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  • PBS probes slave issue that 'embarrassed' Ben Affleck urged show to omit

    PBS probes slave issue that 'embarrassed' Ben Affleck urged show to omit
    PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of "Finding Your Roots" may have violated the network's editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor. Meanwhile,...
  • PBS' 'Masterpiece' to adapt Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Signature of All Things'

    PBS' 'Masterpiece' to adapt Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Signature of All Things'
    PBS' "Masterpiece" announced Tuesday that it has optioned Elizabeth Gilbert's novel "The Signature of All Things" for a television adaptation.  The 2013 bestseller follows Alma Whitaker, a botanist living in the 19th century. Described as "equal parts...
  • When community service becomes a 16-day music festival

     When community service becomes a 16-day music festival
    Over the next three weeks, one of the Midwest's and the nation's leading music schools is kicking up its commitment to community service a couple of notches. Make that 125 notches. That's the number of informal concerts students and faculty of the...
  • Larry Wilmore summons Ben Affleck's slave-owning ancestor

    Larry Wilmore summons Ben Affleck's slave-owning ancestor
    Ben Affleck appeared on an episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots" last year, but one tidbit you didn't see in the series hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. was that Affleck's ancestors owned slaves. According to emails from Gates to Sony...
  • Authors share tips on helping kids enjoy sports, stick with it

    Authors share tips on helping kids enjoy sports, stick with it
    Children are joining sports in record numbers, and they're quitting in record numbers. Many drop out in frustration. Adults can minimize the negative impact by being attuned to their child's cues. "Play is a platform for learning. It's a way to keep...
  • Jonathan Crombie, star of 'Anne of Green Gables,' dies at 48

    Jonathan Crombie, star of 'Anne of Green Gables,' dies at 48
    Jonathan Crombie, the Canadian actor best known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in the "Anne of Green Gables" television miniseries, has died.  His sister, Carrie Crombie, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Saturday that he died Wednesday in...
  • How my media diet is killing me

    How my media diet is killing me
    The first step in addressing a problem is recognizing there is a problem, and because I recognized I had a problem I went to see Sue Becker. I drove out to her home in Downers Grove and she met me at the front door. She was polite and formal and...
  • The Grand Canyon, just as the Kolb brothers pictured it

    The Grand Canyon, just as the Kolb brothers pictured it
    They were just a couple of greenhorns from Pittsburgh, but the Kolb brothers knew the greatest photo op in the West when they saw it. It was 1902. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway had just begun service to the Grand Canyon. The Kolbs gaped at the...
  • Musurlian's documentaries to air on PBS

    Two of the latest documentaries by longtime city of Burbank employee and Glendale resident Peter Musurlian will air back-to-back on PBS in Los Angeles this week. Musurlian, an Emmy- and Golden Mike award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, is...
  • Home entertainment: 'Alone at Night' ranks as a true vampire original

    Home entertainment: 'Alone at Night' ranks as a true vampire original
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Kino Lorber, $24.95; Blu-ray, $34.95 A true original, writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour's bizarre and partly metaphorical vampire movie is set in a fictional Iranian town called Bad City, where criminals and...
  • A bowl of charro beans answers a hankering

     A bowl of charro beans answers a hankering
    When I was growing up, my dad often would make a big pot of beans, usually navy, flavored with ham, and offer us kids bowlfuls. He'd eat them all himself, though. We weren't eating beans. Are you kidding? Flash forward a number of decades and, of...