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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.
In his new program, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," the former "Daily Show" member is blowing his comic whistle on the media, politicians and even the American public when it is not paying attention the way he thinks it…
Jeffrey Brown visits the Library of Congress to explore what rebuilding Thomas Jefferson's vast book collection can teach us about the very roots of the United States.
During the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Myrlie Evers-Williams spoke about how Medgar Evers was killed in front of the house where he died. Watch an excerpt of her speech in the video above. The 14th Congressional Civil…
Grammy-winner Angélique Kidjo is out with a new album, "Eve," and an autobiography, "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music." With the preface by Desmond Tutu and the foreword by Alicia Keys, "Spirit Rising" shows something about her reach and twined…
"Death and the Powers" has been called the future of the opera. Composed by Tod Machover and developed at the MIT Media Lab, this science fiction opera fills the stage with robots alongside actors and combines computers with the sounds…
// Kai Huang, Shara Yurkiewicz and Samyukta Mullangi are three of Dr. Rafael Campo's students, who are learning poetry to supplement their medical training. Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown sat down with three Harvard medical students to talk about…
// Rafael Campo explores poetry through his experience as a doctor. He teaches this practice to his medical students out of the belief that healing is more than just knowing how to respond to symptoms. Rafael Campo is a…
More with Patrick Loughney, executive director of the Libarary of Congress' National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, and Gene DeAnna, head of the recorded sound section.
Van Cliburn's triumphant Cold War performance in Moscow, the mambo music of Cuban bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez, and Chubby Checker's "The Twist" are among the 25 sound recordings newly inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
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