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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...)
Film 'Limited Partnership' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 6/15 Film 'Limited Partnership' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 6/15
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

Limited Partnership chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan.... (more...)
PBS to Premiere True Story of Unsolved FBI Case '1971', 5/18 PBS to Premiere True Story of Unsolved FBI Case '1971', 5/18
by TV News Desk - April 20, 2015

On March 8, 1971, a band of suburban parents, university professors, and community leaders broke into a small FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia.... (more...)
Bill Kurtis to Host New Daily Series THROUGH THE DECADES Bill Kurtis to Host New Daily Series THROUGH THE DECADES
by TV News Desk - January 15, 2015

DECADES, the new multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, announced today that Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist and storyteller Bill Kurtis is set to host the network's new daily one-hour original series “Through the Decades.”... (more...)
PBS' Independent Lens to Present Three-Part Series A PATH APPEARS, Beg. 1/26 PBS' Independent Lens to Present Three-Part Series A PATH APPEARS, Beg. 1/26
by TV News Desk - December 29, 2014

Based on the most recent book by Kristof and WuDunn entitled A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, the three-part series premieres as a special presentation of Independent Lens on three consecutive Monday nights, January 26, February 2, and February 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM ET... (more...)
PBS to Premiere 'The Kill Team' on INDEPENDENT LENS, 1/19 PBS to Premiere 'The Kill Team' on INDEPENDENT LENS, 1/19
by TV News Desk - December 19, 2014

Winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at the Tribeca Film Festival and directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Dan Krauss, The Kill Team premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 19, 2015, 10:00-11:30 PM ET... (more...)
BLACK-ISH, GET ON UP, Jennifer Hudson Among Nominees of 46th ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS BLACK-ISH, GET ON UP, Jennifer Hudson Among Nominees of 46th ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - December 09, 2014

Nominations have been revealed for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, and be broadcast live on TV One.... (more...)
Independent Lens Announces Winter-Spring 2015 Season on PBS Independent Lens Announces Winter-Spring 2015 Season on PBS
by TV News Desk - December 09, 2014

Independent Lens, which just won the IDA's Best Curated Series Award this weekend, announced its 2015 Winter/Spring season lineup today.... (more...)
PBS to Air MASTERPIECE's 'Wolf Hall' Starring Tony-Award Winner Mark Rylance PBS to Air MASTERPIECE's 'Wolf Hall' Starring Tony-Award Winner Mark Rylance
by TV News Desk - November 19, 2014

PBS will host two days of press conferences featuring Damian Lewis, who plays Henry VIII in MASTERPIECE's "Wolf Hall," starring Tony-Award winner Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell... (more...)
Maria Hinojosa  to Host Documentary Series AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS Maria Hinojosa to Host Documentary Series AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS
by TV News Desk - July 21, 2014

Launching in fall 2014, AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS is the first national series to examine the new American mainstream-with its growing numbers of Asians, Latinos, African Americans... (more...)
PBS Premieres GOD LOVES UGANDA on Independent Lens Tonight PBS Premieres GOD LOVES UGANDA on Independent Lens Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2014

Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, God Loves Uganda premieres on Independent Lens, hosted by Stanley Tucci, tonight, May 19, 2014, 10:00-11:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings.)... (more...)
PBS Announces Full Fall Lineup PBS Announces Full Fall Lineup
by BWW News Desk - 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...)
ITVS's FUTURESTATES Online Series to Return for Fifth and Final Season ITVS's FUTURESTATES Online Series to Return for Fifth and Final Season
by TV News Desk - May 07, 2014

ITVS (Independent Television Service) announced today that FUTURESTATES the acclaimed, groundbreaking series of online digital shorts, is back for its fifth and final season with a revolutionary new approach, envisioning a singular futuristic world with interconnected stories from a diverse group o... (more...)
PBS to Premiere GOD LOVES UGANDA on Independent Lens, 5/19 PBS to Premiere GOD LOVES UGANDA on Independent Lens, 5/19
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, God Loves Uganda premieres on Independent Lens, hosted by Stanley Tucci, on Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:00-11:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings.)... (more...)
PBS Announces Sizzling Summer Season Lineup PBS Announces Sizzling Summer Season Lineup
by TV News Desk - April 10, 2014

PBS announced today a summer schedule of programming spanning generations and genres.... (more...)
HBO's SIX BY SONDHEIM Among Peabody Award Winners HBO's SIX BY SONDHEIM Among Peabody Award Winners
by TV News Desk - April 02, 2014

Recipients of the 73rd Peabody Awards were announced today. The awards will be presented on May 19th at a luncheon hosted by Ira Glass at New York's Waldorf-Astoria in New York.... (more...)
New Documentary on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Set for PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/7 New Documentary on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Set for PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/7
by TV News Desk - March 07, 2014

The eight young men who make up the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are all sons of Phil Cohran, a legendary Chicago trumpeter who turned his back on commercial music to pursue astral jazz (with Sun Ra), proto-funk, and a passionately Afrocentric lifestyle.... (more...)
Stanley Tucci to Host New PBS Weight-Loss Documentary ALL OF ME, 3/25 Stanley Tucci to Host New PBS Weight-Loss Documentary ALL OF ME, 3/25
by TV News Desk - February 04, 2014

Produced and directed by Alexandra Lescaze, All of Me premieres on Independent Lens, hosted by Stanley Tucci, on Monday, March 24, 2014, 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings.)... (more...)
PBS Debuts Award-Winning Documentary BLOOD BROTHER Tonight PBS Debuts Award-Winning Documentary BLOOD BROTHER Tonight
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2014

Winner of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury and Audience Awards, the film premieres on Independent Lens, hosted by Stanley Tucci, tonight, January 20, 2014.... (more...)
PBS to Premiere Award-Winning Documentary BLOOD BROTHER, 1/20 PBS to Premiere Award-Winning Documentary BLOOD BROTHER, 1/20
by TV News Desk - December 30, 2013

Winner of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury and Audience Awards, the film premieres on Independent Lens, hosted by Stanley Tucci, on Monday, January 20, 2014.... (more...)
PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE Airs Tonight On PBS INDEPENDENT LENS PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE Airs Tonight On PBS INDEPENDENT LENS
by Pat Cerasaro - December 16, 2013

An expansive documentary tracing the career trajectories of two notable contemporary playwrights - Rajiv Joseph and Tarell Alvin McCraney - as well as shining a light on the producers, directors, actors and creators who contribute to the process of putting a play onstage will be presented tonight on... (more...)
Frederick Wiseman's AT BERKELEY premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS, 1/13 Frederick Wiseman's AT BERKELEY premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

The latest film from legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, At Berkeley is a revealing four-hour documentary about the University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system and one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the wo... (more...)
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI Premiers on Independent Lens 12/23 JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI Premiers on Independent Lens 12/23
by Sarah Bellet - November 27, 2013

Jiro Dreams of Sushi, directed by David Gelb, is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef.... (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE on PBS VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE on PBS
by TV News Desk - November 12, 2013

A rare and intimate glimpse into the dynamic process of creating and launching new plays, Playwright: From Page to Stage follows two outstanding young playwrights through the writing, development, staging, rehearsal, and public performance of their plays.... (more...)







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