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For Mel Brooks the spoofing is in the details. The classic Hollywood Horror film is always black-and-white and includes scene transitions like iris outs, wipes and fades to black. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood Horror is no different. He even tracks down the original equipment from the mad doctor’s lab first used in the 1931 Frankenstein film. Learn more about the art of the Brooks homage (or, to spoof with accuracy) from American Masters | PBS http://to.pbs.org/11OtyQa
“Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” premieres tomorrow night at 9/8c on PBS
In this new video from PBS Digital Studios' INVENTORS series, Randall Olsen takes us from his lab to a battleship to learn about his DANTE Antenna Technology that allows low-cost, high-speed directional ship-to-ship communication.
What came first: the Mel Brooks movie or the cliché? The classic Hollywood Sci-Fi spaceship always gets gratuitous screentime from every camera angle. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood spaceship appears in a continuous one minute and 40 second scene detailing its ridiculous length. Learn more about the art of the Brooks trope (or, making the cliché absurd) from American Masters | PBS http://to.pbs.org/13daKNu
Verdi’s classic Rigoletto…in Las Vegas? Spring Awakening director Michael Mayer makes his Metropolitan Opera debut in this adaptation, airing on GREAT PERFORMANCES l PBS tonight at 9/8c. Watch the Act 1 duet online at http://to.pbs.org/13BhrsG
Mel Brooks never met a stereotype he couldn’t upend. The classic Hollywood cowboy is always white. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood cowboy is black. And his Indian chief speaks Yiddish. Learn more about the art of the Brooks stereotype (and turning it on its head) from American Masters | PBS http://to.pbs.org/13davBX
“Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” premieres Monday, May 20th at 9/8c on PBS
Forty years ago, in the summer of 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer led public broadcasting's gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings -- co-anchoring all 250 hours of the proceedings, and launching the beginnings of what the PBS NewsHour is today.
We just reached 100 submissions for the This Land Is Your Land Project! That's 100 covers for 100 years of Woody Guthrie! See the 100th cover from American Masters | PBS at http://to.pbs.org/11TjmWB. You still have until June 15th to submit your cover!
Do you know a "slacktivist"? That's someone who "likes" causes and posts political stories without taking action. You're not alone: a Pew study found that 17% of politically active people on social media never take other political action online or off : http://to.pbs.org/13vE3uL
PBS's Annual Meeting convened in Miami in May 2013. The meeting brings together people from local PBS stations around the country, producers and others to talk about upcoming PBS and PBS KIDS programming of all types. Here are some highlights from Day Two of the PBS A
A herd of zebra file to drink from the Boteti River in Botswana’s arid Makgadikgadi Pans, where these striped nomads walk more than 2,500 miles a year to feed themselves. Be sure to watch Nature | PBS - The Great Zebra Exodus tonight at 8/7c: http://to.pbs.org/13xiwBP
Ken Burns talking about his new projects, a new character on Sesame Street, independent film, science, nature, history, an announcement about Downton Abbey and much more were the focus of the PBS Annual Meeting yesterday See photos, tweets and reactions from the meeting's first day here. What looks good to you?
PBS's Annual Meeting convened in Miami in May 2013. The meeting brings together people from local PBS stations around the country, producers and others to talk about upcoming PBS and PBS KIDS programming of all types. Here are some highlights from Day One of the PBS Annual Meeting.