August 14, 2016
Emmy Award-winning series, BAY AREA REVELATIONS,
which premiered in 2015, returned this year on August 5
on NBC Bay Area/KNTV. Narrated by Peter, the hour-long
documentary called "Olympians" features
interviews and personal stories from some of the Bay
Area’s greatest Olympic athletes including U.S. figure
skater and Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, U.S.
swimmer and eleven-time Olympic medalist Matt Biondi,
U.S. freestyle skier and Olympic gold medalist Jonny
Moseley, U.S. figure skater and Olympic gold medalist
Brian Boitano, Olympian and multiple Hall-of-Famer U.S.
water polo player Jim Gaughran, and U.S. swimmer and
three-time Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian.
June 24, 2016
a Buddhist, Peter enjoys sharing his wisdom and views on world
events, such as the Orlando shooting, so he has written
an article for the Lion's Roar magazine called,
"Buddhism, Orlando and the Question of Good and Evil."
You can read it here.
June 15, 2016
continues to share his well-recognized voice through his
narrations on various topics. On May 28th he was
featured as a guest at Voicetrax San Francisco's "Inside
the Voice Actor's Studio" in which he presented his
insights and expertise in the field of voice-overs.
Presently a 117-minute documentary is being featured
around the country called "Paying the Price for Peace"
narrated by Peter. It is about Air Force Vietnam veteran
s. Brian Wilson, who lost both legs protesting against
arm shipments to Central America in 1987. The film
premiered in Hanoi, Vietnam about a month ago and is
making its way through the film festival circuit and is
also being shown in Unitarian Universalist churches and
Veterans for Peace Centers around the country. Some of
the people interviewed include Alice Walker, Martin
Sheen, Phil Donahue and Daniel Ellsberg.
war-related documentary narrated by Peter is "Sands
of War". Using both current and rare archival
footage, the film recounts the creation and role of the
Desert Training Center against the backdrop of WWII.
Told through the personal experiences of veterans, the
program provides a compelling account of the young men
and woman thrust onto the heaving stage of world
conflict. One million soldiers prepared for war at the
Desert Training Center in the Mojave Desert. Major
General George S. Patton, Jr. said in 1942, "We cannot
train troops to fight in the desert of North Africa by
training in the swamps of Georgia."
you've ever trekked to the top of Mount Tamalpais,
then you know it's one of the most majestic spots in the
entire Bay Area with killer views to boot. But what you
may not know, is that the summit is also home to an old
Air Force station in dire need of repair. Local
filmmaker Gary Yost tackled the much-needed restoration
of Mt. Tam's western peak in a series of three short
films, which debuted to a sold-out house at the
Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley last month. Through
the use of historical footage, 3D reconstruction,
interviews and breathtaking time lapse cinematography,
the 20-minute films, narrated and co-written by
Coyote, explore the history of Tam's West Peak and
how local citizens have been fighting to restore their
mountain to a natural state.
Windsor of Somoma West reported on the Sebastopol
Community Center benefit held on Sunday, May 22 at
the French Garden Restaurant and Bistro. The event
featured Coyote with his second book, "The Rainman’s
Cure Third Cure: An Irregular Education" and KQED's
senior editor Scott Shafer as well as a silent auction,
dinner and champagne reception, Ms. Windsor writes,
"When a Zen Buddhist priest kicks off an interview
confessing he’d like to pick his heroin habit back up,
should he live to the age of 90 — you know it’s going to
be an entertaining evening." Coyote’s conversation
flitted on many of the book’s topics, hovering heavily
on his involvement with the Diggers.
June 12th Peter joined best-selling author David
Talbot at San Francisco's Jewish Museum in
conjunction with the exhibition "Bill Graham and the
Rock & Roll Revolution." The two authors reminisced
about the Summer of Love and San Francisco. The event
was followed by book sales and signing.
Coyote recommendation: In the wake of yet another
terrorist attack, a former CIA counterterrorism agent
has shared her insight into what causes such tragic,
intentional carnage. Amaryllis Fox spoke for the
first time publicly with Al Jazeera Plus (AJ+) about
terrorism, misguided narratives on why it happens, and
the underlying motivators driving it — ultimately urging
Americans and those in power to adopt a different
approach in comabating the ongoing violence. For more