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Downton Abbey Takes Over NYC!

December 19, 2014

Get into the glitz of the Downton Abbey Season 5 event, in New York! Cast members Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Phyllis Logan (Hughes), Rob James-Collier (Thomas), Lesley Nicol (Patmore), and Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) made the trip across the Pond …

Martha Stewart’s Gingerbread Downton Abbey

December 18, 2014

In anticipation of the return of “Downton Abbey” and “Martha Bakes Season 4” in January, PBS invited Martha Stewart and her team to create a “Gingerbread Abbey.” She did just that, and the result is deliciously stunning. FYI, it took …

New York City’s Great Estates

Casey de Pont | December 8, 2014

Although Manhattan is a bit too small for a sprawling estate like Downton Abbey, there was certainly no shortage of urban glamor during the Gilded Age. Wealthy industrialists like the Vanderbilts, Astors and Rockefellers engaged each other in costly games …

Downton Abbey Dish #33

Deborah Gilbert | December 8, 2014

STOP THE PRESSES! Forget about any other Downton news going on this week because, hello, Sexiest Man Alive in the house… Ho, Ho, Holy Cow!: For months there have been rumors that George Clooney was going to make a guest …

Downton Abbey Dish #32

Deborah Gilbert | December 1, 2014

I hope you all had a wondrous Thanksgiving thinking about all the things you have to be thankful for – and I hope that one of the things on your list is all the fantastic programming PBS brings into our …

Downton Abbey Dish #31

Deborah Gilbert | November 17, 2014

OK, Downtonians, t-minus 7 weeks and counting till the January 4 premiere and the excitement continues to build! Last weekend I was grounded, stuck in my apartment with a bad cold. So I thought, what a great excuse to pull …

Q+A: An Analog Industry in a Digital World

Casey de Pont | November 14, 2014

The advent of digital distribution has blown the doors off the traditional discovery process for singers and songwriters. In the spirit of the PBS Arts documentary, Hitmakers, we spoke to a handful of people from the music industry in the New York area about how the internet has changed their experience and how they’ve managed to make it work for them.

Downton Abbey Dish #30

Deborah Gilbert | October 27, 2014

As Halloween nears, it’s time for ghosts of seasons past to come out, for thoughts to turn to things that go bump in the night and, more importantly, to what am I going to go dressed as? Will you be …

Forever Summertime

Casey de Pont | October 15, 2014

When George and Ira Gershwin began setting DuBose Heyward’s lyrics to the now iconic tune of Summertime in 1933, the brothers likely had no idea how ubiquitous their composition would eventually become. Over 25,000 different versions have been recorded, with …

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