Tag: PBS

Concert for George

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Concert for George” (Four-LP Box Set)

The sublime Concert for George has been released in a stunning new four-LP box set...

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Downton Abbey” Shuts Its Doors

After six seasons, 52 episodes and innumerable dinner parties, put-downs and plot twists, Downton Abbey comes to an end....

Television, The Three Strike Rule, TV on DVD

The Three Strike Rule: “The Great American Dream Machine”

A new DVD release introduces this groundbreaking series to a new generation....

DVD Reviews, Film, Television

DVD Review: “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise”

Mel Brooks: Make A Noise -- Don't be schtupidt, be a schmarty!...

Contests, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Robert Plant & the Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den”

Read the review and enter to win a copy of Robert Plant's new live DVD....

TV Reviews

TV Review: American Masters “Johnny Carson: King of Late Night”

PBS premieres a fascinating look at the life of television icon, Johnny Carson....

Music, News, Television

New TV: Front Row Center

A new PBS music program promises no Celtic nothing...but gives you Train instead. Who has failed?...

Music, Television, TV Reviews

TV review: “Live from the Artists Den: Adele”

The new season of Live from the Music Den premieres on PBS stations this Friday, February 3 (check local listings) with a concert...

Music, Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: American Masters: “Pearl Jam Twenty”

On Friday night PBS stations will premiere Pearl Jam Twenty as a part of their Emmy Award winning American Masters Series. ...

Television, The Three Strike Rule

The Three Strike Rule: “Zen” and the Art of Murder Maintenance

Rufus Sewell’s eyes immediately lure you into watching Zen, the BBC series based on he popular Aurelio Zen novels by Michael Dibdin....

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TV Reviews

TV Review: “James Levine: American Maestro”

PBS's latest installment of AMERICAN MASTERS is the outstanding new profile of James Levine, director of the Metropolitan Opera. Here's a...

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Upstairs, Downstairs”

Scott Malchus reviews the rebirth of a classic British series, "Upstairs, Downstairs."...

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Popdose, Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Secrets of the Dead: World’s Biggest Bomb”

Scott Malchus reviews the latest PBS "Secrets of the Dead" and the pursuit to build the world's biggest bomb....

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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: American Masters, “LENNONYC” (PBS)

The latest entry in the esteemed PBS series American Masters covers the post-Beatles years that John Lennon spent living in New York City....

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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: Masterpiece Mystery, “Sherlock”

This Sunday, PBS Masterpiece Mystery unveils a new "Sherlock" for our time. Does this modern detective retain the flavor of the original?...

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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “When You’re Strange: A Film About the Doors” (PBS American Masters)

You probably decided whether you are going to watch the latest installment of the great PBS series American Masters tonight when you saw...

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Music, Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders” (PBS)

The new PBS series Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders debuts tonight. The program offers a magazine-style look at the various ways in...

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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Sam Cooke: Crossing Over” American Masters (PBS)

Maybe it’s because I’ve read Peter Guralnick’s comprehensive 2005 Sam Cooke biography Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam...

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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre”

Exactly one year ago, ten terrorists from the Jihadist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (Army of the Pure) sailed from Pakistan to India. Their goal...

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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Independent Lens – No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos”

The latest installment of the vaunted PBS series Independent Lens is No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos. The documentary about the...

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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Independent Lens: Objectified” (PBS)

Gary Hustwit is best known (to me, anyway) as the filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary about Wilco, I Am Trying To Break Your...

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Television, TV Reviews

Television Review: “Secrets of the Dead: The Airmen and the Headhunters”

The Airmen and the Headhunters is the most recent entry in the PBS series Secrets of the Dead, which has been running for nine years on the...

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DVD Reviews

DVD Review: “Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America”

I’m a sucker for thoughtful, informative documentaries that focus on how entertainment is shaped and how it shapes the popular...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Talking Heads, 8/5/83

It’s taken me a few weeks to find my way back to Bootleg City — I made an unscheduled stop in Layoff Land, an increasingly...