Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Meet four Alabama high school wrestlers facing challenges on and off the mat. Tune in as INDEPENDENT LENS presents WRESTLE – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

Victoria is taking a bit of a break after the season three so the writers can decide where to take the show next. Continue reading

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Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Meet the Ohio sharpshooter who won fame and fortune in a man’s world for never missing a shot. Tune in as AMERICAN EXPERIENCE profiles ANNIE OAKLEY – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

What great news! Pennsylvania plans a day of kindness to honor the late Fred Rogers. May 23 will be 1-4-3 Day, named in honor of Mr. Rogers’ favorite number. Continue reading

Good Work, Mr. Peabody!

Earlier this month, winners of the 78th Annual Peabody Awards were announced. Unsurprisingly, PBS programs were winners in several categories. The Peabody Awards honor the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media. Congratulations to all the deserving Peabody recipients!

Here are the PBS Peabody winners…

 

Documentary Winners

AMERICAN MASTERS “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart”  (Co-produced by ITVS)

FRONTLINE “The Facebook Dilemma”

INDEPENDENT LENS “Dolores”

INDEPENDENT LENS “The Judge” (Co-produced by ITVS)

THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS

POV “Minding the Gap” (Co-produced by ITVS)

POV “The Apology”

 

News Winners

FRONTLINE “Separated: Children at the Border”

PBS NewsHour “The Plastic Problem”

 

Radio/Podcast Finalist

PBS NewsHour “Kept Out”

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Go inside the war crimes trial of one of the most infamous figures from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Tune in as FRONTLINE covers THE TRIAL OF RATKO MLADIC – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Brrrr! Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) took a freezing cold dip for charity. Of course, he did.

There’s a new Detective Chief Inspector in town but the killings don’t stop because of a simple cast change. Catch a new season – and a new era – of MIDSOMER MURDERS – Saturday at 8pm on UNC-TV.

Oh, how unfortunate. POLDARK fans have been accused of littering the Cornish countryside. Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

FRONTLINE investigates the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners. Don’t miss COAL’S DEADLY DUST – Tuesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Monty Python’s Spamalot? Not so fast – it appear’s the Sherlock actor’s commitments to the Marvel Cinematic Universe prevents that possibility. Continue reading

Up Front

I received this email from the folks at FRONTLINE and wanted to pass it along in full. (You can sign up to receive messages like this from PBS’ premier documentary series at the FRONTLINE website.) The program has won numerous Emmy and Peabody Awards and continues to be a model for investigative journalism but this new accolade just seems particularly noteworthy.

Dear FRONTLINE Community,

I’m writing to share some good news with you. 

Today, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards announced that FRONTLINE has received its highest honor, the Gold Baton — an award that hasn’t been given in a decade. In a recognition of our work across multiple platforms, the duPonts’ citation praised us for a year of varied reporting and for being a “a standard-bearer and innovator.” Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Is Facebook more harmful than helpful? FRONTLINE examines the powerful social media platform’s impact on privacy and democracy on a special two-night event. Don’t miss THE FACEBOOK DILEMMA – beginning tonight at 9 (and concluding Tuesday at 10) on UNC-TV.

David Tennant (Doctor Who) is set to co-star with Emily Watson (Little Women) in the psychological thriller Quicksand. Filming begins in April on the Greek island of Crete. Continue reading