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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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
Renee Fleming Stars in THE MERRY WIDOW, Directed by Susan Stroman, Airing on Thirteen Renee Fleming Stars in THE MERRY WIDOW, Directed by Susan Stroman, Airing on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - June 09, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehar's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow... (more...)
A FEW GOOD MEN and More Set for Reel 13's June 2015 Lineup on THIRTEEN A FEW GOOD MEN and More Set for Reel 13's June 2015 Lineup on THIRTEEN
by Movies News Desk - June 05, 2015

Rob Reiner's 1992 legal drama A Few Good Men makes its Reel 13 debut on THIRTEEN in June.... (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...)
PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12 PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

When Anna Deavere Smith's drama Twilight: Los Angeles premiered in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum, it made national news for its unique and unflinching look at the fallout from the 1992 Los Angeles riots.... (more...)
PBS's NATURE to Chronicle Life in the Sagebrush Sea Tonight PBS's NATURE to Chronicle Life in the Sagebrush Sea Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

It's been called The Big Empty an immense sea of sagebrush that once stretched 500,000 square miles across North America, exasperating thousands of westward-bound travelers as an endless place through which they had to pass to reach their destinations.... (more...)
Susan Stroman Directs Renee Fleming in THE MERRY WIDOW on Great Performances at the Met Susan Stroman Directs Renee Fleming in THE MERRY WIDOW on Great Performances at the Met
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehr's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow.... (more...)
Misty Copeland & More Featured in Ric Burns' American Ballet Theatre Documentary on THIRTEEN, 5/15 Misty Copeland & More Featured in Ric Burns' American Ballet Theatre Documentary on THIRTEEN, 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 06, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.... (more...)
Paula Zahn Host New Documentary PS DANCE! Paula Zahn Host New Documentary PS DANCE!
by TV News Desk - May 01, 2015

New Documentary PS DANCE! Turns the Spotlight on Dance Education in Public Schools on THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV in May... (more...)
PBS Kids' OH NOAH! Introduces Kids to Spanish; New Videos & Games Out Today
by TV News Desk - April 30, 2015

The PBS KIDS digital series OH NOAH! (pbskids.org/noah) is expanding its offerings with new animated videos and games that introduce Spanish in an entertaining way.... (more...)
THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning Film LOST CHILD This April THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning Film LOST CHILD This April
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2015

In New York, Lost Child - Sayon's Journey will premiere on Thursday, April 30 at 10:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.... (more...)
Ric Burns' New Documentary American Ballet Theatre: A History to Premiere on THIRTEEN, 5/15 Ric Burns' New Documentary American Ballet Theatre: A History to Premiere on THIRTEEN, 5/15
by TV News Desk - April 14, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present Premiere of JASCHA HEIFETZ: GOD'S FIDDLER This Month THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present Premiere of JASCHA HEIFETZ: GOD'S FIDDLER This Month
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2015

Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen (American Masters Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, The Cliburn: Playing on the Edge) uncovers the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first truly modern violin virtuoso, for THIRTEEN's American Masters se... (more...)
New Season of FRONT AND CENTER to Feature Concerts With Hunter Hayes & More New Season of FRONT AND CENTER to Feature Concerts With Hunter Hayes & More
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multiple Grammy, CMA and AMA Award winners take over the new season of public television's critically acclaimed music series Front and Center... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere Jascha Heifetz: GOD'S FIDDLER on PBS, 4/16 AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere Jascha Heifetz: GOD'S FIDDLER on PBS, 4/16
by TV News Desk - March 24, 2015

?Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen (American Masters - Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, The Cliburn: Playing on the Edge) uncovers the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first truly modern violin virtuoso, for THIRTEEN's American Masters... (more...)
JULIE AND JULIA Among Reel 13's March Lineup JULIE AND JULIA Among Reel 13's March Lineup
by TV News Desk - March 19, 2015

Academy Award-winning director and writer Nora Ephron's final film Julie and Julia leads the abbreviated lineup in March on Reel 13. The series was pre-empted on Saturday, March 7 and 14 due to special pledge programming.... (more...)
 NATURE's Animal Homes 3-Part Series Begins on PBS, 4/8 NATURE's Animal Homes 3-Part Series Begins on PBS, 4/8
by TV News Desk - March 11, 2015

Nature's Animal Homes Deconstructs a Variety of DIY Dwellings Wednesday, April 8, 15 and 22, 2015 on PBS. The three-part series provides intimate, never-before-seen views of the lives of animals in their homes... (more...)
Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/22 Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/22
by TV News Desk - February 25, 2015

The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of operareturns to Great Performances at the Met on Sunday, March 22 at 12 p.m.... (more...)






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