Tag Archives: PBS

New PBS Doc Profiles 7 Young Adults Who Lost Dads on 9/11

“My father was a firefighter on 9/11.  I never met him.”— Megan Fehling, born October 2001. September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Sadly, the number of casualties continues to grow.  9/11 First Responders have … Continue reading

Posted in Film, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Super Hummingbirds Fly Again on PBS Nature

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”–Aesop. I love birds… and have loved them since I bonded with my chatty, cuddly (yes, cuddly!) little parakeet pal as a kid.  I also love gardening. I weathered “pandemic isolation” … Continue reading

Posted in Film, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Marian Anderson’s Civil Rights Legacy Shapes Voice of Freedom on PBS

“She can sing from the top of the Washington Monument if she wants to.”–President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Quite remarkably, in 1939, President Rosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt raised their voices in support of singer Marian Anderson, repudiating the Daughters … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Music, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Long Song Sings Slavery’s Truth on PBS

“If only my tale were so simple.” I will never forget how I felt in the days following ABC-TV’s 1977 broadcast of Roots, the dramatic miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley’s controversial novel.  Shock and shame come quickly to mind. As … Continue reading

Posted in Film, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

PBS Delves Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie

“She saw blood, she saw gore, she saw death, and she wasn’t afraid to use it.” I confess… I haven’t cracked open an Agatha Christie novel in decades.  Although I never miss film or TV adaptations of her work, especially … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Publishing, Theater, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

The Double Life of Pioneer Codebreaker Exposed on PBS

“If we missed her, who else are we missing.” She had big dreams. But as a young Midwestern woman growing up during the last decade of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th, she needed more than … Continue reading

Posted in TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Glenda Jackson Illuminates Elizabeth Is Missing on PBS Masterpiece

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”— Maya Angelou. We take our memory for granted… until we start to lose pieces of … Continue reading

Posted in Film, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Freedom Summer Tackles Timely Voter and Civil Rights

“Did you see the way our people, you know, they were protecting his bus yesterday, because they’re nice. They had hundreds of cars…You see Trump and the American flag.” –President Donald J. Trump. Excuse me?  Nearly 100 trucks festooned with … Continue reading

Posted in Film, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip Makes Timely Debut on PBS

“I remain your New York corespondent Walter Winchell, who can sit at his window and review those passing below.  He sees everyone he likes… or doesn’t. He can either drop a flower… or a flower pot.”–Walter Winchell.  If names like … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Politics, Radio, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Mae West: Dirty Blonde Takes Center Stage on PBS

“When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad, I’m better.”–Mae West. Mae West lived to be 87 or 88… her birth year seems to be a matter of debate.  For at least 80 of those years, she gave … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Theater, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments