Corporate anti-racism – Bank of America is a major sponsor for the documentary – causes Ken Burns to pull his punches.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood has become one of our central gospels of child-rearing.
As a potentially thoughtful drama (hey, this is PBS) set during a revolutionary and colonialist era, Beecham House falls as flat as papadum.
Blood Sugar Rising deals with difficult subject matter, but steel yourself to view this engaging and educational look at a growing public health crisis.
Country Music digs into the rich, deep dirt of a music with a complicated past, a hybrid genre soaked in soulful suffering, twangy glory, and times both high and tough.
Jamestown is a vividly timely reminder that anyone who calls themselves an “American” is actually descended from immigrants.
“Tokenism also plays into this issue. Some companies are hiring one dancer of color and they think they’ve done diversity.”
Not everybody loves the documentary Last Days in Vietnam. Director Rory Kennedy responds to some of the criticism.
In the first episode, Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes viewers back to Africa to talk, not as has been done before, with Africans whose forebears were lost to slavery but with descendants of Africans who grew rich on slave trade.
Mr. Selfridge drives me nuts because the storyline, the rise of a mercantile empire, calls for edgy Darwinian conflict rather than paternal benevolence sprinkled with layers of powered soap opera.