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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...)


PBS to Premiere AMERICAN MASTERS - Dorothea Lange Documentary, 8/29PBS to Premiere AMERICAN MASTERS - Dorothea Lange Documentary, 8/29
July 31, 2014

Her celebrated photograph 'Migrant Mother' is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America's Great Depression. (more...)


BONNIE AND CLYDE Among REEL 13's August Line UpBONNIE AND CLYDE Among REEL 13's August Line Up
July 31, 2014

Arthur Penn's acclaimed if romanticized biographical crime film Bonnie and Clyde, leads the August Reel 13 schedule. (more...)


Billy Joel & More to Be Featured on THRITEEN's THE BOOMER LIST, Premiering 9/23Billy Joel & More to Be Featured on THRITEEN's THE BOOMER LIST, Premiering 9/23
July 31, 2014

American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (more...)


VIDEO: Sneak Peek at John Leguizamo, Billy Joel, Kim Cattrall and More in PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LISTVIDEO: Sneak Peek at John Leguizamo, Billy Joel, Kim Cattrall and More in PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LIST
July 30, 2014

From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. Ame... (more...)


DINOSAUR TRAIN: Classic in the Jurassic Special Debuts on PBS KIDS & DVD in AugustDINOSAUR TRAIN: Classic in the Jurassic Special Debuts on PBS KIDS & DVD in August
July 24, 2014

On Monday, August 18, PBS KIDS premieres “Classic in the Jurassic,” an all-new one hour special from The Jim Henson Company's hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN. (more...)


Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/22Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/22
July 17, 2014

Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schnbr... (more...)


Kristin Chenoweth, John Lithgow & More Set for PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULARKristin Chenoweth, John Lithgow & More Set for PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR
July 17, 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 (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...)









BWW TV World's New Show: BUT, WAIT! WHAT? Fall TV Preview Edition w/ THE RESIDUALSBWW TV World's New Show: BUT, WAIT! WHAT? Fall TV Preview Edition w/ THE RESIDUALS

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