PBS has announced that it will suspend Charlie Rose’s eponymous show after eight women accused the longtime TV personality of sexual harassment, his alleged offenses ranging from groping his female employees to walking naked in front of them to forcing them into lewd phone calls, according to a new report in the …
Poldark is ostensibly a soap opera about eighteenth-century copper mining, but, in reality, it is a show about hot people staring at one another to a soundtrack of melancholy orchestral whining and the ceaseless crashing of waves upon the Cornish beach. Sometimes the hot people are staring at each other in anger over…
In the four years producer and director Shaleece Haas followed transgender teen Bennett as he grew into his identity and early adulthood, she managed to capture all the vagaries of family dynamics when they’re met with a sudden gap in generational understanding and tolerance.
The 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll was hosted Monday by the forty-fifth President of the United States, rumored to be an egg lost behind the radiator 6 years ago, and his wife, Melania Trump, physical manifestation of the expression “grin and bear it.”
Pianist Daryl Davis estimates that since the early ‘90s, he’s collected around 25 robes that were worn by Klansmen, each representative of a mind he’s changed and a life he’s converted to anti-racism. Davis, who’s black, has made a name for himself by actively seeking out KKK members to shoot the shit with, in attempt…
The writers of the BBC/PBS melodrama, Poldark, have decided that the only way to properly conclude a season is with a sweeping shot of Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) standing on a cliff awkwardly embracing his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson), as the unruly Cornish winds whip their wigs. Season One ended with the…
Continuing its proud tradition of supporting scientific inquiry, PBS conducted its own experiment this week, filming the Libertarian and Green Party candidates for president with no one to watch it and asking if it made a sound.
Well, over in the U.K. Poldark finally reached that episode that had folks worried and let’s just say they didn’t exactly sail over the hurdle. Please proceed with caution, however: this is about Sunday night’s episode on the BBC—if you’re watching in the U.S. on PBS, this episode is still about a month out—so,…
In a recent interview with GQ UK, Benedict Cumberbatch implied that Season 4 of Sherlock might be the last. It’s not surprising, but it’s a damn shame.
Sherlock doesn’t return to PBS until 2017—sigh—but we’ve finally been blessed with our first teaser trailer for its fourth season. And judging from these 90 seconds, the outlook is bleak.
A Canadian cable channel hopes to launch a U.S. offshoot dedicated to making programs for Native Americans, by Native Americans.
If your heart belongs to coal miner’s daughter Loretta Lynn, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for March 4, 2016. For on that happy day, PBS premieres Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl — a new installment in its American Masters documentary series.
If you’re of the (correct) mindset that there can never be too many period dramas, you’ll be excited to check out Lisa Quijano Wolfinger’s new series Mercy Street, based in Civil War-era Alexandria, Virginia.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., host of PBS’ Finding Your Roots—the show Ben Affleck nearly ruined earlier this year by omitting his slave owner family history—is ready to move on from that brief lapse of integrity.
In the newest installment of their Blank on Blank series, in which “lost” interviews with celebrated artists are animated and set to music, PBS has chosen a 1968 chat between Nina Simone and renowned jazz singer and radio host Lilian Terry.
Hello lovelies! We’ve all made it through another week, and, as a reward for our toil, we have a (relatively) new trailer for the Sherlock Christmas special at our disposal. This means Benedict Cumberbatch in Victorian attire. This means GODDAMN.
When Ben Affleck tried to sidestep his family’s slave-owning history on PBS’s Finding Your Roots, he ended up prompting an investigation of the show as well as its indefinite postponement. But now, Finding Your Roots is back!