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VIDEO: PBS's MAKE 'EM LAUGH Shares Never-Before-Seen Video of Joan RiversVIDEO: PBS's MAKE 'EM LAUGH Shares Never-Before-Seen Video of Joan Rivers
September 24, 2014

Conducted on November 16, 2006, this never before seen interview outtake is from the archives of the six-hour PBS comedy series MAKE 'EM LAUGH: The Funny Business of America. (more...)


VIDEO: John Leguizamo Talks New PBS Special BABY BOOMERS on 'Today'VIDEO: John Leguizamo Talks New PBS Special BABY BOOMERS on 'Today'
September 22, 2014

Actor and comedian John Leguizamo is part of the new PBS Documentary AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LIST that celebrates the lives of 19 baby boomers. (more...)


PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Memoriam Tribute to Joan Rivers, 9/23PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Memoriam Tribute to Joan Rivers, 9/23
September 18, 2014

American Masters will present an In Memoriam tribute broadcast of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) on Tuesday, September 23, 10:30 p.m.-12 midnight on PBS (check local listings). (more...)


VIDEO: New Clips of John Leguizamo, Kim Cattrall and More in PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LISTVIDEO: New Clips of John Leguizamo, Kim Cattrall and More in PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LIST
September 15, 2014

American Masters: The Boomer List explores the story of the influential baby boomer generation (1946-1964) through the lives of 19 iconic boomers--one born each year of the baby boom. Subjects includi... (more...)


Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2
September 09, 2014

Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innov... (more...)


John Lithgow to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Live on PBS's 'Great Performances' Next Weekend; Kristin Chenoweth to PerformJohn Lithgow to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Live on PBS's 'Great Performances' Next Weekend; Kristin Chenoweth to Perform
September 05, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES at ... (more...)


All of the 66th Emmy Award Winners! Full Results!All of the 66th Emmy Award Winners! Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini - August 26, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast live tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on NBC from the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Over the last week, BroadwayWorld has been ... (more...)


Emmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!Emmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
by Matt Tamanini - August 25, 2014

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will come to you from the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on NBC on Monday, August 25th live at 8:00pm. All week, BWW has been spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV ... (more...)


PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET to Feature 'La Cenerentola', 9/7PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET to Feature 'La Cenerentola', 9/7
August 20, 2014

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Florez as her dashing prince. (more...)


John Lithgow to Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR, 9/13John Lithgow to Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR, 9/13
August 18, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at ... (more...)


2014 Creative Arts Emmy Winners - Complete List!2014 Creative Arts Emmy Winners - Complete List!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 17, 2014

This year's Creative Arts telecast partner is FXM; a two-hour edited version of the ceremony will air Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 PM ET/PT with an encore at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FXM. The program will be st... (more...)


Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 10/24Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 10/24
August 14, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and soloperformances will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at ... (more...)


THIRTEEN to Premiere Treasures of New York: Columbia University, 9/21THIRTEEN to Premiere Treasures of New York: Columbia University, 9/21
August 13, 2014

As the oldest institution of higher learning in New York State and the fifth oldest in the nation, Columbia University is a place dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the birth of new ideas (more...)


NJTV Announces Third Health-Themed Town Hall Program: Overcoming Childhood TraumaNJTV Announces Third Health-Themed Town Hall Program: Overcoming Childhood Trauma
August 11, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, announced it is taping the third program in its health-themed town hall series in Camden for broadcast this fall. (more...)


Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Joel & More Among PBS's THE BOOMER LIST; Check Out Documentary Preview!Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Joel & More Among PBS's THE BOOMER LIST; Check Out Documentary Preview!
August 07, 2014

Below, check out the full list of 19 iconic boomers -- one born each year of the baby boom from 1946-1964 -- featured in filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' new documentary American Mas... (more...)


Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, 8/28Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, 8/28
August 06, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra an... (more...)


PBS to Premiere Documentary DICK CAVETT'S WATERGATE, 8/8PBS to Premiere Documentary DICK CAVETT'S WATERGATE, 8/8
August 01, 2014

PBS and WNET today announced a new special, DICK CAVETT'S WATERGATE,an intensely personal, intimate and entertaining look back at Watergate on the 40th anniversary of the historic resignation of Presi... (more...)


HBO's NORMAL HEART Tops CTA Award Nominees; Full List AnnouncedHBO's NORMAL HEART Tops CTA Award Nominees; Full List Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - May 28, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton... (more...)


THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Premieres PLIMPTON! TonightTHIRTEEN's American Masters Series Premieres PLIMPTON! Tonight
May 16, 2014

Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (19272003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. (more...)


THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere Dance Documentary Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, 6/20THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere Dance Documentary Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, 6/20
May 13, 2014

American Masters Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, premieres nationally Friday, June 20, 10-11:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings, New York metro area at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN). (more...)


PBS Announces Full Fall LineupPBS Announces Full Fall Lineup
May 08, 2014

PBS announced today an expansive fall primetime lineup that launches with the premiere of Ken Burns's seven-part series THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, (more...)


Join the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS TonightJoin the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS Tonight
May 06, 2014

THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Clues to the Site of the Most Elusive of the Ancient Wonders of the World, in The Lost Gardens of Babylon, airing tonight, May 6 at 9 pm on PBS (more...)


Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Airs on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES TonightMatthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Airs on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES Tonight
April 25, 2014

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty sees the popular choreographer return to the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer's ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutc... (more...)


Liam Neeson Narrates THIRTEEN's Nature Presents SNOW MONKEYS TonightLiam Neeson Narrates THIRTEEN's Nature Presents SNOW MONKEYS Tonight
April 23, 2014

In a place called Hell Valley, high in the Japanese Alps, a troop of snow monkeys clings together for warmth and support in the frigid mornings of early winter. (more...)


THIRTEEN's Nature Airs Snow Monkeys, Narrated by Liam Neeson, TonightTHIRTEEN's Nature Airs Snow Monkeys, Narrated by Liam Neeson, Tonight
April 23, 2014

In a place called Hell Valley, high in the Japanese Alps, a troop of snow monkeys clings together for warmth and support in the frigid mornings of early winter. (more...)









Spoiler Alert! THE VOICE Blind Auditions Night Four Recap 9/30; Full Results!Spoiler Alert! THE VOICE Blind Auditions Night Four Recap 9/30; Full Results! BWW Interview: Laura Benanti Talks NASHVILLE, 'The Secret', Connie Britton's Hair
BWW Interview: Laura Benanti Talks NASHVILLE, 'The Secret', Connie Britton's Hair
But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Wed, Oct. 1st: Laura Benanti's on NASHVILLE, Y'all 8:00pm: THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA | NBC

10:00pm: NASHVILLE | ABC

11:35pm: LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN w/ Critin Miloti | CBS

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