Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Harvard University professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research and Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, Henry Louis Gates Jr., talks about his new six-part series airing on PBS starting tonight, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross."
Thursday, September 05, 2013
By Brian Wise
It’s the age-old problem of putting symphony orchestras on television: they're not as much fun to look at as to listen to. A new television series aims to overcome this.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
By Adam Dawson : It's A Free Country blogger
I can turn on the TV, watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, or I can drive over to the federally subsidized Kennedy Center and watch Dr. Lonnie Smith crush it on the Hammond organ with his trio.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Actress Olivia Wilde talks about growing up with parents who worked as journalists in conflict zones and how that inspired her role in the new PBS series, "Half the Sky."
Monday, July 16, 2012
Screenings: "Fixing the Future" will be screened at many theaters across the country on Wednesday, July 18, including the Chelsea Clearview. Ticket information available here.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Actor John Leguizamo is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking one-man shows. A new documentary traces John Leguizamo's career from Mambo Mouth, his first major break, through the development and performance of Ghetto Klown, his latest show.
Friday, June 08, 2012
It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood: PBS Digital Studios has commissioned Symphony of Science's mashup artist John Boswell to remix our favorite neighbor from the 70s, 80s and 90s, and the video has gone viral. The video, which features the late Fred Rogers talking about the power of imagination in the song "Garden of Your Mind", has gotten over 650,000 views in less than 24 hours.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Last night in Florida, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said U.S. specialists hacked into websites run by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen. The hackers were able to change online ads that boasted about killing Americans into advertisements that underscored the deaths of Muslim civilians in Al Qaeda terror attacks. We're joined by Jamie Doran, a producer for Frontline who worked on the new documentary "Al Qaeda in Yemen."
Monday, April 23, 2012
Three years after America's largest financial collapse since the Great Depression, the country is still recovering. Some banks have received huge bailouts, but countless Americans are still struggling to get back on their feet. A new four-hour documentary, "Money, Power and Wall Street" investigates what has been done (and not done) to secure America's financial future. Michael Kirk is one of the producers of "Money, Power and Wall Street," which will premiere on Frontline April 24 and May 1 on your local PBS station.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Italian chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich talks about her new PBS special, "Lidia Celebrates America." She celebrates Christmas day at a Mexican American restaurant in San Antonio, dines at a Passover Seder, visits San Francisco during the Chinese New Year and hosts a traditional Italian American dinner on Christmas Eve.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Three years ago this week 10 gunmen lay siege to the city of Mumbai. They arrived by boat from Karachi, Pakistan and for for three days, they launched a series of attacks on two 5-star hotels, a train station and a small Jewish hostel. A total of 166 people were killed, and more than 300 were injured. The mastermind behind the attacks, called India's 9/11, was an American citizen named David Headley, who spent more than two years mapping out targets and creating a plan for the attacks.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
By today’s standards, the idea of a constitutional amendment banning alcohol in the U.S. seems preposterous, oppressive, and just plain naïve. But 92 years ago, when the National Prohibition Act passed, it was widely backed. Of course, Prohibition was eventually repealed, but not before it had far-reaching consequences on American gender relations, crime, popular culture, and politics. A new three-part documentary series called "Prohibition" tells this uniquely American story on PBS, beginning October 2.
Monday, June 06, 2011
Jim Lehrer will no longer be the main face of PBS' "NewsHour." He was the show's anchor for 36 years, but there has not been a lot of fanfare around his departure. "I didn't want to make a big to-do about it," he says. He reflects on reporting on the Kennedy assassination and what he has learned about politics and history. His new book, "Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain" comes out in the Fall; he will continue moderating Shields and Brooks on Fridays. So what's next? "I want to write better books," Lehrer tells us.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
—John Merrow, education correspondent at the PBS NewsHour and author of the new book, The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership, on the Brian Lehrer Show.