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PBS quits Twitter after being labeled ‘government-funded media’
Broadcaster leaves platform a day after NPR’s exit over concerns labels undermine credibility as independent news outlets

Guardian staff

14, Apr, 2023 @4:51 PM

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Police on Trial: two years after the killing of George Floyd, what has changed?
The Minneapolis murder led to protests and calls for structural change but a new documentary shows that the journey to racial equality remains long

David Smith in Washington

31, May, 2022 @2:38 PM

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The secret history of Sesame Street: ‘It was utopian – it’s part of who we all are’
In 1970, David Attie was sent to photograph the birth of the kids’ landmark TV show as part of a cold war propaganda drive by the US government. But these newly found images are just one part of the programme’s radical history

Steve Rose

11, Dec, 2021 @9:45 AM

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‘You care for birds, and they heal you’: film profiles world of a Black falconer
A new documentary, The Falconer, follows Rodney Stotts, who found fulfillment in working with raptors and inner-city kids

Rich Tenorio

25, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Film-makers condemn PBS over lack of diversity and dependence on Ken Burns
Almost 140 non-fiction film-makers seek transparency about programming, spending and staffing

Jewel Wicker

31, Mar, 2021 @9:50 PM

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'Lucky for him he could write': Ken Burns takes on Ernest Hemingway
Too white, too male, too privileged – and according to some critics, that’s just one of the co-directors. A new PBS documentary on an American giant sails in stormy waters

Martin Pengelly

07, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ken Burns on America: 'We're a strange and complicated people'
Through war, baseball and music, Burns’ monumental TV documentaries have told the story of the USA – a mission he says is even more urgent in the age of ‘alternative facts’

Mark Lawson

29, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Bruce Lee and the Outlaw review – brutal, beautiful portrait of a Romanian street kid
Following Nicu as he goes from a 12-year-old boy to a man, this documentary is as beautiful in form as its content is ugly

Lucy Mangan

28, Jun, 2019 @9:55 PM

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To Kill a Mockingbird voted top 'Great American Read' in US poll
Millions of American readers voted Harper Lee’s renowned story about racism as their favourite novel in six-month PBS poll

Guardian staff and agencies

24, Oct, 2018 @4:26 AM

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EL James v Margaret Atwood? The search for America's best-loved novel is on
Broadcaster PBS has launched the Great American Read, setting the nation a summer reading challenge

Danuta Kean

23, Apr, 2018 @6:05 PM

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News network climate reporting soared in 2017 thanks to Trump | Dana Nuccitelli
Dana Nuccitelli: But the networks need to improve reporting on climate events unrelated to Trump

Dana Nuccitelli

15, Feb, 2018 @11:00 AM

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CBS suspends Charlie Rose after sexual harassment and groping allegations
Journalist and host of eponymous PBS show, 75, accused by eight women, who allege unwanted advances including lewd phone calls and groping

Edward Helmore in New York

20, Nov, 2017 @11:18 PM

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