Tag Archives: Education

Celebrating Black History Month on HBO and PBS

As Black History Month draws to a close, what better day than Presidents’ Day 2018 to shine a light on African-Americans who’ve defied cultural, economic, sexist and, most especially, racist roadblocks in pursuit of higher education. Tonight, Monday, February 19, … Continue reading

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Poignant Tashi and the Monk Debuts on HBO

It’s been a distressing couple of weeks. I’ve been especially disturbed by the media firestorm ignited by two individuals in particular who have money to burn and no idea where and how best to spend it. One guy seems to think that stalking and … Continue reading

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Seymour: An Introduction

  It may have an unassuming title, but Seymour:  An Introduction, the new documentary directed by Ethan Hawke, is anything but humdrum. Hawke, the gifted Oscar-nominated actor (Training Day; Boyhood) and screenwriter (Before Sunset; Before Midnight), who has also enjoyed a career as a director and … Continue reading

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Bully Bows on PBS

The statistics are staggering– “more than 13 million American kids will be bullied this year”–but not surprising, given the expanded reach available to perpetrators via social media.  I’m sure it took much soul-searching and courage on the part of the children, their … Continue reading

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Solar Mamas Light the Way on Independent Lens

As we approach the pivotal outcome of a Presidential election that could dramatically alter the future of women’s rights in this country, especially with regard to abortion, contraception and general health care, please take the time to revisit the candidates’ platforms on … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw PBS Under the Bus

I almost died last month.  Had I gone home from the hospital (as directed) hours after an outpatient diagnostic procedure, I would have bled to death.  It’s as simple as that.  The chronically late and, as it turns out, careless … Continue reading

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