Today’s technology lets consumers watch shows without a cable connection or even a television. What’s next for broadcast networks, cable providers and their places in the media market? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Brian Roberts of Comcast about staying competitive and the legal battles with companies who stream TV for free. Continue reading
The technology of television is rapidly evolving, but the latest way to watch has raised legal questions about copyright. Aereo is a subscription service that lets viewers stream free-to-air TV live on mobile devices and computers. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Aereo chief Chet Kanojia about where the medium is headed next. Continue reading
Real-life drama in Washington isn’t popular in the polls, but it does provide plenty of fodder for modern storytellers. Jeffrey Brown speaks with a few who have found inspiration: Beau Willimon, co-creator of the series "House of Cards," Jay Roach, director of the comedy "The Campaign," and novelist and critic Thomas Mallon. Continue reading
The annual International Consumer Electronic Show, one of the largest tech gatherings in the world, was held in Las Vegas this week. Ray Suarez talks to Washington Post reporter Cecilia Kang about technology improvements and new designs, from 3D printers to ultra HD televisions to mobile devices. Continue reading
How much time are our youngest children spending in front of screens? Jeffrey Brown discusses new studies that chronicle the increasing use of digital devices by young children — and the resulting health effects — with James Steyer of Common Sense Media and Dr. Ari Brown of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Continue reading
What have you been watching on your computer lately? More and more Americans are checking out movies and television program online. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the recent push toward more streaming content with GershonMedia’s Bernard Gershon. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown speaks with The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta and Eric Deggans, TV critic for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, about how cable news has changed as one of its biggest stars, Larry King, hands over his long-held time slot to Piers Morgan. Continue reading
Premiering nationwide Thursday on PBS is art:21′s latest film, “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible.” Kentridge, a South African artist, is well known for his wide dynamic range of works: charcoal drawings, animations, video installations, sculptures and performance pieces.