Telling the Story of the Tulsa Massacre

An array of TV documentaries mark the centennial of one of America’s deadliest outbreaks of racist violence.

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The Met Changes Course

A remarkably intimate documentary intended to chronicle the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 150th anniversary ends up filming one of the most challenging years of its history, from the inside.

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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.

#abernethy-bob, #deaths-obituaries, #nbc-news, #news-and-news-media, #public-broadcasting, #public-broadcasting-service, #religion-and-belief, #religionethics-newsweekly-tv-program, #television

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Yamiche Alcindor Is Named Host of ‘Washington Week’ on PBS

She succeeds Robert Costa at a program best known as the longtime home of the anchor Gwen Ifill.

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ Meets the Hot Vax Summer

A lusty new production is both an enticement and a warning as we tentatively explore intimacy after a year of forced solitude.

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Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Cut in Half and Twice as Good

Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley star as the star-crossed lovers in a compelling stage-film hybrid adaptation.

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Review: In ‘Philly D.A.,’ a Reformer Prosecutes the System

The gripping PBS documentary series is a richly detailed look at what happens when an idealist gets actual power.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Hemingway’ and ‘The People v. the Klan’

Lynn Novick and Ken Burns revisit the life of Ernest Hemingway on PBS. And a documentary about a civil suit against the Ku Klux Klan airs on CNN.

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Review: ‘Hemingway’ Is a Big Two-Hearted Reconsideration

Ken Burns’s latest documentary, premiering Monday on PBS, traces the complicated connections between the person, the persona and the stories

#burns-ken, #hemingway-tv-program, #hemingway-ernest, #novick-lynn, #public-broadcasting-service, #television

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Barry Lewis, Beloved Guide to New York City, Dies at 75

His walking tours of the city’s neighborhoods made Mr. Lewis, an architectural historian, a local celebrity with a star spot on a PBS series.

#architecture, #cooper-union-for-the-advancement-of-science-and-art, #deaths-obituaries, #hartman-david-1935, #lewis-barry, #new-york-city, #public-broadcasting-service, #television, #walking

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Matthew Lewis Can’t Believe He’s a Romantic Lead, Either

The actor, best known as the clumsy Neville Longbottom of “Harry Potter” fame, is a dashing suitor in the PBS reboot of “All Creatures Great and Small.”

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Feeling Nostalgic for Your Grandmother’s China?

Two reality shows airing this winter grapple with what to do with our family heirlooms.

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‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Rehabilitates Cows and Soothes Souls

This charming mini-series adaptation of the James Herriot novel was a surprise pandemic hit in Britain. This week it arrives in an America in need of its own relief.

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‘Bridgerton’ Takes On Race. But Its Core Is Escapism.

The Netflix hit departs from the homogeneous casting of most period drama, imagining an 19th-century Britain with Black royalty and aristocrats.

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How the Networks Will Fill Airtime on a Quiet New Year’s Eve

In a typical year, shots of raucous parties from around the world dominate news programming. This year, the networks had to get more creative.

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Mark Shields and the Best of American Liberalism

The man who loves politics.

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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.

#pledge-drives, #public-broadcasting, #public-broadcasting-service, #television

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Why We Turned to PBS: 50 Reasons Over 50 Years

Over the past five decades, we have invited Monty Python, Julia Child, Barney, William F. Buckley Jr. and Carl Sagan into our living rooms. Sound eclectic? It’s called the Public Broadcasting Service.

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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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PBS Is Still TV’s Best Path to Better Citizenship

Long before it was fashionable, PBS educated us about the realities of American life, and spoke some truth to power along the way.

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9 Things to Do This Weekend

How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

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With American TV on Pause, Here Are 5 British Series to Watch

On outlets from Hulu to Peacock to PBS, it’s the summer of the trans-Atlantic import.

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In ‘And She Could Be Next,’ Women of Color Take on Politics

The two-part documentary, which follows the campaigns of several female politicians of color and the communities that rally with them, shows what a systemic shift actually looks like.

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Lester Crystal, Guiding Force Behind ‘NewsHour,’ Dies at 85

As executive producer, he expanded the PBS newscast to an hour and helped make it a distinctive voice in broadcast journalism.

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Review: ‘Frontline’ Traces the Footsteps of Covid-19

Its new report, “The Virus: What Went Wrong?,” recounts the progress of the disease and asks what America missed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frontline-tv-program, #public-broadcasting-service, #television

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Daniel Dae Kim on ‘Asian-Americans’: Ugly History, Relevant Again

Kim, who narrates the PBS documentary, discusses its unanticipated resonance in the age of Covid-19 and his own experiences with the disease.

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