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  • TV Review: 'JFK,' 'Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy'

    There's a noise-canceling quality of the programming tidal wave tied to the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, which doesn't make the milestone any less historically significant, or selected programs any less worthwhile. So somewhat...
  • TV Review: 'The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross'

    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 latest journey, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to...
  • Jazz Age revisited?

    It's just six years and a couple of months until the '20s — the 2020s, that is — which may inspire a reflection or two from jazz aficionados. Nearly 100 years ago, the musical form so dominated society that it became a euphemism for an...
  • 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...
  • The jobs crisis: It may not be 'breaking news,' but it's definitely 'broken news'

    BREAKING! This just in: the economy is terrible and the country is suffering its worst jobs crisis since the Depression . . . developing . . . Of course, this isn't actually breaking news -- it's aching news -- and, before the tragic bombings in Boston,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Albert Murray dies at 97; novelist, critic bridged words, music

    Albert Murray dies at 97; novelist, critic bridged words, music
    Albert Murray, the influential novelist and critic who celebrated black culture, scorned black separatism and was once praised by Duke Ellington as the "unsquarest man I know," died Sunday in New York. He was 97. Murray died at home in his sleep,...
  • 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...
  • 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...