Rikers: Bill Moyers Q&A

Christina Knight | November 7, 2016

Rikers, a riveting new documentary from veteran PBS journalist Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island in New York City. Their stories, told direct to camera, describe the cruel…

Great Performances Red Carpet: Hamilton’s America

Christina Knight | October 17, 2016

Travon Free hosted the Great Performances Facebook Live from the red carpet at the 3,400-seat United Palace theater in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s home neighborhood, Washington Heights, on Monday, October 17 at 6pm. Current and former stars of Hamilton — including Lin-Manuel…

Nature’s Superheroes: Hummingbirds

Elisa Lichtenbaum | October 7, 2016

Superhero traits like strength, speed and agility also come in small packages. The general perception of hummingbirds is that they’re delicate and jewel-like. According to Emmy-winning filmmaker Ann Johnson Prum, they’re feisty, fierce, and tough as nails. Continue reading

Mr. Miranda’s Neighborhood: PBS

Elisa Lichtenbaum | October 6, 2016

Lin Manuel-Miranda has been the creative and cast for Sesame Street and The Electric Company, interned at THIRTEEN, and now has a second documentary appearing on Great Performances. Here are some fun facts about his enthusiastic and enduring association with public television. Continue reading

October Highlights on THIRTEEN

October 6, 2016

What are you looking forward to this month — Hamilton’s America and GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends on Great Performances? Poldark on Masterpiece? Normal Lear: Just Another Version of You on American Masters? A look at the economy in Dream…

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