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Connections: Discussing inclusion and diversity in children's media

During the season premiere of the PBS Kids’ show “Arthur,” Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, got married. The episode, “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone...
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Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:48am
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Connections: A behind-the-scenes look at the PBS show, "Nature"

We're joined by the team behind the PBS show, "Nature." Executive producer Fred Kaufman and filmmaker Ann Johnson Prum are in Rochester for a (sold out)...
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Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:29am
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Connections: How "RBG" and "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" became box office hits

Two surprise hits at the box office this summer are documentaries, and the stars behind them are being lauded for their quiet voices and powerful...
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Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:29am
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Connections: Sonia Manzano discusses playing "Maria" on Sesame Street

For 44 years, you could find actress Sonia Manzano on Sesame Street playing the iconic character, "Maria." While loyal Sesame Street viewers knew her as...
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Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:17pm
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Exciting news announced at the Television Critics Press Tour

I wanted to share some exciting programming news with you. At the recent Television Critics Press Tour, PBS President Paula Kerger announced that PBS will partner with the BBC and BBC World News in a co-production agreement that will bring 20 hours of new programming to PBS this year.

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Public Media matters more than ever

I’m just back from Washington and two days of meetings with my PBS colleagues from throughout the country.  We shared ideas about our work to help reduce the high school drop-out rate (American Graduate).  We previewed the new schedule (including the upcoming season of Downton Abbey).  We shared plans for national/local election coverage, and we discussed upcomi

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Copland Summer: Simplicity and Objectivity

So many things running around my head this afternoon, and I’m not sure how to organize them all. Maybe a list? 

Mahler, Mahler, Mahler

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is playing Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 this evening and Saturday night (I’ll be there on Saturday).  Just by chance, I happen to have a few cool Mahler links that I’ve saved up for a rainy day. 

Check out this time lapse of the stage being set for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” at Los Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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