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Tavis Smiley Wants To Build Nationwide Black Talk Radio Network

The veteran broadcaster, who lost his talk shows on both public radio and PBS after revelations that he had had sexual relationships with subordinates, launched KBLA in Los Angeles in June as an “unapologetically progressive” and “unapologetically Black” news-talk AM station. – Inside Radio
Tags: Art, Media, Los Angeles, Pbs, Tavis Smiley, KBLA, Build Nationwide Black Talk Radio Network

Banijay’s ‘RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service’ Sells to PBS, Channel 4 and More

Australian drama “RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service” has been sold to a range of global broadcasters including PBS in the U.S. and Channel 4 in the U.K. It has also been acquired by Sweden’s TV4, Belgium’s SBS, Talpa in the Netherlands and New Zealand’s TVNZ. In the U.K. it will be broadcast on Channel 4’s […]
Tags: News, Sweden, Global, Netherlands, New Zealand, Channel 4, Belgium, Pbs, TVNZ, Banijay, PBS Channel, SBS Talpa

The Push For a 'PBS For the Internet'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: The concept of a new media ecosystem that's non-profit, publicly funded and tech-infused is drawing interest in policy circles as a way to shift the power dynamics in today's information wars. Revamping the structure and role of public media could be part of the solution to shoring up local media, decentralizing the distribution of quality news, and constraining Big Tech platforms' amplification of harmful or false information. Congress in 1967 a...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Npr, Pbs, Facebook Twitter, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB, Marshall Fund

Meet the neighborhood vet who keeps beloved horses healthy

Kirk Pollard, DVM, pulls up to a gray barn on an already hot Saturday morning. As he walks into the barn aisle, a shaggy white Percheron gelding sticks his head over the stall door, reaching to greet his familiar visitor. In a dulcet voice known to soothe equines and humans alike, the veterinarian greets his longtime patient. He runs a gentle and knowing hand along the draft horse’s speckled side, and the horse nuzzles him in return. Pollard, aka Dr. P, is the James Herriot of the equestrian com...
Tags: News, Pets, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pbs, Orange County, Orange, Terry, Southern California, Kirk, Riverside, Irvine, Whittier, Pollard

Longest-Running Kids Animated Series In History Will End After 25 Years

Arthur, starring everyone’s favorite cartoon aardvark, debuted on PBS in 1996 and will air its final season in 2022. In fact, one of the show’s writers said that production wrapped two years ago. – The New York Times
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Mexico Says Officials Spent $61 Million On Pegasus Spyware

Mexico's top security official said Wednesday that two previous administrations spent $61 million to buy Pegasus spyware that has been implicated in government surveillance of opponents and journalists around the world. PBS reports: Public Safety Secretary Rosa Icela Rodriguez said records had been found of 31 contracts signed during the administrations of President Felipe Calderon in 2006-2012 and President Enrique Pena Nieto in 2012-18. Some contracts may have been disguised as purchases of ot...
Tags: Mexico, Tech, Enrique Peña Nieto, Pegasus, Pbs, Nieto, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, NSO, Felipe Calderon, NSO Group, Santiago Nieto, Mexico s Financial Intelligence Unit, Rosa Icela Rodríguez

Arthur: Popular children's show to end after 25 years

US public broadcaster PBS confirmed the final episode will air in winter 2022.
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Arthur Is Coming to an End After an Astounding 25 Seasons

For almost three decades, animated Arthur Read and his fellow anthropomorphic animals have been encouraging young viewers to cultivate a deep love of reading books—not to mention inspiring memes that resonate with multiple generations of people who grew up watching PBS’s Arthur series. Though the show will always be a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pbs, Arthur, Television Shows, Arthur Read, Television In The United States, Entertainment Culture, Television Seasons, Carol Greenwald

Arthur Canceled at PBS After 25 Seasons

After 25 seasons at PBS, the beloved cartoon Arthur will no longer continue. One of the show’s writers, Kathy Waugh, broke the news during an episode of the Finding D.W. podcast (via Entertainment Weekly). “Arthur is no longer in a production,” she revealed. “We had our wrap party two years ago. I think they’ve made a mistake, PBS, and I think Arthur should come back. And I know I’m not alone in thinking they made a mistake.” Waugh went on to say that she doesn’t know if it was a ratings decisio...
Tags: Family, New York Post, TV, Movies, Pbs, Pbs Kids, Brown, Arthur, Waugh, Alabama Public Television, Carol Greenwald, Kathy Waugh, Entertainment Weekly Arthur

Blues Great Buddy Guy on His ‘American Masters’ Documentary, Hitting the Road Again at 85, and Why the Blues Is Like Golf

Damn right, he’s got his own doc. Buddy Guy, the blues legend whose 1991 “Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues” firmly established him as part of the form’s upper firmament after decades of work, is the subject of a two-hour “American Masters” documentary premiering this week. (Besides being seen on PBS broadcast stations, it can […]
Tags: News, Pbs, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, American Masters, B.b. King

PBS, ‘Frontline,’ ’60 Minutes,’ ‘Vice News Tonight’ Lead 2021 News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

PBS led all networks in nominations for the 42nd annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, landing 52 overall — thanks to the strength of signature series “Frontline,” “Independent Lens,” “POV,” “Nova,” “PBS News Hour” and “Nature.” The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced this year’s nominees on Tuesday morning, noting that more than […]
Tags: News, Awards, Pbs, Emmys, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, News and Documentary Emmys, National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences, Documentaries to Watch, PBS ` Frontline

Pelosi scoffed at House GOP leader McCarthy floating GOP-only investigation into Jan. 6: 'Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that'

The committee will consist of 13 members that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will select, with five of those choices made in consultation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Getty Images Nancy Pelosi rejected two GOP picks for the January 6 commission - Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks. Kevin McCarthy rebuked her veto, floating the possibility of creating a GOP-only investigation. Pelosi responded: "Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that." See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Pbs, Biden, Mccarthy, Jim Jordan, Capitol, House Gop, Pelosi

Amazon Prime Video August 2021 Schedule: New TV & Movie Additions

The schedule for the movie and TV titles coming to Amazon Prime Video in August 2021 has been revealed, which you can view below! This includes the arrival of new Amazon Originals such as the Kate Beckinsale-led action thriller pic Jolt; the musical drama film Annette starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard; and the exclusive global premiere of the highly anticipated Japanese anime blockbuster, Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time. Recently released 2021 films such as The Courier, The Forev...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Neil Gaiman, Kate Beckinsale, TV News, Streaming, Pbs, Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver, Luke Bryan, Amazon Prime Video, Tyler Perry, Alcatraz, Julia, Peter Rabbit

ICON 2021 Preview: PBS Journalist Yamiche Alcindor on Illuminating the Human Experience

This fall, PRSA presents ICON 2021 in person and online. Beginning on Oct. 4, the conference offers virtual educational sessions, networking, career fairs and more. ICON continues on Oct. 17-19 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla. Find more event details here. It’s shaping up to be a hectic day for Yamiche Alcindor, the “PBS NewsHour” White House correspondent. It’s 9:30 a.m. on this Tuesday in June, “and I’m literally ordering lunch right now,” she said. On this day, the Senate...
Tags: Washington, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Media Relations, Pr, United States, Washington Week, Pbs, Msnbc, Icon, Orlando, Thought Leadership, Orlando Fla, Naomi Osaka, PRSA

How the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Prince and more became photographic icons

For Gered Mankowitz, a rock ‘n’ roll photographer in England in the ’60s, it was a constant fight to have the pictures he made of artists such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Small Faces taken seriously. “It was the packaging, it was something to knock off, it was a glossy to be given to a magazine,” Mankowitz says on a recent video call. “And yet I and dozens of my contemporaries were trying so hard to make the best of it, to try and do something special, stretch the genre, and give...
Tags: Music, Hbo, England, TV, New York, London, California, La, New York City, Samsung, Carl Barat, Sport, Ap, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Yoko Ono

‘Dark Winds’ Series From George R.R. Martin and Robert Redford Coming to AMC

It’s time for George R.R. Martin to attach himself to a new project so he can have yet another excuse for not finishing the next A Song of Ice and Fire book. That new project is an AMC series called Dark Winds, an adaptation of the Leaphorn & Chee book series by Tony Hillerman. To bring Dark Winds to life, Martin is teaming with Graham Roland (Jack Ryan) and Robert Redford (yes, that Robert Redford). Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) will star. Today, AMC announced it has greenlit Dark Winds, a new...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Amc, Time, Navajo Nation, New Mexico, Pbs, Santa Fe, Chris, Robert-Redford, Southwest, Tom Clancy, Amc Networks, George R R Martin, Martin

Erika Dilday, Exec Director of American Documentary, Talks About ‘POV’s’ New Season and the PBS-Ken Burns Controversy

Erika Dilday, who earlier this year became the first Black executive director of American Documentary Inc., oversees various ventures for the nonprofit, including management of the long-running “POV” series on PBS and “America ReFramed,” a showcase of independent documentaries on the World Channel. Formerly executive director of the Maysles Documentary Center, where she produced Albert […]
Tags: Features, Pbs, Pov, Albert, American Documentary Inc, Documentaries to Watch, Erika Dilday, The Neutral Ground, Erika Dilday Exec Director, PBS Ken Burns Controversy, World Channel Formerly, Maysles Documentary Center

Jimmy Carter shared in a recent interview that he watches PBS, CNN, and MSNBC, but steers clear of Fox and social media

Former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter don't watch much Fox News. AP Photo/John Amis Former President Jimmy Carter watches PBS "NewsHour" nightly and regularly catches up on CNN and MSNBC. He and his wife, Rosalynn, largely steer clear of Fox News and social media. "We have a very good balance of news coverage," Carter said in an interview that aired Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter are devoted fans of the PB...
Tags: US, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, Fox, Jimmy Carter, Fox News, Pbs, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Judy Woodruff, Trump, Carter, Robin Bravender, Woodruff, Rosalynn

Vanessa Williams and PBS slammed for 'Black national anthem' performance

There was backlash over Vanessa Williams performing for Independence Day before it even happened.
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How the Nature-Loving Kratt Brothers Became PBS Rock Stars for the Younger Set

Months into an expedition through the Amazon in the early ’90s, the Kratt Brothers — as Chris and Martin Kratt are known — were on the lookout for giant river otters, German shepherd-sized animals also known as “lobos de rio,” or “wolves of the river.” A sudden snorting sound had tipped them off to the […]
Tags: Amazon, Features, Pbs, Chris, Wild Kratts, Zoboomafoo, Martin Kratt, Kratt Brothers, Documentaries to Watch, Kratt Brothers Became PBS Rock Stars

Photos show Capitol breach figure at border with GOP lawmakers

By Andrew Kaczynski, Em Steck and Drew Myers | CNN A conservative YouTuber who participated in the January 6 riot accompanied Republican members of Congress on a trip to the border Tuesday night, serving as a translator at times. Anthony Aguero, a close ally of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene can be seen in videos and photos with Republican members of Congress who traveled to a route along the border frequented by migrants on Tuesday night. CNN’s KFile previously reported that Aguero went into the C...
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Speaking With Gun Right Attorney, Analyst, and Author, Paloma Capanna

Speaking With Gun Right Attorney, Analyst, and Author, Paloma Capanna, iStock-697763612 U.S.A. –-( Paloma Capanna is an attorney and policy analyst who is pushing for the American people to realize the right to bear arms is a civil right. For nearly 20 years, Paloma has been fighting for gun rights in court and beyond. She represented Bill Robinson and 32 other plaintiffs in the landmark case that revealed the NICS-to-TSDB connection. The FBI was sharing NICS data on gun buyers ...
Tags: Fcc, Guns, Congress, White House, US, America, Cnn, Fbi, Fox, United States, New Jersey, Marco Rubio, Fox News, Al Qaeda, John, Cinderella

‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin Regrets Letting the Show Outpace His Books, Which He Will Never, Ever Finish

George R. R. Martin is just like us — full of regrets. More importantly, he shares the fan consensus that Game of Thrones was much more likable when adapting from his books. Author of the fantasy novel series A Song of Fire and Ice , Martin created the world Game of Thrones was based in, but didn’t finish his books in time to see the series through to its ending. In a recent conversatio n with Chicago’s PBS affiliate WTTW ( via TVInsider ), Martin shared his regrets abou...
Tags: Adaptation, Fantasy, HBO, Television, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021

Looking for something to watch right now? Well, I can’t help you there. But if you’re looking for something to watch in July, which is only a week away, you’ve come to the right place. Below, see all the TV shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021. Alien Ridley Scott‘s Alien remains a classic for a reason: it’s a masterpiece. And you know what? All the sequels and prequels that came after it (we’re not counting the Alien vs. Predator movies) are worth watching, too. Are ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Scotland, Rome, Paris, Sydney, Philadelphia, Pbs, Chris Pratt, Catherine Zeta Jones, Kirsten Dunst, Jack, Ridley Scott, Alien, Antonio Banderas

'We get to be everybody's neighbor': Transgender friends share lifelong bond in new movie

"Jack & Yaya," a documentary for the WORLD Channel streaming on the PBS app, spotlights a friendship between two transgender New Jersey natives.        [Author: Asbury Park Press]
Tags: Religion, New Jersey, Pbs, Asbury Park Press, Jack Yaya

Juneteenth reflections on American justice systems

Befitting this forum, I thought to celebrate the first official federal holiday year for Juneteenth by rounding up some recent articles about the perspective it can provide on criminal justice issues in our nation. Here goes: From the AP, "Lawmakers mark Juneteenth by reviving ‘abolition amendment’" From the Brookings Institution, "To celebrate Juneteenth, elect officials focused on ending mass incarceration" From PBS NewsHour, "Lawmakers call for an end to forced labor for felons to mark Junete...
Tags: Law, Pbs, Wausau, Vera Institute of Justice, Douglas A Berman, Juneteenth

Amazon Prime Video July 2021 Schedule: Movie & TV Titles Revealed

Amazon Prime Video has revealed the streamer’s July 2021 movie and TV lineup, including new Amazon Originals like Mary J. Blige’s My Life (2021), a documentary from Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth taking a deep look into the life and times of multi-Grammy-winning recording artist and Academy Award-nominated singer and actress Mary J. Blige, and The Tomorrow War (2021), a thrilling sci-fi action adventure starring Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, Sam Richardson, and J.K. Simmons. Next month ...
Tags: Movies, TV, Amazon Prime Video, Movie News, Streaming, TV News

1 in 3 local election officials are concerned about facing harassment and feeling unsafe on the job, a new poll shows

In this April 28, 2020, file photo, Louisa Boyer, a provisional election judge, reviews paperwork at a voting center at Edmondson High School as voters arrive to cast their ballot in the 7th Congressional District special election in Baltimore AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file One in three local election officials say they are concerned about their safety on the job, a new poll shows. Thirty-nine percent expressed concerns about facing pressure to certify the election results. The poll comes aft...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Local, Trends, Social Media, Georgia, Joe Biden, Arizona, Hobbs, Associated Press, Pbs, Biden, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Polls

As his term nears end, Beutner’s Hollywood Bowl address applauds scope of LAUSD’s pandemic response

Using his final State of the Schools address to shine a spotlight on public education, outgoing Los Angeles Unified schools chief Austin Beutner also used the moment to call on all Angelenos to make sure every child receives a good education. LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner (File photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In a speech centered on the theme that the nation’s second largest K-12 system has served as a model for other districts, Beutner made a case for why an address ab...
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Mississippi Research Is Part of Documentary on Mental Health

Research by a Mississippi State University professor and two students will be included in a PBS documentary, “Mysteries of Mental Illness.”.
Tags: Mississippi, Mental Health, Pbs, Mississippi State University