Monday, April 22, 2019

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Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019

David Oyelowo kept his distance from the rest of the actors while filming the upcoming six-part retelling of "Les Miserables ." It wasn't personal.

Dominic West would often invite his fellow actors out for a bite or just to hang out but Oyelowo would repeatedly decline. West wondered why...

Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019

Northern New Mexico is known for tourist attractions such as artsy Santa Fe, eclectic Taos and the healing dirt of El Santuario de Chimayó. The region's relaxing spas and skiing options present middle-class and wealthy visitors the opportunity to bask in the allurement of quiet and breathtaking...

Monday, Sep. 24, 2018

After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too.

Burns tackles the famed Mayo Clinic in his next film, exploring the history of the innovative Rochester,...

Sunday, May. 27, 2018

Politicians seizing on immigrants as an election issue. Newspaper headlines calling for action. Talk of legislation to institute a ban.

If viewers of "The Chinese Exclusion Act" documentary end up with a sense of deja vu between the film's subject, a law from 1882 that barred Chinese...

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

It's been 50 years since Fred Rogers first appeared on TV screens, a gentle and avuncular man who warbled "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" as he changed into a cardigan and sneakers.

The low-key, low-tech "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" presented Rogers as one adult in a busy world who always...

Sunday, Jul. 30, 2017

The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting's future if federal funding is axed as called for by President Donald Trump.

"PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will," CEO Paula Kerger said Sunday. "There is no Plan B for that."

PBS'...

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017

The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it will be its last with government funding.

Trump's 2018 budget proposal makes him the second president to try to kill funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting...

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

At one point in the "Soundbreaking" documentary series, producer Paul Epworth describes a freshly heartbroken Adele singing him her new song, "Rolling in the Deep," pounding out the beat — and her frustrations — with her foot on a slab of wood.

He shows how her foot-stomping was...

Friday, Apr. 8, 2016

PBS' documentary on the life of Jackie Robinson gets most interesting when the gloves and bats are put away for good.

The two-part film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon airs Monday and Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT on most PBS stations. The first part details Robinson's early...

Friday, Sep. 4, 2015

Ken Burns is looking back at his series "The Civil War" as PBS prepares to air a remastered edition 25 years after the network first aired the landmark 1990 documentary.

"It speaks to what we're going through today," Burns says of the series which is...

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