| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:30 AM
When Jeff Bieber was growing up as "a Jewish kid from Queens," his awareness of Mexican American border culture largely consisted of owning a Davy Crockett coonskin cap.
"I suppose you knew about the Alamo, but the word 'Tejano,' I had no clue," says...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Steven Spielberg will add another prize to his crowded trophy mantle this fall when he receives an award at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
The Oscar-winning director will receive the 2013 Records of Achievement Award in recognition of his...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:29 PM
PBS wants "Downton Abbey" fans to know it's sorry about all those spoilers. But not sorry enough to actually move up the show's airdates.
The public broadcasting network revealed Tuesday that season 4 of the smash British period drama will return on...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:12 PM
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Cedar Cove Bob and Peggy (Bruce...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:35 AM
For more than a decade, Chicago Tap Theatre has pioneered its own genre of summer entertainment in the form of the "tap opera," a tale told with lean narrative and lots of clickety-clacking feet.
"Mama's Boy," the troupe's 11th entry, plays Friday...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:03 PM
When Daniel K. Inouye was 17, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. An aspiring surgeon, he spent much of the next week helping care for the wounded at an elementary school in his native Honolulu.
He wanted to enlist immediately but couldn't. Japanese...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The competition between Amazon and Netflix for content is good news for PBS.
Last week, Amazon.com struck a deal with PBS for kids' shows "Caillou," "Arthur" and "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" as well as episodes of "Nova," "Masterpiece" and Ken Burns...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Behold, stargazers: Fox has unveiled the first trailer for “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” the Neil deGrasse Tyson-hosted update of Carl Sagan’s classic PBS documentary series, and it’s a doozie.
The 3.5-minute preview, which had...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:52 PM
After producing documentaries about the history of baseball, the Civil War, jazz and a variety of other topics, Ken Burns is turning his attention to cancer.
Burns will be teaming up with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Famed filmmaker Ken Burns may be most known for his documentary productions focused on various historical periods of America, but they often also touch on elements and themes that run throughout our nation’s history, including the present day....
| May 29, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Bill Lansford, 90, a Latino Marine and Army veteran who sought to bring honor to the contributions of other Latinos who served in the nation’s wars, died May 22 at his Playa del Rey home. The cause was complications of prostate cancer, his wife Ruth...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk.
As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...