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PBS’s Ifill earns high honor

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 […]

Marriage equality takes center stage

Every now and then, one issue dominates news cycles over the course of several days, or even weeks. Marriage equality is this week’s dominant topic of discussion throughout the media. Indeed, the U.S. Supreme Court this week heard two days of oral arguments that have triggered debate and controversy across the land. On Tuesday, the […]

Public affairs viewing on tap

You’re going to think I’m one boring dude when I reveal this item to you. One of my week’s highlights includes catching up on public affairs with public television’s smart analysts and commentators. It occurs on Friday evening, usually after a hectic week. The PBS NewsHour airs for an hour on KACV-TV beginning at 6 […]

Topic of the moment: guns

Let’s talk about guns. More to the point, let’s listen to what some smart analysts, pundits, experts in many fields and journalists have to say about them. There ought to be some fascinating discussion tonight on the PBS lineup of public affairs programming in the wake of President Obama’s dramatic announcement earlier in the week […]