The House voted against a bill Wednesday to delay the nation’s switch to digital television, handing a defeat to President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats who voiced concern that consumers needed more time to prepare for the transition. Continue reading
The impending switch to digital TV has caused confusion in some households and prompted Congress to consider delaying the switchover even further over concerns that the message has not yet reached some important groups. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading
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.
Jeffrey Brown provides an update on a discussion over the relevancy of PBS, which was sparked by a Feb. 17 New York Times article entitled “Is PBS Still Necessary?” To date, the Online NewsHour has posted some 6,000 viewer comments on the role of PBS and the NewsHour in the media landscape. Continue reading
After much pressure, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns agreed to add stories about Hispanics’ role in World War II to his documentary, “The War.” A Latino history professor and a film festival CEO give their views. Continue reading
Louis Rukeyser, for years a fixture on Friday nights as the host of the PBS series “Wall $treet Week,” died Tuesday at his home in Connecticut after a battle with a rare bone marrow cancer. Continue reading
PBS announced Monday that Paula Kerger, an executive with more than a decade of experience working with public television in New York City, would take the helm of the national public broadcaster on March 21. Continue reading