Monday Montage

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

From its Polynesian origins to its familiar presence on the beaches of Southern California and the world, explore surfing’s incredible evolution on LIQUID STAGE – Tuesday night at 10 on the Explorer Channel.

Bill Nye the Science Guy wants you to know that a big asteroid is definitely coming for Earth. The good news is he believes we can still do something about it. Continue reading

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Monday Montage

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

Meet three young men who bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. Tune in as POV presents the Oscar-nominated film MINDING THE GAP – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) is the latest addition to the cast of the upcoming TV series Good Omens based on the fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Cumberbatch joins stars David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Michael Sheen (Gallowglass) as … I don’t know … could it be … Satan?!

He was a singer, musician, dancer, actor, vaudevillian, comedian and he was one of the previous century’s favorite entertainers. Explore the vast talent and journey for identity of SAMMY DAVIS, JR. on AMERICAN MASTERS – Tuesday at 9pm on UNC-TV. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Witness stunning new archaeological evidence providing clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza – and how they did it. Join NOVA for DECODING THE GREAT PYRAMID – Wednesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Sherlock may be on long hiatus because the principles are all in high demand but the creators urge viewers not to consider the series dead. Continue reading

And The Winner Is…

Once again, PBS receives a few accolades of note as PBS programs were honored with seven News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, more than any other organization. The 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were presented on October 1 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger said, “Audiences are hungry for high-quality programs that bring light to the pressing issues of our day. PBS continues to be a trusted beacon of education and inspiration for all Americans.”

The PBS’ News & Documentary Emmy® Award winners are:

THE FARTHEST – VOYAGER IN SPACE
Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary

FRONTLINE “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary Continue reading

It’s An Honor To Be Nominated

Once again, PBS rakes in a slew of award nominations. This time, it’s the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards where the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored the Public Broadcasting Service with 44 nominations, the most earned by any organization. In addition, NATAS is recognizing Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Director of NOVA, for her many years of science broadcasting excellence with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here’s the full list of PBS nominations:

 

THE FARTHEST – VOYAGER IN SPACE

Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary

Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design

 

FRONTLINE “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

It’s 2015 and the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate over the fate of its Confederate statues. As the council prepares to vote, emotions run high, tensions mount and deep divisions are revealed. Tune in as REEL SOUTH chronicles this DIVIDED CITY – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

Judy Woodruff talks to the LA Times about the role of PBS NEWSHOUR in the era of Twitter and “Fake News.” Continue reading