PBS

  • An homage to Mister Rogers

    He gave us the most precious gift of all: the courage to be kind. For more than 30  years, American children grew up watching “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on PBS. Mr. Rogers offered a calm and stable presence, tackling life’s weightiest issues in a simple, direct way. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” airing Saturday, Feb. 9

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  • Margaret, the Rebel Princess

    Elizabeth was queen, but their eyes were watching Margaret. How should a princess act? Fairy tales give us ideas. So does Disney. So do the younger women in Buckingham Palace, as real British princesses have for centuries. There’s certainly no definitive answer, but the question seemed to always surround Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret

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  • A bevy of Black History Month programs on PBS

    PBS has lined up a huge variety of shows about the black experience. Perspectives include the historical, contemporary, celebratory and contemplative. First in line is Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Black Americana on Monday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Here’s how the month stacks up: Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Freedom Tales on Tuesday,

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  • Nothing ‘fake’ about public media

    FROM WGCU GENERAL MANAGER RICK JOHNSON: “Americans are most likely to rate PBS News, The Associated Press (AP) and National Public Radio (NPR) as being ‘not biased at all’ or ‘not very biased.’ In contrast, they are most likely to rate Fox News (67%) and Breitbart News (57%) as ‘extremely biased’ or ‘very biased.’ Close

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