Topic: Public Broadcasting Service
The NPR video sting makes it easier to repeat the talking point that public radio doesn’t deserve public support. But research of public media in other democracies shows the opposite is true.
03/14/2011 02:09 pm
After receiving Kennedy Center Honors, Bill T. Jones remembers his long career as a dancer and choreographer, and he discusses his future plans.
03/14/2011 01:50 pm
Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Jacques d’Amboise shares perspectives from seven decades of life inside the New York ballet world.
03/11/2011 06:15 am
The ouster of NPR chief Vivian Schiller will probably not quiet conservative outrage unleashed by an uncover video. White House, by contrast, has no plans to alter its funding request for Corporation for Public Broadcasting and NPR.
03/09/2011 06:30 pm
Vivian Schiller, CEO of NPR, stepped down Wednesday in the wake of a sting video that showed an NPR fundraiser disparaging conservatives. With the Vivian Schiller departure, NPR is left to fight criticism that intolerance is part of its DNA.
03/09/2011 12:38 pm
Ron Schiller, the executive caught in the hidden-camera sting, says NPR, which gets less than 2 percent of its budget from federal funds, would be 'better off.' But for rural stations, the figure can be 30 percent or higher.
03/08/2011 08:58 pm
A cinematic take on a runaway train in the Tony Scott film 'Unstoppable,' a music festival called Bonnaroo, and the 'Les Misérables' 25th anniversary concert on PBS.
02/28/2011 08:36 am
A Montreal arts festival, the Iron and Wine album 'Kiss Each Other Clean,' a how-to website for dinner parties, and more recommendations.
02/16/2011 04:35 pm
A television series on dysfunctional British aristocrats, an alternative rock band, a behind the scenes look at the Secret Service, and more recommendations.
02/15/2011 03:51 pm
Poor citizens should not have to pay for programming that primarily benefits wealthier Americans.
02/15/2011 10:10 am
Fox News commentator Glenn Beck finds in Egypt’s democratic revolution a conspiracy involving left and right. Other conservatives are distancing themselves from Beck’s “delusional ravings.”
02/12/2011 02:06 pm
The Spirit of Goodwill uplifts, Nancy Reagan on PBS, the film version of 'Freakonomics,' and more recommendations
02/09/2011 05:51 pm
PBS specials on scientific wonders, a PlayStation game that projects monsters, a book on Madame Curie, and more recommendations.
02/09/2011 03:22 pm
An iTunes app for wall art, birds of paradise in a PBS special 'Birds of the Gods,' 'Colstrip Montana,' a book that changed landscape photography, and more recommendations.
01/14/2011 05:03 pm
In December and January, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new.
01/05/2011 12:00 pm
PBS documentary 'The Calling,' 60-CD set 'Leonard Bernstein: The Symphony Edition,' new Keith Urban album 'Get Closer,' and more recommendations.
12/17/2010 10:40 am
We have more gift ideas for you this holiday season. For the person who enjoys Canadian television comedy, World War II drama, a TV documentary on mankind's narrative myths, and a classic British television detective series, we have a quartet of selections. By the way, if you would like to purchase any of these DVD sets, there are links to do so on each page and you can help the Monitor at the same time.
12/02/2010 12:23 pm
Top picks: 'Edible Stories,' 'Mood Music for Time Travellers,' Fran Lebowitz focused documentary 'Public Speaking,' and more
Author Mark Kurlansky's 'Edible Stories,' Either Orchestra CD 'Mood Music for Time Travellers,' Martin Scorsese documentary 'Public Speaking' on Fran Lebowitz, and more recommendations.
11/18/2010 01:58 pm
Tina Fey is the youngest (and the third woman) to win of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
11/10/2010 09:26 am
Top picks: 'Circus' miniseries, Microsoft Kinect, Ethan Gilsdorf's "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks,' and more
PBS miniseries 'Circus,' Microsoft controller free gaming sensor Kinect, Monitor contributor Ethan Gilsdorf's new book "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks,' and more recommendations.
10/28/2010 11:41 am
Top picks: TV series 'Slings and Arrows' on DVD, Charles Schulz's 'The Peanuts Collection,' Rock Band 3, and more
Award-winning Canadian TV series 'Slings and Arrows' on DVD, 'The Peanuts Collection: Treasures from the World's Most Beloved Comic' by Charles Schulz and Nat Gertler, Rock Band 3 with new features, and more recommendations.
10/22/2010 01:20 pm
Top Picks: 'A Murder of Crows,' Sufjan Stevens' 'The Age of Adz,' Mike Wallace's 'Politics & Presidents,' and more
PBS documentary 'A Murder of Crows,' folk-rock Sufjan Stevens' new CD 'The Age of Adz,' lessons from an award winning journalist in '20th Century With Mike Wallace: Politics & Presidents,' and more recommendations.
10/14/2010 06:05 pm
Patrick Stewart in new 'MacBeth' film, National Geographic's 'Making History,' Iraqi musician Rahim AlHaj's new CD 'Little Earth,' and more recommendations.
10/04/2010 06:20 pm
Newly restored 'Beauty and the Beast' on the big screen, Farm Aid music festival at 25, 'Ondine' fairy tale out on DVD, and more top picks.
09/30/2010 11:07 am
Former President Bill Clinton has been all over the media, dispensing advice to President Obama ahead of what looks to be a dreadful election for Democrats. He is speaking from experience.
09/23/2010 02:52 pm