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Janis Joplin’s Last TV Performance & Interview: The Dick Cavett Show (1970)

The best celebrity interviewers have the ability to show us how the stars are not like us at all—not only because of the entourages, wardrobes, and bank accounts, but because of the talent for which we revere them —and also how they’re kind of just like us after all: sharing the same insecurities, fears, doubts, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. They are, that is to say, real human beings. Like no other interviewer on network television before or since, Dick Cavett could draw all of this ou...
Tags: Google, Music, Television, College, George Harrison, Village Voice, Pbs, Janis Joplin, Dick Cavett, Facebook Twitter, Joplin, Cavett, Josh Jones, Howard Smith, Durham NC Follow, Maria Popova

Five Neo-Nazis Arrested For Threatening Journos, Minorities With ‘Swatting’ And Posters

Five alleged members of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen were hit with federal charges Wednesday for threatening journalists, minorities and employees at the anti-Defamation league. Among those targeted were journalists for ProPublica and Seattle-area television station KING 5 who had reported on the neo-Nazis, prosecutors alleged. The group — which celebrates Hitler, Charles Manson and the American neo-Nazi James Mason — has been tied to several murders. Federal authorities have cracked down on...
Tags: News, Nazis, Georgia, Fbi, New York Times, Arizona, Secret Service, Nazi, Pbs, Seattle, Apd, King, Cabinet, Thompson, Denton, Eastern District of Virginia

Film Editor Lewis Erskine on Finding the Rhythm for Miles Davis Doc ‘Birth of the Cool’

On-the-beat editing for the documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” comes courtesy of Lewis Erskine who brings rhythm to the images apace with that perfect flow of the jazz icon’s horn. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and earned a nomination at the NAACP’s 2020 Image Awards for outstanding documentary […]
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PBS Documentary 'Always In Season' Examines Lynching In America

"Always In Season" examines the death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy, which was ruled a suicide, though some suspected it was a lynching.
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Johni Cerny, Chief Genealogist Who Helped Oprah, Bernie, And Others Find Their Roots On TV, Has Died At 76

Cerny, said Henry Louis Gates Jr., was “the proverbial dean of American genealogical research, … [whose work was] transforming raw data into narratives and metaphors about diversity and our common humanity.” Gates, the Harvard prof who hosts and produces Finding Your Roots on PBS, began working with Cerny in 2006, and their work on personal (and social) histories flowered from there. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Harvard, Pbs, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Cerny, 02.22.20, Johni Cerny, Oprah Bernie

'Who Killed Malcolm X' explores mystery of his murder - PBS NewsHour

'Who Killed Malcolm X' explores mystery of his murder   PBS NewsHou
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Frank Eliason from Amazon – Proud to be an Amazonian Working in the Fulfillment Center

One of the most interesting things I’ve read this year came from customer service and customer experience pioneer Frank Eliason.  If you’ve heard that name before you probably know it for being one of the first customer service leaders to integrate social media in with traditional support processes during his time at Comcast.  For example, Frank proved the driving force behind @ComcastCares.  He led the same initiatives during his time at Citibank.  He continued as an industry thought leader inf...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Interviews, Senate, US, Sales, Cnn, Atlantic, Comcast, Usps, Pbs, Citibank, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Echo, Frank, Allentown Pennsylvania

Amazon sells facial recognition software to police all over the US, but has no idea how many departments are using it

Amazon's incredibly lucrative web services division sells facial recognition software to police departments all over the United States. Facial recognition software isn't regulated by the US government, and oversight is handled entirely at Amazon's discretion.  In a new interview with Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy, he reveals how little insight Amazon has into how its tech is used: The company isn't aware of how many police departments are using their software, let alone how it's being use...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, US, Trends, United States, Aws, Pbs, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime Video, Andy Jassy, Watch Google, Jassy, James Jacoby, Amazon Rekognition Rekognition, Amazon s Web Services AWS

How Miles Davis Made “Kind of Blue”

From the feature-length documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool that’s debuting on PBS’s American Masters next week, this is a short clip about how Miles’ masterpiece, Kind of Blue, came together in the studio. Miles Davis didn’t provide sheet music for his musicians during the recording of his iconic album “Kind of Blue.” He said that “I didn’t write out the music for ‘Kind of Blue.’ But brought in sketches ‘cause I wanted a lot of spontaneity in the playing.” Here’s the trailer and a ...
Tags: Miles Davis, Pbs, Jason Kottke, Miles Davis Miles Davis, Miles Davis Made

FRONTLINE - Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos

From PBS’s FRONTLINE comes Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos, a feature-length documentary investigation into Amazon and its founder. Jeff Bezos is not only the richest man in the world, he has built a business that is without precedent in the history of American capitalism. His power to shape everything from the future of work to the future of commerce to the future of technology is unrivaled. As politicians and regulators around the world start to consider the global impact ...
Tags: Amazon, Pbs, Jeff Bezos, Jason Kottke, Bezos, Randy Miller, James Marcus, Amazon Jeff Bezos PBS

Bloomberg Downplays Chinese Pollution: ‘It’s India That Is Even a Bigger Problem’

Former New York city mayor Mike Bloomberg downplayed China's contribution to climate change during Wednesday night's Democratic debate, arguing that the rapidly industrializing superpower has "slowed down" its  pollution in recent years.“Well you’re not going to go to war with them. You have to negotiate with them, and we’ve seen how well that works, with tariffs that are hurting us” Bloomberg said. “What we have to do is convince the Chinese that it is in their interest as well — their ...
Tags: New York, News, China, India, Bloomberg, Beijing, Chinese communist party, The New York Times, Pbs, Cnbc, Communist Party, Bloomberg News, Mike Bloomberg, Xi Jingping, Ben Sasse R Neb, Jingping

Amazon Prime Video March 2020 Movie and TV Titles Announced

Amazon Prime Video March 2020 movie and TV titles announced The list for the new Amazon Prime Video March 2020 movies and TV titles have been released, which you can now view below! This includes the series debut of new Amazon originals shows like Stefano Sollima’s crime drama series ZeroZeroZero which will be led by Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, and Gabriel Byrne, and the mystery-thriller miniseries adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse starring Rufus Sewell and Kaya Scodelario. ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Australia, Amazon Prime, TV News, Starz, Pbs, Bet, Jay, Agatha Christie, Gabriel Byrne, Amazon Prime Video, Henry

Meghan McCain and Joy Behar Blow Up Over Bloomberg and Trump: ‘None of Your Business!’

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: The View’s Meghan McCain and Joy Behar lashed out at each other in an off-the-rails and increasingly uncomfortable segment of the popular ABC talk show.Kicking off Tuesday’s broadcast by noting that billionaire Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday’s primary debate, McCain said she was glad he would finally have to “man up” and debate the other candidates, especially as his past racist and sexist comments have come ligh...
Tags: News, Abc, Washington Post, New York City, Georgia, Bloomberg, Democrats, Pbs, Whoopi Goldberg, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Michael Bloomberg, Alec Baldwin, Trump, McCain, Joy Behar

Director Ryan White reveals the double-edged sword of queer representation in ‘Visible: Out on TV’

Director Ryan White Ryan White doesn’t stop. The documentarian behind The Case Against 8 and The Keepers has enjoyed two consecutive Sundance Film Festivals with new movies having their premiere. Last year, we chatted with White about his acclaimed documentary Ask Dr. Ruth. His next feature, Assassins, comes out later this year. For the moment, though, White is focused on an epic television event. We mean that in two senses of the word. As produced by Wilson Cruz & Wanda Sykes, Visible: Out o...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Atlanta, David, Netflix, Anderson Cooper, Philadelphia, Ellen, Pbs, Wanda, Oprah, Janet Mock

New York Times reporter will deliver keynote speech at L.A. journalism awards banquet in March

A political correspondent from The New York Times will deliver the keynote address at the local chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists’ annual awards banquet next month. Jennifer Medina, who grew up in Riverside and currently covers the 2020 presidential election, will headline the Distinguished Journalists Awards Banquet on March 25, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced Monday morning, Feb. 10. Medina’s work for The New York Times foc...
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PBS’ NOVA to Air Blink Film’s ‘Cat Tales,’ ‘Dog Tales’

Blink Film, the BAFTA award-winning production outfit specializing in non-fiction entertainment, will premiere its two latest animal-focused documentaries on PBS’ primetime science showcase NOVA on Feb. 12 and 19. Written and directed by Pete Chinn (“How the Earth was Made”), the films “Cat Tales” and “Dog Tales” will each run 60 minutes, and will include […]
Tags: News, Global, Earth, Pbs, Nova, Blink Film, Air Blink Film, Pete Chinn

Interview with Iraqi Comedian/Satirist Ahmed Albasheer

The PBS show Amanpour and Company has interviewed Ahmed Albasheer (pictured), the Iraqi comedian and host of the weekly satire program “Albasheer Show”. Albasheer started the show in 2014 as a tool to fight corruption, extremism and terrorism. He explains how a suicide bomber changed his life, and how “Albasheer Show” is fueling the demonstrations currently taking place in Iraq. Click here to view the interview (Source: PBS) Source: Post your commentary below.
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This Week In Trailers: Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos, The Trade Season 2, Run, Blood on Her Name, The Misogynists

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we take a tax-free look at Jeff Bezos, wonder what to do with a dead body, reflect on the 2016 election, reflect on all of our poor ...
Tags: Amazon, Bruce Springsteen, Movies, America, Netflix, United States, This Week In Trailers, Npr, Pbs, Movie Trailers, Jeff Bezos, Run, Trump, Bezos, Neil Labute, Fraserburgh

The Hero's Journey in Everyday Life

What can myths and folk stories tell us about our day-to-day lives? In what ways do we re-enact these tales handed down to us over thousands of years? And what are the implications for the leaders I work with in my coaching practice? The whole sense of the ubiquitous myth of the hero's passage is that it shall serve as a general pattern for men and women, wherever they may stand along the scale. Therefore it is formulated in the broadest terms. The individual has only to discover their own ...
Tags: Leadership, Law, Stanford, Pbs, Cto, Bill Moyers, Campbell, Sutton, Bhagavad Gita, Joseph Campbell, Pfeffer, Edbatista, Bob Sutton, Jeff Pfeffer, Sarah Lawrence, Hero s Journey

Roger Kahn, author of elegiac ‘Boys of Summer’ Dodgers classic, dies at 92

By The Associated Press MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Roger Kahn, the writer who wove memoir and baseball and touched millions of readers through his romantic account of the Brooklyn Dodgers in “The Boys of Summer,” has died. He was 92. Son Gordon Kahn said his father died Thursday at a nursing facility in Mamaroneck. The author of 20 books and hundreds of articles, Kahn was best known for the 1972 best-seller that looked at his relationship with his father through their shared love of the Dodgers, an obje...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, News, Media, Uncategorized, Sports, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Brooklyn, Obituaries, New York Times, Monty Python, Pbs

Conservative media selects its next targets: Billy Porter & ‘Sesame Street’

The uproar over Billy Porter’s upcoming appearance on Sesame Street hit a new high (or low, if you ask us) as notorious conservative publication The Federalist has launched an attack on the Pose star. Columnist Denise Shick has condemned Porter’s appearance, warning “watching a cross-dressing gay man interact with their favorite TV characters is sure to affect impressionable young minds.” Shick’s sole academic credentials appear to be serving on the board of a conversion therapy group called He...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Sesame Street, Lifestyle, Transgender, Catholic, Pbs, Ad Friendly, Porter, Billy Porter, Emmy Tony, Shick, Denise Shick, The Federalist, International Children 's Rights Institute

Kirk Douglas, maverick movie star of Hollywood’s golden age, dies at 103

By HILLEL ITALIE LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 103. “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” his son Michael said in a statement on his Ins...
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Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

By HILLEL ITALIE LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103, People magazine reported Wednesday. “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” his son Michael said in a statement obtained by People. “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movie...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Monty Python, Pbs, Michael, Hillel Italie, Kirk Douglas, Terry Jones

New Orleans cuisine told by a chef

When it comes to food, the old cliche of the United States as a melting pot rings true. Nowhere, however, is it truer than New Orleans. There are Haitian, Vietnamese, Italian, Cuban, and Chinese influences in the food of this eclectic city. Classic French dishes get a Southern twist and are then punched up with spices from India and West Africa. This all makes New Orleans an exciting place for people like Phillip Lopez, the executive chef at Galatoire’s and the host of the PBS show Good Gumb...
Tags: Travel, Europe, India, US, NFL, United States, West Africa, New Orleans, Louisiana, Pbs, East Coast, All, Saigon, Rice, Saint Germain, StarChefs

Justice Roberts was gifted a golden gavel for enduring the impeachment trial

Chief Justice John Roberts was in the unenviable position of having to sit through the entirety of the Senate impeachment trial over the last few weeks while also continuing to serve on the Supreme Court, but at least he got a present out of it.At the conclusion of the trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) presented Roberts with a golden gavel, which is typically awarded to new senators after they've sat in their chair for more than 100 hours. But McConnell thought it was ok ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, America, Iowa, Pbs, Trump, John Roberts, Capitol, Roberts, Schumer, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Supreme Court Building, Sens McConnell

Antigay senator wants to cut PBS funding over Billy Porter’s guest appearance on ‘Sesame Street’

Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert has announced he wants to pull the plug on PBS after learning that Billy Porter has filmed an appearance on Sesame Street. Porter appeared on the set of the show last week. Photos posted to social media show the actor wearing his infamous tuxedo dress that he wore to the Academy Awards last year. Neither Porter nor the producers of Sesame Street have released further details about the actor’s appearance. Nevertheless, the idea that a gay man in a dress would app...
Tags: Feature, Life, Sesame Street, Lifestyle, Alabama, Arkansas, Pbs, Ad Friendly, Porter, Billy Porter, Jason Rapert, AETN, Bert Ernie, Rapert, Facebook Rapert

‘Vienna Blood’ Producer Endor Hires Former Fox Networks Group Exec Sara Johnson

Red Arrow Studios-backed Endor Productions has hired former Fox Networks Group (FNG) exec Sara Johnson as creative director. Led by managing director Hilary Bevan Jones, the TV-focused Endor’s recent series include “Vienna Blood” for Germany’s ZDF and Austria’s ORF, which was acquired by the BBC and PBS; two seasons of Matthew Parkhill’s “Deep State” for […]
Tags: News, Germany, Bbc, Austria, Vienna, Pbs, Endor, ZDF, Fox Networks Group, Hilary Bevan Jones, Endor Productions, Matthew Parkhill, Sara Johnson, Fox Networks Group FNG, Red Arrow Studios, Fox Networks Group Exec

Tavis Smiley Calls PBS Probe ‘Sham Investigation’ Ahead of Trial

Following a spate of sexual misconduct allegations that prompted PBS to cancel “Tavis Smiley” in late 2017 and led to an ongoing legal dispute between the broadcaster and former talk show host, Smiley has taken to Facebook to defend himself ahead of the trial, which begins Monday. Citing a famous line from Arthur Miller’s “The […]
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Disney’s “Hamilton” Movie Could Change Theatre

While a handful of Broadway productions are filmed for airings on PBS or to be added to BroadwayHD’s on-demand streaming library, “Hamilton’s” road from stage to studio might set a lucrative precedent for future commercial productions to prepare for potential major releases. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Disney, Broadway, Pbs, Hamilton, 02.03.20

Joel Hodgson Tours America in His Final Live Shows With 'Mystery Science Theatre 3000'

With some help from his robot (puppet) friends, TV's Joel Hodgson will heckle the movies "Circus of Horrors" and "No Retreat, No Surrender" live in San Francisco today -- before heading out to 26 other American cities (including Austin, Denver, Boise, and Salt Lake City). It's a final farewell tour, as local media outlets try to find an appropriate appreciation for his legacy: These days, the act of reacting is everywhere. Twitter is essentially one giant stream of people's snappy takes on curr...
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