May 15, 2021

Heads Up: New TV Program About Steve Jobs With Never Before Seen 1994 Interview Debuts on PBS Next Week

From a PBS Announcement: PBS has announced that STEVE JOBS – ONE LAST THING has been added to the primetime lineup following the premiere episode of NOVA “The Fabric of the Cosmos.” Through interviews with colleagues and others who knew the creative genius whose innovations transformed the lives of millions, ONE LAST THING provides an […]

New For Educators, Students, and Families: PBS Launches New Platform Loaded With Video, Audio, and Other Resources

Worth noting is that this resource includes material for PreK-Undergrad Level (Grade 16). You’ll need to register (less than a minute to complete) but all of the content is free for educators,  students, and families.  A premium service will go live this Fall. From a PBS News Release: PBS and WGBH, and their producing partners […]

"Hacktivists Scorch PBS in Retaliation for WikiLeaks Documentary"

From Wired News: A hacker group unhappy with PBS Frontline’s hour-long documentary on WikiLeaks has hit back at the Public Broadcasting System by cracking its servers, posting thousands of stolen passwords, and adding a fake news story to a blog belonging to the august PBS Newshour. On Sunday night, visitors to the Newshour website read […]

PBS Launches Improved Video Search Technology But More Work Needed

Andrew Phelps from the Nieman Journalism Lab provides a useful overview about the new technology. To access the search tool simply head to the search box on PBS.org and go for it. The database contains more than 7,000 videos but  there is no advanced search interface so limiting to a specific program has to be […]