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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:50

A beautiful day in the neighborhood

We live in a world filled with sharp divides. So many lines that see so many people on either side. Common ground and understanding are in short supply. But there’s at least one thing on which the vast majority of us can agree.

Mister Rogers. Fred Rogers was a good man and his neighborhood was a good place. No matter how you feel about literally anything else in the world, you are almost certainly onboard with that sentiment.

He’s the subject of director Morgan Neville’s new documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” It details the life of Fred Rogers through an exploration of his iconic children’s TV show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and interviews with many of the people who knew him best both personally and professionally – although it rapidly becomes clear that knowing Mr. Rogers in any capacity meant knowing him personally.

Published in Movies

“A book is a dream you hold in your hands.” – Neil Gaiman

PBS is underway on its quest to determine America’s favorite book.

“The Great American Read” is a months-long TV series airing on PBS. It’s an effort to celebrate and explore the joy of reading by way of an expert-curated list of American’s best-loved novels. It’s about how and why these beloved works were created … and why we feel the connections to them we do.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:42

Jackie Robinson' goes deep

Ken Burns documentary a thorough portrait

Published in Sports

'The odds of me composing a symphony were one in a hundred thousand. It's never been done before like this.' Alby Hurwit, composer, retired radiologist.

Sometimes you get a second chance in life. In 'Lifecasters,' a new film for PBS from executive producers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, the duo behind 2009's award winning documentary 'The Way We Get By,' we meet three very different people who attempt to beat the odds and realize their true purpose later in life.

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 22:44

Q&A with Ken Burns on 'The Dust Bowl'

Two part film debuts Sunday, 11/18 on PBS

It's been said that more people have acquired their history from Ken Burns than from any other single source.

Over the last 30 years, the award winning documentarian and film maker has crafted definitive portraits on subjects ranging from The Civil War and World War II to baseball, jazz and our National Park System.

His latest film chronicles a catastrophe of Biblical proportions the Dust Bowl of the 1930s that turned vast stretches of the Great Plains into a desert and convinced many of its victims that they were witnessing the end of times.

Published in Buzz

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