Friday, October 5, 2012


  • Romney Reveals True Self in PBS Remark

    Watching the debate on Wednesday I felt I was in a bizarro world. Governor Romney was looking presidential, spouting statistics and talking compassionately about people he met who are unemployed, and President Obama was looking vulnerable, ...

  • PBS film series Half the Sky brings celebrity advocates close to global women ...

    A depiction of a Somali family's visit to a clinic for women's health is part of the Trailer for "Half the Sky - Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" showing on PBS - Independent Lens. Image: Half the Sky Movement/PBS. (WNN/TLW) New ...

  • PBS CEO doesn't defend Jim Lehrer's debate moderating

    PBS CEO Paula Kerger refused to defend PBS host Jim Lehrer's debate performance, even failing to push back against the idea that Lehrer is too old and too white for the job.

  • Has Hugo Chavez Lost His Mojo?

    Venezuela's charismatic and outspoken leader Hugo Chavez faces his toughest challenge yet for the presidency from newcomer Henrique Capriles.

  • PBS-KLRN of San Antonio Adds Platts Energy Week to its Sunday Line Up

    "We're off to a great start in bringing important policy, market and energy industry information to the state of Texas through San Antonio's KLRN and our partner station PBS-KHUT in Houston," said Allan Horlick, executive producer, The PowerBlock, W*USA.

  • Romney's 'Big Bird' comment stirs social media

    About 30 minutes into the verbal contest between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the former governor explained that he would cut what he considers non-essential items in the budget, including cuts to PBS, which employs debate ...

  • Thai PBS promises more TV, radio output

    Thepchai Yong, the outgoing managing director of Thai PBS, says: 'We're a key element in helping to develop the country's democracy and encouraging public participation.

  • Unemployment Ticks Down to 7.8%, U-7 Down to 16.87%

    Construction jobs grew by 5,000 in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Photo by Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

  • New Jobs Numbers Could Help Obama Rebound From First Debate

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  • PBS head unloads on Romney

    "I'm sorry Jim, I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS," he told moderator Jim Lehrer, who has worked for PBS since the 1970s. "I like PBS, I love Big Bird, I actually like you too, but I'm going to stop borrowing money from China to pay for things we don't ...

  • PBS rebroadcasts "Broadway: An American Musical"

    In case you missed it the first time - and even if you saw it - PBS is rebroadcasting its award-winning six-part documentary "Broadway: The American Musical," beginning at 10 p.m.

  • PBS Documentary Highlights the Accomplishments of Indie Games

    The newest episode of PBS's online arts web-series, Off-Book, is a 7-minute look at the creativity of indie video games.

  • Weekend TV: New Steel Magnolias, Simpsons' Halloween Special, PBS Goes ...

    Is there a more perfect Lifetime movie property than Steel Magnolias? This tragicomic celebration of female bonding through gossipy good times and bad, all while getting their hair done at Truvy's Beauty Spot in suburban Louisiana, has been a crowd ...

  • 'Have I Managed My Finances Properly For a Long Retirement?'

    The NewsHour has partnered with Next Avenue, a new PBS website that offers articles, blogs and other critical information for adults over 50.

  • PBS show 'Daytripper' visits Bay Area

    HOUSTON—The Daytripper film crew may have gotten more than they asked for when they called the Bay Area Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau for information about Kemah.

  • PBS: 'Romney does not understand'

    "We are very disappointed that PBS became a political target in the Presidential debate last night," PBS said in a statement.

  • PBS president: 'Stunning' that Big Bird being debated

    Kerger told CNN Newsroom's Carol Costello that Mitt Romney singling out Big Bird and PBS funding ("I like PBS, I love Big Bird ... but I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China") was a "stunning moment." The debate ...

  • Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera Wins Baseball's 'Triple Crown' for Batting

    Miguel Cabrera, pro baseball player for the Detroit Tigers, is the first in 45 years to claim the 'triple crown': he has the best annual batting average, the highest number of homeruns and the best RBI.

  • Word To Big Bird! PBS CEO Strikes Back At Mitt's Threat On Big Bird (VIDEO)

    While speaking at the University of Denver, Romney told PBS host Jim Lehrer that if he becomes president, he will cut federal funding from PBS and make Big Bird a cooked dish. "I'm sorry Jim, I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I like PBS, I love Big ...

  • Goodbye, Big Bird? Presidential election revives debate about PBS funding

    NEW YORK (AP) - Big Bird has never been so hot. "Saturday Night Live," Jimmy Fallon, Piers Morgan, the "Today" show and "Good Morning America" all asked for appearances from the "Sesame Street" character on Thursday after he was unexpectedly ...

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