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AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21 AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words.... (more...)
AARP Provides Major Series Funding for THIRTEEN's 'American Masters' AARP Provides Major Series Funding for THIRTEEN's 'American Masters'
by TV News Desk - January 05, 2017

WNET announced today that AARP has provided two years of major funding for THIRTEEN's American Masters series, which launched Season 31 with the exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere of American Masters: By Sidney Lumet this week.... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS Kicks Off New Season with Premiere of BY SIDNEY LUMET, 1/3 AMERICAN MASTERS Kicks Off New Season with Premiere of BY SIDNEY LUMET, 1/3
by TV News Desk - December 20, 2016

AMERICAN MASTERS: BY SIDNEY LUMET premieres nationwide Tuesday, January 3 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and features a new, exclusive interview with Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actor Treat Williams, who starred in Lumet's Prince of the City, afterward.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters Concludes Season with 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27 THIRTEEN's American Masters Concludes Season with 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27
by TV News Desk - December 06, 2016

American Masters Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series' Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, December 27... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere 'By Sidney Lumet', 1/3 THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere 'By Sidney Lumet', 1/3
by TV News Desk - December 05, 2016

Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations.... (more...)
New Drama VICTORIA & More Among PBS' Mid-Season Schedule Unveiled Today New Drama VICTORIA & More Among PBS' Mid-Season Schedule Unveiled Today
by TV News Desk - December 01, 2016

PBS unveiled today a strong 2017 winter/spring season lineup that includes the January 15 premiere of the seven-part drama “Victoria” on MASTERPIECE (watch the trailer) about the early years and fraught relationships of the 19th-century teenage queen; the much-anticipated returns of “Sherlock” on MA... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27 AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27
by TV News Desk - November 29, 2016

American Masters -- Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series' Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, December 27... (more...)
Norman Lear Tackles Politics & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN Norman Lear Tackles Politics & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - October 25, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's Nature Follows Wildlife Cameraman's Return Visit to His Homeland in 'My Congo' THIRTEEN's Nature Follows Wildlife Cameraman's Return Visit to His Homeland in 'My Congo'
by TV News Desk - October 19, 2016

Despite the number of years living and working as a wildlife cameraman in Europe, Vianet D'jenguet always carried fond childhood memories of the Congo wherever he traveled.... (more...)
PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25 PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25
by TV News Desk - October 05, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom.... (more...)
Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, 10/25 Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, 10/25
by TV News Desk - September 13, 2016

The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, AMERICAN MASTERS --NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 25... (more...)
THIRTEEN to Present DREAM ON, an Epic Road Trip in Search of the American Dream, 10/7 THIRTEEN to Present DREAM ON, an Epic Road Trip in Search of the American Dream, 10/7
by TV News Desk - September 08, 2016

Almost 200 years later, political comedian John Fugelsang hits the road in a cobalt blue Ford to retrace the Frenchman's journey in Dream On, airing Friday, October 7 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS... (more...)
Richard Blais to Host New Culinary Competition Series MAN VS MASTER on FYI Richard Blais to Host New Culinary Competition Series MAN VS MASTER on FYI
by TV News Desk - September 01, 2016

FYI has greenlit the new culinary competition series, MAN VS MASTER it was announced today by Gena McCarthy, EVP of Programming and Development for FYI. Production has already begun on thirteen hour-long episodes, with the series slated to premiere in 2017.... (more...)
New Documentary THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY to Premiere on THIRTEEN, 9/12 New Documentary THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY to Premiere on THIRTEEN, 9/12
by TV News Desk - August 31, 2016

Glenfield Middle School in Montclair, New Jersey, is the anchor school for the south end in Montclair. The school is divided into houses, each of whose students keep the same core teachers from sixth through eighth grade.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Celebrate 30th Anniversary THIRTEEN's American Masters to Celebrate 30th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - August 04, 2016

Today, American Masters celebrates its 30th anniversary with the launch of In Their Own Words: The American Masters Digital Archive and the American Masters Podcast, featuring previously unreleased interviews filmed for the documentary series: 2,156 tapes, approximately 1,388 digitized hours, 800-pl... (more...)
Gun Violence Crisis & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN Gun Violence Crisis & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - July 15, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.... (more...)
TV Icon Norman Lear & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN TV Icon Norman Lear & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - July 14, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.... (more...)
Museum of the Moving Image to Host Theo Angelopoulos Retrospective in July Museum of the Moving Image to Host Theo Angelopoulos Retrospective in July
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2016

Greece's most prominent film director of the post-1968 era, Theo Angelopoulos (1935–2012) was a master cinema stylist. His investigations into history and politics, tyranny and resistance, and spiritual anomie and emotional devastation place him on equal footing with filmmakers like Andrei Tarkovsky... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive & Podcast THIRTEEN's American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive & Podcast
by TV News Desk - June 23, 2016

On this day in 1986, THIRTEEN's American Masters made its series debut on PBS with Private Conversations: On the Set of 'Death of a Salesman,' a cinéma vérité documentary about the making of Arthur Miller's masterpiece for network television, and its stars Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich.... (more...)
The Struggle with PTSD & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN The Struggle with PTSD & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead Teotihuac'n's Lost Kings' Airs on PBS, 5/24 THIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead Teotihuac'n's Lost Kings' Airs on PBS, 5/24
by TV News Desk - May 04, 2016

Two thousand years ago, Teotihuacn was one of the largest cities in the world, a thriving metropolis not far from what is today Mexico City.... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS Premieres Joplin Documentary 'Janis: Little Girl Blue' Tonight AMERICAN MASTERS Premieres Joplin Documentary 'Janis: Little Girl Blue' Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 03, 2016

American Masters - Janis: Little Girl Blue premieres nationwide tonight, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN'sAmerican Masters series.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Searches for Cleopatra's Lost Tomb This May THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Searches for Cleopatra's Lost Tomb This May
by TV News Desk - April 13, 2016

In the annals of world history, few names are as recognizable as Cleopatra, queen of ancient Egypt. Cleopatra VII was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty and the last pharaoh of Egypt.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Air U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Janis Joplin Documentary, 5/3 THIRTEEN's American Masters to Air U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Janis Joplin Documentary, 5/3
by TV News Desk - April 04, 2016

American Masters Janis: Little Girl Blue premieres nationwide Tuesday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of the 30 th anniversary season of THIRTEEN's American Masters series.... (more...)
Sneak Peek - American Masters to Present of THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END Sneak Peek - American Masters to Present of THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END
by TV News Desk - March 29, 2016

Frequently referred to as 'the Mount Rushmore of country music,' The Highwaymen Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson were American country music's first bona fide supergroup... (more...)



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