This will help bring a beautiful day to your neighborhood.
It made me realize that death is something one can also laugh at, approach it with wonder and not only dread. It gave me the courage to think that perhaps our best years are ahead, instead of always behind.
Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Sonia Sanchez on How the Black Arts Movement Changed the Fabric of America
The aesthetic counterpart of the Black Power Movement, the Black Arts Movement burst onto the scene during the '60s and '70s in the form of artists' circles, writers' workshops, drama groups, dance troupes, new publishing ventures, bookstores and cultural centers.
Fred Rogers was a gentle soul who liked us just as we are. But if we place him in historical context, we can see that he was also politically progressive and fiercely dedicated to sharing his values of radical nonviolence and justice.
In those early August days, events would reach a crescendo but none of us knew the final outcome, and that was Alistair Cooke's problem.
At a time when we find ourselves in near-despair over a democratic process increasingly influenced by concentrated economic power, let us heed the visionaries in our midst who offer bold alternatives.
Michael Rose's excavation of a court case brought against Henry Ford, long buried by the assembly line of unkosher baloney that kept that great American icon squeaky clean, has me sleepless and him on fire. I sat down with him to talk about the film he's working on that will bring this story to light.
I saw Noam Chomsky as my mentor -- way before we ever met. When I was in college in the late 1960s/early '70s, he was already a guiding light for me, an exemplar of how those with privilege and principles should live our lives.
The issue of Koch being on the board is not what he does to WGBH and its programming, but what they are doing for him.
In a statement to The Huffington Post following the meeting, WGBH's director of media relations and marketing, Michael Raia
Unraveling the issue of high school graduation requires the entire community.
Progress North Carolina Action started circulating an online petition Monday calling on state Senate President Pro Tem Phil
The goal of Sesame Street's engaging and lovable monsters and diverse human cast has always been to help children reach their fullest potential. But now, we're modeling and practicing important self-regulation skills and strategies on the show.
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Abruptly last Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pulled the plug on Greece's national broadcaster, causing shock and turmoil among its coalition partners
Tavis Smiley is a STAR. Congratulations on 2,000 shows; here's wishing you 1,000 more! Hey, before you know it, you'll be in this game as long as me. Get ready to hold on to your suspenders!
Count von Count typically focuses on whole numbers, but these days 0.29 is on his mind. Why? Point-two-nine is the measure of something of great significance to the Count. Worthy, even, of one of his famous lightning bolts. It's the size of the Sesame Street Difference.
Could public funding save journalism? Wick Rowland, who is stepping down in March as President of Colorado Public Television, says a reasonable model to support thoughtful journalism is to provide more public funds for it.
If you wanted to take on PBS there are lots of ways to do it. Threaten it all and the 2011 federal deficit would shrink from approximately $1,299,000,000,000 to $1,298,555,000,000. It's not nothing, but is it worth the cost?
I used to agree with George Will and other small-government conservatives that Uncle Sam has no business subsidizing children's television on PBS. But no longer. If anything, I've come to believe that is a sweet spot for federal involvement in education.
Last summer, Parton hosted two sold out nights at the Hollywood Bowl. This year, she's the inspiration of a documentary film that will benefit our city's only public television station.