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Remembering Gwen Ifill

Pat Mitchell | Posted 11.16.2016 | Women
Pat Mitchell

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Gwen Ifill, an amazing journalist, PBS news anchor, personal friend, and role model and mentor to many.

The Creator Of 'Arthur' Has Seen Your Memes And He Loves Them

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 11.16.2016 | Entertainment

The first lady of the United States gave Marc Brown a call after the publication of his popular 1991 children’s book, Arthur Meets the President. Ba...

'PBS NewsHour' Co-Anchor Gwen Ifill Dies

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.16.2016 | Media

Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and co-anchor of “PBS NewsHour,” has died. She was 61 years old. WETA Presiden...

TONIGHT: '90s PBS show 'Ghostwriter' Screening at Videology (Brooklyn)

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 11.10.2016 | New York
Courtney M. Soliday

Tickets are $5 and there will be a trivia contest - prizes are GHOSTWRITER NOVELIZATIONS!WHAT: A screening of the first episode arc of the '90s PBS sh...

Television Legend Norman Lear Goes In Front of The Camera in New Documentary

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

(photo © Ronan Killeen) Norman Lear knows how to keep people glued to their televisions, and now he's poised to do it again, but with a little twist...

Break Free with PBS

Marc Berman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Media
Marc Berman

Uninterrupted Viewing Means More Impact for PBS Sponsors In the rapidly evolving broadcasting landscape, priorities for any broadcaster - network, ca...

Maspero: An Egyptian TV Tragedy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.27.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Someone messed up on the job at Egyptian state-run TV and big heads began to roll. The catastrophe: An employee aired an interview of President Abdel...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sesame Street Live! is a 'Music' Master

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.26.2016 | Parents
Jon Chattman

My children, especially my four year old, watches more television than I'd like him to. But as parents, we know A) how hard it is to keep them away fr...

Renee Fleming: Opera is Hard to Sing, Not Hard to Watch. And You Don't Need a Tux.

David Hinckley | Posted 09.16.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Renee Fleming loves jazz. She likes pop music, too, though not necessarily in the supermarket. She sings in both styles, more so as years roll by. ...

Bridging The Gap To College Success

Wes Moore | Posted 09.09.2016 | Black Voices
Wes Moore

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2015 only 17 percent of Black men ages 25-29 had completed a bachelor's degree or higher.

'It's Not Spinach': PBS Tries To Coax The Candidates Into Talking About Education

David Hinckley | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
David Hinckley

Imagine trying to find a way to inject a serious discussion about the shape and future of American education into the current presidential campaign. ...

Giant Ken Burns Fan Ron Johnson Once Tried To Defund PBS

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who last week said students would learn more from a Ken Burns documentary than from a teacher, once tried to...

America's Favorite Book Show To Leave Television? Publishing Industry, Stand Up And Save It!

Dick Guttman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Books
Dick Guttman

Yes, the lauded national program about books, Barry Kibricks' Between the Lines which airs on 160 PBS stations, is now on the endangered list. Without new funding, this must-viewing show for book readers is down to its final three episodes.

How John McLaughlin Blew Up Television Talk Shows

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.22.2016 | Media
Llewellyn King

Thirty-four years ago, a former Jesuit priest threw an incendiary device into the world of televised political talk shows. He was John McLaughlin, host of "The McLaughlin Group," who has died at the age of 89.

Cornwall's Geevor Tin Mine

Rick Steves | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The PBS series Poldark shows the heyday of Cornwall's tin-mining industry. But in the late 20th century, that industry collapsed. And today, the last ...

Cornwall's Dramatic Minack Theatre

Rick Steves | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Filming our Cornwall episode in southwest England, we enjoyed a play at the amazing Minack Theatre. Here's how our script describes it: The big draw ...

TEDWomen Update: African Conservation Champions and Filmmakers, Beverly and Dereck Joubert

Pat Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2016 | Women
Pat Mitchell

At the very first TEDWomen event in 2010, one of the most popular TEDTalks was given by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, whose talk together clearly define...

Mother Of Baton Rouge Police Shooter Speaks For The First Time: 'My Son Had PTSD Which Went Untreated'

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Corine Woodley, mother of the Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Eugene Long, in an EXCLUSIVE conversation shares revealing details unknown until now about her troubled son.

Mack & Moxy: The Great Helpee Heroes - Fun and educational while teaching about humanitarian causes and beliefs.

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.06.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This all new TV show, being simultaneously released on DVD features Mack, a lovable, moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox ...

Evocative, Emotive, Inspirational: Q&A with Richard Bangs, the Father of Modern Adventure Travel

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Pam Stucky

Ages ago, when I first got cable TV, I got it for one reason: the Travel channel.

Vicki Lawrence On 'Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches' And Working With An Icon

Greg Archer | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Courtesy: CBS She's still glad she had that "time together." I'm talking about Carol Burnett, of course. The comedy legend crooned those words at the...

Righting the Wrongs: Kelly Duane de la Vega's and Katie Galloway's 'The Return' on POV

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.22.2016 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

When I watched The Return, I felt I was on the verge of tears from the very beginning. It's rare that a film, particularly a documentary, can do that ...

Is the U.S. Military Strategy Doing More Harm Or Good in the Middle East?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
The Conversation US

Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., Duke University Woman at wreckage of deadly car bomb in Baghdad. REUTERS/Wissm Al-Okili Editor's note: This article is part...

Vibrant 91-Year-Old Teaches Us All How To Stay Young At Heart

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty

Ninety-one might seem pretty old, but for Flossie Lewis, it feels like being a teenager. "Getting old is a state of mind. I'm 91 I'm badly crippled, b...

Corruption in Kenya: Putting One's Money Where Their Mouth Is

Washington Osiro | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Deutsche Bank just announced that it will freeze plans to create 250 new jobs in Cary, North Carolina. The bank said that its decision was due to stat...