How much does PBS reflect the audiences it was intended to serve?

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In 1967, amid widespread civil unrest, CPB was created by an Act of Congress “to expand and develop a diversity of programming dependent on freedom, imagination and initiative on both local and national levels.” … Fifty-one years later, as we undergo another societal breakdown and racial reckoning, how much does PBS reflect the audiences it was intended to serve?

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HBO orders full season of new series: “Julia”

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HBO has ordered “Julia,“ a drama series inspired by cookbook author, chef, and TV show host, Julia Child. The show, which already filmed its pilot, will continue filming the rest of its eight episode first season in Boston this spring.

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Why We Turned to PBS: WGBH Programs and Captioning

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The New York Times: We asked our writers to reflect on PBS’s lasting imprint on our culture, while Rachael Ray, Gary Clark Jr., Damon Lindelof, Kal Penn and others share first-person reminiscences about the television that changed their lives.

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Molly of Denali wins awards

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“Molly of Denali,” the groundbreaking PBS Kids series produced by Boston’s GBH, won two major awards in its first season: a Peabody and the 2020 Television Critics Association award for outstanding achievement in youth programming.

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Morash to receive Lifetime Achievement Emmy

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Norm Abram: “As a brilliant creator/producer/director, Russ Morash has used his personal passion and love for well prepared food, gardening, home improvement/repair and woodworking to develop a whole new genre of television programs.”

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NOVA digitally recreates the invasion of Normandy

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Among the show’s highlights: three-dimensional simulations of the landing craft that brought troops ashore, the gliders that dropped American commandos deep inside Nazi-occupied France, and a pair of vast portable harbors used to unload thousands of tons of supplies onto the beaches

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In protest, jazz-style funeral for Eric Jackson’s show

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From the Boston Globe – 7/6/2012 Eric Jackson hosted his last weeknight show on WGBH-FM (89.7) Thursday night, and thanks to local saxophonist Ken Field, he went out with a funeral. Field, who hosts a show on WMBR-FM (88.1), led a New Orleans-style funeral outside the WGBH building in Brighton to protest the station’s recent cuts in…

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Public broadcasters ponder political ads

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From the Boston Globe: Public radio and television stations are weighing the opportunities and risks of accepting political advertising following a federal court ruling that found an existing ban on such ads violates the First Amendment.

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