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Jewel on Finding Strength Through Her Vulnerability

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The four-time Grammy nominee has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide throughout her notable career. Her new musical project, titled Picking Up the Pieces, harkens back to the folk roots of her breakthrough 1995 debut album, Pieces of You.

Ringo Starr Remembers First Time Coming to U.S. With the Beatles

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The world's most famous drummer, the man who gave The Beatles its "heartbeat," has also enjoyed an immensely successful career as a solo artist and band leader, releasing over two dozen original and live albums since 1970, the year the fab four officially called it quits.

Trying Time, Again: A Brief for 'The Advocates'

Noel Holston | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment
Noel Holston

If it please the court of public opinion, I'd like to advocate on behalf of The Advocates. It's a TV series whose time has come. Again.

Music Legend James Taylor on Passing Namesake Taylor Swift to Claim #1 Billboard Spot

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.29.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight, I'm joined by the incomparable singer-songwriter James Taylor for the first of a two-night conversation. Taylor's first studio album in thirteen years, Before This World features ten tracks with guest appearances by Sting and Yo-Yo Ma.

Thomas Friedman on Why We're Between a Rock and a Hard Place in Syria

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman. In July, the influential New York Times columnist and bestselling author sat down for an exclusive interview with President Obama.

Downton Abbey Goes to Spain (And Gets Hot)

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

There's constant interaction and tension between the serving staff and the feuding Alarcón family who own the hotel; episode after episode of scandal, skulduggery, crime, illicit passion; and much more. The hotel is bursting with secrets and lies.

The Results of Being the Dumb Down Party

Harlan Green | Posted 09.19.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

What is the reason Republicans have become the party of anti-intellectuals? The danger is that it may drown out any intelligent discourse about the most important issues of our day. It's driving at least one of our political parties into insanely ridiculous positions, at the moment.

Music Icon Johnny Mathis on Nearly Going to Olympics With NBA Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Though he has become one of music's most enduring talents, Mathis was also a superlative athlete in his high school and college years.

Arthur & George: Great Fiction Becomes a Good Enough Miniseries

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 09.17.2015 | Books
Pamela Feinsilber

The TV production of Arthur & George is also well acted, with wonderful sets, locations, and photography, so enjoy it for what it is. Just go out and read the novel, too.

Walt Disney: Parlaying a Mouse

Bernie Shine | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

Walt Disney's life has been chronicled in the remarkable PBS American Experience documentary that first aired in two parts on Monday and Tuesday nights.

The 2015 Fall TV Schedule (Not Really, But Maybe)

Spencer Green | Posted 09.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

ABC - Wiping Servers With the Stars

Former N.Y. Governor George Pataki Explains His Twitter War With Donald Trump

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Over the weekend, former New York Gov. George Pataki and fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took to Twitter to snipe at one another -- Pataki tweeted that Trump is "unfit to run for president," and Trump responded by saying Pataki was "a terrible governor."

Will Maggie Smith Finally Descend Below The Stairs By The End Of 'Downton'?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment

"I haven't been into the kitchens in twenty years!" the Dowager Countess exclaims in the latest "Downton Abbey" Season 6 trailer. "Do you got your pas...

CultureZohn: Picasso, the Junk Collector

Patricia Zohn | Posted 09.11.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

You think you've seen everything there is to see about Picasso, and then you see the new Museum of Modern Art sculpture retrospective. It shows how clever and engaged Picasso was with the immediate world around him, that his method of bricolage, taking things from this and that to craft his sculpture, was so original and so charming. For years artists have been inspired by Picasso. I imagine a whole new generation seeing this show and being similarly stimulated.

Tavis Smiley vs. Ann Coulter on Immigration

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Ms. Coulter outlines why she believes immigration to be America's greatest threat -- an idea that has been embraced by many leaders on the right, including current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

Tavis Smiley: Reza Aslan on What Iran Deal Will Mean for Obama's Legacy

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Before the agreement officially gained the support it needed to survive on Capitol Hill, Aslan was one of more than seventy Middle East and foreign affairs scholars who sent a letter to Congress urging members to back the deal.

Tavis Smiley: D'Angelo's First TV Conversation in Over a Decade

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The R&B superstar shocked the world when, in December, he dropped his long-awaited third album, Black Messiah. The critically acclaimed project is his first major release in fourteen years, and has reached the number spot in more than 20 countries.

10 Years After Katrina, A Tribute to New Orleans With Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kataalyst Alcindor

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Despite the tremendous losses suffered during those terrifying days and nights in August ten years ago, we pause to remember those who were lost... celebrate those who survived... and praise those who call New Orleans home.

Why The Sesame Street/HBO Partnership Is Good For Kids

Newton N. Minow | Posted 08.27.2015 | Media
Newton N. Minow

For several years now, the most innovative programming on television has come from cable programmers, not broadcasters. Understanding that, Sesame Workshop has made a bold and creative move.

Can You Tell Me How We Got Here, From Sesame Street?

David Kleeman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

Right now, no one is neglecting kids' TV -- it's all over TV, newspapers and magazine, blogs and social media. So, let's use this moment to defend media content (not just TV) that delivers flexible, proven, cost-effective, equitable and engaging teaching and learning.

An Artistic Conversation With Actor Edward Akrout of Mr. Selfridge and Showtime's The Borgias

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Edward Akrout has a big presence in the UK but now he's trickled to the other side of the pond. Off screen, Edward made his debut in the art world this year, showcasing his paintings at Café Royal, and Hoxton in London.

Chita Rivera To Young Performers: Learn How To Sing And Dance

AP | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.03.2015 | Latino Voices

Musical theater great Chita Rivera has friendly advice for young stars who are unable to dance and sing at the same time: Learn how. Rivera, at a TV ...

6 Modern Winners in Carolina

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Some are picked, as the saying goes, but few are chosen. That's the case with the 2015 Matsumoto Prize winners, in a competition sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH).

Dr. Susan Block's The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure

Steve Karras | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Steve Karras

Internationally acclaimed sex educator Dr. Susan Block (known widely as "Dr. Suzy") just might hold the key to world peace. Her latest book, The Bo...

"Follow the Good Work": Aidan Turner on Poldark, Acting, and Happiness

Pam Stucky | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

I was delighted to have the chance to chat with Aidan earlier this week, just in time for the Poldark season one finale episodes airing on PBS this Sunday. Handsome but humble, gracious and grateful, from all appearances, in the twenty minutes we had together, he's everything you'd hope he would be.