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The Boomer List: A Portrait of a Generation: An Interview With Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Donald Liebenson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment
Donald Liebenson

As with his previous films, "The Black List," "The Latino List" and "The Out List," "The Boomer List" focuses on singular individuals who speak directly to the camera about their journeys, the challenges they faced, and what they've learned.

My Conversation With Rita Moreno

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

She won her Oscar for playing Anita in West Side Story, which boasts some of the finest dancing ever put on film. But her Oscar didn't open doors to better movie roles. In fact, it took another seven years before she made another movie. She turned down roles which stereotyped her as -- in her words -- "Conchita/Lolitas."

Artist Photographs The Blood And Paint Still Left In Frida Kahlo's Home

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts

Frida Kahlo is beloved. The Mexican painter was an intellectual icon during her lifetime, but she has morphed into an artistic deity since she died in...

Even First Ladies Have to Deal With Red Tape

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.12.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

With the Ken Burns docu-series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History airing shortly on PBS, this seems a good time to share a snippet of their family history. Specifically, the pages that follow are excerpts from Edith Kermit Roosevelt's file regarding a widow's pension for the service of her husband, Theodore Roosevelt.

My Conversation With Quincy Jones

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

His latest project is a labor of love for him -- it's a documentary called Keep On Keepin' On that pays tribute to his mentor, trumpet legend Clark Terry as the 93-year-old struggles with failing health while still teaching another generation of musicians.

My Conversation with Ed Harris

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tomorrow night on PBS I'm joined by Ed Harris, four-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner, to talk about his new film, Frontera, co-starring Eva Longoria and Micheal Peña.

'Shelter Me' Producer Goes The Extra Mile To Help At-Risk Animals

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Any animal can end up at a public shelter, but most of them won't stay long. There, millions of dogs and cats face euthanasia, dr...

My Conversation with Chuck D

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

With his new solo digital album, The Black in Man, he continues to confront the conflicts and frustrations so many in this country face.

Joan Rivers Remembered

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Over two nights, our conversation covered many things -- her devotion to her family, her legendary work ethic, her delight in making people laugh -- and then it took on what turned out to be a prescient dimension.

The Genius of Marian: Remarkable Alzheimer's Documentary

Marie Marley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The Genius of Marian is an intimate, poetic documentary about Pam White and her family as they all struggle to deal with Pam's Alzheimer's disease.

'Downton Abbey' Just Went Way Too Far

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment

The cast response to "Bottle-Gate" was cute, but now "Downton Abbey" is getting cheeky in all the wrong ways. In response to a bottle of water snea...

I Feel Guilty... For Not Feeling Guilty

Lauren Stevens | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

This is where my guilt comes in; I feel guilty because I've not succumbed to the mom guilt surrounding many of the parenting decisions I've made. I love being a mother, but my world does not revolve around my child. T

These Post-Minimalist Space Sculptures Are Coming To A TV Near You

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts

Trevor Paglen, an American artist with a penchant for experimental geography, is heading to a TV near you. He's one of several artists featured on the...

Plimpton! The Professional Amateur

Liam Smith | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Liam Smith

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is a fascinating investigation of a literary figure who never really got his due. Whether it was because of his concentration on subjects such as sports; his participatory adventures in journalism; or his status as a public figure; many in the literary establishment never really took him seriously, despite his enormous contribution to the world of letters as head of The Paris Review.

It's A 'Downton' Fail For The Ages

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment

Well, at least they didn't call it "Downtown Abbey." "Downton Abbey" just released some new photos to promote Season 5, according to E!, but one pa...

Lessons from Mister Rogers For A High Tech Generation

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Lesli Rotenberg

Through years of research and conversations with parents, we've heard from scores of moms and dads who love their children and want to see them succeed in school, but who feel hopelessly on the outside of their learning.

Take A Sneak Peek At A Pioneering Female Performance Artist Joan Jonas On PBS

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts

If you're a fan of the "Art21" series, PBS's gem of a program dedicated to art in the 21st century, we have a treat for you. Over the next few months,...

Richard Nixon: Honk If You Think He Was Guilty

Michael Winship | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In those early August days, events would reach a crescendo but none of us knew the final outcome, and that was Alistair Cooke's problem.

Deepak Chopra's "Future of God"

Alex Kip | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion
Alex Kip

"Here he comes, here he comes..." the collective thought hovered in the air as hundreds of spiritual seekers filled the Marble Collegiate Church in NYC.

My Conversation with the Multi-Faceted Rubén Blades

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by Rubén Blades. The 10-time Grammy winner, Harvard law school grad and former presidential candidate in Panama reflects on his varied career and talks about his new CD, Tangos.

The 7 Comic-Con Booths That Wouldn't Have Very Long Lines

Hulu.com | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Comic-Con is a haven for has-been and chagrined performers looking to capitalize on their fleeting fame and notoriety. Nowhere is this more evident than the John Wilkes Booth Booth, where fans can have their picture taken with a hologram of the murderous thespian.

Dance for Me: Coming of Age on the Dance Floor and Beyond

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

What drives them, these ballroom babies with the swiveling hips, sequins and spray tans, who sacrifice family, friends, even country in the quest for fame?

Fight Censorship: See This Film

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 09.14.2014 | Media
Michael Berkowitz

In April of 2013, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's film "Citizen Koch" died an untimely death. The film had sought to illustrate the role of Koch money in American electoral politics.

My Conversation With Joan Rivers

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Monday night on PBS, the first of my two-part conversation with legendary comedian Joan Rivers. We talked about her longstanding career and her new book, Diary of a Mad Diva. Rivers spoke candidly about what will happen if the moment ever comes when she can no longer perform on stage.

My Conversation With Def Leppard

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight, I'm joined by music legends Joe Elliott and Rick Savage, who reflect on their careers. With legions of fans around the world, the pop-metal band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and recently embarked on a 42-city national tour to support U.S. troops.