Ken Burns is perhaps the single best purveyor of a certain type of Americana, namely the long, detailed look at specific turning points in the history of these United States that illuminates how we got where we are today even as it sheds light on the specific workings of our cultural past.
Take a look back at I, Claudius, the BBC's sexy, provocative and politcally charged dramatic examination of the seedy underbelly of Ancient Rome's upper class, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this month on Acorn Media DVD.
The popularity of Netflix and Video on Demand has changed people's viewing habits, not always for the better. But WNET, New York's public television station, has made great strides in bringing back the old fashioned Saturday night triple feature with their Reel 13 series.
Writer/producer Ken Bowser talks to The Morton Report about his American Masters documentary, "Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune," which takes an unflinching look at the singer's life, art, and the tumultuous era of the '60s in which he lived.
Jones took some time out from working on his Pennsylvania horse farm to talk with me about '60s rock, pop, and soul, and was not at all reluctant to discuss his feelings about today's music and the entertainment business in general.
Despite his success, the subject he most wanted to profile remained elusive for over 20 years. With no small amount of perseverance, Weide finally managed to persuade Woody Allen to agree to be interviewed and filmed, providing the basis for Weide's fascinating documentary premiering this week on PBS.
Good old reality just isn't what it used to be. Recall the Stephen Hawking story about the woman who insisted the earth was a flat plate that rested on the back of a giant turtle. When asked what supported the...
The documentary goes beyond just showing clips and offering a glossy overview of popular television programs. It gets to the heart of its subject by speaking not only with those who have portrayed iconic characters and made them household names but also with those responsible for writing and producing these shows.
Actors moonlighting as musicians often get a bad rap. While it's true that some like Bruce Willis and Steven Seagal should think twice before stepping into a recording studio again, there are those who can actually make music and do...
With all her success, Barbra Streisand has never forgotten the art behind her fame. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the forthcoming PBS program "Barbra Streisand: One Night Only At the Village Vanguard."