Posts Tagged: PBS

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Faith Adiele

By

Faith Adiele discusses what it means to be a good literary citizen, the importance of decolonizing travel writing, and how she wants to change the way Black stories are being told. ...more

What to Read When the President Cuts Funding for Everything Good

By

A list of books written by past NEA grant recipients, as well as books that inspire protest and remind us that we can make a different reality than the one we're in today. ...more

America Again

By

I felt urgently that it was the moment to tell the story of what I’ve learned about American music—or maybe about being an American. ...more

Our New Librarian-in-Chief’s Favorite Children’s Book

By

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

Sometimes English Needs to be Broken

By

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

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Wanting To Dance

By

It just felt so comfortable to slide back into singing, “She Loves You,” and know for that moment, everything was the same. ...more

Streaming the Book Fair, Olympic-Style

By

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

BOB ROSS MOMENT OF THE DAY

By

PBS is teaming up with Symphony of Science to remix old PBS classics.

Devoted fans of the television network will recognize the distinctive head of hair on the star of their latest song – it’s a tribute to the late painter and host of “The Joy of Painting,” Bob Ross.

...more

A Staggering Amount of Brilliant Free Television

By

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