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By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
In 2015, actress Maddie Corman’s life became a nightmare when her husband was arrested for having child pornography on his computer. Now Corman has written an emotional play, "Accidentally Brave," about the harrowing experience. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Corman…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Ilana Bernstein
The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal rifts, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the…
By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
In a sparse room at a Miami police station, parents learn that there has been a confrontation between their son and the police -- and something very bad may have happened. Actress Kerry Washington stars in "American Son," a new…
By Jeffrey Brown
"Green Book," a new film based on the true story of black concert pianist Don Shirley, explores what happens when he hires a white bouncer to drive him through the dangerous Deep South in the Jim Crow era. Director Peter…
A harrowing, timely film that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this fall opens around the country today. "Beautiful Boy" chronicles meth addiction and recovery through the eyes of a father and his afflicted son. Jeffrey Brown speaks…
By PBS NewsHour
Anna Deavere Smith, actor, playwright and activist, says she has been trying to become America, word for word. By conducting interviews and creating a narrative, she aims to make a current problem come alive. Deavere Smith offers her Brief but…
By Laila Kazmi, KCTS
Weaving themes of war, betrayal and sexuality, Yussef El Guindi's latest play addresses the current atmosphere of mutual distrust between America and Arab countries.
"Mercy Street," a new original series on PBS, tells the story of a one-time hotel turned Union army hospital, and is based on memoirs and letters of real Civil War medical staff. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at how its…
For the past five years, the Crawley family and their household of servants have entertained audiences with comedic one-liners from the Dowager Countess and dramatic calamity befalling nearly every character. Now the top-rated PBS drama of all time is drawing…
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