An old piano factory in the South Bronx might not be the first place you’d look for a movie studio, but that’s just where you will find the Ghetto Film School and a group of aspiring teenage filmmakers putting the finishing touches on their first movie.
As the impact of the economic downturn ripples across the U.S., four public broadcasting reporters describe how the recession has impacted their states and local communities.
Caroline Kennedy withdrew her name from consideration for New York’s Senate seat and the House made plans to vote on a proposed stimulus package next week. Jim Lehrer reports on these developments and other news of the day. Continue reading
In our era of non-stop celebrity gossip and reality-TV shows, painter Elizabeth Peyton makes high art out of high-profile lives. The first full survey exhibit of her work at an American museum contains more than 100 paintings and drawings.
Eartha Kitt’s first album, “RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt,” was released in 1954, featuring “Santa Baby.” The song has since remained a radio staple every holiday season, and there’s no doubt countless heard it on Christmas Day, the day she died.
President-elect Barack Obama has chosen New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, his fierce competitor for the Democratic presidential nomination, as his pick for the high-profile Cabinet post of secretary of state in his new administration. Continue reading
Question/Comment: Having grown up around workers and plant managers in western New York, and knowing the vibrant history there, one factor stands out as fundamental to our current economic problems today: the massive loss of production jobs here. Since the … Continue reading