Monthly Archives: February 2014

One more look at candidates forum

You’re a devoted follower of public policy, particularly local public policy. You want to know who are the people who seek to govern your state, your county, perhaps even represent you in the halls of Congress. Furthermore, you know that public television has broadcast some forums that enable candidates for these offices to present themselves […]

NOVA looks at ‘super tower’ at Ground Zero

Where were you the morning of Sept. 11, 2001? We all remember where we were, what we were doing, what we felt and how we reacted to the horror that unfolded before our eyes. Later that week, President George W. Bush — barely eight months in office — stood in the rubble, threw his arm […]

Amarillo a magnet for refugees

Amarillo isn’t the center of a major metropolitan area. It’s considered a mid-sized city, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the city has at least one big-city issue with which it must contend. Refugees. The Texas Tribune has published an interesting article profiling the city’s attraction to people who come here from far away. […]

Candidate forums to air one more time

At the risk of sounding shamelessly self-promoting, I want to call your attention to a series of programs to be rebroadcast Thursday night on Panhandle PBS. At 8 p.m., the three Republicans running for the 13th Congressional District will answer questions from a panel of Panhandle journalists. They are: U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon; Bowie […]

Forums give voters a peek at diverse slate

Early voting has commenced for the March 4 primary elections. For its part, Panhandle PBS has fulfilled a key role in educating voters on the choices they’re going to make. The public television station played host to a series of candidate forums that aired initially on Thursday, February 13 and last Sunday. You can see […]

Frontline shows its ‘Hand of God’

Frontline’s devoted followers on PBS — and there are millions of us out here — are educated often by revealing and candid documentaries on compelling issues. Try this one on for size: the scandalous behavior of some Catholic priests. Frontline, the acclaimed PBS documentary series, is streaming online a landmark 2007 documentary that tells a […]

Grand Coulee made the ‘desert bloom’

It was called the “biggest thing on Earth built to make the desert bloom.” And brother, did it ever. Grand Coulee Dam was built across the upper Columbia River during the Great Depression and it turned a desolate landscape into some of the richest farming country in the nation. “Grand Coulee Dam: American Experience” examines […]