Category Archives: TV

16 Hours of Ken Burns’ Country Music on PBS

“Oh, the storm and its fury broke today, crushing hopes that we cherish so dear. Clouds and storms will in time pass away. The sun again will shine bright and clear.”–from the Carter Family’s signature song, “Keep on the Sunny … Continue reading

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The Hatfields and McCoys Face Off in The Feud on PBS

“Bloody war in Pike County.  The McCoys and Hatfields Doing Their Utmost to Exterminate Each Other.”—The New York Times, January 8, 1888. The Hatfield-McCoy feud has been called “the most famous family conflict in American history.” Yet most of what … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy Lollapalooza Hits Theaters on Lucy’s Birthday

“We froze her, we starched her, we flew her from wires, we crushed raw eggs in her blouse, we covered her head with chocolate sauce, custard pie, feathers, salad dressing, a loving cup, cement and squashed grapes, and she never … Continue reading

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Remembering D-Day, Band of Brothers, The War, and The Cold Blue

Today, June 6, 2019, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. “It plays like the stuff of military myth or legend, but it’s remarkably true: A disparate group of American recruits transformed into an elite rifle company, parachuted into France on … Continue reading

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Foster Debuts on HBO During National Foster Care Month

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”—Nelson Mandela. It’s hard to argue with Mr. Mandela, except I would add “and the elderly” to his quote. The children who … Continue reading

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Fred Rogers Celebrated in Won’t You Be My Neighbor? on HBO and PBS

“Love is at the root of everything–all learning, all parenting, all relationships–love or the lack of it.”–Fred Rogers. Love your neighbor. Love yourself.  It sounds easy; but, as we all know, it isn’t.  No one knew that better than Fred … Continue reading

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Attenborough and the Sea Dragon Marvels on PBS Nature

Dragons? Dinosaurs? David Attenborough?  If any one of those D-words piques your interest, I urge you not to miss Attenborough and the Sea Dragon. This fascinating, new hour-long documentary opens the 2019 season of Nature on PBS, tonight, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 8:00 – … Continue reading

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