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Poster:sillyliss
Date:2010-01-06 15:34
Subject:This Emotional Life
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Hello! I am new to pbsjunkies.

Just curious if anybody is watching This Emotional Life, and what you think of it?

I am surprised how many people are open to allowing their therapy conversations and deepest issues to be revealed in front of a national audience. That takes a lot of guts. Some of the stories are so captivating that no matter how much I need to do other stuff, I have to just keep on watching.

If you are watching this series, what topics/stories have hit you as most captivating?

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Poster:the_zedster
Date:2008-02-13 21:38
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African Americans Lives 2 is on right now on PBS. Enjoy!

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Poster:casseline
Date:2008-01-15 02:18
Subject:Masterpiece
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Hello everyone,

Long time lurker, first time poster here. I've noticed this community has been a bit quite recently. I just wanted to share that The Complete Jane Austen Series started yesterday and will continue every Sunday until the firsts week of April. I'm really excited about this because I am a big Austen fan and wanted to share this with someone who might care. Persuasion was the first work up and they did an amazing job!

Here is the link to the website http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/?campaign=pbshomefeatures_1_masterpiecetheatrebrthecompletejaneausten_2008-01-14

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Poster:bwayboogiewooge
Date:2007-10-10 04:40
Subject:49 Up (2006)
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did anyone else catch the recent installment of Michael Apted's "Up" films last night on P.O.V.?

i've only seen 28 Up before and this was a nice opportunity to see the intervening years between. but when every i see one of these films i am always captivated. makes one want to sit down and watch them all at once. Roger Ebert brought up an interesting issue, which was how long will the series go on? until all of the participants have passed away? and what will happen when Apted himself dies [heaven forbid]? thats what i wonder. he is 15 years older than the people he documents. best film project ever.

EDIT: has anyone seen the American version [Age 7 in America (1991), 14 Up in America (1998), 21 Up America (2006)] that Apted is Executive Producer of? (damn, a dangling participle)

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Poster:_meandthemajor
Date:2007-08-30 12:54
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Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, Wilco, Decemberists Do "ACL"
Plus: Regina Spektor, Explosions in the Sky, Lucinda Williams, Crowded House

 
"Austin City Limits"-- the television series, not its offshoot festival cousin that takes place September 14-16 in the Texas city-- has announced the initial lineup of its 33rd season, and it seems like the show keeps getting indier and indier (or indie could just be getting mainstreamier, but don't hurt yourself pondering that).

Artists performing on the program this season include the Arcade Fire, the Decemberists, Bloc Party, Wilco, Regina Spektor, Explosions in the Sky, Lucinda Williams, Crowded House, Norah Jones, Femi Kuti, Paolo Nutini, Ghostland Observatory, Old Crow Medicine Show, and everybody's favorite piece of Jessica Simpson arm candy... John Mayer (sorry Lachey!).

The upcoming season of "Austin City Limits" will begin airing on PBS stations nationwide in early October.
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Poster:jenny2285
Date:2007-08-14 17:55
Subject:New Group
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I created a Mark Russell group on Facebook.

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Poster:jenny2285
Date:2007-08-13 13:14
Subject:Mark Russell
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Does anyone remember Mark Russell? Does anyone know why he doesn't do specials for PBS anymore?

P.S.: I wish he had a MySpace and/or Facebook.

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Poster:netninja1
Date:2007-07-20 10:47
Subject:Bush Tries to End PBS, The House says NO!
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http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/07/18/congress.broadcasting.ap/index.html

The House on Wednesday evening overwhelmingly rejected President Bush's plan to eliminate the $420 million federal subsidy for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The 357-72 vote demonstrated the enduring political strength of public broadcasting. The outcome was never in doubt, unlike a fight two years ago when Republicans tried but failed to slash public broadcasting subsidies.

The move to kill subsidies for the CPB, which make up about 15 percent of its budget, was launched by Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado.

"Taxpayers are being asked to pay more in taxes because Congress is not willing to make hard choices and balance our spending with our income," Lamborn said.

Don't MissCongress created the corporation in 1967 to shield public broadcasting from political influence. The CPB distributes federal subsidies to PBS, National Public Radio and hundreds of public radio and television stations.

"It is providing a voice for America, a noncommercial, independent voice that is sadly lacking. It isn't available any place else in the million channels on our cable networks," said Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon.

The vote came as the House for a second day debated a huge spending bill funding job training, education and health programs.

The underlying bill provides about $152 billion next year for programs whose budgets are set at lawmakers' discretion each year.

Among the largest increases is $2.2 billion to finance an increase of $260 in the maximum Pell Grant for college students

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Poster:reallyamermaid
Date:2007-06-14 23:14
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Has anyone heard any flak about "Islam vs. Islamists?" From my understanding, it was excluded from the series "America At a Crossroads" because it was a weak piece of film. The viewpoint ended up getting represented; the producers just found a better example to use. Unfortunately, the producers of the piece are now storming conservative radio talk shows saying that PBS "censored" them. No, the producing station thought that someone else made a better film. Your viewpoint got represented just fine. But they're seriously working this angle. This has made the newspapers in NYC, which can't be good. It's interesting to me that the author of the article I read today didn't even bother to get the title of the series correct. He didn't care about the facts. He just wanted to get published. But even here in backwater WV, it seems to matter. We're getting negative feedback about it. I'm just wondering if you good people have encountered this at all.

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Poster:reallyamermaid
Date:2007-06-01 22:47
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I saw a preview of Ken Burns' The War today. I was told it was 30 minutes long beforehand. No way. I don't wear a watch, but an honest guess was an hour. Really. And it felt like much, much longer. All staff were invited to attend, but only about 5 of us turned up. And I left with a sickening desire to see the whole 14 hours of it. I'm surprised that PBS will be airing some of these images. I'll be glad if it happens come September, but a lot of this footage was really tough. As it should be, I guess. You wanna see what war is like? Ken Burns wants to show you. And PBS is going along with it. It's going to be hard to watch, but it's being prsented in an intelligent manner. One of those times I'm proud of PBS.

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Poster:_meandthemajor
Date:2007-03-19 21:20
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is it just me, or has pbs been showing the same handfull of austin city limits episodes for the last 2 year? do they still tape new shows?

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Poster:chad_etc
Date:2007-02-27 11:40
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Have any of you been watching the four-week, four-part Frontline special "News War: Secrets, Spin and the Future of the News" ? Part three airs tonight, and so far, it's been a top-notch, wonderful series.

If you've seen it, what do you think?

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Poster:zebulen
Date:2006-12-28 10:02
Subject:American Masters
Security:Public

Comments on the Rod Serling biography that aired last night?

What was your favorite TZ episode?

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Poster:chad_etc
Date:2006-12-28 00:49
Subject:this american life
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Ira Glass on how to tell a good story...



(you can find the rest of this interview here)

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Poster:spappleton
Date:2006-12-08 05:04
Subject:Q&A
Security:Public
Mood: curious

So what are your views on net neutrality?

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Poster:knit_wit3
Date:2006-11-13 13:41
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did anyone see the 2nd "In search of myths and hero's" about Arthur? I dont know if I missed it and the rerun or...

I lost my TPT magazine!

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Poster:knit_wit3
Date:2006-11-08 17:23
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does anyone remember a special pbs did about "Typhoid Mary"? I swear I remember seeing it but it seems to have vanished without a trace...

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Poster:soopahgrover
Date:2006-11-06 21:03
Subject:Ads on Channel 13!
Security:Public
Mood: surprised

I just saw commercials on WNET Channel 13! It's before American Experience begins at 9pm, and Antiques Roadshow just ended. They were for American Airlines and some movie.

I suppose this may be nothing new. I haven't watched much TV lately.

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Poster:knit_wit3
Date:2006-11-05 09:22
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hello again fellow pbs fanatics! I have recently been watching some great pbs and am wondering if anyone else has...

did anyone catch In Search of Myths and Hero's part 1 Queen of Sheba? I thought it was very informative and fascinating... Who knew this myth was connected to Ethiopia!?

Also did anyone see The Maltese Falcon on the big show? I love Humphrey Bogart and his overall jaded-ness!

ps where can i find pbs show related icons?..

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Poster:knit_wit3
Date:2006-11-02 16:04
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Tea and toast to the people behind putting togeather a PBS community! Public television is one of my favorite things in the world! It kind of makes me feel like when I turn on the tv, my brain is sort of expanding instead of shriking away slowly with regular tv! now for a list of my favorite shows!

in no particular order...
Antiques Roadshow
Masterpiece Theater
American Experience
Nova
Arthur :)
Secrets of the Dead
POV
Tales from the Palaces
The Big Show
Posh Nosh (though sometimes I dont get it/am mildly offended by it...:)
Open All Hours (is great!)


in conclusion just about anything on...

question...
Did anyone see the Virgin Queen with anne marie duff?
and..
Did anyone see Casanova with Peter O'Toole?
I thought they were both really good! and I want to buy the soundtracks but dont know where to find them...

ps.the Maltese Falcon (with the one and only Humphrey Bogart) is the Big Show on November 4th (this saturday!) at 8pm central time..


*love to PBS and fans of PBS!*

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