Posts tagged "pbs"

Watch: Emotional Downton Abbey Season Six Trailer!

The final season of everyone’s favorite Downton Abbey is almost upon us! Ok, September 20th, but still, it goes by fast.
Watch this trailer and I dare you not to…

Katrin Higher | August 30, 2015 - 3:30 pm

“Sesame Street” Gets Gentrified, Signs 5-Year Lease With HBO

If you want to get to “Sesame Street” without paying for HBO, you’ll have to wait nine months.

Megan Reynolds | August 13, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Ben Affleck Demanded PBS Hide His Slave-Owning Ancestor From Their Show

PBS’s popular show “Finding Your Roots” traces the ancestry of celebrities and it was recently revealed that Ben Affleck decided to hide some of his more sinister lineage.
Affleck thought…

Katrin Higher | April 18, 2015 - 10:07 am

The Soapbox: “The Whiteness Project” Is A Pageantry Of White Ignorance

In case you are unaware, there is something called “The Whiteness Project.” Per the website, the project, from documentary director Whitney Dow, is “a multiplatform investigation into how Americans who…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Set Your DVR: “Outlawed In Pakistan” Airs Tuesday Night On PBS

On Sunday and Monday you’re binge-watching “Arrested Development,” I get it. But set your DVRs now for Tuesday night at 10 p.m. for “Outlawed In Pakistan,” a new documentary airing…

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2013 - 10:00 am

10 Memories I Have Of “Sesame Street”

I grew up with parents who were not particularly pro-television. My dad even attached a scarf to the top of our TV and would insist on pulling it down to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 8, 2012 - 1:00 pm

“The Light In Her Eyes” Documentary Explores Koran’s Influence On Girls

Houda Al-Habash is not only seen driving her car in the opening scene of “The Light In Her Eyes,” but she is also steering hundreds of young Syrian girls and…

Daley Quinn | July 13, 2012 - 10:40 am

Unauthorized “Downton Abbey” Jewelry Pulled From PBS Website

You can’t blame PBS for trying to make a buck. Even they hate their biweekly fundraising efforts. Nevertheless, the production company for “Downton Abbey” got on the horn and put a…

Jessica Wakeman | January 25, 2012 - 12:40 pm

PBS Censors Tina Fey

The other day, Jessica told us about Tina Fey receiving the Mark Twain Prize for humor last week (only “the third woman in history to do so after Lily…

Wendy Atterberry | November 17, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Watch The Story Of Danny And Annie

Get your tissues ready for this one. StoryCorps, an organization that records and archives people’s stories, has started broadcasting animated shorts of some of those stories on a PBS…

Wendy Atterberry | August 25, 2010 - 11:50 am

Tess Of The D’Urbervilles: Rape In The Olden Days

Last night, instead of watching “Desperate Housewives” and “Brothers & Sisters,” I opted for slightly more intellectual but no less drama-filled fare and watched Masterpiece Classic on PBS, hosted by…

Catherine Strawn | January 5, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Jane Austen’s Men

Maybe because she never settled down herself, Jane Austen created some mighty fine specimens for all of us to drool over – Fitzwilliam Darcy, George Wickham, and Frederick Wentworth to…

Catherine Strawn | January 31, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Sunday Is Sappy Love Night

Keep your Sunday nights open for the next four months, as you have dates with Mr. Darcy, Henry Tilney, and all of the other dashing gentlemen from Jane Austen’s books.

Catherine Strawn | January 18, 2008 - 5:00 pm