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Should Government Subsidize News Organizations?

I was invited to join a discussion about the pros and cons of government subsidies as one way to save journalism. I put my thoughts together and posted them at that thread at Galley. But I thought I’d share what I wrote here too. [reprinted from here] Let me try to address on two fronts. First, we have a very limited experience with this with PBS. But PBS hasn’t really worked that way for a longtime. It has also always been marginal to the biggest sources of news – the networks, cable channel...
Tags: News, Pbs, Josh Marshall, Editor’s Blog


POLL: Should Maya Hawke Play B.B. in Kill Bill Volume 3?

POLL: Should Maya Hawke Play B.B. in Kill Bill Volume 3? It’s been 15 years since writer/director Quentin Tarantino finished his action opus Kill Bill, with Volume 1 and Volume 2 grossing a combined $333 million worldwide in 2003 and 2004, respectively. All these years later the film’s star Uma Thurman has a 20-year-old daughter named Maya Hake who is a rising young actress thanks to the upcoming Stranger Things Season 3 and Tarantino’s own Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. ComingSoon.net is doi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Steve Jobs, Uma Thurman, Michael Fassbender, Bill, Pbs, Quentin Tarantino, Polls, Tarantino, Hawke, Kill Bill, Juilliard, Nikki, Sergio Leone, Beatrix


Plastic Bags are Recyclable, So Why Can't We Throw Them In Recycling Bins? PBS Explains

Plastic bags have this recycling symbol right on them… …and yet we're not supposed to throw these scourges into the plastics recycling bin. And if you fill them with recyclable materials, like plastic bottles, and throw that into the recycling bin, guess what: The entire bag and its contents will end up in the trash rather than being recycled.Why? In this short video, PBS demonstrates what happens to plastic bags when they go into the conventional recycling system:
Tags: Design, Pbs, Sustainable Design


Reindeer Cyclones Are Real, and You Definitely Don't Want to Get Caught in One

Vikings hunting reindeer in Norway were once confounded by "reindeer cyclones"; a threatened herd would literally run circles around the fierce hunters, making it nearly impossible to target a single animal.Filmmakers recently captured incredible aerial footage of one of these reindeer cyclones, which aired Feb. 13 on PBS in the documentary "Wild Way of the Vikings," a program about Vikings and the wilderness they inhabited around A.D. 1000. [Photos: Ancient Arrows from Reindeer Hunters Found in...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Norway, Pbs, Vikings, University Of Oslo, Palsdottir, Rangifer Penned, Fergus Gill, Albina Hulda Palsdottir


When Fred Rogers and Francois Clemmons Broke Down Race Barriers on a Historic Episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1969)

Last year’s Fred Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, propelled François Clemmons—better known to generations of Mister Rogers Neighborhood viewers as Officer Clemmons—back into the international spotlight. One of the most striking anecdotes in the doc concerns a 1969 episode in which Mister Rogers, who was white, invited Officer Clemmons, who is black, to join him in soaking his bare feet in a backyard baby pool on a hot summer’s day. It was one of those giant leaps for ma...
Tags: Google, Television, College, Life, New York City, History, Pbs, Vanity Fair, Rogers, Pittsburgh, Facebook Twitter, Fred, Fred Rogers, Electric Company, Roger, Middlebury College


PBS, Walter Presents Team Up to Air Swedish Series ‘Modus’ on PBS Stations (EXCLUSIVE)

PBS and streaming service Walter Presents have teamed up to bring Swedish crime thriller “Modus” to PBS stations across the U.S. PBS Distribution, the home video arm of PBS, will roll out “Modus” regionally, starting with Los Angeles station KLCS on Saturday at 11 p.m. PT. The show will continue to air in the same […]
Tags: News, Global, Los Angeles, Pbs, Walter, Walter Presents, Modus, PBS Walter, KLCS


Are school lock down drills a good idea

On January 30, 2019, MBH reported some of the data about school lockdowns.Here's an interesting video from PBS about this phenomenon: [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Education, Pbs, Infertility, David G Markham


PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’ looks into political leaders’ past

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., says he hopes this season of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” helps a divided U.S. see how all Americans have unique family mysteries. This season’s series takes advantage of advancements in genealogy and genetics. It also uses diverse subjects like former U.S. House Speaker […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Harvard, Nation, House, Pbs, Albuquerque, Henry Louis Gates Jr


Morning Docket: 02.11.19

* “We take the allegations against Justin very seriously.” Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia who’s embroiled in a sexual assault scandal, has taken a leave of absence from Morrison & Foerster, where he’s a partner, as the firm itself conducts its own investigation into the allegations. [National Law Journal] * High revenue and even higher demand resulted in law firms posting their best results since just before the recession, with Am Law 50 and niche/boutique firms outperformi...
Tags: Politics, Television, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Virginia, Massachusetts, Marco Rubio, Miami, Amy Klobuchar, Pbs, Biglaw, Finding Your Roots, Election 2020, Justin


Elizabeth McGovern & Haley Lu Richardson in 'The Chaperone' Trailer

"She will need to prove that she can adhere to the moral code of Denishawn." PBS has unveiled an official trailer for an indie drama titled The Chaperone, based on the book by Laura Moriarty. This premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year, and also played at the Mill Valley Film Festival in the fall. The Chaperone is the other collaboration between "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, who wrote the script, and director Michael Engler, who is also directing the Downton Abbey mo...
Tags: New York, Downton Abbey, Movies, Trailer, Kansas, Julian Fellowes, Pbs, Elizabeth McGovern, Indies, Louise, Blythe Danner, To Watch, Haley Lu Richardson, Los Angeles Film Festival, Laura Moriarty, Michael Engler


The best streaming sticks and boxes you can buy

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. A media streaming device can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface, 4K video streaming, voice control, and simple remote. The world is changing. Go...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mac, Trends, Walmart, Chromecast, Netflix, Roku, Pbs, Fire TV Stick, Hdr, Cnet, Alexa, Business Insider, Engadget


New ‘Sesame Street’ Movie is a Musical That Gets Lost in New York

Late last year, we learned about a new Sesame Street movie in development. The project was intended to be the first theatrically released big screen adaptation of the popular children’s television show since Elmo in Grouchland in 1999, so it’s going to be a big deal. Anne Hathaway was being courted to star in the movie set up at Warner Bros. Pictures, and now she’s not only confirmed, but production could start late this summer. Plus, we have details on the Sesame Street movie’s story, thanks t...
Tags: New York, Movies, Sesame Street, New York City, Big Bird, Anne-Hathaway, Pbs, Portlandia, Les Miserables, Warner Brothers, Warner Bros Pictures, Jonathan Krisel, Grouchland, Waylon Jennings, Kevin McCallister, John Mulaney


Watch the 2019 State of the Union address here (or not)

It’s that time again — time to hear what kind of state our precious union is in. For those of you inclined to watch the temporarily delayed speech by the President, you can of course watch it in a bar and invent your own drinking game, but you can also stay home and watch it on YouTube or C-SPAN. The drinks are cheaper — and stronger. Of course C-SPAN will have it raw, and the White House stream will probably also be a plain one. But if you want a bit of partisan spice and occasional pull quotes...
Tags: Youtube, Government, White House, Tech, Reddit, Pbs, Donald Trump, State Of The Union, President Trump


PF EXCLUSIVE: Gridiron Reprise tickets (Sunday, Mar. 3)

For more than 130 years, a great Washington tradition known as the Gridiron Show has skewered Presidents and congressional leaders, political candidates and journalists. The Gridiron Club and Foundation first regales official Washington at a white-tie dinner on Saturday night in March with satire and songs. The next day, the club puts on another performance – known as the Gridiron Sunday Reprise - for friends, family and select outside groups. The 2019 Sunday Reprise will be held Sunday, March 3...
Tags: Nbc, Washington, Pr, Fox News, Pbs, Judy Woodruff, John King, Andrea Mitchell, Bret Baier, Mark Shields, Exclusive PF offer, Carol Stevens, Ohio Street Arlington, The Gridiron Club, Events (Media, Gridiron Club and Foundation


PBS’ Baby Boomer-centric Website Spotlights Proprietary Reverse Mortgages

For baby boomers with highly valued properties, the new swath of proprietary reverse mortgage offerings may be something to take a closer look at. This is according to a new spotlight for those proprietary loans found on NextAvenue, a website aimed at the baby boomer generation owned and operated by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). One of the things driving the increased prevalence of proprietary reverse mortgage offerings is the continuously changing landscape of government regulation ...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Pbs, Helo, Products, FHA, FAR, Federal Housing Administration FHA, HECM, Jamie Hopkins, NRMLA, Finance of America Reverse FAR, Public Broadcasting Service PBS, Carson Group, PBS ' Baby Boomer


PBS President Defends Public TV’s Value, Place in Multi-Platform Streaming World

In the midst of increasingly competitive streaming wars, PBS used its time at the winter Television Critics Association press tour to declare that the network is confident that it will always have a unique space in the television landscape. Though PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger acknowledged that there is a challenge in “punching through […]
Tags: News, Pbs, Television Critics Association, Tca, Paula Kerger, Value Place, Multi Platform Streaming World


No relaxation for PBS with Democratic House takeover

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ____ NO RELAXING PBS chief executive Paula Kerger isn’t taking her funding for granted just because Democrats are now in control of the House of Representatives. Most […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Nation, Pbs, Television Critics Association, Pasadena Calif, Democratic House, Paula Kerger, House of Representatives Most


Film details new research on evolution of whales, elephants

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Origin stories aren’t just for comic-book superheroes, as a documentary about the evolution of animals including elephants and whales intends to show. The two-hour film will highlight the work of leading scientists worldwide and showcase “spectacular new breakthroughs in evolutionary history,” PBS programming executive Bill Gardner said in a statement. Crocodiles […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Pbs, Pasadena Calif, Bill Gardner


Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Previewed by Producers, With PBS Premiere Date Set for September

Get ready for a grand ole doc’ry. Country fans have been thirsty for years just to get a release date for, much less see, Ken Burns’ characteristically epic documentary on the genre. A delivery date for “Country Music” was finally provided Friday in PBS’ presentation for the film at the Television Critics Association conference in Pasadena: […]
Tags: Country Music, News, Ken Burns, Pbs, Pasadena, Grand Ole Opry


Country singer Charley Pride focus of 2 PBS projects

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Paging Terrence Howard. Charley Pride still wants the actor to play him in a movie of the country music star’s life. The project has been discussed for about 10 years. Pride told a TV critics’ meeting on Friday that it remains a goal to have it made with Howard, who stars […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Pbs, Howard, Pasadena Calif, Charley, Terrence Howard Charley Pride


PBS’ ‘Retro Report’ to link headlines, history; humor too

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS is launching a weekly series that will link headline-making stories to their historical roots. The magazine-format program, titled “Retro Report,” will be hosted by journalist Celeste Headlee and artist Masud Olufani, PBS said Friday. Humorist Andy Borowitz, who writes for the New Yorker magazine, will contribute a weekly segment. “Retro […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Pbs, New Yorker, Andy Borowitz, Pasadena Calif, Celeste Headlee, Masud Olufani


Ken Burns’ Country Music Docuseries Coming To PBS This Fall

Ken Burns' latest documentary chronicles the rise of country music. It will premiere on PBS in the fall -- the eight-part, 16-hour film will air in September. Its first four parts will play from 9/15 through 9/18, and its last four parts will play from 9/22 through 9/25. Country Music, which was previously … More »
Tags: Music, News, Ken Burns, Pbs


Collins: ‘Not Prepared’ To Endorse Trump For 2020

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said Tuesday that she is “not prepared” to endorse President Donald Trump for reelection 2020, and that she’ll see what happens between now and then. “I’m really focused on my own campaign for 2020, and I really haven’t focused on the presidential campaign,” she told PBS’ Judy Woodruff, referring to her upcoming reelection fight. “So, I’m not prepared at this point to make that decision.” “I’m going to have to see what happens between now and then and look at what hi...
Tags: News, Pbs, Donald Trump, Judy Woodruff, Collins, Trump, Sen Susan Collins R ME, Kate Riga


Watch a New Virtual Reality Production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet: A Modern Take on a Classic Play

Often compared to The Tempest, Samuel Beckett's Endgame may have as much of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in it, though the author was unwilling to acknowledge the influence to Theodor Adorno. Beckett's central character, the blind, aged Hamm, spends all of his time in a throne haranguing the other three, in a gloomy place, The New York Times’ Brooks Atkinson wrote, “somewhere between life and death.” Hamm might have been the Danish prince grown old and bitter, left with nothing but what Beckett ...
Tags: Google, Technology, Youtube, College, Boston, Theatre, New York Times, Literature, Pbs, Shakespeare, Hamlet, New York Public Library, Samuel Beckett, HARRIS, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


Tom Brokaw Apologizes for ‘Meet the Press’ Comments About Hispanics

Hours after airing thoughts on Hispanic Americans, Tom Brokaw apologized to offended viewers, though not everyone thinks his remorse is sufficient. Talk Show Controversies The 78-year-old former NBC Nightly News anchor made the incendiary remarks on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, January 27. “I also happen to believe that the Hispanics should to work harder at assimilation,” he said. “That’s one of the things I’ve been saying for a long time, that that they ought not to be just codi...
Tags: Hollywood, Nbc, Washington, Religion, Nbc News, America, Miami, Pbs, US Weekly, Nbc Nightly News, Brokaw, Tom Brokaw, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Kristen Welker, NAHJ, NBC News White House


What did Tom Brokaw say that had him apologizing so awkwardly last night on Twitter?

Let's read the original text, the transcript for "Meet the Press." I saw the show at the time, and I wasn't paying that much attention to the words. I was noticing how old and out of it Tom Brokaw looked and sounded. He is speaking on a panel moderated by Chuck Todd, and the subject, at this point, is the government shutdown. Brokaw says:I really didn't think that you could widen the gap between the Beltway and the rest of the country any more, until this happened. And now, it's completely gone....
Tags: Twitter, Texas, Law, Washington, White House, America, Wyoming, South Dakota, Arizona, Miami, Venezuela, Beltway, Pbs, Apologies, Slang, Trump


Ofra x Francesca Tolot Gilded Face Palette Is Yummy but I’ll Only Use Two Shades

For the first time in a really long time I actually relaxed in front of the TV. I got home at 9pm and by the time I took my clothes off, washed my face, did my little skincare thing, and fed my furbabies I decided to prop myself into bed and watch some TV. I’m still trying to get through the last few episodes of Sabrina but I wasn’t really feeling it last night and I ended up finally watching the Miniaturist on Masterpiece. I was really tired last night and I thought I’d do one episode and m...
Tags: Nordstrom, Beauty, Pbs, Valentine, Ulta, Sabrina, Valentine's Day Collections, Anya Taylor Joy, Ofra, Francesca Tolot, Spring Collections 2019, Francesca Tolot Gilded Face Palette Don, Ofra x Francesca Tolot Gilded Face Palette


Local Tennessee GOP Chair Defends Meme Mocking Ocasio-Cortez

The Williamson County, Tennessee Republican Party recently emailed a newsletter with a meme mocking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), drawing criticism from at least one local Republican official. The county’s GOP chair on Wednesday defended the newsletter to a local paper and blamed “the left manipulating the press” for the negative coverage. “What’s your opinion on Roe v. Wade?” a text box above PBS “Firing Line” host Margaret Hoover’s head reads in the meme. Hoover interviewed the then...
Tags: Facebook, News, Gop, Tennessee, Pbs, Hoover, Williamson County, Deaver, Margaret Hoover, Matt Shuham, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Tennessee Gov Bill Lee, Williamson County Tennessee Republican Party, Williamson County Republican Party, Debbie Deaver Deaver


Remembering Columnist Russell Baker, An Astute World Observer

Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Russell Baker has died at age 93. Baker was a columnist for The New York Times for decades and then hosted the PBS show "Masterpiece Theatre."
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Remembering Columnist Russell Baker

Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Russell Baker has died at age 93. Baker was a columnist for "The New York Times" for decades and then hosted the PBS show "Masterpiece Theatre."
Tags: News, New York Times, Pbs, Baker, Russell Baker