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How to Watch, Experience ‘Hamilton’s America’

Published on October 21, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Great Performances’ presentation of the Hamilton’s America documentary kicks off the 2016 PBS Fall Arts Festival on Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. The documentary combines interviews  with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, President Obama and others; rehearsal footage and visits to historical sites to tell the story of the making of the award-winning musical. Due to […]

Celebrate Independence Day 2016 with NPT

Published on June 30, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

A Capitol Fourth, the annual Independence Day concert, anchors NPT’s holiday programming again this year with a live broadcast on July 4. But getting an early start to the Fourth of July holiday is practically a summer tradition, so NPT’s Independence Day programming kicks off June 30. Here’s a complete rundown of festive or patriotic-themed […]

Watch Tonight`s Presidential Debate Livestream Here

Published on October 22, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

Watch the PBS NewsHour’s coverage here all day, and the Presidential Debate Live at 8:00 p.m. Central Free Videos by Ustream.TV

Guests Announced for Fiesta Latina at the White House

Published on October 9, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Performers have been announced for In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina, to air on NPT and PBS stations nationwide on Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 p.m. Central. Welcomed by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month will be co-hosts Eva Longoria Parker, Jimmy Smits and […]

Time and Newsweek On 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street

Published on June 8, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

[youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1mw5iyNQf8″] As Sesame Street celebrates its 40th Anniversary, Time Magazine wonders whether President Barack Obama is our first president from Sesame Street. “The President is every bit as much a product of the show, but it’s not just his age and mastery of the alphabet that make Obama the first Sesame Street President,” writes Nancy […]

What Can Wonder Do For You?

Published on February 26, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Last week, we told you about In Performance at the White House – Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize., which airs on NPT on Friday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. Central (some PBS stations are airing it the night before, so don’t be confused). The show was taped last […]

Podcast Exclusive: Bill Ivey on Arts Inc.

Published on November 11, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

It was announced last week that Nashville’s Bill Ivey, director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, has been tapped for President-elect Barack Obama‘s transition team for arts and culture. Ivey has had a long successful career as as folklorist, musicologist and champion of the arts. He was the […]

Free Screening of I.O.U.S.A. Looks at Debt that Obama Will Inherit

Published on November 6, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

According to the Associated Press today, the outgoing Bush administration plans to borrow “a record $550 billion through the end of the year to back the financial bailout.” So when President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January 2009, he’ll have to deal with even more than the gargantuan national debt ($10.5 trillion and counting) that […]

Make The Choice Online

Published on October 15, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

If you missed the premiere of the THE CHOICE 2008 last night, the two-hour program examining the rich personal and political biographies of John McCain and Barack Obama, you can now watch it in its entirety for free on the PBS Frontline web site. The 20th anniversary broadcast of “The Choice” goes behind the headlines […]

Why Watch Jim Lehrer Anywhere Else?

Published on September 23, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

This Friday night marks the first official debate between Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Senator Barack Obama, live from the University of Mississippi. Jim Lehrer of PBS’ NEWSHOUR will host, so really, why watch it anywhere else but here on NPT? Aren’t things confusing enough these days, what with the “panic buying” gas crisis […]