John Willis, WGBH’s new national production chief, is returning to the U.K. to direct BBC’s Factual and Learning programs, reports the Guardian. In a February speech to documentarians, he said an “infection of entertainment” dilutes news programs in the U.S.
Sesame Street launches its 34th season on PBS today. The long-running series is as “creative and vibrant as ever,” writes Lynne Heffley in an LA Times review. Heffley also reviews
The New York Times reports on how war coverage has altered the TV habits of viewers in Millville, N.J.
Corey Flintoff name-checked in the Apr. 5 Zippy comic strip.
The Chicago Sun-Times‘ Lloyd Sachs praises NPR’s Anne Garrels, one of the few American journalists still in Baghdad. “There may be no one on the air who better conveys the difficult mood swings that this kind of assignment can produce, … Continue reading
“The spirit of documentary filmmaking is thriving, but it is against the odds that you will make money doing it,” comments filmmaker Thom Powers, in an LA Times feature about the financial struggles of documentarians. Powers’ film “Guns and Mothers,” … Continue reading
Public television and radio producers won 11 of this year’s George Foster Peabody Awards.