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FILE - In this May 18, 1980, file photo, Mount St. Helens sends a plume of ash, smoke and debris skyward as it erupts. May 18, 2020, is the 40th anniversary of the eruption that killed more than 50 people and blasted more than 1,300 feet off the mountain's peak. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
May 18, 2020 - 12:10 pm
COUGAR, Wash. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak disrupted what had been big plans to mark the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state. The peak in the Cascade Mountain Range blew its top on May 18, 1980, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet (396 meters)...
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FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. PBS announced that PBS NewsHour's Jim Lehrer died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at home. He was 85. (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File)
January 23, 2020 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS. He had suffered a heart attack in 1983 and more recently,...
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A private security guard, center, stands as journalists film through the garage window of the home of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Turkish authorities have detained seven people as part of an investigation into how Ghosn, who skipped bail in Japan, was able to flee to Lebanon via Istanbul, Turkish media reported Thursday. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
January 02, 2020 - 9:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Interpol issued a wanted notice Thursday for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who jumped bail in Japan and fled to Lebanon rather than face trial on financial misconduct charges in a dramatic escape that has confounded and embarrassed authorities. Lebanese Justice Minister Albert...
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This image released by Netflix shows Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Bergoglio, right, and Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict in a scene from "The Two Popes." AARP, the organization for retired persons, has released nominations for its annual Movies for Grownups awards, which is designed to reward films that resonate with older viewers and fight industry ageism. AARP The Magazine on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 nominated “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Bombshell,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “The Farewell,” “The Irishman” and “The Two Popes” for the best picture/best movie category. (Peter Mountain/Netflix via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 7:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new batch of film nominations are out from an influential media organization — but superhero flicks and “Frozen 2” need not apply. AARP has released nominations for its annual Movies for Grownups awards, which is designed to reward films that resonate with older viewers and fight...
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In this July 8, 1986, file photo, World War II Navajo veterans and supporters march through the reservation in a show of solidarity against giving up any of their land to the Hopis in Arizona. "The Warrior Tradition," a new film set to air on most PBS stations Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, examines the history of Native Americans in the U.S. military since World War I. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, File)
November 09, 2019 - 10:43 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Before Chuck Boers joined the U.S. Army, the Lipan Apache member was given his family's eagle feathers. The feathers had been carried by his great-great-great-grandfather on his rifle when he was an Apache scout. They also were carried by relatives who fought in World War I...
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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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