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  • Catching up with Flint Creek

    It has been some time since I have written about Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, but I have been prompted to catch up with Dawn Keller after seeing a segment about her on PBS. I was watching Jeffrey Baer's program about Chicago's lakefront during...
  • Famous alums return to HPHS to share lessons learned

    Famous alums return to HPHS to share lessons learned
    Film editor Bradley Ross has many fond memories of Focus on the Arts from his own days as a Highland Park High School student, including a head-spinning opportunity to perform with "Rent" star Anthony Rapp when the Tony award-winning musical was at its...
  • Eatonville's Norm Lewis headlines PBS special

     Eatonville's Norm Lewis headlines PBS special
    Norm Lewis, who grew up in Eatonville and used to work at the Orlando Sentinel, is headlining his very own PBS special. Nice work if you can get it, and Lewis has earned it. "Live From Lincoln Center" presents "Norm Lewis: Who Am I?" at 9 p.m. Friday on...
  • LeVar Burton wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award

    LeVar Burton wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award
    To adults of a certain age, actor LeVar Burton will always be Kunta Kinte, hero of the epic 1977 miniseries about slavery in America. But for a generation of younger people, Burton has a special place in their memories as host of "Reading Rainbow," the...
  • On the trail of Lincoln's assassination

    On the trail of Lincoln's assassination
    One hundred and fifty years ago this week, an embittered Maryland-born actor, frustrated over Robert E. Lee's recent surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Va., and determined to avenge the Confederate cause, shot a bullet into the...
  • Violectric, air potato on WUCF's radar

    Violectric, air potato on WUCF's radar
    WUCF-Channel 24 looks at the offbeat Orlando music group Violectric and the battle on the air potato in programs this week. Violectric, which mixes violins and violas with rock 'n' roll, will be featured on "WUCF Artisodes" at 8 p.m. Thursday on the PBS...
  • Mohu Channels: Where local TV, apps and Web live on your HDTV

    Mohu Channels: Where local TV, apps and Web live on your HDTV
    The dead-and-buried Google TV has been revived, at least in spirit, in the new Mohu Channels. It's Deja View with Mohu's pledge to integrate a Web browser and Android smartphone apps with live TV on an HDTV screen. A major difference is the source of TV...
  • LeVar Burton keeps the sunlight shining through the Reading Rainbow

    LeVar Burton keeps the sunlight shining through the Reading Rainbow
    Toward the back of LeVar Burton's L.A. office there's a room filled with people testing software, including some, in teeny chairs, who are about 6 years old. Welcome to Reading Rainbow, the former PBS television show turned iPad app that's poised to...
  • 'Civil War' getting high-def PBS repeat

    'Civil War' getting high-def PBS repeat
    If you loved "The Civil War" when it premiered in 1990, PBS wants you back for a repeat in September that will present the epic documentary in a newly restored, high-definition version. "I'm beyond excited," filmmaker Ken Burns said. "For the first...
  • 'Children of Giant' explores legacy of 'Giant' in Marfa, Texas

     'Children of Giant' explores legacy of 'Giant' in Marfa, Texas
    Hollywood invaded the small West Texas town of Marfa 60 years ago this summer to make the epic "Giant," based on Edna Ferber's bestseller chronicling 25 years in the lives of a powerful rancher, his strong-willed, opinionated wife and a surly ranch hand...
  • Around the remote: Chuck Barney's picks for April 5-11

    DON'T MISS: "Mad Men" Peggy Lee's haunting cover of "Is That All There Is?" gets prominent play in the first of seven final episodes, as one of television's greatest shows goes into the stretch drive. It's a fitting lament for damaged ad man Don Draper...