Today’s Tool$ We Use features three on the carbon emissions you generate by driving, with a bonus Global Warming video attached for your viewing discomfort. On the broadcast Monday: a story about electric cars, with a focus on GM’s Chevy … Continue reading
Filmmaker Chris Paine achieved notoriety with his 2006 documentary, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Now he’s back — with a more sanguine sequel, “The Revenge of the Electric Car.” Producing two stories about the electric car myself, the second of … Continue reading
As a preview to our Tool$ Tuesday feature (spoiler alert: we’ll be looking at your car’s carbon emissions), here’s a truly surprising “review” of the Chevy Volt, the electric darling of the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month and the … Continue reading
Today’s post introduces the fourth of country singer Merle Hazard’s Euro-shanties, this one taking off on the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th. Teutonic C&W. Merle (if not Beethoven) will do anything to educationally amuse. So will we.
What a relief: a SOTU address without the traditional partisan whack-a-mole standing ovations. “Date night’s” civility – or, if you prefer, lack of passion – had the virtue of keeping Democrats and Republicans mostly in their seats. (Sitting cheek by … Continue reading
Many of you have asked how the relaunched PBS NewsHour is doing now that we’ve celebrated our first birthday. The short answer is: very well. Simon Marks, president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, recently recapped the past year of our evolution for TV critics’ in Los Angeles. Here’s a look at how we’ve changed on-air and online. Continue reading
Many of you have asked how the relaunched PBS NewsHour is doing, now that we’ve celebrated our first birthday. The short answer is: very well. Simon Marks, president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, recently prepared a more detailed answer for a TV … Continue reading