Stories tagged: pbs
Mon., Feb. 17, 2020
PBS “Frontline’s” well-reported, rather alarming special airing Tuesday night, titled “Amazon Empire – The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos,” unpacks the smiling cardboard box and finds a lot that …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
PBS is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the amendment that guaranteed women’s right to vote in the United States with a variety of programming this summer
Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019
PBS documentary “KOREA: The Never-Ending War” examines the lasting social and political costs of the Korean War – a conflict largely forgotten in the U.S.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
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 …
Tue., May 8, 2018
Christiane Amanpour will host a new, hourlong late-night public affairs program called “Amanpour & Company” in the 11 p.m. timeslot previously filled by the scandal-plagued Charlie Rose.
Sat., March 24, 2018
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018
PBS says more witnesses have detailed sexual misconduct allegations against talk-show host Tavis Smiley, who was suspended in December and later fired.
Thu., March 1, 2018
In making a documentary about disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, PBS’ “Frontline” wanted to focus less on what he did than on how the alleged sexual misconduct went on for …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
The low-key, low-tech “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” presented Rogers as one adult in a busy world who always had time to listen to children. That legacy burns for many in these …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
A television series – “We’ll Meet Again” – that begins this month on PBS includes an episode – “Rescued from Mount St. Helens” – built around the 1980 volcanic eruption.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
“ ‘Places to Love’ is about finding the experiences, the destinations, but, most importantly, the people who really make us feel like we’re part of a place,” Brown said.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
Talk-show host Tavis Smiley isn’t just upset with PBS for firing him on sexual misconduct charges. He’s upset about his depiction in the media.
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017
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 …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
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 …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
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 …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
Live show, presented by KSPS, will feature the Kratts talking about amazing creature powers.
Sun., July 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.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017
Performers will include classical singer Renee Fleming; singer and actress Vanessa Williams; country singer Scotty McCreery; and singer John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting. Irish tenor Ronan Tynan …
Sun., April 23, 2017
PBS President Paula Kerger talks 24-hour children’s TV, proposed Trump budget cuts and latest Ken Burns documentary in Spokane visit
When Paula Kerger took over as president and chief executive officer of PBS in 2006, Netflix was a year away from introducing streaming shows and Facebook was only available to …
Tue., March 28, 2017
PBS documentarian Ken Burns and 2 partners say they’re making a film on the late boxer Muhammad Ali. It’s the same team that collaborated on last year’s film on Jackie …
Wed., March 22, 2017
Elmo doesn’t take the news well, complaining that he’s worked at “Sesame Street” for 32 years. He also wonders what’s going to happen to his medical insurance, given that he …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Gary Stokes is president and general manager of
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Ruby Ridge was an American tragedy that’s now a historic icon – one born in our region’s backyard. Yet 25 years later, many either don’t know about the event in …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Return to Ruby Ridge: ‘American Experience’ returns to the North Idaho mountain where one family and the government fatally collided
The story of the Randy Weaver family and Ruby Ridge – of the events leading up to the 11-day standoff – is being revisited this week on the PBS series …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
Using decades-old U.S. Air Force training footage, re-enactments and drone-shot video from a mothballed silo, director Robert Kenner recalls the tense 10 hours in 1980 when the United States faced …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016
Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and co-anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” with Judy Woodruff, died on Monday of cancer, the network said.
Thu., June 23, 2016
Time has nearly run out to see the original “Hamilton” cast on Broadway, but a PBS special this fall on the Tony Award-winning musical will feature at least 15 minutes …