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PBS Deserves Tons of Awards, but Not for Selling Kids on Chick-fil-A

Susan Linn | Posted 07.23.2012 | Media
Susan Linn

PBS deserves lots of awards, but using a beloved children's character to entice children into fast food restaurants is nothing to celebrate. Families deserve more from public television.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving Making a Memorable Memorial Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

For many of us, it seems that Memorial Day may have lost some of its meaning. But there are some things you can do to change this that are relatively easy.

'Antiques Roadshow': Painting For $2.50 Worth How Much?

Posted 05.22.2012 | TV

It's that fantasy that so many people have had. Let's face it, the general public doesn't know a lot about fine art, and certainly doesn't know a lot ...

A Pot Luck Meal Of Ideas

John Merrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Remember pot-luck suppers, when everyone brought a dish or two? What follows is the the equivalent -- although substituting ideas for food. Because t...

What To Watch On TV This Week

Posted 05.15.2012 | TV

It's a week of finales on TV this week, so before getting excited about next season's series, let's remember to say goodbye to our tried and true show...

'Antiques Roadshow': How Much For A Cardboard Cutout Of Elvis Presley?

Posted 05.15.2012 | TV

"Antiques Roadshow" (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on PBS) was in Minneapolis Monday night, and one of the standout items brought in to be appraised was a cardboard...

WATCH: Director Discusses New Johnny Carson Documentary

Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty

Twenty years after he stepped down as host of The Tonight Show, PBS will premiere a documentary on Johnny Carson called "King of Late Night" as a part...

David Kennard: 40 Years of Nonfiction Hits

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Terence Clarke

Kennard has just finished writing, producing and directing a remarkable series of films for PBS titled Keeping Score. Each film features a single major piece by a particular composer.

'Antiques Roadshow': Woman's Engagement Ring Is Worth $160,000

Posted 05.08.2012 | TV

The "Antiques Roadshow" (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on PBS) stopped in Minneapolis Monday night where it gave regular viewer Lesley a bit of a shock. She had...

PBS Will Air New Documentary On Latinos

AP | Posted 07.02.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK — PBS said Wednesday it is preparing a six-hour documentary series on the history of Latinos in the United States, set to air in the fa...

The Rebirth of American Manufacturing

Yul Kwon | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Yul Kwon

Like a lot of people, I had come to accept the conventional wisdom that America doesn't make anything anymore. What I discovered is that the prevailing narrative of decline and decay is overly simplistic and, in some ways, flat-out wrong.

How Much Is Willie Mays' Away-Game Uniform Worth?

Posted 05.01.2012 | TV

Willie Mays' jerseys are known to fetch high prices when sold at auction, but how much would would a whole uniform go for? On "Antiques Roadshow" (Mon...

What To Watch This Week: A Double Dose Of Van Der Beek And More!

Posted 04.30.2012 | TV

What's not to love about a week with a double dose of James Van Der Beek? The "Dawson's Creek" vet will first make his usual appearance on "Don't Trus...

Quest For The Water Castle: Geneva And The Matterhorn Region (PHOTOS)

Richard Bangs | Posted 06.29.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Water is over-tapped and under-tended in many places around the world -- but not here. How has this alpine haven resisted temptation to bleed its most precious resource?

NEA Has No Love For PBS

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded significantly smaller grants to established PBS programs this year. "Live From Linco...

'Sherlock' Star Criticizes 'Downton Abbey' Season 2

Posted 04.26.2012 | TV

Delayed "Downton Abbey" Season 2 criticism continues, this time from "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch. In a new profile in the The New York Tim...

National Endowment For The Arts Sharply Cuts PBS Grants

The New York Times | ELIZABETH JENSEN | Posted 04.26.2012 | Media

The National Endowment for the Arts made sweeping cuts in its support of established PBS shows on Wednesday, and for the first time awarded significan...

Lady Cora On Her Qualms With 'Downton' Season 2

Posted 04.26.2012 | TV

"Downton Abbey" Season 2 was a ratings hit for PBS, but it didn't exactly make waves with critics, or its stars. Elizabeth McGovern, known to "Downton...

Two Poems for the Month of Testing

John Merrow | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
John Merrow

For many public school students and perhaps for teachers as well, April is the cruelest month of the school calendar. April days that are not devoted to 'test prep' are spent on testing itself. And some of what is going on in this crazy month defies the imagination.

'Antiques Roadshow': Amazing Signed 'Gone With The Wind'

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

Are you a Windie? Do you know what a Windie is? On "Antiques Roadshow" (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on PBS), a woman brought in an item that she was told would ma...

Waste and the Great American Energy Machine

Yul Kwon | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green
Yul Kwon

Americans on average are the biggest consumers of energy on the planet, and keeping the power that we need flowing is a monumental undertaking. Despite our increasing demand for energy, Americans waste a staggering amount of it.

WATCH: PBS Amplifies HuffPost Probe of Military Atheists

David Tereshchuk | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The weekend saw a rare TV report airing complaints that atheists serving in the military claim about official discrimination against them. It was carried in the perhaps unlikely setting of PBS's "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly," often considered to be a media venue for believers.

The New Environmentalists: Grassroots Activists Fight for Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The New Environmentalists is shown nationally on PBS and the Sundance Channel and foreign television. It's not only to create awareness about the Goldman Environmental Prize winners' work, but to inspire others to do the same.

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PBS Host Hit By Conservative Website For Emceeing LGBT Clinic Gala

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gwen Ifill, the author and "PBS News Hour" correspondent, is under fire from a conservative media outlet over her decision to serve as e...

Martha's New Show!

Posted 04.19.2012 | Media

Martha Stewart is heading to public television. The domestic diva and talk show host announced her new TV show on Thursday. The weekly, 30-minute ...