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NYC-ARTS Spotlights 2017 Avery Fisher Career Grant Award-Winning Violinst Chad Hoopes NYC-ARTS Spotlights 2017 Avery Fisher Career Grant Award-Winning Violinst Chad Hoopes
by TV News Desk - September 14, 2017

NYC-ARTS, Thirteen's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of the greater New York City region. Each year, the world-renowned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts administers The Avery Fisher... (more...)
Patsy Cline's Inimitable Life & Legacy Examined In New DVD WHEN PATSY WAS...CRAZY Patsy Cline's Inimitable Life & Legacy Examined In New DVD WHEN PATSY WAS...CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - September 08, 2017

Today, on what would have been her 85th birthday, UMe is proud to announce that Cline's remarkable life and enduring legacy will be honored in WHEN PATSY WAS...CRAZY, a new DVD, available October 6, that collects the acclaimed PBS documentary... (more...)
Latino Public Broadcasting Presents 6 New Films for Hispanic Heritage Month Latino Public Broadcasting Presents 6 New Films for Hispanic Heritage Month
by TV News Desk - August 31, 2017

Six new films from Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) will premiere on public television's WORLD Channel in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 (September 15-October 15).... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents First Documentary About 'Bambi' Artist Tyrus Wong, 9/8 THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents First Documentary About 'Bambi' Artist Tyrus Wong, 9/8
by TV News Desk - August 31, 2017

Filmmaker Pamela Tom (A Tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier, Two Lies) corrects a historical wrong by spotlighting this seminal, but heretofore under-credited, figure in American Masters: Tyrus, premiering nationwide Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. on PBS... (more...)
ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK to Be Released for Home Entertainment in 2018 ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK to Be Released for Home Entertainment in 2018
by Movies News Desk - August 30, 2017

Extraterrestrials invade Earth and a pair of middle schoolers hold the fate of the world in their hands in ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK, a delightfully comical intergalactic adventure.... (more...)
Thirteen's American Masters Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Richard Linklater -- Dream is Destiny 9/1 on PBS Thirteen's American Masters Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Richard Linklater -- Dream is Destiny 9/1 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2017

Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater (b. July 30, 1960) is all these things and more. Boasting a trove of never-before-seen archival footage, American Masters: Richard Linklater -- dream is destiny provides an unconventional look at the fiercel... (more...)
New Metropolitan Opera Documentary to Chart Momentous Period of Change at NYFF New Metropolitan Opera Documentary to Chart Momentous Period of Change at NYFF
by Movies News Desk - August 28, 2017

As the Metropolitan Opera launches its 133rd season this fall, a new film by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the company's rich history and a time of great change for New York.... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS Presents Richard Linklater - Dream Is Destiny on PBS 9/1 AMERICAN MASTERS Presents Richard Linklater - Dream Is Destiny on PBS 9/1
by TV News Desk - August 24, 2017

Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater (b. July 30, 1960) is all these things and more. Boasting a trove of never-before-seen archival footage, American Masters: Richard Linklater -- dream is destiny provides an unconventional look at the fiercel... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents First Documentary On 'Bambi' Artisy Tyrus Wong THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents First Documentary On 'Bambi' Artisy Tyrus Wong
by TV News Desk - August 21, 2017

Filmmaker Pamela Tom (A Tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier, Two Lies) corrects a historical wrong by spotlighting this seminal, but heretofore under-credited, figure in American Masters: Tyrus, premiering nationwide Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. on PBS... (more...)
Broadway's INDECENT to Arrive on PBS This Fall; PRINCE OF BROADWAY Pushed to 2018 Broadway's INDECENT to Arrive on PBS This Fall; PRINCE OF BROADWAY Pushed to 2018
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

The Tony Award-winning play Indecent comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, November 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the fall Broadway's best lineup.... (more...)
VIDEO: First Look - Watch Trailer for New Doc SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME VIDEO: First Look - Watch Trailer for New Doc SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME
by TV News Desk - August 16, 2017

The first trailer for Sam Pollard's documentary SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME has been shared today. The film will be presented as part of PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS series. Get a first look below!... (more...)
Listen: Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Launches Season 2 of AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST Listen: Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Launches Season 2 of AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, Reductress) on the American Masters website, iTunes, Soundc... (more...)
SNL Writer Anna Drezen Guest Hosts AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST S2 Launching Today SNL Writer Anna Drezen Guest Hosts AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST S2 Launching Today
by TV News Desk - August 15, 2017

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?,... (more...)
THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Up Rebroadcasts Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-Winning BURIED CHILD THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Up Rebroadcasts Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-Winning BURIED CHILD
by TV News Desk - August 02, 2017

In November 2016, Sam Shepard's Pulitzer-Prize winning play Buried Child debuted on THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Upseries.  In tribute to Shepard, who passed away last week at age 73, THIRTEEN is presenting a special encore presentation ofBuried Child airing in New York Friday, August 4 at 9 p.m. ET on ... (more...)
THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS Announces New Documentary on Baseball Legend Ted Williams THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS Announces New Documentary on Baseball Legend Ted Williams
by TV News Desk - July 31, 2017

THIRTEEN's American Masters series has announced a new documentary about Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams, co-produced with Major League Baseball, Albert M. Tapper, David Ortiz' Big Papi Productions, and Nick Davis Productions.... (more...)
THE PULITZER AT 100 Opens 8/11 in Los Angeles THE PULITZER AT 100 Opens 8/11 in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2017

First Run Features announces the Los Angeles premiere of The Pulitzer at 100 on August 11, 2017 at Laemmle Music Hall, following the New York opening at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema.... (more...)
PBS Travels the Globe for 'Summer of Adventure' Seasonal Features PBS Travels the Globe for 'Summer of Adventure' Seasonal Features
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2017

PBS travels the globe, from China to Havana and beyond, to give viewers a sweeping look at many of the most fascinating places on Earth... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'James Beard: America's First Foodie' AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'James Beard: America's First Foodie'
by TV News Desk - April 13, 2017

The James Beard Foundation Award is the most coveted honor in the American food industry. It is often referred to as the 'culinary Oscars.' But what do we really know about the man whose name has become synonymous with culinary excellence?  ... (more...)
VIDEO: AMERICAN MASTERS Remembers Don Rickles with Never-Before-Seen Video VIDEO: AMERICAN MASTERS Remembers Don Rickles with Never-Before-Seen Video
by TV News Desk - April 07, 2017

AMERICAN MASTERS today remembers comedian Don Rickles with a never-before-seen video from In Their Own Words: The American Masters Digital Archive.... (more...)
Norm Lewis Hosts TREASURES OF NEW YORK: THE DRAMA LEAGUE On WLIW 21 Tomorrow Norm Lewis Hosts TREASURES OF NEW YORK: THE DRAMA LEAGUE On WLIW 21 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director), and WNET (America's flagship PBS station), present the broadcast premiere of the documentary "Treasures of New York: The Drama League" on Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. on WLIW21 and Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. on THIRTEEN.... (more...)