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Tom Casciato is an Emmy award-winning director, writer, producer and television executive who has created critically acclaimed nonfiction projects that have appeared on PBS, ABC, NBC, TBS, Showtime and more. He recently directed and produced two stories within episodes of the second season of the Emmy Award-winning climate-change series, "Years Of Living Dangerously." His 2013 film with Kathleen Hughes and Bill Moyers for Frontline series, "Two American Families," was called by Salon “... one of the best and most heartbreaking documentaries” of the year. Tom previously worked at WNET from 2006 until 2012, serving variously as director of News & Current Affairs and executive producer of two PBS series, "Wide Angle" and "Exposé: America’s Investigative Reports."
Bluegrass guitar picker Molly Tuttle is at the top of her profession. Named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year, she was drawn to this traditional American art form from the cradle. But the story of how…
How does a musical artist develop a unique style? There’s talent, hard work and also inspiration. At the age of 26, guitarist Yasmin Williams is combining those key ingredients to create a sound that's wholly her own. Special correspondent Tom…
Musician Aimee Mann was asked to write songs for a play based on the best-selling memoir “Girl, Interrupted,” about the author’s time spent in a mental hospital. Mann, who won a Grammy award in 2018 for her own album called…
Blues musician Keb’ Mo’ has been a star for decades, but achieved little recognition until he was in his forties. Now 70, he gives a career-spanning interview to NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Tom Casciato.
From gas-guzzling tour buses to concession stands loaded with single-use plastic water bottles, concert tours aren’t exactly easy on the environment. But now, a movement to make touring more climate-friendly is empowering musicians to not only talk about issues like…
More than seven million Californians live within a mile of an oil or gas well, which studies show can create silent health hazards. Now, there are efforts to put more distance between people and pollutants. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Tom…
As climate-change-fueled wildfires become the new normal there, the need to adapt to smoke and other hazards has become acute.
President Biden's infrastructure bill includes $50 billion for climate ‘resiliency’: funding to help mitigate and adapt to the effects of global warming. Special correspondent Tom Casciato reports on a unique partnership in California that uses behavioral science and cultural awareness…
The South Asian art form known as Sufi music has a centuries old tradition built on poetry and mysticism coupled with specific instruments, meters and repetition. Brooklyn-based Pakistani musician Arooj Aftab’s neo-Sufism is steeped in that tradition — yet also…
It’s been 50 years since Jackson Browne recorded “Doctor My Eyes,” his first hit in which the world’s troubles have caused the singer’s tear ducts to run dry. Fifteen albums and eight Grammy nominations later, he's now out with his…
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