A February 1976 episode of Sesame Street was never repeated because children were scared of what guest star? Continue reading
As you might imagine, working at a TV station like UNC-TV allows a person to meet any number of celebrities, big and small. Some have appeared as guests on original programming we produce, others have assisted with on-air fund drives to promote their own shows. Some have stopped by to take part in events and others were just passing through. Regardless of how they got here, an encounter with someone whose name recognition far exceeds my own can range from run-of-the-mill to downright thrilling.
So I thought I’d put together My Top Five Public Television Celebrity Encounters. These only include folks I met in person – someone I talked with face to face, rather than just stood with in the same room (otherwise Julia Child and Bill Nye would be on the list). Also, the list does not include people with public broadcasting connections whom I met outside of work at, say, a Doctor Who convention (Elisabeth Sladen and Jon Pertwee, for example). And I obviously do not include celebrities that stopped by UNC-TV if I did not meet them in person (oh so close, James Taylor and Nathan Lane!).
Regardless, it’s a fun list. All these lovely people I did get to say hello to at least once. So enjoy MY TOP FIVE: PUBLIC TELEVISION CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS. Continue reading
What was the title of the PBS anthology sitcom about people struggling with the daily routines of life? Continue reading
On Tuesday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. PBS programs received 46 nominations, the most earned by any organization.
Here’s a complete list of PBS nominations.
A YEAR IN SPACE
– Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary
Dean Johnson and Peggy Knapp were the original hosts of what long-running home improvement series? Continue reading
What Academy Award nominated actor was the host of the children’s series Long Ago And Far Away? Continue reading
Name the Three Tenors. Continue reading