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Sigourney Weaver to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival Sigourney Weaver to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - July 19, 2016

Weaver will receive a Donostia Award at the gala screening of the film on September 21st in the Kursaal Auditorium. The Festival's most important honorary award acknowledges the career of the North American actress whose name has presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades... (more...)
Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - July 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.)... (more...)
NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU Opens in Select Theaters 7/8 NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU Opens in Select Theaters 7/8
by TV News Desk - July 06, 2016

NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU will open in select theaters beginning this Friday, July 8th. The film premieres nationwide on American Masters Tuesday, October 25... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive & Podcast THIRTEEN's American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive & Podcast
by TV News Desk - June 23, 2016

On this day in 1986, THIRTEEN's American Masters made its series debut on PBS with Private Conversations: On the Set of 'Death of a Salesman,' a cinéma vérité documentary about the making of Arthur Miller's masterpiece for network television, and its stars Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich.... (more...)
Mel Brooks' Sci-Fi Flop SOLARBABIES Made Him 'Ready to Jump Off a Roof' Mel Brooks' Sci-Fi Flop SOLARBABIES Made Him 'Ready to Jump Off a Roof'
by Louisa Brady - May 28, 2016

In an interview with SlashFilm writer Blake Harris for the podcast 'How Did This Get Made?', comedy legend actually answers the question that the title asks, explaining how his producing the sci-fi flop SOLARBABIES threatened to ruin his life.... (more...)
The Struggle with PTSD & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN The Struggle with PTSD & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead Teotihuac'n's Lost Kings' Airs on PBS, 5/24 THIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead Teotihuac'n's Lost Kings' Airs on PBS, 5/24
by TV News Desk - May 04, 2016

Two thousand years ago, Teotihuacn was one of the largest cities in the world, a thriving metropolis not far from what is today Mexico City.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Searches for Cleopatra's Lost Tomb This May THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Searches for Cleopatra's Lost Tomb This May
by TV News Desk - April 13, 2016

In the annals of world history, few names are as recognizable as Cleopatra, queen of ancient Egypt. Cleopatra VII was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty and the last pharaoh of Egypt.... (more...)
Cyberchase, WNET & Make-A-Wish Debut Grants 10-Year-Old's Wish Cyberchase, WNET & Make-A-Wish Debut Grants 10-Year-Old's Wish
by TV News Desk - November 09, 2015

Earlier this year, WNET teamed up with Make-A-Wish® to grant the wish of 10-year old Trisha from Cincinnati, Ohio.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch NOW! CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Available to Stream in its Entirety STAGE TUBE: Watch NOW! CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Available to Stream in its Entirety
by Stage Tube - November 07, 2015

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career -featuring interviews, archival performance footage, and newly filmed numbers from Rivera's concert including such numbers as 'A Boy Like That,' 'America,' 'A Lot of Livin' to Do,' 'All That Jazz,' and 'Nowaday... (more...)
DVR Alert - Oscar Winning Film WEST SIDE STORY Airs on THIRTEEN Tonight DVR Alert - Oscar Winning Film WEST SIDE STORY Airs on THIRTEEN Tonight
by TV News Desk - November 07, 2015

After Friday evening's presentation of Great Performances: Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do on PBS, Reel 13's November schedule kicks off the following night with Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' Academy Award-winning film adaptation of West Side Story.... (more...)
Oscar Winning Film WEST SIDE STORY to Air on THIRTEEN This Weekend Oscar Winning Film WEST SIDE STORY to Air on THIRTEEN This Weekend
by TV News Desk - November 06, 2015

After Friday evening's presentation of Great Performances: Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do on PBS, Reel 13's November schedule kicks off the following night with Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' Academy Award-winning film adaptation of West Side Story.... (more...)
BWW Review: 'In Their Own Words: Jim Henson' Explores the Life of the Man Behind The Muppets BWW Review: 'In Their Own Words: Jim Henson' Explores the Life of the Man Behind The Muppets
by Danielle Ashley - November 02, 2015

There are very few creators who have been lucky enough to have their characters live a life of their own even after his passing. One of these creators is Jim Henson, best known for his Muppet characters. As part of the 'In Their Own Words' series, PBS takes viewers on a journey through the life of t... (more...)
Carole King, Mike Nichols Documentaries Set for New Season of PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Carole King, Mike Nichols Documentaries Set for New Season of PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS
by TV News Desk - November 02, 2015

Delve into the hit singer-songwriter's life and career from 1960s New York to the music mecca of 70s LA to the present. Carole King joins collaborators and family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances and photos complete the tapestry.... (more...)
New Digital Streaming Service 'BroadwayHD' to Bring Broadway Theater to Screens New Digital Streaming Service 'BroadwayHD' to Bring Broadway Theater to Screens
by TV News Desk - October 26, 2015

An all new subscription and on-demand digital streaming service 'BroadwayHD' has launched today with the goal of bringing Broadway theater to both movie and television screens. ... (more...)
BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE Leaps onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Tonight BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE Leaps onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Tonight
by TV News Desk - October 23, 2015

Elton John and Lee Hall's adaptation of the acclaimed 2000 film, written by Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, won multiple awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including 10 TONY AWARDS Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL LIVE, the long-running hit both on Broadway and in London's West End (where it is stil... (more...)
PBS Announces DOWNTON ABBEY Premiere Date; Full Winter/Spring Programming PBS Announces DOWNTON ABBEY Premiere Date; Full Winter/Spring Programming
by TV News Desk - October 19, 2015

PBS' winter/spring primetime schedule offers a number of exciting new beginnings, awaited returns and a few goodbyes: most notably to one of television's most beloved dramas, “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE... (more...)
Read Opening Remarks from Michelle Obama at Today's 'A CELEBRATION OF SONG' Read Opening Remarks from Michelle Obama at Today's 'A CELEBRATION OF SONG'
by TV News Desk - October 14, 2015

'A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House' is a PBS music special taped in the East Room of the White House. President and Mrs. Obama will host the all-star music tribute celebrating the cultural resonance of art and literature in unique American musical forms.... (more...)
WNET's MetroFocus to Launch New Daily Format, Starting 10/19 WNET's MetroFocus to Launch New Daily Format, Starting 10/19
by TV News Desk - October 09, 2015

On Monday, October 19, 2015, WNET, the flagship PBS station based in New York, will launch a new daily format -- airing weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN -- for its award-winning news and public affairs series MetroFocus. Viewers can expect to see more stories ... (more...)







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