Author Archives: Max Duke

"Stuff's gettin' better ... stuff's gettin' better all the time"

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Single Episode Player: Video-a-Go-Go

If you're anything like me, you frequently think to yourself, "You know, the COVE portal is pretty sweet, but sometimes I just need one of our episodes to put elsewhere on our site. I mean, I'm lovin' all the cool... Read More »

Innovations Lab: Built by Stations, for Stations

One of the most important, and sometimes painful, lessons I picked up during my years at a station is that a website is heavily influenced by two factors: budget and resources.  Budget was almost always non-existent. And resources, well, we've... Read More »


Application Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2009Instructions and Application Materials located HERE.This year, PBS Interactive has announced a new award to recognize stations that have demonstrated excellence and innovative web OawvInRaf4 efforts. The Innovation of the Year award is an opportunity... Read More »

A Paper Clip can be a Wondrous Thing: The Tools of Cove (Part 4 of 5 in a Series)

For seven years in the late 80s, early 90s, I had one idol. A man that could take any ordinary, everyday office implement and disarm a nuclear bomb. A man that could take physics and chemistry and solve any life... Read More »

The Local/National COVE Pilot Program (Part 3 of 5 in a series)

When I was a kid, one of my favorite candies was Willy Wonka's Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip. I have such fond memories of running across the street to the market, dropping some coin on the counter, grabbing one of those tri-fold... Read More »

Getting to Know ... Max Duke

We thought it would be fun to spend some time introducing those of us working behind the scenes at PBS Interactive.  In the first of a series that we hope will expand to include PBS and station staff alike, here's... Read More »

A Suite Deal: The Players of COVE (Part 2 of 5 in a series)

When I became a teenager of legal driving age in Florida, I received my first car, a beast of a vehicle handed down to me from my uncle. That lady-killing chariot was none other than a gray 1988 Mercury... Read More »

The Power of COVE (Part 1 of 5 in a series)

As I began thinking a week ago about how I would start this entry, the title of the unparalleled 1985 Huey Lewis & the News hit "The Power of Love" kept popping into my head. The obvious similarities to... Read More »