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  • MPT salutes all who made Baltimore spectacular [Letter]

    MPT salutes all who made Baltimore spectacular [Letter]
    Our words weren't exactly, "Let's put on a show," but they could have been. Maryland Public Television is forever grateful to PBS, the "Great Performances" series and our colleagues at WNET in New York for responding to our 2012 invitation to join us in...
  • Ken Burns not done yet as America's captivating history professor

    Anyone launching a course on U.S. history could do a whole lot worse than revolving the curriculum around the films of Ken Burns. For example, "The Civil War," the 1984 project that put Burns on the map, continues to be utilized in schools across the...
  • 'The Roosevelts': Program of the year?

    'The Roosevelts': Program of the year?
    "The Roosevelts" is one of Ken Burns' best, right up there with "The Civil War." Three dynamic family members propel the epic documentary: Teddy, niece Eleanor and her husband, Franklin. Their stories justify the 14-hour running time. The seven-part...
  • Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors

    Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors
    While hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Baltimore this weekend to see the ships, fireworks and cannon fire of the "Star-Spangled Spectacular," Jessica Damen is staying home. The festivities are happening outside Damen's door,...
  • TV Picks: 'The Roosevelts,' 'Red Band Society' and more

    "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."  This seven-part, 14-hour chronicle of a family that helped shape not only American history but American identity is a stunning reminder of why Ken Burns, having revolutionized the documentary series, continues to be...
  • George Clooney to appear in 'Downton Abbey' sketch

    George Clooney to appear in 'Downton Abbey' sketch
    Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney will be gracing the halls of Downton Abbey on television later this year. But before you get too excited about what this news could mean -- will Clooney don his tux and roll around in a pigsty with Lady Mary? Or...
  • Review: 'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History'

    Review: 'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History'
    In "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," Ken Burns and writer Geoffrey C. Ward have a topic every bit as big as their canvas, and a subject that feels especially timely given the U.S. political dynasties of the modern age. Admirers of Burns'...
  • Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Christopher Eccleston Drama 'Fortitude' Sells Wide

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Sky Vision has pre-sold the crime drama series "Fortitude," which stars Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Christopher Eccleston and Michael Gambon, to several leading broadcasters. Sky Vision, which is the international...
  • O, say can you still see? [Editorial]

    O, say can you still see? [Editorial]
    Whether "Baltimore — Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" is destined to become the city's official motto, as the City Council recently endorsed, is less important than a troubling bit of information that arose during the council's debate over...
  • Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Christopher Ecclestone Drama 'Fortitude' Sells Wide

    LONDON -- Sky Vision has pre-sold the crime drama series "Fortitude," which stars Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Christopher Ecclestone and Michael Gambon, to several leading broadcasters. Sky Vision, which is the international distribution arm of U.K. pay...
  • Thu Tran, 'Bad Moon,' Whistler, Tim & Eric, 'The Roosevelts'

    Thu Tran, 'Bad Moon,' Whistler, Tim & Eric, 'The Roosevelts'
    Thu Tran (slight return) (The Internet, mostly). Thu Tran, the mistress and co-architect of IFC's "Food Party," a cardboard-and-glitter, puppets-and-grub series at the top of my top list back when it was running in 2009 and 2010 -- and still is,...