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Ken Burns on stage during the "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" panel at the the PBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Ken Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynasty

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family “irresistible.” Various members of the political dynasty have popped up in the filmmaker’s projects on America’s national parks, Prohibition and […]

07/22/2014

Downton Abbey

‘Downton’ draws record audience for season debut

NEW YORK (AP) — “Downton Abbey” drew a record-breaking audience for Sunday’s much-anticipated season premiere. PBS and WGBH-TV announced Monday that the fourth-season debut of the lush British miniseries attracted 10.2 million viewers, according to […]

01/06/2014

In this Nov. 22, 1963 photo, President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, arrive at Love Field airport in Dallas, as a television camera, above, follows them. (AP Photo/File)

Viewers responding to Kennedy remembrances

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers are responding with keen interest to the first wave of programming surrounding the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Programs about Kennedy’s life and death have drawn […]

11/19/2013

Downton Abbey

Cumberbatch’s ‘Sherlock’ back with ‘Downton’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Sherlock” starring Benedict Cumberbatch will return to public TV in January, keeping company on Sunday nights with the “Downton Abbey” crowd. Season three of the modern Sherlock Holmes mystery series will […]

10/23/2013

Henry Louis Gates Jr. during PBS’ "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr." session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Rahoul Ghose/PBS)

Charting 5 centuries of African American history

NEW YORK (AP) — Slavery in the United States was once a roaring success whose wounds still afflict the country today. So says Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who examines both its success and shame in […]

10/21/2013

From left, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, and Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes, from the TV series, "Downton Abbey." (AP Photo/PBS, Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE, Nick Briggs)

‘Downton Abbey’ preview set to air in December

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is setting the table for the “Downton Abbey” feast ahead with a preview special planned for broadcast in December. PBS’ “Masterpiece” says “Return to Downton Abbey” will air Dec. 1 […]

10/10/2013

A Kenyan policeman keeps crowds of onlookers back from the Westgate Mall, in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya official reports several Americans among attackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two or three Americans and one Briton were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya’s foreign minister said Monday. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on […]

09/23/2013

The White House South Lawn

White House postpones music event, cites shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is postponing the taping of a Latin music event, citing Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The White House said in a statement that the decision was made […]

09/16/2013

In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, PBS host Charlie Rose, left, interviews Syrian President Bashar Assad at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. In an interview broadcast Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 on "CBS This Morning." (AP Photo/SANA)

CBS News says it almost gave up on Assad interview

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News had essentially given up its pursuit of Syrian President Bashar Assad for an interview because he would not agree to go on “60 Minutes,” until Charlie Rose suggested airing […]

09/10/2013

This Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 publicity photo released by PBS shows NFL Hall-of-Famer Harry Carson speaking during the PBS FRONTLINE “League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis” session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/PBS, Courtesy Rahoul Ghose)

ESPN drops out of PBS project on NFL head injuries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN ended its collaboration with PBS on an investigation of the NFL and players’ head injuries as public TV producers expressed surprise over the abrupt collapse of the 15-month partnership. ESPN […]

08/23/2013

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