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Super Hummingbirds Launch Season 35 of Nature on PBS

The cover story of Sunday’s Parade magazine (10/09/16) caught my eye. It didn’t lure me in with revelations about the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie break-up or stomach-turning tweets by Donald Trump. Far from it. Simply entitled Awe, the article goes on to encourage “the … Continue reading

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Find Out Who Makes All the Difference on POV

“It isn’t how you start, it’s how you finish,” says Robert Henderson, one of two African-American teenage boys whose hard-won journey from the South Side of Chicago through high school graduation and four years of college drive the five-year timeline in All … Continue reading

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American Experience Shines a Light on the NYC Blackout of 1977

Thirty-eight years ago, on July 13, 1977, New York metro area residents were sweating through a scorcher. New York City was on the brink of bankruptcy: Cops and firefighters and hundreds of city workers faced layoffs, afterschool services were being cut, residents and … Continue reading

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Ripley Believe It or Not Is Stranger Than Fiction

As 2014 drew to a close, “believe it or not” seemed to best describe the mentality of those at Sony who thought that a “frat boy comedy” about the assassination of a sitting head of state was a good idea.  Now, as we look … Continue reading

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Touching Take on Twin Sisters Debuts on PBS

It’s not every day that you get to see the work of a Norwegian documentary filmmaker on American TV, but tonight I encourage you to jump at the chance to catch the U.S. broadcast premiere of Twin Sisters on Independent Lens (PBS, Monday, October 20, 2014, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET. … 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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Boomer or Bust?

If you’ve read my blog, you know that I’m a huge fan of American Masters.  The Award-winning series was created and launched on PBS in 1986 by Executive Producer Susan Lacy, who, after decades at PBS/WNET, is now expanding her reach … Continue reading

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