paint."
With close to 5 million hits on YouTube, this popular Bob Ross Remix, developed by PBS Digital Studios, makes Bob Ross an internet sensation -- watch and enjoy!
Bob Ross Documentary!
You’ve seen him before: he’s the quiet, soft-spoken guy with the fuzzy afro hair, painting mountains and trees with big brushes in a matter of seconds. Bob Ross is public television's most beloved personality – here now is a behind-the-scenes look at his journey to becoming America’s pop-culture icon … presenting Bob Ross: The Happy Painter.
This docu-story reveals the personal life of Bob Ross through the loving accounts of close friends and family, childhood photographs, rare archive footage – what you know: his unwaivering dedication to wildlife for example, and what you don’t know: Bob Ross’ straight hair, his fascination with fast cars, and so much more.
You’ll see rare film clips of Bob Ross with mentor William Alexander, and the very first rough-cut Joy of Painting episode. And you’ll learn how one little TV commerical to advertise local painting classes would slowly turned this gentle-mannered fellow from simple beginnings into a viral phenomenon that continues to allow millions around the world to realize their dream of becoming an artist.
Enjoy fascinating interviews and insights from some famous Bob Ross enthusiasts too, like talk show pioneer Phil Donahue, film stars Jane Seymour and Terrence Howard, Chef Duff Goldman, and country music favorites Brad Paisley and Jerrod Niemann.
Bob Ross: The Happy Painter is presented in three parts: The Man, The Television Artist, and His Legacy.
• What: A 90-Minute Public Television Presentation
[United States only, and some parts of Canada]
• Where: On Your Local Public Television Station
• When: This Year’s Christmas Pledge Season
[Each Local Station Will Decide Day and Time]
• Why: To Help Public Television Stations Meet the Challenge of Raising Needed Funds
And if that’s not enough -- your local station will offer fantastic "Thank-You" gifts to viewers who pledge during the documentary. Gifts include a nice big package of paints, brushes and accessories, some t-shirts, the Bob Ross Documentary on DVD or Blu-Ray, and the long-awaited re-release of Joy of Painting Series 1 on DVD, and the Joy of Painting Series 1 Book! (Available nowhere else, no other way!)
Ready to see Bob Ross: The Happy Painter? Contact your station right away --
go to http://www.aptonline.org/aptweb.nsf/vViewers/Index-Stations+Near+You and then click on the station nearest you -- it’s so easy and they want to hear from you. (Even if your station does not currently broadcast the regular Best of the Joy of Painting series, they may still opt to show the Bob Ross Documentary in your area if you suggest it. It’s that good.)
Bob Ross: The Happy Painter. This is what you’ve been waiting for, that special inside look at Bob Ross, his life and his legacy. Tune in and enjoy the magic. Magic brought to you by strong American traditions -- our national public television system, hosted by Blue Ridge PBS, and generously funded by the Martin F. Weber Company, our country’s oldest art manufacturer since 1853.