PBS summer

PBS sprawls from rap to Flack to Tiger and beyond

It’s not easy to be in the something-for-everyone business.
Other networks might specialize in food or weather or creepy crimes or such. But Paula Kerger describes PBS as “a variety network.” That means ranging from rap to Flack (Roberta Flack, shown here, that is), from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” to Ukraine’s war-torn neighborhoods.
In a virtual press conference with the Television Critics Association, Kerger occasionally talked about shows that are on the air right now. She praised: Read more…

PBS plans a big, busy summer

A year after the pandemic put summer TV into a tailspin, things seem to be nearly normal.
PBS has just announced a summer line-up that includes four dramas, three classical concerts (including a solo concert by Anna Netrebko, shown here in operatic splendor), two Washington, D.C., events and – as usual – a ton of non-fiction. Read more…