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Rikers: Bill Moyers Q&A

Christina Knight | November 7, 2016
Bill Moyers

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 …

Soundbreaking: How the Series Was Made

Christina Knight | November 4, 2016
George Martin

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music is an eight-episode PBS series debuting Monday, November 14, that explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world. We’ll hear from some of the most celebrated artists, producers …

Military Medicine: Photo Gallery of the Medical Frontier

Elisa Lichtenbaum | October 27, 2016
Military Medicine: Photo Gallery of the Medical Frontier

A look inside laboratories, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers, where military medicine is working with wounded veterans to develop artificial arms with life-like responses, 3-D printing new organs, robotic arms for wheelchairs, and new strength for damaged legs.

Undocumented Mexican Americans: Documentary Addresses an Election Issue

October 20, 2016
Undocumented Mexican Americans: Documentary Addresses an Election Issue

It’s been the hot topic of primary and presidential debates: immigration reform, particularly as it relates to undocumented Mexican Americans. THIRTEEN viewers can go deeper into the issue through a look at lives that will be affected by the outcome of the election in a new documentary airing Saturday, October 22 at 1pm.

Best Reasons to Talk with Normal Lear

Christina Knight | October 20, 2016
Norman Lear American Masters film

He’s one of the few American Masters still alive, he has a Netflix series coming out, he’s a 94-year-old who lives in the moment and he has a lot to say.

“Hamilton’s America” Wows Crowd at United Palace Premiere

Christina Knight | October 19, 2016
“Hamilton’s America” Wows Crowd at United Palace Premiere

The PBS premiere of “Hamilton’s America” at the United Palace theater in Washington Heights on October 17 was thrilling and the 3,400-seat house was packed— with high school students, young performers, members of New York City nonprofit and community groups, THIRTEEN donors and patrons, and viewers like you!

Norman Lear, King of Sitcom, Gets Documentary Treatment

Elisa Lichtenbaum | October 17, 2016
Norman Lear, King of Sitcom, Gets Documentary Treatment

American Masters’ new documentary on Norman Lear features interviews with the TV sitcom legend himself, plus George Clooney, Jon Stewart, Amy Poehler, Mel Brooks, Lena Dunham, Carl and Rob Reiner, Russell Simmons and others.

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