Sister Wendy Beckett the world-famous “art nun,” explores the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, Calif., a repository for one of the most extraordinary collections of Old Master, Impressionist, Modern and Asian art in the United States. In her trademark manner, she offers her own inimitable reflections on some of the collection’s most famous works and some of its lesser-known gems. She points out her personal favorites and reflects on the founder/collector Norton Simon’s choices as well.
Touting his job-creation record, Governor Rick Scott says it’s time to cut taxes. But with questions about both the state's unemployment rate and education spending being lower than before the Great Recession, Democrats say the Governor’s priorities are off.
In Miami-Dade, an active social media campaign and vocal supporters at town halls have saved public libraries from budget cuts - for now - after the county commission decided to raid its reserves. So was Mayor Carlos Gimenez wrong to declare that the "age of libraries was probably ending?"
In this July 24, 2013 photo, film crews prepare the set for rehearsal and taping of an episode of "Burn Notice" in Miami. The cable spy drama is coming to an end after seven seasons with a big finale today.
Starting Friday, Miami will see a sharp drop in sabotage, sniper fire and explosions. And that has quite a few people worried about the future.
With Thursday’s telecast of the finale of Burn Notice, the city’s No. 1 source of fictional attacks and espionage will end its seven-year run as the most successful series since Miami Vice and the linchpin of the English-language production industry.
Charlie Rose has recorded an interview in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This special will run in its entirety in a special presentation on PBS tonight, Monday, September 9, at 9:00 PM. This is the first television interview that Assad has given to an American news outlet in two years. Rose interviewed Assad at the presidential palace in Damascus on Sunday. Rose said that Assad denied that he had anything to do with the chemical weapons attack.
Hummingbirds dazzle and delight bird watchers all over the world. They are the tiniest of birds, yet they are the toughest, most energetic creatures on the planet. NATURE now reveals their stunning abilities as they have never been seen before with its special Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air.
FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives- and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment- for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, testing their belief in nonviolent activism.
Experience the stunning beauty of the Florida Keys and meet a colorful cast of off-beat characters in this half-hour documentary about an unforgettable road trip on “the highway that goes to sea.” Filmmaker Tim Long heads off the mainland down US Highway One from Key Largo to Key West in search of the people who personify the Florida Keys’ unique, funky, laid-back island culture.
Singer/songwriter Ben Taylor’s recent performance at Infinity Hall was sold out. This musician is getting increasingly more attention these days, with more than a half-dozen albums and EPs. But Ben Taylor had to face some inner soul searching before he decided to make music his career.
10 years after Celia Cruz’s passing, she continues to be remembered as one of Latin music’s greatest sensations. Yo Soy Celia Cruz is the new biographical documentary commemorating her life through interviews and some of her greatest hits.
On Sunday nights this summer, Lifetime is hoping to draw audiences with a campy, soapy drama from Marc Cherry, the creative mind behind Desperate Housewives. It's called Devious Maids, and it looks nothing like anything else on television because it has five Latina stars. It's an unprecedented lineup for a prime-time drama.
Viva Mango is WLRN TV’s new documentary that shares captivating stories of people and animals who are passionate and even obsessed about mangos. It highlights those who lead respectable lives but steal mangos on the side, including a realtor who takes mangos from the houses she sells; and even some who live off mangos or have risked their lives for mangos. Renowned explorers and scientists, chefs, presidents of countries and everyday people are among the people whose lives have been affected by this fruit.
Art Makenian is the President of the Hillsboro Lighthouse Society. He loves his voluntary job of looking after this 106 year old Lighthouse, and making sure it is in good working order. Art Makenian is intent on making sure the lighthouse will be preserved for future generations.