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9/4/2015 at 09:00 pm on PBS
Althea


9/18/2015 at 09:00 pm on PBS
Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey
9/25/2015 at 09:00 pm on PBS
The Women's List

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THIRTEEN's American Masters to Feature Legendary African American Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson THIRTEEN's American Masters to Feature Legendary African American Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

People often cite Arthur Ashe as the first African American to win Wimbledon (1975). He was indeed the first African American male to win the men's singles title, but it was, in fact, Althea Gibson, who was the first African American to cross the color lineplaying and winning at Wimbledon (1957 and ... (more...)
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: WALT DISNEY Coming to DVD 9/15; Watch Preview Now AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: WALT DISNEY Coming to DVD 9/15; Watch Preview Now
by TV News Desk - August 10, 2015

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE offers an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.... (more...)
THIRTEEN to Present New Documentary on Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, 9/18 THIRTEEN to Present New Documentary on Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, 9/18
by TV News Desk - August 05, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero... (more...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
Sutton Foster, Josh Groban & More Set for Documentary American Voices on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 1/9 Sutton Foster, Josh Groban & More Set for Documentary American Voices on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 1/9
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2014

The art of singing is center stage in our country's popular culture: from Glee and 106 & Park to American Idol, The Voice, and Nashville, and even at sporting events and national ceremonies.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30 THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30
by TV News Desk - December 11, 2014

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the following two successive Fridays.... (more...)
PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26 PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26
by TV News Desk - December 09, 2014

?Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme.... (more...)






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