Frank Carlson is a general assignment producer at the PBS NewsHour, where he's been producing video since 2010. @frankncarlson
Frank’s Recent Stories
Arts Sep 08Salman Rushdie unleashes the genies in his new novel
In "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights," the genies are out of the bottle and on the loose in New York City. Author Salman Rushdie combines magic and reality, myth and history in his latest novel. Jeffrey Brown interviews…
Arts Jun 17The Fixer’s Tour Guide to Havana
Cuba is a place where it helps to "know a guy," and for journalists, that guy is your fixer. Our fixer Josue Lopez seemed to know someone in just about every place we went. So on our last evening in…
World Jun 16Photos: In Havana, beauty and decay coexist
You see it as soon as your plane touches down in Havana -- in the decades of texture worn into a pastel wall, in a brightly colored car parked on a quiet city street, in an elderly woman with flowers…
Arts Apr 15Rhiannon Giddens performs ‘Julie,’ a song inspired by a slave’s story
Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the first to admit she's big into history, and in particular the history of the South and the Civil War.
Arts Jan 23Say what? Half the world’s languages will vanish by the end of the century
There are over 6,000 languages spoken around the world today. But by the end of this century, fewer than half of them will remain. That's the driving concern of the new documentary "Language Matters," from poet Bob Holman and filmmaker…
Arts Dec 05Why the ‘Shakespeare of the F-word’ is reading adults to sleep
Adam Mansbach, author of “Go the F*ck to Sleep," explains why Samuel L. Jackson was his first choice for the audio book in this online exclusive.
Arts Nov 28Benedict Cumberbatch on taking on Sherlock, Richard III
We put a few audience questions to Benedict Cumberbatch, asking him about his most challenging role, where Sherlock Holmes fits in to the characters he's played and how "real" Sherlock is to him.
Arts Nov 19In ‘Saving Mes Aynak,’ a real-life Indiana Jones fights to protect Afghanistan’s Buddhist heritage
Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and discusses the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company.
Arts Oct 27Blues man ‘Ironing Board Sam’ sings ‘Over the Rainbow’
75-year-old Sammie Moore, aka “Ironing Board Sam,” has been playing and singing the blues for 55 years. Listen to him sing "Over the Rainbow."…
Arts Oct 16Capturing blues in black and white
Tim Duffy has spent the last 20 years helping struggling blues and roots musicians make ends meet while bringing their music to a wider audience. He’s also a photo hobbyist who has documented his friends and performers -- at home,…