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    Why the NEA's New Media Emphasis Spells Trouble for Traditional Docs

    With less money, more platforms and more projects, PBS is in trouble -- again.

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    Preview the First Seven Minutes of the New "Sherlock" Online

    "Sherlock," the delightful BBC series that updates Arthur Conan Doyle's characters for the contemporary era -- Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes a brilliant "high-functioning sociopath"; Watson (Martin Freeman) a wounded Afghanistan vet; people sometimes mistake them fo...

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    WGA Leaders Urge NEA to Reconsider PBS Funding Cuts

    Bad news for Cookie Monster: "C" is for cuts!

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    N.E.A. Will Slash Funding to 'Independent Lens' and 'POV'

    It's turning out to be a tough year for long-running PBS documentary stalwarts "POV" and "Independent Lens." After taking a major ratings hit due to being moved from the Tuesday night slot it has occupied for years, "Independent Lens" is now facing funding cuts from...

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    PBS Reconsiders Move of POV and Independent Lens to Thursday After Filmmakers Protest

    After a ratings drop and public outcry from filmmakers and industry members, PBS has announced it's reevaluating its move of the nonfiction strands from Tuesday.

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    25th Anniversary Season of POV Includes 'My Reincarnation,' 'Nostalgia for the Light,' 'Give Up Tomorrow'

    POV announced its 2012 season today, celebrating 25 years on PBS with a lineup that includes such acclaimed nonfiction films as "Nostalgia for the Light," "The City Dark" and "Give Up Tomorrow." The award-winning documentary series, which has attracted some ire from fil...

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    The PBS Debacle: Why a New Time Slot Spells Disaster For Indie Docs

    What a difference a day makes. Last May, PBS announced that two of its popular independent documentary showcases, Independent Lens and POV, would move from their regular Tuesday nights into Thursday slots. Ten months later, a time slot can look like a death sentence.

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    Obama Sings; Hope He Keeps His Day Job (Video)

    At a blues-y celebration of Black History Month at the White House – a concert to be shown on PBS on Feb. 27th – the President joined in and sang “Sweet Home Chicago” with B.B. King, backed up by Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and others.

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    More Woody Allen

    If you missed Robert B. Weide’s two-part American Masters profile of Woody Allen that aired last November on PBS, it’s just been released on DVD—by Docurama—with bonus material that wasn’t seen on TV. Weide, whose earlier documentaries have dealt with W.C. Fields, The M...

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    Downton Abbey: Does Mary Get Matthew, And Will Patton Oswalt Tweet?

    It took a costume drama about nose-in-the-air aristocrats to give PBS pop-culture traction. But just before New Year’s, there was Patton Oswalt catching up with season 1 and  practically swooning as he Tweeted with arch wit but no irony, “Oh DOWNTON ABBEY, how have I only just ...

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