Firs it was Mister Rogers. Then Bob Ross. Now, it’s legendary chef Julia Child’s turn to be auto-tuned by PBS Digital Studios, in the joyous video below. It’s probably no surprise, considering that PBS is in the midst of celebrating Child’s centenary (she was born Aug. 15, 1912, and passed away Aug. 13, 2004). Check it out, and remember to bring on the roasted potatoes and keep on cooking. Bon appetit!
By Jeff Pfeiffer In last night’s fifth episode of The National Parks: America’s Best Idea on PBS, “Great Nature (1933-1945),” we see how the national parks are affected — and how they have an effect — as America enters the Great Depression and World War II. Under the guidance of a new president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the parks thrive. Like his cousin Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin has a love for the outdoors. With Stephen Mather gone, his assistant Horace Albright is now director of the National Park Service. Albright has a unique goal: to transfer national military parks, battlefields and monuments […]
PBS’ Pioneers of Television is back for its third season this month (now narrated by one of today’s busiest personalities in that business, Ryan Seacrest), with four new episodes devoted to some of the most memorable moments and people in popular TV genres. This season will memorably feature a reunion of the cast of the 1983 miniseries The Thorn Birds for the season finale episode about the miniseries genre. Episodes kick off with “Funny Ladies,” which begins with the first standup comediennes to appear on television, including Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller (whose final interview was for this episode). It […]
Posted by: haro1d The good news is, Foyle’s War is back. Anyone who has followed this popular UK series on PBS knows that it’s among the best-written and executed scripted programs done for television in recent years. When it ended its initial run and Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle (Michael Kitchen) resigned his post, there was something dissatisfying about the ending. World War II still had years to go before its end, and it seemed like a coda was all but inevitable. The politics of British television were to blame, it seems, but changing circumstances meant that Foyle’s War could return […]