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It’s creature power suit activation time with ‘Wild Kratts Live’ at the FICA

Kids, it’s time to activate your creature power suits. Chris and Martin Kratt will be in town Tuesday for “Wild Kratts Live 2.0.” The show brings “Wild Kratts” adventures to the stage. “Chris and I are in real life doing our ‘Wild Kratts’ thing,” said Martin Kratt, who co-hosts the popular PBS Kids nature show with his brother. The brothers’ other shows include “Zoboomafoo” and “Kratts’ Creatures.”

How Mister Rogers became a timeless oracle of parenting wisdom

He is best known for what he meant to children. That was, after all, what Fred Rogers’s life and career were all about – every song he sang, every puppet he voiced, every considered word he spoke on his beloved television program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Rogers was for kids.

Review: PBS’ ‘Native America’ is a timely series about the people who were here first

Its main points are that there were people living in the Americas for millenniums before Columbus entered without knocking from the east (around 100 million when he got here, though that number was soon to fall precipitously); that these people formed diverse and complex societies with a common reverence for nature, from which they do not see themselves as distinct; that their science, from astronomical observations to experimental agriculture, was also a form of worship; that tradition and storytelling were the keys to their survival in the face of oppression, slaughter and Christian missionary zeal; and that corn is king.

PBS film forces viewers to confront mortality

On its face, PBS has a huge challenge in promoting filmmaker Helen Whitney’s upcoming documentary on facing mortality. Most people want to avoid the subject of death, not see a two-hour film about it.

Smiley claims PBS made mistake in ouster, but PBS fires back

Tavis Smiley has defended himself from allegations he had sexual relationships with subordinates and created an abusive workplace environment, denying any wrongdoing and saying PBS made a mistake by suspending him from his talk show. PBS almost immediately fired back, saying he “needs to get his story straight.”

Tavis Smiley, suspended by PBS, vows to fight back

PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming.

CBS News, PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them.

CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose’s interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post’s report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behavior.