In ‘Alma’s Way,’ a Young Latina Thinks for Herself, Like Her Creator

Set in the Bronx, the new PBS Kids’ show from Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on “Sesame Street,” promotes diversity and critical thinking.

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Neal Conan, Who Talked (and Listened) to the Nation on NPR, Dies at 71

In a broadcasting career that began when he was 17, he was a producer, editor and news director — and a voice listeners trusted.

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It’s the Media’s ‘Mean-Too’ Moment. Stop Yelling and Go to Human Resources.

In public radio, there is either an epidemic of bullying or an epidemic of whining, depending on whom you ask.

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Bob Abernethy, Longtime Host of PBS Show on Religion, Dies at 93

He conceived and produced “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly” and was its face for 20 years, after four decades as an NBC News correspondent.

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A Big List of Podcasts for Bigger Kids

There has been an explosion of new shows for children in the past year. Here are 30 of the best for kids between 6 and 10.

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Teachers on TV? Schools Try Creative Strategy to Narrow Digital Divide

It’s another way to reach students without internet or computers during the pandemic.

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PBS Will Show Charlie Brown Holiday Specials This Year

The tech giant, which recently gained exclusive rights to the widely beloved “Peanuts” specials, said they would air on public airwaves again this year.

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Picturing Yourself with Bob Ross as the ‘Experience’ Opens in Indiana

Visitors can tour the beloved painter’s recreated studio and take Bob Ross master classes, in the city where “The Joy of Painting” was filmed.

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PBS Pledge Drive: A History

The interruptions to regular programming in favor of a hard sell and programming of dubious merit have infuriated viewers for decades. But stations find it hard to quit them.

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PBS Showed TV the Future. But What Does Its Own Look Like?

It created the blueprint for what TV has become. And, while networks and streaming services reap the benefits of PBS’s successes, it is still struggling to survive.

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In Praise of PBS, a True Democratic Institution

Next month will mark 50 years of television that aims to educate and unite.

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WNYC Employees Demanded Diversity. They Got Another White Boss.

The public radio stalwart vowed to fix what its journalists said was a toxic work culture. But the latest changes have led to a newsroom revolt.

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NPR Cuts Executive Pay as Corporate Sponsors’ Payments Fall

The chief executive of the radio and podcasting giant said he hoped to avoid layoffs.

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Michelle Obama Is Reading Books to Children Stuck at Home

The former first lady said she would share some of her favorite children’s books and try to give families a much-needed break.

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