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There's No Downton It -- Americans Love Brit Culture

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Downton is the most watched show in PBS' history, but it's by no means Britain's only success story on U.S. television. Few cultural partnerships can match ours for closeness or longevity.

Central Park Five Is a PBS & WETA "Must Watch" Doc

Mike Smith | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Mike Smith

Ken Burns is a story-teller. His new documentary PBS film which debuted this week, The Central Park Five, is really a retrospective on the case of Trisha Meili, brutally raped near the Reservoir in the 875-acre Central Park, on April 20, 1989.

Downton Fever Hits the British Embassy

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 02.14.2013 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Downton has clearly struck a nostalgic nerve on both sides of the Pond. Episodes of its third season have attracted British audiences of between 10 and 12 million -- about one in every six Brits.

PHOTO: World's Largest Insect

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green

This is the world's largest insect. The giant weta is a cricket-like creature with a wingspan of close to seven inches. The one in the picture (ful...

PBS Won't Air Paul McCartney's Jab At Bush During White House Concert Special

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sir Paul McCartney may have made waves for his jab at President Bush during his special White House concert last month, but it won't be appearing in t...