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This Epic Beard Will Be At The Nationals-Rockies Game Today

Source: SportsGrid

Milwaukee Brewers v Washington Nationals
When Ken Burns finally gets around to making that documentary chronicling our nation’s finest beards, he’ll be saving this one for the final episode. Washington Nationals fan Eric Brooks goes all in when he decides to support his team. Brooks reports in Instagram: “Going to the Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies game on Wednesday. Practicing a freestyle beard to wear to the game (It’s sloppy because I did it ve ...
Full article at: SportsGrid 5 days ago, 1:15pm CDT
 


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TCA: PBS Announces Walt Disney Bio, ‘The Brain’ Series, Navy SEALS Story, And Season 4 Pickup For ‘Call The Midwife’

Source: Deadline

2014 Summer TCA Tour - Day 15
PBS chief Paula Kerger this morning made a slew of announcements from TCA Summer Press Tour 2014: – Call The Midwife will be back for a fourth season. BBC announced in February it would produce a fourth season of the period drama about  a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s — only it will be set in the 60′s for the next season. –  American Experience will debut Walt Disney in the fall of ’15.  The four-hour, two-night film will explore the life ...
Full article at: Deadline 5 days ago, 12:25pm CDT
 

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‘We Need A Bit Of Humility’ Says Documentarian Ken Burns German Coach Joachim Low

Source: SportsGrid

FIFA World Cup final - "Germany v Argentina"
I have a feeling that about ten years from now, people will watch the story of the 2014 World Cup game between Germany and Brazil on PBS in which the camera does a slow closeup on a series of still photographs. The resemblance between German National Soccer Team head coach Joachim Low and famed documentary maker Ken Burns is freaky, no? Or is it just my imagination? Others say the resemblance runs more toward this: Joachim Low = Randy Marsh pic.twitter.com/SB0RjIHzUq — KING ...
Full article at: SportsGrid Jul 9 2014, 8:05am CDT
 

Ken Burns Developing Online History Education Website ‘Chronoscribe’

Source: Education News

'Workers' Press Conference - 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is working with Colorado engineers Jon Martinez and Jesus Salazar to create an online history education website known as Chronoscribe. Chronoscribe would look like a virtual globe, with all the events of history placed on it, accessible to users much in the same way users can access Wikipedia, writes Debbie Kelley for The Gazette.  The website also will include special tools for teachers and students for classroom use. “The idea that history is for historia ...
Full article at: Education News Jun 25 2014, 8:00am CDT
 

Netflix Renews PBS Deal for Multiple Series and Specials (Exclusive)

Source: Variety

2014 Summer TCA Tour - Day 15
Netflix will continue streaming multiple PBS kids’ series, Ken Burns documentaries and other fare under an extension with the pubcaster covering subscribers in the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The PBS content had been slated to expire from Netflix’s streaming service in the U.S. effective June 30. The shows covered under th ...
Full article at: Variety Jun 23 2014, 4:24pm CDT
 

5 Men Pressured To Confess To Notorious New York Rape Get Huge Settlement

Source: Business Insider

British Summer Time 2014 - July 6th
More than two decades after five teenagers confessed to raping and brutally beating a Central Park jogger, they've agreed to a settlement awarding them $40 million from New York City, The New York Times reports. The proposed settlement is awaiting approval by the city comptroller, followed by a federal judge. Despite their original confessions, the five were ultimately exonerated and later sued New York City for $50 million each. More than ...
Full article at: Business Insider Jun 20 2014, 9:30am CDT
 

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