"FRITZ" was broadcast on Presidents Day on TPT (Twin Cities Public TV) at 8pm. This documentary also recently screened to packed houses at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (click here to see a picture of director Melody Gilbert with Walter Mondale during the Q and A) and at George Washington University in Washington D.C. Read an article about why Eleanor Mondale got involved with making the film. And FRITZ is now available for download on iTunes!
FRITZ tells the story of the life and legacy of former Vice President Walter “Fritz” Mondale and his efforts to inspire a new generation to consider a life of public service.
Rare archival footage, family home videos, and interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Al Gore, Representative Geraldine Ferraro, Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson, friends, and family reveal a man who never wavered in his commitment to civil and human rights. Throughout his accomplished career — attorney general, senator, vice president, presidential candidate, ambassador, and professor — Mr. Mondale has remained true to his small town roots, dedicated to helping others.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Melody Gilbert (Urban Explorers, A Life Without Pain, Whole), FRITZ is narrated by Walter Mondale’s daughter, Eleanor Mondale. This documentary has already been broadcast on five PBS stations and is being used in classrooms and libraries across the country.This film has become part of the Minnesota Historical Society's Mondale Archives.