Articles tagged pbs

‘Soul!’, the Groundbreaking Public TV Show From the Black Power Era Is Rescued From the Archives

Musical acts ranged from Rahsaan Roland Kirk to Ashford & Simpson. Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin interrogated each other in a two-episode arc. Try finding a mix like that in the current PBS lineup.

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‘The Bletchley Circle’: WWII Women Finding Solutions

This series cleverly captures how World War II, with its massive mobilization of British men from all walks of life into the armed forces, transformed many thousands of women’s lives.

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‘Frontline: The Man Behind the Mosque’ Airs on PBS 27 September

“I’m a New Yorker from Brooklyn. I’m not a community activist, I’m not an Islamic academic. This isn’t something I’ve

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‘Enemies of the People’, Brilliant and Devastating, Premieres on PBS 12 July

Structured as a series of memories and gaps, repressions and excavations, Thet Sambath and Rob Lemkin’s Enemies of the People tells the story of

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28 Feb 2011 // 4:15 AM

The Year in TV: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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25 Feb 2011 // 4:15 AM

The Year in TV: July 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in July 2010.

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9 Dec 2010 // 4:03 AM

Some Holiday Fun With Mr. Bean

Many different families have various traditions around this time of year, but probably few of them came from something PBS used to air about ten

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It’s Technology, My Dear Watson: Sherlock for the 21st Century

The famous detective now texts and surfs the net while Watson writes a blog. This is not your mother's Sherlock Holmes.

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Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Movie Collection, Set 5

In this collection of the latest Agatha Christie mysteries, everything is worth seeing, but the unorthodox adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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On TV This Week: Paul McCartney and the PBS Special with a Long Title

As a fan of both Paul McCartney and the Beatles, I heard quite a bit about this special, and had low expectations. The event seemed focus too much on itself and its guests instead of the real reason they were there.

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Celebrating 70 Years of Ringo Starr (videos)

On July 7th, 1940, Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool, but from 1959 on, he would mostly be known to the world as Ringo Starr. Here's an up-to-date video flashback of his entire career.

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Postwar Intrigue Continues to Please in ‘Foyle’s War’

In a disarming leitmotif for this series, characters are forever turning to one another following some revelation or disappointment and wondering, “But isn’t that what we were supposed to have been fighting to end?”

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American Experience: Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis remains focused firmly on the past, on laying out just how James Earl Ray came to the same place as Martin Luther King on 4 April 1968.

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Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare

For anyone who appreciates acting this is highly recommended; for anyone studying acting, it's essential. If everything this educational was this entertaining, everyone in the world would have a Ph.D.

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REASON TO WATCH: Ken Burns (“Baseball,” “Jazz,” “The Civil War”) and longtime colleague-collaborator Dayton Duncan explore the national parks system. WHAT IT’S ABOUT: At 12

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Behind the scenes at public radio’s hit comedy show ‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’

CHICAGO — As green rooms go, the one backstage at Chicago’s Chase Auditorium on the night of a “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” taping

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America at a Crossroads: The Mosque in Morgantown

The Mosque in Morgantown focuses on debates within an American Muslim community, as this involves a range of individuals and beliefs.

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Independent Lens: Stranded: I’ve Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains

In Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains, impressionistic reenactments don’t provide plot or solicit viewer sympathy so much as they evoke anxiety.

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6 May 2009 // 6:00 AM

On the battlefields of Italy and North Africa, soldiers were dying — they supposed — for democracy. And at a conference table in Tehran, Franklin Roosevelt and

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Frontline: Sick Around America

Sick Around America outlines the health care system, and its many contradictions.

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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