Posts Tagged ‘PBS’

Throwback Thursday: Masterpiece Theater

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
August Wilson (left) with Bill Roland during Wilson's visit to Syracuse University in 2003.

August Wilson (left) with Bill Roland during Wilson’s visit to Syracuse University in 2003.

American Masters on PBS will be airing a program about August Wilson tomorrow. Wilson wrote 10 masterpieces (aka plays) about each decade of a 20th Century Pittsburgh neighborhood called the Hill District. We were fortunate to meet him during his visit to Syracuse, and he was very generous with his time and shared his work process.

Here is a Q+A session about Wilson in NYC that gets to the essence of his genius.

And speaking of throwbacks, special shout out also to Frank Vick for helping us develop an audacious appreciation for theater back in the day.

Soul Food Unchained

Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Collard Greens (comfort food)

Collard Greens (comfort food)

Documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt’s newest effort ‘Soul Food Junkies’ will broadcast nationally on PBS Monday night. The film is a critical celebration of comfort food and its effects upon families (particularly his own).

Soul Food Junkies’ was screened this summer in conjunction with Imagenation in NYC.

Hurt visited Syracuse a few years ago to screen his film ‘Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes.’

The Fresh Chef

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Author, television host and celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich visited Tops Market in Fayetteville to sign copies of her book this evening. She was in the area for a fundraiser for WCNY-TV.

Race Matters

Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Silvio Torres-Saillant

Silvio Torres-Saillant

Syracuse University professor Silvio Torres-Saillant appeared on the PBS series “Black in Latin America”  last week.  He talked about the early Dominican Republic nationhood and origin of blackness on the island of Hispanola.