Puppeteering during a pandemic takes practice – and patience.
To play Franklin Roosevelt in “Atlantic Crossing,” Kyle MacLachlan could have looked at dozens of award-winning performances. Instead, he leaned into Ken Burns’ documentary on “The Roosevelts” and pored over Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography.
Filmmaker Ken Burns may not have lived the robust life of Ernest Hemingway but he found plenty to relate to while making “Hemingway,” a six-hour documentary on the celebrated author.
Produced by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., the two-part documentary digs into the Black Church’s roots and how they go back before African ancestors crossed the ocean. In it, Legend details his journey.
“It is incredibly humbling,” Shalhoub says. “It really brings into sharp focus this sort of idea of the randomness of how I and my siblings ended up in the lives that we are in."
Before playing veterinarian James Herriot in the remake of “All Creatures Great and Small,” actor Nicholas Ralph read all of his books, visited the university archives in Glasgow and absorbed a biography his son wrote.
"The Great Pumpkin" never showed on broadcast TV this year, but after a deal with PBS, the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas specials will return.
In movies and TV, Christie is the gift that keeps on murdering. “Death on the Nile,” from director/actor Kenneth Branagh, was set to open this month but shifted to December. A witty earlier version of it featured Peter Ustinov as Poirot, a role he also played in “Evil Under the Sun.”
"Seven Worlds, One Planet," "Bad Education," "Extraction" and more. Here's a curated collection of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
And don't miss a new episode of 'The Blacklist.'
Jim Lehrer, the legendary debate moderator and former anchor of the "NewsHour" television program, died Thursday. He was 85.
There are plenty of options for watching the royal wedding live from the comfort of your couch. Here are details:
Watch and follow reactions live as President Donald Trump delivers the 2018 State of the Union.
"CBS This Morning" said three women at CBS have reported misconduct by Rose. The network said one didn't want details of her accusations made public, and all three requested anonymity. Rose has apologized for his actions.
The fourth season of PBS' "Finding Your Roots," which shares celebrities' ancestry and family stories as uncovered by impressive research and science, premieres Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the stars with standout stories that will be featured in coming episodes:
Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Weeping Water P…
Should we feel proud of our rebellious Confederate ancestors? Or should we be embarrassed by them?
"Well, we all felt that this was in the cards, that unless we were good -- if we slipped, if we were not capable of doing our job, that the Russians would eventually move in and take over,” Lt. Gen. James Edmundson, a former director of operations at the facility now known as Stratcom, told a PBS film crew when asked about the reality of a nuclear attack. From bomber pilots flying 24-hour-long training missions to the installation of this red telephone that fortunately never rang, the command center at Offutt Air Force Base prepared as if the unthinkable could happen at any moment at the height of the Cold War.
The late, great Johnny Carson chatted up celebrities and sipped from this mug from behind his desk on the set of “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.” Although born in Iowa, Carson called Nebraska home, having grown up in Norfolk and graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before embarking on his entertainment career. He kept audiences in stitches for 30 years (1962-92) on NBC via his monologues, comedy sketches, interviews and those patented deadpan looks of his.