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…
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…
Public television's venerable "NewsHour" is loosening up for the weekend. This is PBS, so all things are relative: The show may undo its collar, but it won't be stripping down to a bathing suit. When…
Never underestimate the power of small dollars in large numbers. "Citizen Koch," a documentary critical of the billionaire Koch brothers and big money in politics, has surpassed its $75,000…
The Paley Center for Media has upped Diane Lewis to exec veep of programming, and hired Maureen Reidy as chief marketing officer, and Maxim Thorne as exec vice prez of development. “I am very pleased…
The broadcast networks and a host of stations and studios have filed suit against Aereo, a service seeking to provide customers with Internet streams of major broadcast stations in the New York area.
Fred Baker, a filmmaker, actor, director, screenwriter and jazz musician, died of natural causes on June 5 in New York City. He was 78.
The Newman's Own Foundation has announced grants totaling $2.2 million to PBS and nine local public broadcasting stations across the country, including KCET Los Angeles (which is breaking away from…
Director-producer Jonas McCord and former Pixar animator Seth Piezas are looking to line up about $27 million in financing for "Unnatural History," a proposed 65-episode animated children's series.
Pubcaster WNET dominated Sunday night's 43rd Annual New York Emmy Awards, winning 22 of the 88 statuettes -- a record for the station.