Monday Montage

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

Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. From war to natural disasters, view history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds. Don’t miss WE’LL MEET AGAIN – premiering Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

PBS is celebrating 50 years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with an all-new special narrated by Michael Keaton (Keaton got his start on the series back in the 1970s). Continue reading

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And The Nominations Keep Coming

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

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Mine Wars”
– Outstanding Research Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Frontline shares first-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe. Tune in Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV for “Exodus.”

The December 23rd episode of NPR’s On The Media featured a very interesting discussion on the nature of time – with the inevitable but welcome Doctor Who reference.

Sherlock Holmes is back for New Year’s! 2017 finds the mercurial detective back once more on British soil, as Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents. Don’t miss season four of Sherlock, beginning Sunday night at 9 on UNC-TV. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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

Get an in-depth look at the art of music recording and how it has evolved on Soundbreaking, a new series that debuts tonight on UNC-TV. From the record producer to the rise of MTV, each episode focuses on a different aspect of the music industry. Soundbreaking begins tonight at 10 and unfolds weeknights through Thanksgiving.

Doctor Strange is still the biggest movie in the country. Check out some pics of Benedict Cumberbatch and fellow stars on the red carpet for the film.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history on Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. The series premieres Tuesday at 8pm on UNC-TV.

Fans of Downton Abbey may be pleased to know Michelle Dockery is returning to television. Unfortunately, it’s not on PBS. Her new series, Good Behavior, has Dockery playing a very un-Lady Mary-like character, so that should be interesting. Also, the show is filmed in North Carolina so we can count Ms. Dockery as a Tar Heel for the time being.

Award-winning television and Broadway star Alan Cumming brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show. Don’t miss Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs – Friday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Monty Python’s Eric Idle and John Cleese stopped by the Conan show on Thursday to talk of rude questions, marriage and ex-wives. Continue reading

Par Excellence!

Once again, PBS is the recipient of some prestigious award nominations – this time in an all new event!

On October 10, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced nominees in the inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. Previously, awards recognizing documentary work were presented at the Critics’ Choice Awards but this new venue was created to enhance the documentary awards with more doc-specific categories.

The 2016 PBS’ Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominees are:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
INDEPENDENT LENS “Tower”

BEST DIRECTION OF A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
INDEPENDENT LENS “Tower”

BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY
INDEPENDENT LENS “Newtown” Continue reading