MADRID (AP) — Four contenders to become the next Spanish prime minister exchanged heated attacks Monday night while slipping in campaign pledges during the first of two televised live debates...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A nonprofit foundation established to support the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority network has agreed to dissolve and hand over millions in assets to a replacement...
OETA Foundation backs attorney general’s review
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president and CEO of the OETA Foundation says the nonprofit fundraising group welcomes a full review of its finances and business operations by the Oklahoma attorney...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is asking to intervene in a legal dispute between the state's public television network and its charitable fundraiser, and for a receiver...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House members say their proposal requiring daily sessions be televised online is about promoting transparency through modern technology.
OETA ends agreement with charitable partner amid dispute
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's public television network has ended its relationship with a charitable partner amid a dispute over management of the statewide network.
The Oklahoman reports that the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority's board voted Tuesday to terminate its relationship with the OETA Foundation.
NJ’s House, Senate candidates to meet in TV debates
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters will have a chance starting this week to watch Democrats and Republicans vying for seats face off in debates.
NJTV, the state's public television broadcaster, is televising and live-streaming four House and Senate debates starting Wednesday, when Democrat Mikie Sherrill and Republican Assemblyman Jay Webber are set to clash in their race for the 11th District's open seat.
Mister Rogers will be in the PBS ’hood, Betty White too
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
MISTER ROGERS IN THE PBS 'HOOD
With Fred Rogers' legacy back in the spotlight, PBS wants viewers to remember that public television was the longtime home of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With Fred Rogers' legacy back in the spotlight, PBS wants viewers to remember that public television was the longtime home of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
PBS stations will air the acclaimed documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" as part of the "Independent Lens" showcase.
Rogers' "powerful" approach to children's programming is an ongoing influence at PBS, said Paula Kerger, president and CEO of the Public Broadcasting Service.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Perry Simon, PBS' newly announced programming chief, is a veteran of commercial broadcasting, cable and digital media who said Monday it's a "privilege" to join public television.
PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger said that Simon will start in September as chief programming executive and general manager, with responsibility for all fare except that for children.
TV service restored to some viewers after tower collapse
FORDLAND, Mo. (AP) — Officials say they have no estimate for how long it will take to restore Ozarks Public Television service to all viewers after a TV tower collapse in southwest Missouri that left one person dead.
Worker killed when Missouri public TV tower collapses
FORDLAND, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires.
Rob Talburt, assistant fire chief for the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District, says the 1,980-foot (600-meter) tower near Fordland collapsed Thursday. Missouri State University owns the tower and uses it to broadcast KOZK Ozarks Public Television and KSMU Ozarks Public Radio.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso say President Donald Trump intends to nominate a Wyoming resident to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The Republican senators say they recommended Riverton resident Ruby Calvert to the Trump administration.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting oversees the government's investment in public broadcasting, which supports the operations of nearly 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide.
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Voters in Switzerland are deciding whether they should have to keep paying hundreds of francs every year for public television and radio programming, a referendum that's being watched closely elsewhere in Europe.
Episode 35: Samantha Brown’s new travel show on PBS
You may know Samantha Brown from the many shows she's hosted on the Travel Channel. Now she has a new series launching Jan. 6 on PBS called "Places to Love."
Lot draw to determine House control will be livestreamed
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If you want to know in real time whether Republicans will control the House of Delegates in 2018, you're in luck.
The State Board of Elections meets Wednesday morning to draw lots to break the tie in the 94th District in Newport News between Republican incumbent David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds. Simonds thought she had a one-vote victory after a recount, but a three-judge panel declared a tie after examining a disputed ballot and awarding it to Yancey.
The 2016 Concordia College Christmas Concert “Gather Us In O Child of Peace” will be broadcast this holiday season at 9 p.m. Dec. 23 and at 1 a.m. Dec. 24 on Idaho Public Television.
During this hourlong event, more than 400 student musicians in five choirs and a full orchestra perform in front of a panoramic mural. The themes of worship service in song explore the virtues of community, tolerance, compassion, and unity and their relationship to Jesus Christ.
- The Herald-ArgusLakeshore PBS back in businessApril 1, 2019
- Greenwich TimeExpert tells Greenwich: PBS still fights to get dollarsJanuary 22, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalNew director in charge of state agency overseeing Wisconsin Public MediaOctober 24, 2018
- The Herald-DispatchFolk banjo player to premiere concert with Ohio Valley SymphonyOctober 3, 2018
- The Herald-DispatchSong of Rural AmericaOctober 3, 2018
Popular public TV host Nancy Zieman dies after long fight against cancer
Nancy Zieman, host of the longest-running sewing show on television, died Tuesday morning at her Beaver Dam home after a long fight against cancer. She was 64.
The host and co-producer of "Sewing With Nancy" stepped away from the show earlier this year after learning the cancer had spread and couldn't be treated.
Her sewing and quilting TV show started in 1982 on Wisconsin Public Television and remains popular throughout the country on PBS.
Local producers and supporters of Albany's cable channel called for a clean slate on the city's public access television board amid continuing program and operation issues.
"Let's clean house. The members that are there now are not being proactive and serving our needs as a community," said Tyhisha Ghaffar-Adlei, who is part of the American Muslim Society and produces a show on Muslim culture and issues through the local cable channel. "We need to get rid of them."
Wisconsin Public Broadcasting Director Malcolm Brett retiring in 2018
A fixture in public radio and TV in Wisconsin for over 30 years has announced his retirement.
Malcolm Brett, longtime director of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting, will retire in the spring of 2018, according to a news release from WPT on Friday.
Brett has spent 34 years in public broadcasting, gaining respect and acclaim from the heads of the public broadcasting industry, even serving as vice-chairman of the Public Broadcasting Service Board.
91-year-old Thai woman earns bachelor’s degree
BANGKOK (AP) — A 91-year old woman in Thailand has earned a college degree after spending more than 10 years studying for it and has received her diploma from the country's king.
Public television broadcaster Thai PBS says Kimlan Jinakul was granted the Bachelor of Arts degree in human and family development Wednesday at the government-run Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University just outside Bangkok.
KUED and T-Mobile maintaining access to public television for rural Utah
NEW YORK (AP) — The new federal spending bill would spare — and even slightly increase — funding for three arts-related agencies that President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would most dramatically affect rural and minority communities, eventually forcing some local television and radio stations to close, the corporation's president and chief executive officer told Congress Tuesday.
JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Public Television has announced it will premiere a documentary on eagles next week.
"The Eagles of Decorah" will premiere Wednesday and will air again on March 11.
The work takes a look into the private lives of bald eagles, featuring a family of Decorah eagles. The Decorah eagles became an internet sensation after the installation of a live webcam that provided revealing looks into their everyday lives, from hatching eggs to nurturing eaglets and learning to fly.
Central Michigan selling Flint PBS station for $14 million
MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Central Michigan University says it will end public television broadcasts from Flint in about three months after selling its station there for $14 million.
The sale announced Wednesday follows a Federal Communications Commission broadcast spectrum auction to gain spectrum for cellular and digital services.
University spokeswoman Heather Smith says 99 percent of the viewers of the Flint station reside in areas that are served by other public broadcasting stations.
- Globe NewswireMaryland Public Television's 15th annual Chesapeake Bay Week® starts April 21April 9, 2019
- ACCESSWIREWeekends with Yankee Returns with More Adventures & Flavors of New England in Third Season on Public TV Beginning in AprilMarch 12, 2019
- BusinessWireIn Money We Trust? Premieres on Public TV NationwideJanuary 15, 2019
- BusinessWireIn Money We Trust? Premieres on Public TV NationwideJanuary 15, 2019
PBS: No ‘red flag’ on funding under Trump, but it’s early
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration's impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding may be, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said.
"It's too early to tell. But there's been no red flag," Kerger said in an interview Sunday.
Given that change always presents uncertainty, she said, and "in this case, more uncertainty," PBS and its member stations are conducting a vigorous effort to remind lawmakers about public television's value.
Connecticut psychiatric hospital featured in PBS documentary
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Alexandra Zerzan felt unsafe.
Unsafe outside, unsafe in her home, in her bed. Unsafe in her own head. But if she talked about that feeling, she feared it might open up a wound too deep to repair.
"That feeling of wanting it to end, wanting the pain to go away and disappear, wanting to disappear myself, I felt like if I started to talk about it this hole would rip open and everything would fall out and I wouldn't know how to put it back together again," Zerzan said.
Spanish-language Vme TV dropped in large Hispanic region
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico PBS, a public television station in a state with the largest percentage of Hispanic residents, is dropping Spanish-language TV channel Vme from its lineup due to low ratings and amid continued struggles by media companies to reach Latino audiences.
The move comes as Vme TV — the first and only Spanish broadcast television network associated with public television stations — recently announced it was transitioning to commercial cable over the next year.
Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner is hosting a new public television program titled, "Nick on the Rocks." The short-form video series premieres this Thursday on KYVE channel 47.
Zentner is known for communicating science subjects to non-scientists in his community lectures at the Hal Holmes Center. Each television episode airs twice per week at 8:50 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Ellensburg resident Chris Smart is the videographer.
BYU-Idaho Christmas concert to broadcast on Idaho Public Television
For the first time ever, BYU-Idaho’s annual Christmas concert will be broadcast across the state of Idaho on Idaho Public Television (IdahoPTV).
A 60-minute edited version of the concert will air Tuesday at 8 p.m. and reair on IdahoPTV throughout the following week.
Romania: TV chief summoned over PM interview that didn’t air
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Romanian Parliament summoned the head of the country's public television company on Monday to explain why an interview with the prime minister was not broadcast as advertised, amid criticism that it wasn't aired for political reasons.
Gigel Stirbu, who chairs parliament's Committee for Culture, Arts and Mass Information Means, said TVR chief executive Irina Radu was invited to clarify why the interview with Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos didn't air Sunday.
WBGU-TV joins other Ohio public stations to provide emergency info
WBGU-TV is collaborating with Ohio’s 12 public television stations in developing and introducing a secure, alternative delivery system to provide the public with emergency information.
Lawyers for German comic, Erdogan argue in court over poem
BERLIN (AP) — Lawyers for Turkey's president and a German television comedian have argued in a Hamburg court over whether the comic should be banned from repeating a crude poem he wrote about the Turkish leader.
Comic Jan Boehmermann recited his ditty on German public television earlier this year after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was angered by another broadcast outlet's satirical song.