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Photo Flash: Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton Attend PBS's MAYA ANGELOU: AND I STILL RISE Preview in NYC Photo Flash: Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton Attend PBS's MAYA ANGELOU: AND I STILL RISE Preview in NYC
by TV News Desk - February 17, 2017

Last night, February 16, 2017, at a special preview event for the new documentary 'American Masters -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise' at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York, NY), Dr. Maya Angelou's grandson Colin Johnson, Co-Founder and Principal of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC, ... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS to Present World Premiere of Patsy Cline Documentary on PBS, 3/4 AMERICAN MASTERS to Present World Premiere of Patsy Cline Documentary on PBS, 3/4
by TV News Desk - February 07, 2017

Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, Patsy Cline defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heartwrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre. In her music and her life, she set a standard of authenticity towards which artists sti... (more...)
Rarely Seen Animal Behavior Captured in SPY IN THE WILD, a NATURE Miniseries Coming to PBS Rarely Seen Animal Behavior Captured in SPY IN THE WILD, a NATURE Miniseries Coming to PBS
by TV News Desk - February 01, 2017

In the most innovative production Nature has ever presented, this five-part series employs more than 30 animatronic spy cameras disguised as animals to secretly record behavior in the wild.... (more...)
PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2017

To honor Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21 AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words.... (more...)
Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - January 11, 2017

Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival... (more...)
Two-Part Special Celebrating New York City Ballet in Paris Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances Two-Part Special Celebrating New York City Ballet in Paris Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances
by TV News Desk - January 11, 2017

During the summer of 2016, New York City Ballet made a triumphant return to Paris for a three-week season at the historic Thtre du Chtelet.... (more...)
AARP Provides Major Series Funding for THIRTEEN's 'American Masters' AARP Provides Major Series Funding for THIRTEEN's 'American Masters'
by TV News Desk - January 05, 2017

WNET announced today that AARP has provided two years of major funding for THIRTEEN's American Masters series, which launched Season 31 with the exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere of American Masters: By Sidney Lumet this week.... (more...)
PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS Celebrates Architect Eero Saarinen Tonight PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS Celebrates Architect Eero Saarinen Tonight
by TV News Desk - December 27, 2016

PBS - AMERICAN MASTERS series celebrates  Eero Saarinen in primetime with Eero Saarinen: The Architecture Who Saw the Future. Watch the broadcast tonight, December 27th at 8pm ET.... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS Kicks Off New Season with Premiere of BY SIDNEY LUMET, 1/3 AMERICAN MASTERS Kicks Off New Season with Premiere of BY SIDNEY LUMET, 1/3
by TV News Desk - December 20, 2016

AMERICAN MASTERS: BY SIDNEY LUMET premieres nationwide Tuesday, January 3 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and features a new, exclusive interview with Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actor Treat Williams, who starred in Lumet's Prince of the City, afterward.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters Concludes Season with 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27 THIRTEEN's American Masters Concludes Season with 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27
by TV News Desk - December 06, 2016

American Masters Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series' Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, December 27... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere 'By Sidney Lumet', 1/3 THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere 'By Sidney Lumet', 1/3
by TV News Desk - December 05, 2016

Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations.... (more...)
Alicia Keys Kicks Off Landmarks Live in Concert on GREAT PERFORMANCES This January Alicia Keys Kicks Off Landmarks Live in Concert on GREAT PERFORMANCES This January
by TV News Desk - December 01, 2016

Alicia Keys Landmarks Live in Concert kicks off a new arts strand within the Great Performances series, beginning Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) This will be followed the next week by Brad Paisley Landmarks Live in Concert on Friday, January 27 at the same time. (Check ... (more...)
New Drama VICTORIA & More Among PBS' Mid-Season Schedule Unveiled Today New Drama VICTORIA & More Among PBS' Mid-Season Schedule Unveiled Today
by TV News Desk - December 01, 2016

PBS unveiled today a strong 2017 winter/spring season lineup that includes the January 15 premiere of the seven-part drama “Victoria” on MASTERPIECE (watch the trailer) about the early years and fraught relationships of the 19th-century teenage queen; the much-anticipated returns of “Sherlock” on MA... (more...)
Norman Lear Tackles Politics & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN Norman Lear Tackles Politics & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - October 25, 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...)
Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, Today Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2016

The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, AMERICAN MASTERS --NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, premieres nationwide Today, October 25... (more...)
PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', Today PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's Nature Follows Wildlife Cameraman's Return Visit to His Homeland in 'My Congo' THIRTEEN's Nature Follows Wildlife Cameraman's Return Visit to His Homeland in 'My Congo'
by TV News Desk - October 19, 2016

Despite the number of years living and working as a wildlife cameraman in Europe, Vianet D'jenguet always carried fond childhood memories of the Congo wherever he traveled.... (more...)
THIRTEEN to Present DREAM ON, an Epic Road Trip in Search of the American Dream, Today THIRTEEN to Present DREAM ON, an Epic Road Trip in Search of the American Dream, Today
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2016

Almost 200 years later, political comedian John Fugelsang hits the road in a cobalt blue Ford to retrace the Frenchman's journey in Dream On, airing Today, October 7 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS... (more...)
PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25 PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25
by TV News Desk - October 05, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom.... (more...)