Posts Tagged: PBS
Last week, Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress, making her the first woman and the first African-American in the position. Hayden talked with Jeffrey Brown of PBS Newshour about the challenges of her new position, and her favorite children’s book, Bright April by Marguerite de Angeli, a story about a young girl who experiences racial discrimination....more
Nationally touring poet, performer, and writer Fatimah Asghar is “almost always in-between two places.” Her parents were born in Kashmir and Pakistan. They moved to the US, and died when she was five.
In Corinne Segal’s article, Asghar describes her “brokenness” as being an opportunity to use language in new ways and to address stories at the margins, including her own....more
According to a report in the New York Times, PBS will be live-streaming the Miami Book Fair at Dade College later this month. Representatives at PBS cite a strong correlation between public television watchers and book consumers, and will be working with the festival to broadcast “Olympic-style coverage” of author events, panels, and interviews....more
Cover designer Peter Mendelsund has released two new books about cover design. Cover collects many of the images Mendelsund has designed over his career and What We See When We Read explores the relationship between cover art and the books behind it....more
The PBS investigative documentary series Frontline presents some of the best television produced in America. At its web site (here), you can watch over 70 episodes of the program, all for free. In one recent installment (available in full here), The Hugo Chavez Show, Frontline went in depth on the man John Lee Anderson calls ‘the world’s first virtual president.’ You get to see HC in rare form at his own weekly TV show, ‘Hello, Mr....more