Shows sate ‘appetite for a real-world experience’

Posted: May 14, 2012

Know something about antiques? Prove it,” screamed the ad seeking “pickers” for Market Warriors, the long-awaited companion series to PBS’s most popular primetime program, Antiques Roadshow. Though PBS pioneered the concept of reality television with American Family and other cinema … Continue reading

Late date seals fate of Oregon’s debate

Posted: March 26, 2012

When three unlikely partners — a conservative newspaper in the nation’s capital, a blue-state Republican organization and a public broadcasting station in a quirky, liberal city — set out last fall to change the tenor of GOP primary debates, they nearly pulled it off. But … Continue reading

PBS weighs new night for Indie Lens, POV, after uproar

Posted: March 26, 2012

PBS has agreed to consider “alternative scheduling options” for the independent production showcases Independent Lens and POV, which lost carriage and audience after the network moved their shared time slot from Tuesday to Thursday nights. By late last week, several hundred … Continue reading

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