Weekly Press Digest, August 22-28

August 29th, 2008

Selected press items from the Friday, August 22 through Thursday, August 28.

The New York Sun builds a giant feature around Great Performances’ Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias, singling out his Met performance of Una furtiva lagrima as “a pensive essay in delicacy, during which one can all but hear the silence in the house.” Thirteen/WNET is mentioned (but note that the local airdate in the story is incorrect.)

“Natural-history filmmaker Neil Rettig started his career studying birds of prey in the mid-1970s, and his love for all things raptor has only grown. Rettig claims he was the first to film the elusive harpy eagles of the Amazon — some of the largest and rarest eagles in the world. He continued his focus, creating documentaries such as Raptor Force for PBS’ Nature series. Now, with his latest project — American Eagle, also for Nature — Rettig turns his lens to the comeback and current challenges of the American bald eagle.” The feature story is in Digital Content Producer.

Franny’s Feet and Cyberchase are both called “The week’s best bets for kids” by the Chicago Tribune.

The Putnam County News & Recorder features the upcoming Shakespeare on the Hudson.

Reel 13’s broadcast of Cult of Sincerity was a New York Times highlight.

“PBS alone among the broadcast networks devoted all of its prime time to coverage of the first night of the Democratic convention,” writes Broadcasting & Cable.