Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Digging through some old boxes, I found this postcard someone brought me from a long past PBS conference. It was 1988 and, judging by the design, right smack dab in the middle of Hollywood. My guess is a former supervisor snagged this to distribute to those of us not lucky enough to get on the invite list.

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Frontline On Line

Last week, FRONTLINE pre-empted its regular schedule to re-broadcast its show on John McCain in honor of the late Senator. Last minute program substitutions like this are rare but they do occur in special circumstances like this. As such, it’s difficult to promote a schedule change of this immediacy. So, if you missed the timely broadcast of McCAIN, you can watch the program online at the FRONTLINE web site. ICYMI, as it were.

My Top Five: Life-Changing Programs

UNC-TV has often used the slogan “life-changing television” because we believe the programming we offer can indeed alter a person’s life. It doesn’t have to be in a major way; the smallest thing can make a difference and change a life, whether it’s receiving a GED by watching telecourses, building something with your bare hands after viewing a how-to program or making the most of your Italian honeymoon after seeing Rick Steves show you how.

So I got to thinking: What shows have changed my life? There were more than a few that sprang to mind but I narrowed it down to the usual quintet. So here they are – MY TOP FIVE LIFE-CHANGING SHOWS. Continue reading

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

This week, it’s another dive into the archives! Here’s a press photo of a very young LeVar Burton in advance of new episodes of READING RAINBOW. The dates are from 1986 so that would have been the fourth season of that beloved series. But you don’t have to take my word for it …

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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