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  • Annie Lennox Bringing ‘Summertime,’ ‘Strange Fruit’ to PBS (First Look)

    Mar 25, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *You watched Annie Lennox put a spell on the audience at the Grammys in February. There’ll be more where that came from next month thanks to PBS and its new Great Performances special, “Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert.” Released in September, “Nostalgia” represents the singer’s foray into jazz via material from the Great American Songbook. […]

  • Terrence Howard in Heartbreaking Video for PBS ‘Cancer’ Series (Watch)

    Mar 24, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *Before he goes from Lucious Lyon to Sheriff Arnold Pope in Fox’s “Wayward Pines” this spring, viewers will see Terrence Howard in a very different light as part of the lead-up to PBS’ six hour series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” The Ken Burns-produced documentary is premiering tonight at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln […]

  • Robertson Treatment Syndicated Column (RTSC): Veteran Journalist Clarence Page Continues to Make ‘Front Page’ News!

    Mar 12, 15 by Gil Robertson Leave a comment


    *Clarence Page is a nationally-syndicated columnist and member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Besides those duties, the Pulitzer Prize-winner makes frequent TV appearances, including on The McLaughlin Group as a regular member of the show’s panel of political pundits. Clarence makes his home in the Washington, DC area with his wife, Lisa, and their […]

  • Sam Pollard on Telling August Wilson’s Story for ‘American Masters’

    Feb 19, 15 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *The life and work of Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson will be examined in the next “American Masters” special for PBS, with filmmaker Sam Pollard weaving biographical info with clips and readings from his 10-play cycle, chronicling each decade of the 20th-century African-American experience. “My approach was, first, to really revisit and re watch […]

  • David Harewood on White Actors ‘Blacking Up’ to Play Othello

    Feb 5, 15 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *Fans of David Harewood still can’t get over his rather explosive exit from “Homeland” in 2012. The actor is back on television Friday, Feb. 6, in a gig considerably less stressful than that of CIA Director David Estes…and one where he gets to keep his British accent. Harewood hosts this week’s episode of PBS’ “Shakespeare […]

  • Phylicia Rashad Talks August Wilson Ahead of PBS Special

    Feb 3, 15 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *Anything you have ever wanted to know about August Wilson – the late literary mastermind who brought to humanity such gifts as Fences and The Piano Lesson – will be covered in a new PBS special and DVD that celebrates his life and work. “American Masters — August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand” traces […]