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Anne Azzi Davenport is the Senior Coordinating Producer of CANVAS at PBS NewsHour.
As Senior Producer of CANVAS, Anne Davenport is the primary field producer of arts and culture pieces and oversees all coverage. She has been leading Canvas since its beginning, collaborating with Chief Arts Correspondent Jeffrey Brown for most of her 22 years at PBS NewsHour as well as with others. She arrived at the NewsHour as the Media Producer after serving for 15 years as a political producer at ABC and CBS News and as a producer and on-air reporter for NBC stations. She supervises the Brief But Spectacular and Race Matters series as well as the PBS Primetime show "Beyond the Canvas".
She is a graduate of Brown University. Anne lives outside of Washington with her husband and their daughter and son.
Artist David Driskell died last year of COVID-19 at age 88, but he's finally getting his due. For the first time, his paintings are the center of attention in a major way. Driskell was best known for his work as…
Acclaimed film director Ava Duvernay, whose projects include “The 13th," “When They See Us," and "Selma”, is behind a new Netflix series called "Colin in Black and White.” It is the coming of age story of Colin Kaepernick, years before…
In the summer of 1969 cameras captured a series of concerts in Harlem featuring artists who would go on to become musical legends, like Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Gladys Knight. But for decades no one was interested in the…
Jeffrey Brown reports on a story of choreography and community, as renowned dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones explores who the “we” referred to in the Preamble to the United States Constitution represents. This segment on his "Deep Blue Sea"…
There's no business like show business, but for 18 months during the pandemic, Broadway theaters had virtually no business at all. Jeffrey Brown recently visited the theater district's artisans who are making sure Broadway puts its best face forward and…
History is being made Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera — one of the country’s most important cultural organizations — and for several of the artists involved. Jeffrey Brown has a preview for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.
Artist Shazia Sikander is straddling worlds and using her art to examine how we see the past and present, east and west. Jeffrey Brown has the story from New York for our art and culture series, CANVAS.
Ken Burns' latest four-part documentary “Muhammad Ali” will premiere Sunday on PBS for four nights. Jeffrey Brown visited Burns at his studio for a behind-the-scenes look at how he makes his films, and the larger context and conflicts in telling…
Jeffrey Brown has the story of prominent poet Rita Dove confronting private pains and public strains; home and history. This report on her book, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” is part of our arts and culture series, CANVAS.
With memories of Sept. 11, 2001 fading for some, and images of that day unknown to a younger generation, the Smithsonian Institution is working at piecing together history object by object. William Brangham takes a behind-the-scenes look as part of…
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