To play Franklin Roosevelt in “Atlantic Crossing,” Kyle MacLachlan could have looked at dozens of award-winning performances. Instead, he leaned into Ken Burns’ documentary on “The Roosevelts” and pored over Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography.
Filmmaker Ken Burns may not have lived the robust life of Ernest Hemingway but he found plenty to relate to while making “Hemingway,” a six-hour documentary on the celebrated author.
Produced by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., the two-part documentary digs into the Black Church’s roots and how they go back before African ancestors crossed the ocean. In it, Legend details his journey.
“It is incredibly humbling,” Shalhoub says. “It really brings into sharp focus this sort of idea of the randomness of how I and my siblings ended up in the lives that we are in."
Before playing veterinarian James Herriot in the remake of “All Creatures Great and Small,” actor Nicholas Ralph read all of his books, visited the university archives in Glasgow and absorbed a biography his son wrote.
"The Great Pumpkin" never showed on broadcast TV this year, but after a deal with PBS, the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas specials will return.
“There used to be something called disgrace,” writer David Hare said. “Now, nothing follows. In the 21st century, doing bad things doesn’t have the effect that it used to have.”
The nonprofit corporation that owns the public television and radio stations in Richmond, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg has laid off about …
“At a time when our country feels perhaps the fabric is becoming a bit frayed, we felt it was important for us to step back and really look at who we are,” PBS chief executive Paula Kerger told a TV critics meeting.
Five years ago, James Watson, one of the fathers of DNA, tried to sell his Nobel Prize because people thought he was a racist.
In need of a jolt of holiday joy? Or a comforting share of romance or silliness or spirituality?
A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at the NAACP Image Awards ceremony on Monday that focused on the black community’s p…
“Mercy Street,” the Civil War drama series filmed in Richmond and Petersburg, hit a dead end on PBS as the public broadcaster canceled the ser…
PBS’s “Mercy Street” filmed its first two seasons from April to June in 2015 and 2016, but if the show is renewed for a third season, the shoo…
Get ready for another exquisite ride through British history.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS' "NewsHour" with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debat…
Can’t wait for the “Hamilton’s America” PBS documentary?
Can't wait for the "Hamilton's America" PBS documentary?
‘Mercy Street’ to expand its scope in second season
PBS ordered a second season of its locally filmed historical drama “Mercy Street” Wednesday with production scheduled to resume in Richmond an…