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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020
On screen, Hugh Laurie has been by turns irascible ("House"), villainous ("The Night Manager") and a comedic delight ("Jeeves & Wooster"). In a conversation about his latest project, PBS' "Roadkill," he proved equally versatile.
Laurie was thoughtful and charmingly wry and self-...
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
The documentary genre's power of immediacy is evident in "Not Done: Women Remaking America," which includes the still-unfolding possibility of the first Black female vice president and the loss of Breonna Taylor.
The film depicts a powerful female-driven advocacy, one represented by Black...
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020
Before there was Cher or Madonna, Beyoncé or Rihanna, there was another savvy media star who unapologetically embraced her sex appeal and femininity. That would be Mae West, the bawdy, witty, sex symbol of the 1930s who pioneered a path for modern women with guts and a nod and a wink.
Tuesday, May. 19, 2020
Filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli has made documentaries on the Ebola virus and now the coronavirus. Ask which virus scares her more, and the answer is easy.
"The frightening thing about COVID is it's everywhere, and you just don't know," she said. "It is airborne and it feels much more easy...
Friday, May. 8, 2020
A century of racist attacks detailed in the new PBS documentary series "Asian Americans" might have felt like ancient history just a few months ago.
But through the lens of the coronavirus pandemic that originated in China and is now hitting the U.S., being painted as a foreign enemy has...
Wednesday, May. 6, 2020
The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has selected 60 nominees that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. Of the 60 nominations, PBS and HBO lead with 11 and seven, respectively, followed by Netflix (five), Amazon (three), and...
Saturday, Mar. 21, 2020
Historian Niall Ferguson has a knack for timing his TV projects.
He debuted his examination of the global financial system in "The Ascent of Money" just as the 2008 economic crisis was hitting. Now he has returned with a series that helps us better understand the conronaviris.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Before Chuck Boers joined the U.S. Army, the Lipan Apache member was given his family's eagle feathers. The feathers had been carried by his great-great-great-grandfather on his rifle when he was an Apache scout.
They also were carried by relatives who fought in World War I, World War II...
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2019
Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta began organizing poor farmworkers in California, a woman named Maria Moreno sought to sign up impoverished farmworkers for a fledgling union. The Mexican American mother of 12 coordinated rallies, recruited members in isolated areas and inspired...
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019
Longtime PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said she's ready to face more budget fights and competition with the expanding number of commercial outlets treading on public TV's programming turf.
Kerger, who joined the Public Broadcasting Service as president and CEO in 2006, told a TV...