Wednesday Trivia Question

What was the zip code of the original ZOOM? Continue reading


Forget All Your Troubles, Forget All Your Cares…

The film is not here yet but this teaser trailer for the Downton Abbey movie has dropped and … well, I sure know where I’m gonna be on September 20, 2019.

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

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Here’s an old notepad branded with the Newshour logo. The show is now called PBS Newshour but it’s had other names in its long life. This pad is from the days of The Newshour With Jim Lehrer (after Robert MacNeil retired and the title The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour was eschewed for a more accurate moniker). I’ve no idea where the pad itself originated – probably some PBS conference back in the day. I happened upon it when a colleague retired. Chances are, someone else will inherit it when I leave these hallowed halls.

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

As I’ve said before, we love t-shirts here in public broadcasting. They make great swag. Here’s one I believe someone brought me from a PBS conference.

The 24/7 PBS Kids launched a few years back so my guess is this shirt was a giveaway to promote said service (UNC-TV’s Rootle now consists of the PBS Kids channel combined with our weekend Read-A-Roo Block Party).


And here’s the back of the tee…