‘Frontline: Generation Like’ explores the intersection of social media and … – The Times-Picayune

The Times-Picayune18) episode of PBS’ “Frontline,” airing at 9 p.m. on WYES, dives into the rapidly intertwining worlds of social media and commerce. “Generation Like” may freak out parents (or…

Downton Abbey Recap: 7 Quotable Moments That Made Us Fall in Love – People Magazine

People MagazineAn estimated 100 million viewers tuned in to watch the battle between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at the Super Bowl. But if you chose FOX over…

Russia identifies suicide bombers, arrests suspected accomplices – PBS

PBSSTRINGER/AFP/Getty Images Russian authorities identified the two bombers Thursday who killed 34 in attacks in the city of Volgograd in December and arrested two suspected accomplices. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images. The Russian…

The Shout-Outs and Easter Eggs You Missed in Sherlock: ‘The Sign of Three’ – Wired

WiredThe second episode of Sherlock Season 3, “The Sign of Three,” which made its American debut last night, is set during the wedding of John Watson and Mary Morstan. It…

Ukraine’s Concessions Fail to Sway Opposition Protesters, New Fighting Erupts – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaEmbattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, facing massive anti-government protests in Kyiv and regional capitals, has agreed to re-shuffle his government and amend controversial new anti-protest laws. The concessions…

Iran invite to Syria talks withdrawn after boycott threat – Reuters

ReutersUNITED NATIONS/ANKARA (Reuters) – U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon withdrew a last-minute invitation to Iran to attend peace talks on Syria on Monday after the Syrian opposition threatened to boycott this…

‘Sherlock’ returns to life for third PBS season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch’s depiction of Sherlock Holmes needn’t worry that the very busy actor is getting tired of the role. “I’m going to keep going…

PBS: “We’re Number 8!” – USA TODAY

USA TODAY“We’re number 8!” Driven in large part by Downton Abbey, which returned to its highest numbers yet, PBS is now the eighth-highest rated network, broadcast or cable. And the…

Netflix exposed as net neutrality rules gutted – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO – Netflix may be exposed to higher costs in the wake of a major court decision that voided rules governing Internet access known as net neutrality. On…

Will Net Neutrality Ruling Make Web More Like Cable? – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA federal court has ruled against the so-called ‘Open Internet’ rules, but what’s the long term impact on consumers and tech companies? High Definition columnist Farhad Manjoo untangles…

Will end of net neutrality rules impact future innovation? – PBS

PBSThe FCC’s net neutrality rules were adopted to guarantee equal access to all sites on the Internet. But an appeals court ruling releases broadband providers from those guidelines, allowing them…

Israel Mourns a Warrior – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalPrime Minister Ariel Sharon, one of the most influential leaders of modern Israel, has died, days after doctors reported a significant deterioration in their 85-year-old comatose patient, according…

CAR crisis: Stranded foreigners to be evacuated – BBC News

BBC NewsEmergency evacuations of the first of thousands of foreigners stranded in the conflict-ridden Central African Republic (CAR) are due to begin. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it…

‘Downton Abbey’ premiere biggest drama rating in PBS history – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyThe rumblings from the UK fans and U.S. critics had braced us: Downton Abbey season 4 gets off to a slooow start. But there’s nothing slow about last night’s…

Downton Abbey’s sombre return sees grieving Lady Mary take centre stage – Daily Mail

Daily MailThe fourth season of Downton Abbey finally premiered in the States Sunday on PBS, and several celebrities eagerly tuned in to see how Lady Mary Crawley is coping after…

Crabby in the Abbey – Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair[Note: What follows is a relatively spoiler-free sketch-pad recap of tonight’s Downton Abbey season premiere on PBS. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, you may be advised to…

Downton Abbey Redux: Catch Up with Our Precap Before Season 4 Premieres – People Magazine

People MagazineDownton Abbey returns to primetime when season four of the period drama gets underway this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on PBS. The new season picks up six months…

New Year’s TV: ‘Walking Dead’ and other marathons – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma PBS, Tuesday, 8 ET/PT (times may vary). There not much we can do about 2013 now — but if you want…

Looking back at the Snowden leaks that sparked U.S. surveillance revelations – PBS

PBSIn June, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden thrust the once-secret agency into the spotlight when he leaked classified documents. The revelations continued across the year, shedding light on U.S. surveillance…

‘Saturday Night Live’ hopeful Kerry Coddett slams show’s roles for black women – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOne of the women in the running to be the new ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member trashed the show’s lack of diversity in several recent op-eds. Sketch…

Execution Adds to Power Mystery in Seoul – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — As he was confessing to crimes that would lead to his execution, the doomed uncle of North Korea’s leader suggested that he hoped the…

Skyfall Wins Top Honors From Cinematographers

Skyfall’s continuing its run as the most decorated movie in James Bond history today. After winning ‘Best British Film’ at The BAFTA’s in the UK, Skyfall won the American Society…

Big Bird Visits Saturday Night Live Weekend Update

Big Bird visited Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update to talk about his new found fame in the wake of the Presidential Debate, where Gov. Mitt Romney said that he was…

PBS CEO Paula Kerger Blasts Mitt Romney’s Debate Attack

Big Bird wasn’t the only one who was upset with Gov. Mitt Romney’s attack on PBS, the Public Broadcasting System, when Romney threatened to cut funding for the organization, while…

Hulk Hogan Sex Tape, BLS, SkyFall, PBS – Google Trends

The Google Trends for today, Friday October5th: Hulk Hogan Sex Tape, BLS, SkyFall, PBS. First, a bit of a reversal: the BLS refers to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics and…

Obama And Big Bird Clear Presidential Debate Winners

President Barack Obama and Big Bird emerged as the clear winner in Wednesday night’s first Presidential Debate. Faced with a challenger in Governor Mitt Romney who’s willing to bend, lie,…

Emmy Awards 2012: Full Winners List

The 2012 Emmy Awards is history, and the results are full of surprises, as well as many expected outcomes. Overall, Jimmy Kimmel was OK as host, but the bit about…

Levon Helm Dies: Sang “The Weight” (“Take A Load Off Annie”)

Levon Helm died today. He was 71 years old. His website (http://www.levonhelm.com) reads as follows: Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates…

Anita Hill vs Clarence Thomas

This is a paper I wrote for my American History Class, and I thought I would share it with you. Nikky Raney November 22, 2011 20th Century American History Jennie…

2011 Emmy Award Winners – The List

For some reason, the Emmy Awards website producers didn’t (I started to use the word “failed”) to post the 2011 Emmy Award winners list as one long go, that a…

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

Steve Jobs is 55-years-old and has been suffering from pancreatic cancer, as reported by PBS. He has been on medical leave since January 17, 2011 and he has recently (just…

PBS, Sony, Fox Websites Hacked By LulzSec’s Lulz Boat, AT&T Next?

A new group of web pirates is making itself known, as it sails the high seas of The Internet in search of what it describes on Twitter as #fun #fun…

PBS Website Hackers LulzSec Praise Zennie62, Media Misses Message

LulzSec is gaining fame for hacking into the website’s of Fox, Sony, PBS, and it seems AT&T, by reading their Twitter tweets. Of course, the actions of the group of…