• Hamilton on PBS

    Making of a Musical Masterpiece

    By: PBS - Jan 18th, 2016

    HAMILTON’S AMERICA is produced by Academy Award® and Emmy®-Winning producers RadicalMedia (What Happened Miss Simone?, Keith Richards: Under The Influence, In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams for PBS). The documentary combines interviews with experts and prominent personalities, new footage of the production in New York, and cast-led expeditions to DC, Philadelphia and New York.

  • PBS Announces Programming

    Maintaining Quality Television

    By: PBS - Jan 18th, 2016

    PBS announces new programs and initiatives launching in 2016.

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon

    Won Two Golden Globe Awards

    By: Nancy Bishop - Jan 10th, 2018

    “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” an Amazon Studios series, won two Golden Globes Sunday night—one for best TV comedy series and one for best actress in a comedy series for Brosnahan, who grew up in Highland Park. It’s a hilarious look at a life among the wealthy and the lovably wacky flavor of Greenwich Village before Bob Dylan arrived.

  • PBS Fall Schedule

    From Walt Disney to Julie Waters in Indian Summers

    By: PBS - Jun 04th, 2015

    Yes Downton Abbey returns in January. PBS premieres the Civil War drama Mercy Street on September 27. Come fall PBS yet again will roll out an entertaining cornucopia of programming.

  • Queen Latifah Triumphs in HBO's Bessie

    Portrays Legendary and Tragic Empress of the Blues

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 23rd, 2015

    As blues giant Bessie Smith in HBO's "Bessie" Queen Latifah gives the finest performance of her career. The drama is based on a 1972 book by Chris Albertson. During the 1920s she was the Empress of the Blues but during the great depression which followed in the 1930s, as she compellingly sang, "Nobody knows you when you're down and out."

  • PBS Airs The Draft on April 27

    Exploring the Role of Enlisted Soldiers

    By: PBS - Apr 14th, 2015

    PBS’ THE DRAFT explores the turbulent history of the draft, from the Revolutionary War to present, including the debate over its termination. Airing Monday, April 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET, THE DRAFT is the first program to air as part of PBS’ special block of programming related to the Vietnam War.

  • Scandal

    Jumping the Shark

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 15th, 2015

    Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the prime time hit, Scandal, and her team of writers are running on vapors. They have tossed the glamorous leading lady , Kerry Washington as Fixer Olivia Pope, into the deepest and darkest of dungeons. The move was initially hatched by the scheming VP to bring down his boss, and Liv's lover, President Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III. Now, oh please, she is being auctioned off to the highest bidder intent on leveraging Fitz. In the world of TV dramas this is a desperate plot ploy known as Jumping the Shark.

  • Gillian Anderson in The Fall Season Two

    Belfast Based Crime Drama on Netflix

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 04th, 2015

    The glamorous, sexy, frigid brilliant detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) was brought in to solved a series of killings in Belfast. She matches wits with an equally brilliant and ruthless adversary, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) who has a teflon cover as husband and devoted father as well as a profession grief councilor. We binged on Season Two and although the crime has been solved we hope that the series continues. Anderson's arrogant detective gets under our skin in a manner that we love to hate.

  • The Honourable Woman Golden Globe Winner

    Maggie Gyllenhaal Astonishing as Activist Nessa Stein

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 23rd, 2015

    The Honourable Woman is a combined project of SundanceTV and the BBC. Written and directed by Hugo Bick it stars the American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal as a Jewish CEO of the British Stein Corporation. She is a Nominee for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries and has been honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress In A Miniseries Or Television Film.

  • PBS Anounces New Programming

    lInks for More Detailed Information

    By: PBS - Jan 19th, 2015

    PBS announced new programs and initiatives launching in 2015. A brief synopsis of each program is listed below, along with links to the full press releases.

  • PBS Fall Winter Primetime Schedule

    Tony Winner Mark Rylance in Wolf Hall

    By: PBS - Nov 20th, 2014

    PBS revealed today its full primetime schedule for the 2015 winter/spring season along with key talent appearing at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, taking place this January in Pasadena, CA. PBS will host two days of press conferences featuring Damian Lewis, who plays Henry VIII in MASTERPIECE’s “Wolf Hall,” starring Tony-Award winner Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell; Rory Kennedy, director and producer for LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE; Nicholas Kristof for A PATH APPEARS; Phylicia Rashad for AMERICAN MASTERS “August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand”; Misty Copeland for AMERICAN MASTERS “American Ballet Theatre at 75 (w.t.)”; Ricky Jay for AMERICAN MASTERS “Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice”; Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson for MASTERPIECE’s “Poldark”; and other names to be announced.

  • Hitmakers on PBS

    Airs on Friday. November 14

    By: PBS - Oct 16th, 2014

    HITMAKERS is an up-close look at the music industry’s resilience in the digital age, featuring interviews and performances from notable artists, including Grammy® Award-winning rocker Melissa Etheridge, multi-media star Questlove, Electronic Dance Music DJ/producer Steve Aoki, multiplatinum Grammy Award-winning singer Lorde, powerhouse soul/funk singer Sharon Jones and Grammy-winning blues rock group Tedeschi Trucks Band, along with legendary music executives.

  • Robin Williams Remembered

    PBS Special September 9

    By: PBS - Sep 02nd, 2014

    The one-hour special will feature Williams’ last full-length television interview, including never-before-seen footage of his comments on life and work, tributes by those who knew and worked with him closely in all phases of his career, and clips from iconic moments throughout his career. Williams shares stories about his first stand-up act, his desire to be a serious dramatic actor and his tireless efforts to entertain U.S. troops overseas.

  • Salamander a 12 Part Belgian Thriller

    Compelling Series on Netflix

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 29th, 2014

    We devoured the 12 part Belgian series "Salamander" over three riveting evenings. Starting as a not so unique bank robbery the master mind has more than theft planned for the 66 owners of targeted private boxes in the vault. The real motive is to bring down a powerful cabal with the code name Salamander surviving from a WWII Resistance group.

  • Sarah Lancashire in Happy Valley

    A Copper in BBC Hit on Netflix

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 24th, 2014

    Sarah Lancashire is familiar to PBS viewers as the lesbian head mistress in Sally Wainwright's series Last Tango in Halifax. She has written a news cop series Happy Valley built around Lancashire. The hit, six part BBC series is now avaiable for binge viewing on Netflix.

  • PBS Secrets of Underground London

    Precedes Masterpiece Mystery June 22

    By: PBS - May 13th, 2014

    Following the success of the previous behind-the-scenes looks at England’s most notable landmarks, SECRETS OF UNDERGROUND LONDON premieres Sunday, June 22, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET. The special precedes MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “The Escape Artist” starring David Tennant.

  • PBS Fall Programming

    Season Launches with The Roosevelts September 14

    By: PBS - May 08th, 2014

    The Roosevelts kicks off PBS’ fall season Sunday, September 14, with an epic seven-night premiere. The 14-hour documentary airs nightly at 8 p.m. through Saturday, September 20 with a repeat at 10 p.m., and for the first time on television weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

  • PBS Summer Schedule

    Returing Favorites and New Features

    By: PBS - May 01st, 2014

    PBS announces a summer schedule of programming spanning generations and genres. From examinations of our nation’s history to our connections to the animal kingdom, and escapes to Britain’s courtrooms and countryside, PBS offers diverse series and specials for all viewers.

  • Pioneers of Television on PBS

    Series Returns on April 15

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 30th, 2014

    The PBS series Pioneers of Television returns for its fourth season on April 15. In the premiere episode through interviews and vintage clips we have insights to the complex transition from the demands of standup to those of working with an ensemble of actors. The episode balances hilarious and poignant moments.

  • Hail Sid Caesar

    The King of Comedy during its Golden Age

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 13th, 2014

    During the Golden Age of Comedy in the pioneering era of television in the 1950s the undisputed King of Comedy was Sid Caesar. After decades of self abuse he embraced sobriety and clean living. This week he passes away at the hilarious age of 91. We recall his genius and the genre he presided over.

  • Ireland’s Crime Series Love/ Hate

    Four Award Winning Seasons

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 27th, 2014

    The four award winning seasons of the Irish crime series Love/ Hate is powerful, insightful and compelling. The young hoods are well drawn and complex. The first three seasons are available on Netflix. They invite marathon viewing. Then the cliff hanger while we wait for season four that aired in the fall of 2013.

  • Streaming The Grand on Netflix

    Vintage BBC Series for Downton Abbey Fans

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 02nd, 2014

    Shot for a fraction of the budget of Downton Abbey, on a lot of levels the 1997 BBC series, The Grand, more than holds its own. There are mistakes and some curious casting changes but the plot twists and cliff hangers kept us hungry for the next of 18 fascinating episodes.

  • Chasing Shackelton on PBS

    Three Part Series Premieres January 8

    By: PBS - Dec 31st, 2013

    Chasing Shackelton, a new three-part series about a modern expedition that follows the path of history’s most extraordinary survival story, will premiere January 8, 2014. The series follows a crew of five intrepid explorers led by renowned adventurer, scientist and author Tim Jarvis as they re-create Shackleton’s epic sea-and-land voyage in a replica of the original explorers’ boat, using only the tools and supplies his team used.

  • Orange is the New Black by Netflix

    Hit Prison Series To Return for Season Two

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 13th, 2013

    Three's a charm with Orange Is the New Black the third mini series created by Netflix. All 13 episodes were released on July 11 resulting in an orgy for fanatical viewers. There was a cliff hanger ending followed by the good news that Piper and her inmates will be back next year with season two. Initially we thought of Piper as a good girl who made a bad mistake. Gradually she is revealed as a bad girl who has to make good. Or just survive her 15 month sentence.

  • Pasta an Enchanting South Korean TV Series

    Food and Romance in a Steamy Kitchen

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 27th, 2013

    This summer we were utterly captivated by a South Korean romantic comedy Pasta set in the kitchen of an upscale Italian restaurant La Sfera. There were 20 amazingly well crafted and consistently surprising episodes in a series we never wanted to end. We urge you to check it out on Netflix.

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