Public television

July 29, 2019 - 8:43 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Longtime PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said she's ready to face more budget fights and competition with the expanding number of commercial outlets treading on public TV's longtime programming turf. Kerger, who joined the Public Broadcasting Service as president and...
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FILE - This June 28, 1989 file photo shows Fred Rogers as he rehearses the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said on Friday, May 10, 2019, that Pennsylvanians will be encouraged to exhibit acts of kindness later this month in honor of the beloved PBS children's show host. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 10, 2019 - 2:17 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Residents of Fred Rogers' home state of Pennsylvania will be encouraged to exhibit acts of kindness in honor of the beloved PBS children's show host. Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday said the state's website will share stories of good deeds and kind gestures May 23 for "1-4-3 Day,"...
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FILE - This Feb. 22, 2015, file photo shows Shirley MacLaine at the Oscars in Los Angeles. MacLaine was honored for career achievement by the AARP, the organization for retired persons and its AARP, The Magazine. The awards show will be broadcast Feb. 15, 2019, on PBS. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
February 05, 2019 - 12:40 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Have you got a grown-up state of mind? If so, the AARP has some film awards just for you. For the 18th year, the organization for retired persons and its AARP, The Magazine, have awarded their "Movies for Grownups." The ceremony was held Monday night and will be...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Charley Pride performs "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Pride finds himself in the spotlight with two upcoming PBS projects: "Country Music," Ken Burns' film on the genre's evolution and the people who created it, and "Charley Pride: I'm Just Me," airing as part of the American Masters series on Feb. 22, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 10:12 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. PRIDE'S STORY Paging Terrence Howard. Charley Pride still wants the actor to play him in a movie of the country...
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February 01, 2019 - 2:11 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS is launching a weekly series that will link headline-making stories to their historical roots. The magazine-format program, titled "Retro Report," will be hosted by journalist Celeste Headlee and artist Masud Olufani, PBS said Friday. Humorist Andy Borowitz, who writes...
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In this image released by the Hatay governorate in Turkey, Jumpei Yasuda of Japan, talks in Antakya, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Japan confirmed Wednesday that a man freed from Syria is the Japanese freelance journalist Yusuda, who was kidnapped three years ago by al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known at the time as the Nusra Front, and said he appears to be in good health. (Antakya Governorate via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 7:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese freelance journalist who was freed after more than three years of captivity in Syria said Wednesday he is safe in neighboring Turkey. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Japanese Embassy officials met with the journalist, Jumpei Yasuda, at an immigration center in...
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July 30, 2018 - 1:30 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — PBS says it's picked a new programming executive, one with a long career in commercial broadcasting. PBS said Monday that Perry Simon will start in September as chief programming executive and general manager. Simon has served in top jobs at Viacom Productions and NBC...
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