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AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere Jascha Heifetz: GOD'S FIDDLER on PBS, 4/16 AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere Jascha Heifetz: GOD'S FIDDLER on PBS, 4/16
by TV News Desk - March 24, 2015

?Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen (American Masters - Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, The Cliburn: Playing on the Edge) uncovers the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first truly modern violin virtuoso, for THIRTEEN's American Masters... (more...)
JULIE AND JULIA Among Reel 13's March Lineup JULIE AND JULIA Among Reel 13's March Lineup
by TV News Desk - March 19, 2015

Academy Award-winning director and writer Nora Ephron's final film Julie and Julia leads the abbreviated lineup in March on Reel 13. The series was pre-empted on Saturday, March 7 and 14 due to special pledge programming.... (more...)
 NATURE's Animal Homes 3-Part Series Begins on PBS, 4/8 NATURE's Animal Homes 3-Part Series Begins on PBS, 4/8
by TV News Desk - March 11, 2015

Nature's Animal Homes Deconstructs a Variety of DIY Dwellings Wednesday, April 8, 15 and 22, 2015 on PBS. The three-part series provides intimate, never-before-seen views of the lives of animals in their homes... (more...)
Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances on PBS, 4/3 Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances on PBS, 4/3
by TV News Desk - March 02, 2015

Throughout her four-decade career, music superstarAnnie Lennoxhas defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop to create songs that captivate and transcend boundaries.... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS to Pay Tribute to Bruce Sinofsky & Clark Terry AMERICAN MASTERS to Pay Tribute to Bruce Sinofsky & Clark Terry
by TV News Desk - February 25, 2015

American Masters pays tribute to trumpeter Clark Terry (December 14, 1920 - February 21, 2015) and filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky (March 31, 1956 - February 21, 2015) with special In Memoriam online tributes.... (more...)
Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/22 Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/22
by TV News Desk - February 25, 2015

The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of operareturns to Great Performances at the Met on Sunday, March 22 at 12 p.m.... (more...)
New Web Series from WNET and PBS to Explore Issues Surrounding Sexuality and Gender Identity New Web Series from WNET and PBS to Explore Issues Surrounding Sexuality and Gender Identity
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

WNET, the flagship PBS station based in New Yorkand PBS Digital Studios, have announced the launch of First Person, an original digital series exploring sexuality and gender identity.... (more...)
American Masters Documentary About Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson To Premiere 2/20 American Masters Documentary About Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson To Premiere 2/20
by TV News Desk - February 17, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare -- from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. Ameri... (more...)
VIDEO: AMERICAN MASTERS Pays Tribute to CBS Newsman Bob Simon VIDEO: AMERICAN MASTERS Pays Tribute to CBS Newsman Bob Simon
by TV News Desk - February 13, 2015

The American Masters series website has an In Memoriam tribute to award-winning, CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon, a Bronx native and Manhattan resident. Watch the video below!... (more...)
Photo & Video: Phylicia Rashad & More Attend AMERICAN MASTERS' August Wilson Event Photo & Video: Phylicia Rashad & More Attend AMERICAN MASTERS' August Wilson Event
by TV News Desk - February 12, 2015

The American Masters August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand preview event, co-presented by THIRTEEN and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture took place on Monday, February 9th.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's History Game Series Mission US Launches 4th Virtual Adventure for Teens THIRTEEN's History Game Series Mission US Launches 4th Virtual Adventure for Teens
by TV News Desk - February 12, 2015

THIRTEEN announces the launch of 'City of Immigrants,' the fourth interactive experience in the award-winning Mission US series of free, digital role-playing games created to engage middle and high school students in the exploration and understanding of U.S. history.... (more...)
Nellie McKay to Perform on AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Today Nellie McKay to Perform on AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Today
by TV News Desk - February 10, 2015

Nellie McKay, hailed by The New Yorker as 'funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented,' performs on this week's episode of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, premiering this today, February 11th at 8pm on NJTV.... (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Phylicia Rashad and More in PBS's August Wilson Special VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Phylicia Rashad and More in PBS's August Wilson Special
by TV News Desk - February 09, 2015

THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare -- from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. 'AMER... (more...)
Josh Groban, Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell and NY Phil Set for 'LA DOLCE VITA', Airing on PBS, 2/27 Josh Groban, Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell and NY Phil Set for 'LA DOLCE VITA', Airing on PBS, 2/27
by TV News Desk - February 06, 2015

Featuring Josh Groban, Renee Fleming and Joshua Bell, GREAT PERFORMANCES partners with the New York Philharmonic and music director Alan Gilbert for a concert of memorable movie themes with music fromAmarcord, Cinema Paradiso, Il Postino, and more. La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema will air... (more...)
Maria Bartiromo to Host 2-Part Series ITALIAN AMERICANS OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY on Thirteen, 2/17 Maria Bartiromo to Host 2-Part Series ITALIAN AMERICANS OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY on Thirteen, 2/17
by TV News Desk - February 06, 2015

The largest Italian American population in the United States is found in New York and New Jersey. The new two-part series Italian Americans of New York and New Jersey - premiering on Tuesday, February 17th and 24th at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN,... (more...)
Bizet's CARMEN to Return for PBS's Great Performances at the Met, 2/22 Bizet's CARMEN to Return for PBS's Great Performances at the Met, 2/22
by TV News Desk - February 03, 2015

Acclaimed director Richard Eyre's production of Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world's leading opera houses.... (more...)
Cabaret Stars Jennifer Sheehan and KT Sullivan to Perform in New WNET Series 66TH & BROADWAY Cabaret Stars Jennifer Sheehan and KT Sullivan to Perform in New WNET Series 66TH & BROADWAY
by TV News Desk - February 02, 2015

New York City is a mecca for arts lovers and performing artists alike. Continuing its commitment to bringing arts programing to the New York metro area community, WNET has announced that it will debut the new local series 66th & Broadway.... (more...)
Sneak Peek - Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Perform on NJTV's AMERICAN SONGBOOK, Today Sneak Peek - Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Perform on NJTV's AMERICAN SONGBOOK, Today
by TV News Desk - January 27, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC will air beginning January 28th at 8pm on NJTV.... (more...)
AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC Season Two Kicks Off This Week with Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC Season Two Kicks Off This Week with Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC will air beginning January 28th at 8pm on NJTV. The series will also air weekly on THIRTEEN beginning Saturday, March 21 at 1pm (check local ... (more...)
Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Set for Season Two of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Premiering 1/28 Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Set for Season Two of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Premiering 1/28
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC will air beginning January 28th at 8pm on NJTV.... (more...)
Thirteen's NATURE to Chronicle Life at Antarctica's Penguin Post Office, 1/28 Thirteen's NATURE to Chronicle Life at Antarctica's Penguin Post Office, 1/28
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2015

The program airs Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After broadcast, the episode will be available for online streaming at pbs.org/nature.... (more...)
Thirteen to Present New Ric Burns Documentary AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75, 5/15 Thirteen to Present New Ric Burns Documentary AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75, 5/15
by TV News Desk - January 14, 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...)
PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16 PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16
by TV News Desk - December 24, 2014

?Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's NATURE to Debut 'Wild France' on PBS, 1/7 THIRTEEN's NATURE to Debut 'Wild France' on PBS, 1/7
by TV News Desk - December 23, 2014

The program airs Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 8 p.m. (ET)on PBS (check local listings). After broadcast, the episodes will be available for online streaming at pbs.org/nature.... (more...)
Magician Ricky Jay to Be Featured in Season Premiere of THIRTEEN's American Masters Magician Ricky Jay to Be Featured in Season Premiere of THIRTEEN's American Masters
by TV News Desk - December 22, 2014

For the first time, THIRTEEN's American Masters series profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay, considered one of the world's greatest conjurers, capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences.... (more...)







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