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“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.

Great Performances Red Carpet: Hamilton’s America

Christina Knight | October 17, 2016
Travon Free and Lin-Manuel Miranda on the red carpet of the PBS and Great Performances premiere of Hamilton's America. Photo: Christina Knight/WNET

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 …

Poldark on MASTERPIECE: Season 2, Episode 3 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | October 16, 2016
Poldark on MASTERPIECE: Season 2, Episode 3 Recap

This week, for some odd reason, Ross Poldark decided to become a Cuban band singer who continually thwarts his flame-haired wife’s attempts to join him in show business, or fish business, or something like that.

Music Icon Bob Dylan is Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

October 14, 2016
Bob Dylan performing at Finsbury Park

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Bob Dylan, poet, political activist, and American Master, for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” This is the first time this honor has gone to a musician.

Fact Checking Obamacare Claims in the Debate

Richard Eisenberg of PBS Next Avenue | October 12, 2016
Fact Checking Obamacare Claims in the Debate

What you heard from both candidates about the Affordable Care Act at the second presidential debate was either untrue or incomplete. Here’s the truth about what Trump and Clinton claimed.

Nature’s Superheroes: Hummingbirds

Elisa Lichtenbaum | October 7, 2016
Chestnut-breasted coronet

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.

Mr. Miranda’s Neighborhood: PBS

Elisa Lichtenbaum | October 6, 2016
Mr. Miranda’s Neighborhood: PBS

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.

October Highlights on THIRTEEN

October 6, 2016
October Highlights on THIRTEEN

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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