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ND Badlands featured in PBS documentary on ‘The Roosevelts’

September 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Some might wonder if the much ballyhooed love affair between Theodore Roosevelt and North Dakota was a tourism promoter’s overheated exaggeration.
That’s a dim view old Four Eyes himself would likely reject, according to Clay Jenkinson, a Theodo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cramer remarks, PBS documentary draw eyes again to reservation

April 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The Spirit Lake Nation has endured a great deal of scrutiny and harsh commentary over the past year concerning the safety of its children, and the scrutiny ramped up again following the recent furor over comments Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., allegedly made to a gathering of victim-assistance professionals, including one from Spirit Lake. Continue Reading

PBS documentary follows ND Sioux woman’s struggle

March 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The Spirit Lake Nation’s continuing efforts to deal with deficiencies in its child protection system is about to get another round of national exposure. Continue Reading

“Aviators” films segments in Fargo, Grand Forks

May 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Anthony Nalli is a longtime pilot, and the executive producer and one of the hosts of the popular PBS television show “The Aviators.”
But he had never flown a helicopter before climbing aboard a simulator at the University of North Dakota’s School of Aerospace Sciences in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

PBS examines Carson’s uneasy relationship with fame

May 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

He had everybody in stitches for 30 years, but offstage Johnny Carson was not the life of the party. Who he was and how he got that way will be revealed May 14 when PBS’ “American Masters” airs the documentary, “Johnny Carson: King of Late Night.” Continue Reading

PBS host Henry Gates helps Americans trace their roots

March 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Comedian Wanda Sykes’ family history was professionally researched for a segment of “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” a new series that has its debut Sunday on PBS. More than an intriguing boldface-name connection, it is a rare find even in a genealogy-crazed era in which Internet sites like ancestry.com, with more than 14 million users, and the popular NBC program “Who Do You Think You Are?” play on that fascination. Continue Reading

At 19, Douglas Booth is starring in Dickens story

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Actor Douglas Booth says he’s a terrible liar. That may seem a bit odd, since actors spend their lives fibbing on cue. He began studying at the Guild Hall in his native London when he was just 13, snagging his first professional job at 16. Now at 19, he’s starring as Pip another young man on his way up in “Masterpiece Classic’s” “Great Expectations,” premiering April 1 on PBS. Continue Reading

TV: Why we’re hooked on PBS’ ‘Downton Abbey’

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Even before it clocked a (distant) second-place finish in the Nielsens on Super Bowl Sunday, I knew I wasn’t exactly alone in my love for “Downton Abbey.” Continue Reading

TV: Why we’re hooked on PBS hit ‘Downton Abbey’

February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Even before it clocked a (distant) second-place finish in the Nielsens on Super Bowl Sunday, I knew I wasn’t exactly alone in my love for “Downton Abbey.” If you’re watching, you have your reasons. (And you are probably counting the minutes until Sunday’s two-hour season finale.) Here are some of the reasons I’m hooked. Continue Reading

Hackers post phony story on PBS website claiming rapper Tupac Shakur alive in New Zealand

May 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network’s website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed credit for the hacking complained about a recent “Frontline” investigative news program on WikiLeaks. Continue Reading