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September 2012

‘To My Great Chagrin: Brother Theodore’ on Documentary Channel 9/19

During the 1960s and '70s, Gottlieb was at once an oddity and a perfect comic persona, refining his "stand-up tragedian" act in nightclubs and on TV.


‘I Was Worth 50 Sheep’ on PBS’ Global Voices

At once intimate and chilling, the film offers an intricate look at the profound difficulties of Sabere's life in Afghanistan.


‘Chicago Trauma’ on National Geographic Channel 9pm on 4 September

"It's really high highs and really low lows," Dr. Dennis sums up, "But you do one amazing thing and you change someone's stars forever."


‘American Teacher’ on Documentary Channel on 3 September

The film counters the bad rap teachers and teachers' unions have been getting recently, with testimonials to teachers' dedication and energy in the face of daunting odds.


August 2012

Another Chance to see ‘Better This World’ on POV 30 August

At the last Republican Convention -- in 2008 -- two young men from Midland, Texas were arrested by the FBI and charged as terrorists.


The Awesome Jon Gruden on ‘Real Sports’, 21 August

Smart, informative, and often funny, the show illustrates its host's faith, that every play can be broken down and rethought, can be a learning experience, can make the next plays better.


Phyllis Diller: The Last of the Not-Hot Mamas

Phyllis Diller was among the last of a dying breed of comics who recognized comedy as the domain of the outcast.


Beyond 140 Characters: The Devil in the Details

We talk about the Twitter Age the way we talked about the Nuclear Age. Like? Dislike? Doesn't really make a difference because once here, technology -- nuclear or cyber -- doesn't leave the room.


New POV ‘Short Cuts’ on PBS 9 August

New short films showcase what it means to be citizens, in the US and the world.


July 2012

‘The Light in Her Eyes’ Looks at Women’s Education in Syria, on PBS and Online

Filmed before the protests against Bashar al-Assad’s regime began in March 2011, Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix's documentary offers a glimpse at the thin line some Muslim women must walk.


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