PBS American Masters' "Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin'" does an admirable job covering all the bases, and contains just enough new interviews and unseen footage to make it worth a look.
PBS continues to give Henry Louis Gates Jr. an enviable platform to delve into African-American history, and the Harvard professor keeps delivering interesting but ultimately uninspired results. His…
PBS opted to air the three-part “Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle” on a single night, which is either a vote of confidence or (more likely) a way of shrinking its footprint. Either way…
Professional and collegiate sports have been on twin tracks in terms of bad publicity, each besieged by former players who have sought legal remedies to what they see as abusive systems. "League of…
Impeccably cast, extremely handsome, predictably soapy and a trifle slow moving, it's another first-rate costume drama.
The MPAA has hired John McCoskey, previously chief technology officer of pubcaster PBS, as executive VP and CTO. In addition, the trade group named Alex Deacon to the newly created position of senior…
The producer who brought “American Masters” to PBS audiences will be offering her documentary skills to HBO. Susan Lacy has signed a multi-year deal with the pay TV company to produce and direct…
As President Obama makes his rounds on major news nets to plead his case for limited military action against Syria, CBS and PBS may have landed the biggest interview in the hotly-contested…
An enchanting six-part series about lost love, missed opportunities and second chances, one can hardly imagine such a project getting greenlit by a U.S. commercial network.
Although Billie Jean King is described as the first "sports figure" to be featured on "American Masters," her cultural influence obviously goes well beyond lobs and volleys, as this crisp 90-minute…