Around the Nation


Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.

Premiering nationally Monday on PBS’ “American Masters”: “Johnny Carson: King of Late Night.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of Carson taking over “The Tonight Show” from Jack Paar and the 20th anniversary of his retirement. In this outtake, Jerry Seinfeld and Garry Shandling talk about going out to dinner with Carson and discuss the unpredictability of show business:

Watch Outtake: Jerry Seinfeld and Garry Shandling on PBS. See more from American Masters.

WHYY’s “Friday Arts” profiles poet Kathleen Sheeder Bonnanno, founder and director of Musehouse, explores wine in Philadelphia, and goes behind the scenes at the Philadelphia Traction Company:

Watch Friday Arts for May 2012 on PBS. See more from Friday Arts.

WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” profiles Peggy Macnamara, the Field Museum’s artist-in residence who spends “her time entrenched among the museum’s vast collection of bones, stuffed specimens, and figurines to render them on canvas in watercolor.”

OPB’s “Oregon Art Beat” profiles ceramic Artist Corrine Vegter, who has a love of vintage trailers, rawhide Braider Tim George and pinhole photographer Zeb Andrews.

Watch May 3, 2012 on PBS. See more from Oregon Art Beat.