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  • PBS' 'Latino Americans' aims to expand on a complex U.S. history

    PBS' 'Latino Americans' aims to expand on a complex U.S. history
    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...
  • Steven Spielberg to be honored at National Archives

    Steven Spielberg to be honored at National Archives
    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...
  • 'Downton Abbey' returns Jan. 5; PBS shrugs off spoiler problem

    'Downton Abbey' returns Jan. 5; PBS shrugs off spoiler problem
    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...
  • Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Hell on Wheels' on AMC

     Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Hell on Wheels' on AMC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 11 - 17, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Cedar Cove Bob and Peggy (Bruce...
  • Chicago Tap growing up for 'Mama's Boy'

    Chicago Tap growing up for 'Mama's Boy'
    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...
  • Sen. Daniel Inouye dies at 88; war hero

    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...
  • Netflix expands streaming deal with PBS

    Netflix expands streaming deal with PBS
    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...
  • Watch the trailer for 'Cosmos' with Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Watch the trailer for 'Cosmos' with Neil deGrasse Tyson
    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...
  • Inspired by mother's death, Ken Burns to make cancer documentary

    Inspired by mother's death, Ken Burns to make cancer documentary
    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...
  • Ken Burns takes new approach to powerful themes in “The Central Park Five”

     
    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....
  • Bill Lansford, writer who sought to honor Latino veterans, dies

    Bill Lansford, writer who sought to honor Latino veterans, dies
    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...
  • 'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab

    'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab
    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...