Monday Montage

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

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was once seen as Myanmar’s hope. More recently, she’s accused of standing by as the country’s military waged a brutal campaign against Rohingya Muslims. Now, FRONTLINE shines new light on the effort to kill and expel the Rohingya people from Myanmar — an effort that has been described by the United Nations as having the “hallmarks of genocide.” Investigate Myanmar’s Killing Fields – Tuesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

First it was a cult comedy cinema classic … then it was a Broadway musical … and now it’s going to be a movie again! Regardless, Monty Python fans can rejoice as Eric Idle plans to turn Spamalot into a motion picture. Continue reading

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And The Award Goes To…

It’s no secret that public broadcasting has some pretty high quality programming. And, quite often, the shows that you see on UNC-TV earn not only critical praise but actual bona fide awards from serious award sources! So if you’ll indulge me – here are a few recent accolades tossed in the direction of public television.

The James Beard Media Awards are given annually by the James Beard Foundation and are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. The 2018 James Beard Media Awards were announced on Friday, April 27, and PBS and member station programs were awarded three Broadcast Media Awards in the following categories:.

Special (on TV or Web) – Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes

Television Segment – PBS NewsHour

Outstanding Personality/Host – Pati Jinich, Pati’s Mexican Table Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Travel the Tar Heel State and meet four senior citizens striving to better themselves and their communities. Catch BOOMING – Tuesday night at 9 on the North Carolina Channel and Thursday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Eric Idle is writing a memoira sortabiography – and it’s due out in the fall. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

What does it mean to be American? What holds us together in turbulent times? Watch as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and historian David M. Kennedy investigate the idea of a unifying AMERICAN CREED. Tune in Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Very sad news. Actress Emma Chambers has passed away at the age of 53. She will best known to public broadcasting fans as Alice Horton on THE VICAR OF DIBLEY.

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has rocked Hollywood and even sparked a wider social movement. See how the now-disgraced mogul allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades as FRONTLINE presents Weinstein – Friday at 9pm on UNC-TV.

Did  you know actress Celia Imrie (Kingdom, After You’ve Gone) calls herself the Happy Hoofer and still grabs life by every second? Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Examine the dangerous rivalry that has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war. Join FRONTLINE for part one of Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

John Cleese’s new situation comedy, HOLD THE SUNSET, debuted last night in the UK. Unfortunately, it didn’t get the best reviews. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Get the inside story of Vladimir Putin’s conflict with the US as Frontline investigates Putin’s mounting grievances and his efforts to exact vengeance leading up to the presidential election. Don’t miss part one of Putin’s Revenge – Wednesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

Watch Ken Burns and Lynn Novick as they appear on CNN’s Amanpour to discuss The Vietnam War.

Join Bob Garner as he explores North Carolina’s culinary traditions with a UNC-TV classic that’s equal parts cookbook, essay and dining guide. Tune in and savor Foods That Make You Say Mmm-Mmm – Thursday at 10pm on UNC-TV. Continue reading

Congrats, PBS!

Winners of the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced October 6 and awards were presented at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. PBS programs were honored with 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, more than any other organization (Frontline and Independent Lens garnered four each). Congratulations to all the winners! Continue reading