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‘The American Buffalo’ Review: Even Not-Peak Ken Burns Is Still Worth a Watch

Burns' new four-hour PBS doc studies the species' symbolism, its brutal near-extinction and the complicated and sometimes heroic struggle to bring the buffalo back.

Unstruck TV: Under the Radar Series to Fill Gaps in Fall Viewing

While Hollywood writers are back at work, media companies have suspended negotiations with striking actors over a new contract. Even if talks resume and a settlement were to happen soon, however, it would likely be early 2024 before the two dozen or so dramas and comedies that normally premiere in the fall make it back […]

Kerry Washington Reveals ‘Finding Your Roots’ Led to Discovery She Was Conceived Through a Sperm Donor

Kerry Washington says her feelings of “not quite belonging” in her family that she’s had since childhood were a result of a long-hidden secret that she was conceived using a sperm donor. The actress opened up about the revelation in new interviews with The New York Times and People, tied to the release of her […]

PBS Taps The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg as Moderator of ‘Washington Week’

PBS has found a new moderator for its weekly political program Washington Week. WETA, the PBS station that produces the show, says that Jeffrey Goldberg will join the program as its new moderator. Goldberg succeeds Yamiche Alcindor, who stepped aside from the long-running public affairs show earlier this year. Goldberg has been the editor in […]

PBS Series ‘Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories’ Unearths History of the 100-Year-Old Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is as much a marker of location as it is a marker of industry. First erected 100 years ago as “Hollywoodland,” the bold, mountain-bound letters are a bona fide fixture of Los Angeles’ landscape, and have impacted the way the city has expanded — and the visual language of the films made […]

Hulu With Live TV Adds PBS, PBS Kids, Magnolia Network to Lineup

Hulu with Live TV is expanding its roster of TV channels. The Disney-owned virtual MVPD says that it will add local PBS stations, PBS Kids, and Magnolia Network to its core live TV lineup. The PBS stations and PBS Kids in particular are a substantial addition to the lineup, with PBS stations effectively filling out […]

Former ABC News/Disney Exec Marie Nelson Named Hot Docs Fest President

Former ABC News/Disney exec Marie Nelson has been named president of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Starting June 1, Nelson will oversee North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, as well as the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto. “For me, having the chance to link arms with Hot Docs was an […]

Nearly 60 Percent of PBS Doc Content in 2022 Featured BIPOC Talent or Was “Diversity-Related,” Per DEI Report

PBS built out its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team in fiscal year 2022. The public broadcaster’s second annual DEI report, released Monday morning, noted that the network created a DEI Office during the period and hired a staff, including DEI head Cecilia Loving and DEI director Gina Leow, in addition to establishing employee resource groups […]

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards: PBS and CNN Lead With Two Wins Each

Columbia University revealed its winners for the 2023 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards Monday night. The annual awards honor the best in broadcast journalism, documentary and digital reporting. CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor Norah O’Donnell and Co-Anchor of PBS NewsHour Amna Nawaz hosted the ceremony in person in New York City at the Low […]

Edward Norton on Discovering an Ancestor Was a Slave Owner: “Everybody Should Be Uncomfortable With It”

Edward Norton says discovering one of his own ancestors owned enslaved Black people is an “uncomfortable” truth that “needs to be acknowledged” and contended with. The Glass Onion star and Oscar winner discovered the ancestral connection during the season 9 premiere of PBS’ Finding Your Roots. In the episode, which also featured Julia Roberts, host […]

Not Your Parents‘ ’NewsHour’: Geoff Bennett and Amna Nawaz Ready Reboot of Storied PBS News Program

On Jan. 2, 2023, a new era will begin at NewsHour, the long-running PBS evening news program. After nearly 10 years at the anchor desk (three as co-anchor with the late Gwen Ifill and six solo), Judy Woodruff is stepping down to make room for the next generation of anchors. Geoff Bennett, NewsHour‘s chief Washington […]

Independent Lens Unveils Winter Slate with Titles About Reparations, Fentanyl Crisis

Independent Lens — PBS’ long-running, Emmy-winning documentary anthology series — has announced its programming lineup for its winter season. FBI informant Ernest Withers, the U.S. reparations debate and a secret female-only language invented 400 years ago in China are among the subjects of the feature docs, all presented by ITVS. Children of Las Brisas from […]