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PBS to Air MASTERPIECE's 'Wolf Hall' Starring Tony-Award Winner Mark RylancePBS to Air MASTERPIECE's 'Wolf Hall' Starring Tony-Award Winner Mark Rylance
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 NUMBERSMaria Hinojosa to Host Documentary Series AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS
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 TonightPBS Premieres GOD LOVES UGANDA on Independent Lens Tonight
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 ... (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...)


ITVS's FUTURESTATES Online Series to Return for Fifth and Final SeasonITVS's FUTURESTATES Online Series to Return for Fifth and Final Season
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 ... (more...)


PBS to Premiere GOD LOVES UGANDA on Independent Lens, 5/19PBS to Premiere GOD LOVES UGANDA on Independent Lens, 5/19
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 loca... (more...)


PBS Announces Sizzling Summer Season LineupPBS Announces Sizzling Summer Season Lineup
April 10, 2014

PBS announced today a summer schedule of programming spanning generations and genres. (more...)


HBO's SIX BY SONDHEIM Among Peabody Award WinnersHBO's SIX BY SONDHEIM Among Peabody Award Winners
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, 4/7New Documentary on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Set for PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/7
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), prot... (more...)


Stanley Tucci to Host New PBS Weight-Loss Documentary ALL OF ME, 3/25Stanley Tucci to Host New PBS Weight-Loss Documentary ALL OF ME, 3/25
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 TonightPBS Debuts Award-Winning Documentary BLOOD BROTHER Tonight
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, 1/20PBS to Premiere Award-Winning Documentary BLOOD BROTHER, 1/20
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 LENSPLAYWRIGHT: 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, acto... (more...)


Frederick Wiseman's AT BERKELEY premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS, 1/13Frederick Wiseman's AT BERKELEY premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS, 1/13
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... (more...)


JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI Premiers on Independent Lens 12/23JIRO 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 PBSVIDEO: Sneak Peek - PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE on PBS
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, sta... (more...)


PBS Announces Premiere Dates for DOWNTON ABBEY, SHERLOCK & MorePBS Announces Premiere Dates for DOWNTON ABBEY, SHERLOCK & More
October 23, 2013

PBS announced today its slate of Winter/Spring 2014 programs, including the long-awaited return of MASTERPIECE 'Sherlock, Season 3' (more...)


PBS Indies Showcase to Air DON'T STOP BELIEVEIN': EVERYMAN'S JOURNEY & More this FallPBS Indies Showcase to Air DON'T STOP BELIEVEIN': EVERYMAN'S JOURNEY & More this Fall
July 31, 2013

The first-ever PBS INDIES SHOWCASE debuts this fall with four critically acclaimed documentaries from the award-winning series POV and INDEPENDENT LENS. Scheduled over four consecutive Monday nights f... (more...)


THIRTEEN to Premiere REAL MAD MEN & WOMEN OF MADISON AVENUE, 7/1THIRTEEN to Premiere REAL MAD MEN & WOMEN OF MADISON AVENUE, 7/1
June 21, 2013

Inspired by AMC's Mad Men, The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue chronicles the growth of the advertising industry from the 1950s through today, looking at the real men and women who created so... (more...)


Streisand, New Hamlisch Doc & More Get PBS Fall DatesStreisand, New Hamlisch Doc & More Get PBS Fall Dates
May 09, 2013

PBS announced today a fall primetime line-up featuring a strong roster of wide-ranging programs. Among the exciting highlights will be "Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn" in which the legendary Bar... (more...)


PBS Unveils Diverse Summer Line-Up of ProgrammingPBS Unveils Diverse Summer Line-Up of Programming
May 02, 2013

PBS today unveiled a summer line-up that features a diverse array of new programming. A summer of intrigue presents new episodes of MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! productions. (more...)


PBS Offers 2nd Annual Online Film Festival, Beginning TodayPBS Offers 2nd Annual Online Film Festival, Beginning Today
March 04, 2013

Today at the Television Critics Association meeting, PBS reaffirmed its commitment to independent film by announcing that it will offer its second annual Online Film Festival, featuring short form fil... (more...)









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