Sunday, September 24, 2017

PBS

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...

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

With "Downton Abbey" coming to an end, its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up movie is at least a possibility.

By ending the TV drama several years shy of the 1929 stock market crash, producer Gareth Neame said rich territory is...

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

"Finding Your Roots" will return for season three, but whether the celebrity genealogy series that buried an uncomfortable fact about Ben Affleck's ancestor continues after that remains in doubt, PBS' chief executive said.

PBS conducted a "very...

Monday, Jul. 27, 2015

The creation of the atomic bomb in a New Mexico secret city and newly restored and declassified footage will be featured in a new PBS special released as the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches.

"The Bomb,"...

Monday, Jun. 29, 2015

"Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices for these youngsters as they also navigate the changes...

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

PBS is making a Civil War drama focusing on the stories of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict.

The six-episode series is being produced by Ridley Scott and David Zucker. It's the first American-made drama the public broadcasting...