Weekly Press Digest, July 9-13

July 14th, 2008

Selected press items:

“The big ending comes on Aug. 7 at Madison Square Garden as a benefit for PBS and public television in New York,” reports Roger Friedman of Fox News. “The B-52s will open the show at 8 p.m. But then, at 9 p.m., The Police — Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland — will play their last-ever show together anywhere.”

Wide Angle’s season launch with new host Aaron Brown continues to generate digital reams of press, including prominent mentions in United Feature Syndicate‘s daily TV roundup, USA Today, L.A. Times, Denver Post, Newsday, CanWest News Service, Hartford Courant, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Wonkette, New York Times, and more.

The War of the World earned reviews and mentions in the Jerusalem Post, Detroit Free Press, Newsday, LA Times, United Media Service, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others.

The Associated Press calls Thirteen/WNET’s The Waterfalls – Making Public Art a “Special TV Event.” and Newsday touts the Waterfalls preview at SundayArts online.

CINE Golden Eagle Awards were won by Wide Angle: The Dying Fields, Exposé: America’s Investigative Reports, In a Small Town (Part 1 & Part 2), Nature: Crash – A Tale of Two Species, Nature: Parrots in the Land of Oz, Nature: Silence of the Bees, Nature: The Cheetah Orphans, Secrets of the Dead: Irish Escape, Secrets of the Dead: Herculaneum Uncovered, American Masters: Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built, American Masters: David Hockney: The Colors of Music, American Masters: Les Paul: Chasing Sound, American Masters: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Curious: Mind/Brain/Machine, and Curious: Survival. (Links to all these shows, including, in many cases, full online streaming video, here.)