Frank Carlson is a general assignment producer at the PBS NewsHour, where he's been producing video since 2010. @frankncarlson
Frank’s Recent Stories
Poetry Jan 11Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts returns to the city that nearly broke him
Betts' new book touches on the way he believes institutions -- schools, the police, the judicial system -- helped create a lost generation of young black men.
Arts Jan 05MacArthur fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier captures the town that survived
Braddock, Pennsylvania, was once a thriving steel town before the town’s industry collapsed. It's where LaToya Ruby Frazier grew up, like her mother and grandmother before her, and it's where the visual artist and 2015 MacArthur fellow has returned to…
Arts Oct 27The crumbling, picture-perfect Italian town that’s making a comeback
There are just seven year-round residents -- and who knows how many cats -- in the Medieval Italian town of Civita di Bagnoregio, also known as the dying city. The picturesque hilltop town, visited by droves of tourists, is built…
Arts Oct 27Photos: Visit a crumbling medieval town that’s slowly falling off a cliff
There is something attractive about a place slated to disappear. At first glance, Civita di Bagnoregio is just that.
Arts Oct 26Decades after Florence’s great flood, an art hospital renews still-damaged treasures
It's part museum, part workshop, part hospital for threatened treasures. At the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, Italy, conservators work to restore cultural and artistic masterpieces, some of which still bear the damage of a devastating flood nearly 50…
Arts Oct 26Photos: Inside the Florence lab saving priceless works of art
In the 14th century, Florence was the center of the Italian Renaissance, but after a devastating flood in the 1960s, it became something else: one of the world’s foremost centers of art preservation and restoration.
Arts Sep 09Why Salman Rushdie is probably quitting Twitter
Salman Rushdie will be the first to tell you that free expression is imperative to society. But there's one way the award-winning author does not always enjoy speaking out: on Twitter.
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…