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!
In a win-win for book and film lovers alike, tonight PBS’ acclaimed biography series American Masters will present back-to-back profiles of Gone With the Wind scribe Margaret Mitchell and To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee that present facts, photos and interviews fresh to even their most ardent fans. Though Mitchell was born in 1900 and Lee in 1926, like their works, these women are every ounce as compelling as any character from today’s entertainment realm, real or fictionalized. Did you know Mitchell rappelled down buildings as a newspaper reporter and funded the education of African-American medical students after GWTW […]
Mercy Street, a six-part drama series is set in Alexandria, Va., in 1862 and follows two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War. New Englander Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Confederate supporter Emma Green (Hannah James) have an ideological clash at the Union Army’s Mansion House Hospital, formerly the Green family’s luxury hotel. Inspired by real accounts from Mansion House doctors and nurses, Mercy Street also stars Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Norbert Leo Butz, McKinley Belcher III and Shalita Grant. Mercy Street premieres on PBS Sunday, Jan. 17, at 10pm ET/PT following Downton Abbey (check […]
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick directed ‘The Vietnam War’ documentary event chronicling the human tragedy of the war through the stories of soldiers and civilians who took part in it. […]