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Thirteen to Premiere Documentary on Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson, 9/4 Thirteen to Premiere Documentary on Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson, 9/4
by TV News Desk - July 28, 2015

This fall, THIRTEEN's American Masters presents Althea, premiering nationwide Friday, September 4, 2015 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) during the U.S. Open.... (more...)
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/28 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/28
by TV News Desk - July 23, 2015

The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015 airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.)... (more...)
2015 EMMY Nominations By Series and Network 2015 EMMY Nominations By Series and Network
by TV News Desk - July 16, 2015

Below, checkout out the nominations by series and network... (more...)
VIDEO: Preview HARPER LEE: AMERICAN MASTERS Airing Tonight on PBS VIDEO: Preview HARPER LEE: AMERICAN MASTERS Airing Tonight on PBS
by TV News Desk - July 10, 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. On July 14, HarperCollins will release Lee's earliest known work, Go Set a Watc... (more...)
First Look - PBS Shares Rare & Recent Photo of Acclaimed Author Harper Lee First Look - PBS Shares Rare & Recent Photo of Acclaimed Author Harper Lee
by TV News Desk - July 08, 2015

'Harper Lee: American Masters' documentary filmmaker/author Mary McDonagh Murphy filmed author Harper Lee with her good friend and benefactor Joy Brown on June 30, 2015, in Monroeville, Alabama... (more...)
Thirteen's AMERICAN MASTERS to Air Updated Harper Lee Documentary, 7/10 Thirteen's AMERICAN MASTERS to Air Updated Harper Lee Documentary, 7/10
by TV News Desk - July 07, 2015

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...)
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...)
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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