Weekly Press Digest, June 27 – July 8

July 8th, 2008

Selected press items:

The New York Observer interviews Aaron Brown, the new host of Thirteen/WNET’s Wide Angle series. And USA Weekend writes: “Former CNN news anchor Aaron Brown returns to TV tonight on PBS’ Wide Angle. I know this is happy news for many of you news junkies out there…”

The New York Times calls The War of the World with Niall Ferguson ‘a brash, copious, assured investigation of 20th-century global violence,’ adding “Mr. Ferguson’s feisty pedantry is purely the provenance of PBS and a reminder of why the network ought not vanish.”

“Almost from the day he arrived in February 2007 as president and designated heir to CEO Bill Baker, Shapiro began to question long-held assumptions about production, promotion, scheduling and fundraising. He even dared to challenge the PBS penchant for narrating documentaries at the pace of a Gregorian chant,” writes TV Newsday in an extensive feature interview with Neal Shapiro.

Thirteen/WNET’s documentary, The Waterfalls – Making Public Art, has received press in The New York Times, The Daily News and The Star Ledger.

The New York Post’s Page Six includes a photo of actress Gretchen Mol at Monday’s New York and Toyota Celebrate Nature event at the Central Park Zoo.

This week’s Reel13 shorts winner, filmmaker Pedro Carvajal, is featured in The Jersey Journal.

The Irish Echo highlighted The Police: Synchronicity Concert and where to get tickets for The Police’s last concert at Madison Square Garden.

The New York Times highlighted Made in Spain on WLIW21.