"Downton Abbey": Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley (Photo: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE)

PBS President: We Are Not ‘Punishing’ Our ‘Downton Abbey’ Viewers

The third season of “Downton Abbey” premiered on PBS on January 6, several weeks after the series wrapped up in the U.K., so the Internet was full of hard-to-miss spoilers. For many vocal viewers, including the media, this ruins the watching experience. And they didn’t miss the opportunity to point that out to PBS President […]

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Sherlock Holmes, Clinton, Gates on PBS

By David Bauder, AP Television Writer NEW YORK — There’s good news for fans of Sherlock Holmes and “Downton Abbey”: They’re both coming back to PBS next year. A two-part examination of Bill Clinton‘s presidency, a look at some celebrity family trees by Louis Gates and a series on American infrastructure hosted by a former […]

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PBS Chief Defends Airing of George Shultz Film

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – PBS chief Paula Kerger says she doesn’t regret airing a documentary series last month on former Secretary of State George Shultz that some critics argued was tainted by its funding. Kerger told the Television Critics Association on Wednesday that the three-part film, ‘Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years,’ received money […]

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