I’ll be brief. “A Public View,” a blog I’ve been writing for Panhandle PBS since October 2012, has moved to a new home. It’s being posted at a new site that my friends at Panhandle PBS tell me will give more exposure for the public affairs TV programming — as well as some other commentary […]

http://video.kacvtv.org/video/2365262895/ A 54-second video of Burl Buchanan of Spearman tells of a dirty time in the Texas Panhandle. It wasn’t the Dust Bowl as we’ve been hearing about for most of the past year. It occurred in the 1950s. Buchanan is another of the folks interviewed in Panhandle PBS’s ongoing series “Panhandle Stories,” which the […]

Gwen Ifill had a distinguished career in print journalism before she made the move to television. First, it was to a commercial network, NBC, after she worked for the Baltimore Evening Sun, the Washington Post and the New York Times. Then Ifill made the leap to public television, joining the PBS NewsHour. She was named […]

http://www.texastribune.org/2014/06/20/after-fire-small-towns-future-uncertain/ The article attached here comes from the Texas Tribune. It’s hard to read. It chronicles the struggle that our friends in Fritch are enduring as they continue to recover from the devastating wildfires that destroyed more than 200 homes. It wasn’t enough, apparently, that Fritch has been suffering along with the rest of West […]

http://video.kacvtv.org/video/2365270287/ This link is to a PBS NewsHour interview that was broadcast Saturday on Panhandle PBS. It lasts a little more than 3 minutes and the interviewee, Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, tries to lay out the scenario that’s playing in Iraq. His conclusion: Oh, brother, it’s highly complicated. Perhaps the most chilling […]

Two seminal events will be retold on Panhandle PBS this week. They’re both worth our attention. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, PBS will rebroadcast “The March.” What is that precisely? It is the march on Washington that on Aug. 28, 1963 culminated in one of the most stirring speeches of the 20th century. It was the […]

Perhaps you remember the story. A female jogger was mugged and raped late at night in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The attack was as brutal as it gets. Police sought and then arrested five young men and charged them with deadly assault on the woman. The case involved serious racial overtones. The […]