This year’s Academy Award nominations have been announced and “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” are among the most honored films. But the lack of diversity among the contenders is raising eyebrows. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the nominees, and remembers actor Alan Rickman, who died at the age of 69.
Architecture’s highest prize was awarded to Chile’s Alejandro Aravena, a man little known outside his field who is working to address real world problems of urban housing. PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown sits down with Aravena to discuss his philosophy as a designer.
Rosanne Cash, Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo, Neil Young and more pay tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Nelson’s lyrics give voice to America’s heartland and his music pushes genre boundaries. If you’re hoping to catch Willie Nelson ...Continue Reading
Acknowledging that Kansas City is still divided along racial lines, Our Divided City takes the audience into the story of the high rates of violent crime in the segregated black community east of Troost Avenue and asks whether enough is being done to make its neighborhoods safe. A spotlight is shone on a new alliance that includes law enforcement ...Continue Reading
President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday, looking ahead to America’s future. Visit the PBS NewsHour web site for complete coverage of last night’s address.
“If it’s wearing a pink hat and a red nose, and it plays a guitar upside down, I will go and look at it.” Longtime record executive and the author of Off The Record Joe Smith interviews David Bowie on Ziggy Stardust in this animated archive from Blank on Blank: