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VIDEO: First Look - AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Updated Harper Lee Documentary, 7/14 VIDEO: First Look - AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Updated Harper Lee Documentary, 7/14
by TV News Desk - June 29, 2015

In honor of this landmark literary event, THIRTEEN's American Masters series presents a newly updated version of Emmy®-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy's 2012 documentary Harper Lee: Hey, Boo,... (more...)
Rossini's La Donna del Lago to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/2 Rossini's La Donna del Lago to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flrez headline Rossini's bel canto tour-de-force La Donna del Lago on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.)... (more...)
VIDEO: AMERICAN MASTERS Shares Recent June Interview with Dick Van Patten VIDEO: AMERICAN MASTERS Shares Recent June Interview with Dick Van Patten
by TV News Desk - June 24, 2015

The American Masters series website has shared an In Memoriam tribute to actor Dick Van Patten, who passed away yesterday at age 86.... (more...)
VIDEO: PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Unveils Never-Before-Seen Outtake with Dick Van Patten VIDEO: PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Unveils Never-Before-Seen Outtake with Dick Van Patten
by TV News Desk - June 23, 2015

PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS has released an 'In Memoriam' video in honor of actor Dick Van Patten, who died today, June 23, at the age of 86. Click below to watch the moving tribute!... (more...)
TREASURES OF NEW YORK: COOPER HEWITT to Screen on WLIW21, 6/23 & 28 TREASURES OF NEW YORK: COOPER HEWITT to Screen on WLIW21, 6/23 & 28
by TV News Desk - June 17, 2015

Housed in the former mansion of steel titan, Andrew Carnegie, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum - a New York City and national historic landmark - is the nation's first and only museum dedicated entirely to historic and contemporary design. Treasures of New York: Cooper Hewitt - premiering on... (more...)
Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Bluebeard's Castle by Bart Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES, 7/12 Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Bluebeard's Castle by Bart Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES, 7/12
by TV News Desk - June 12, 2015

Acclaimed Polish film director Mariusz Treliski makes his highly anticipated Met debut with the Metropolitan Opera's new production, inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s, bringing together two rarely performed one-acts... (more...)
American Masters to Present Documentary THIRTEEN DAYS OF HARPER LEE, 7/10 American Masters to Present Documentary THIRTEEN DAYS OF HARPER LEE, 7/10
by TV News Desk - June 12, 2015

One of the most influential American novels of the 20th century and biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird was believed to be the first and only novel by Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926), until now.... (more...)
Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones Star in DRIVING ME DAISY on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 7/17 Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones Star in DRIVING ME DAISY on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2015

Directed for the stage by David Esbjornson, Driving Miss Daisyairs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, July 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.)... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere 3 New Documentaries This September AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere 3 New Documentaries This September
by TV News Desk - June 10, 2015

'American Masters' Season 29 continues with three new documentaries premiering this September on PBS... (more...)
Renee Fleming Stars in THE MERRY WIDOW, Directed by Susan Stroman, Airing on Thirteen Renee Fleming Stars in THE MERRY WIDOW, Directed by Susan Stroman, Airing on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - June 09, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehar's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow... (more...)
A FEW GOOD MEN and More Set for Reel 13's June 2015 Lineup on THIRTEEN A FEW GOOD MEN and More Set for Reel 13's June 2015 Lineup on THIRTEEN
by Movies News Desk - June 05, 2015

Rob Reiner's 1992 legal drama A Few Good Men makes its Reel 13 debut on THIRTEEN in June.... (more...)
Walt Disney Tribute Among PBS' 2015 Fall Primetime Schedule Walt Disney Tribute Among PBS' 2015 Fall Primetime Schedule
by TV News Desk - June 04, 2015

PBS' Fall 2015 primetime schedule offers delights in all genres - from drama to the performing arts to sumptuous nature and science programs... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on TV Legend Norman Lear Coming to PBS AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on TV Legend Norman Lear Coming to PBS
by TV News Desk - June 03, 2015

Today, Loki Films and THIRTEEN's American Masters series announced they are co-producing a new documentary about television legend Norman Lear (born July 27, 1922).... (more...)
PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12 PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

When Anna Deavere Smith's drama Twilight: Los Angeles premiered in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum, it made national news for its unique and unflinching look at the fallout from the 1992 Los Angeles riots.... (more...)
PBS's NATURE to Chronicle Life in the Sagebrush Sea Tonight PBS's NATURE to Chronicle Life in the Sagebrush Sea Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

It's been called The Big Empty an immense sea of sagebrush that once stretched 500,000 square miles across North America, exasperating thousands of westward-bound travelers as an endless place through which they had to pass to reach their destinations.... (more...)
NJTV Debuts New Agnes Varis NJTV Studio Tonight NJTV Debuts New Agnes Varis NJTV Studio Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, will air the first live broadcast of its weeknight news program, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams from its new, state-of-the-art Agnes Varis NJTV Studio at 2 Gateway in Newark tonight... (more...)
Susan Stroman Directs Renee Fleming in THE MERRY WIDOW on Great Performances at the Met Susan Stroman Directs Renee Fleming in THE MERRY WIDOW on Great Performances at the Met
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehr's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow.... (more...)
Tituss Burgess, Peter Gallagher Among Broadway Stars Nominated for CRITICS CHOICE TV AWARDS Tituss Burgess, Peter Gallagher Among Broadway Stars Nominated for CRITICS CHOICE TV AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - May 06, 2015

Broadway stars were well represented among the list of this year's nominees. Tituss Burgess received a nod as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his side-splitting performance of Titus Andromedon in the new Netflix series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT.... (more...)
Justified, Olive Kitteridge Lead 5TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS Nominations; Full List! Justified, Olive Kitteridge Lead 5TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS Nominations; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 06, 2015

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 5th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31, 2015 (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT), with a one-hour Red Carpet Special preceding the ... (more...)
Misty Copeland & More Featured in Ric Burns' American Ballet Theatre Documentary on THIRTEEN, 5/15 Misty Copeland & More Featured in Ric Burns' American Ballet Theatre Documentary on THIRTEEN, 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 06, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.... (more...)
Paula Zahn Host New Documentary PS DANCE! Paula Zahn Host New Documentary PS DANCE!
by TV News Desk - May 01, 2015

New Documentary PS DANCE! Turns the Spotlight on Dance Education in Public Schools on THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV in May... (more...)
PBS Kids' OH NOAH! Introduces Kids to Spanish; New Videos & Games Out Today
by TV News Desk - April 30, 2015

The PBS KIDS digital series OH NOAH! (pbskids.org/noah) is expanding its offerings with new animated videos and games that introduce Spanish in an entertaining way.... (more...)
Norbert Leo Butz, Josh Radnor to Star in New PBS Drama MERCY STREET Norbert Leo Butz, Josh Radnor to Star in New PBS Drama MERCY STREET
by TV News Desk - April 29, 2015

Today, PBS announced that an award-winning cast and acclaimed television directors Roxann Dawson and Jeremy Webb will join its new Civil War-based drama, officially named MERCY STREET.... (more...)
THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning Film LOST CHILD This April THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning Film LOST CHILD This April
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2015

In New York, Lost Child - Sayon's Journey will premiere on Thursday, April 30 at 10:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.... (more...)
Winners Announces for 51st Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards Winners Announces for 51st Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards
by Movies News Desk - April 24, 2015

The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards honored the finest television productions and commercials from around the world on Wednesday, April 23, 2015.... (more...)






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