Monthly Archives: October 2013

JFK film viewing moved to larger venue

Don’t you just love it when overwhelming community interest forces people to change their plans for big events? It’s happened at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, which is set to air a one-hour preview of an upcoming American Experience special on the life and times of President John F. Kennedy. Seems that interest in the […]

‘Graduates’ opens eyes on struggles

If you missed the first installment of “The Graduates,” be sure to tune in for the second part next Monday on Panhandle PBS. “The Graduates” is the latest Independent Lens project to be broadcast by PBS. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365062779/ Part I aired Monday night on Panhandle PBS. It walks viewers through the lives of young Americans who’ve […]

‘War of the Worlds’ causes havoc, grief

Imagine in this age of instant communication and awareness that someone could put out a totally false story, tell it as if it were true and create a wave of panic across the United States of America. Well, the world wasn’t always this well-connected. There was a time — and it wasn’t all that long […]

Panhandle PBS teams with PPHM on JFK special

I’ve heard that space is being gobbled quickly, so it might be too late to get a seat for this event to take place at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. But it sets up a special to be shown a few days later on PanhandlePBS marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. On […]

Abbott vs. Davis awaits Texas voters?

I hate getting ahead of myself when it comes to political campaigns, given that anything can happen — and it occasionally does. However, it might be time to start picking apart the potential race for Texas governor next year. It looks for all the world as if it’s going to be Republican Texas Attorney General Greg […]

Series to explore African-American experience

To say that African-Americans have had a long, complicated, often tragic existence in this country would be the ultimate of understatements. It’s been, to say the very least, a difficult journey. A new PBS series, to begin airing Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Panhandle PBS, examines the African-American experience. The series is titled “African-Americans: Many […]

Huge week passes; another one looms just ahead

Well, that was some week in Washington, D.C. Just when you thought the nation might default on its debt obligations and part of the federal government would remain shuttered, two senior U.S. senators pulled a rabbit out of their hats to produce a deal that prevented both things from happening. The government reopened Thursday. President […]