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PBS News Corruption Gets Even Worse

PandoDaily | Posted 03.07.2014 | Home

Last month, in response to Pando’s revelations that anti-pension mogul John Arnold secretly was financing PBS’s “Pension Peril” series, the Co...

How PBS Is Becoming The Plutocratic Broadcasting Service

PandoDaily | Posted 02.13.2014 | Home

Just a few hours after its billionaire anti-pension benefactor John Arnold responded to Pando’s exclusive story about media corruption, public broad...

The PBS News Corruption You Haven't Heard About

PandoDaily | Posted 02.12.2014 | Home

On December 18th, the Public Broadcasting Service’s flagship station WNET issued a press release announcing the launch of a new two-year news series...

How Far Did PBS Go To Avoid Offending A Sponsor?

The New Yorker | Jane Mayer | Posted 05.20.2013 | Home

PBS has standards for "editorial integrity," and its guidelines state that "member stations are responsible for shielding the creative and editorial p...

First Nighter: Lanford Wilson's Outstanding Mound Builders Flattened in Jo Bonney's Signature Revival

David Finkle | Posted 05.18.2013 | Home
David Finkle

The least painful way to comment on it is to say that, as directed by Jo Bonney -- working below her usual caliber -- it does very little to recapture Wilson's memorable achievement.

Big Bird, Jim Lehrer, Richard Nixon and Me

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.09.2012 | Home
Reese Schonfeld

Mitt Romney is not the first Republican to try to kill PBS, Sesame Street and Big Bird; forty years ago Richard Nixon tried to do the same thing.

Women, War & Peace: Documentary Filmmaking as Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

Melding journalistic reportage and visceral narrative, Women, War & Peace stands as an example of the power of film to ensure that under-recognized subjects become part of the permanent record.

David Kirp, Susan Szachowicz and Lessons From WNET's Celebration of Teaching and Learning

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Merrow

Whether this two-day event was excessively celebratory is the question on my mind. Why spend two days in a conflict-free zone when the situation in schools is dire?

Educational Comics Help Kids Learn With Laughs

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kate Kelly

From that day forth, comics -- graphic novels -- took on a more literary reputation, and the watch words were that "comics weren't just for children anymore."

WATCH: HUFFPOST ARTS EXCLUSIVE: Revealing More Of The Upcoming Series 'Art Through Time: A Global View'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In this exclusive HuffPost Arts video slideshow preview five new segments from Art Through Time: A Global View, a new, 13-part visual arts series prod...

WATCH: HUFFPOST ARTS EXCLUSIVE: Revealing More Of The Upcoming Series 'Art Through Time: A Global View'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This week's exclusive HuffPost Arts video slideshow previews four new segments from Art Through Time: A Global View, a new, 13-part visual arts series...

WATCH: HUFFPOST ARTS EXCLUSIVE: Revealing The Upcoming Series 'Art Through Time: A Global View'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This is the first of three exclusive HuffPost Arts video slideshows previewing segments from a new interactive visual arts series called Art Through T...

The End of NOW: Reflecting on eight years of solid investigative journalism

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joel B. Schwartzberg

The award-winning nationally-broadcast newsmagazine NOW on PBS airs its last episode on April 30, 2010, after an eight-year run. In this personal lett...

Thoughts on Haiti, And the Spirit of Activism in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Home
John Farr

Great activist movies portray the ongoing struggle between the welfare of working people and larger societal forces, seemingly beyond their control, that threaten their integrity, livelihood, and often, their very survival.

Where Is the Arts Programming on PBS?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Kaiser

Why can't PBS be reorganized? Why can't there be a mix of local and national programming? Why can't the parent organization determine the best in American arts and fund its broadcast across the nation?

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Sasha Nicholas Makes Sense of Georgia O'Keeffe

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2009-09-18-chuff_okeefe_fp.jpgAn exclusive conversation with a curator of the Whitney Museum O'Keeffe exhibition sheds light on the intimate letters of the passionate power couple of art.

The Simple Health Insurance Solution

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

I've had my own angry, screaming battles with my health insurance carrier. It seems everyone I've talked to has had a similar experience. I just don't see them marching on Washington about it.

WNET's Neal Shapiro: Video Journalism Will Succeed Online with "Truth and Integrity"

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.29.2013 | Home
Andy Plesser

I spoke with Neal Shapiro, the president and CEO of WNET/Thirteen in New York. We covered the changing nature of video journalism and the opportunities for WNET and PBS online.