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July 15, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In the sweet, heartbreaking and highly accomplished "Only the Young," premiering Monday as part of the PBS documentary series "POV," twentysomething Cal Arts alumni Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims return to the Santa Clarita Valley to make a film about teenagers in a distressed place and time -- and the pockets of beauty and relief they find there. The trio of Kevin, Garrison and Skye are their intertwined subjects, skateboarding, punk-rock churchgoers in Black Flag and Minor Threat T-shirts.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
CBS and PBS captured the most nominations for the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, which were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. CBS scored 46 nominations, and PBS scored 45 nominations in categories including breaking news, investigative reporting, outstanding interview and best documentary. The awards will be presented Oct. 1 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. David Fanning, executive producer of PBS' "Frontline," will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Having last year put a toe in the water with an exploratory pilot and found it fine, "Endeavour" returns to the PBS series "Masterpiece Mystery" Sunday with four new episodes. They are excellent company, even if they sometimes feel too coincidental, complicated, clever or corpse-strewn to be true. The series is a prequel to the beloved "Inspector Morse" (1987-2000), which starred the late John Thaw as an Oxford-based police detective. (The character's first name provides the new show's title.)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2013 | By Joe Flint
The competition between Amazon and Netflix for content is good news for PBS. Last week, Amazon.com struck a deal with PBS for kids' shows "Caillou," "Arthur" and "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" as well as episodes of "Nova," "Masterpiece" and Ken Burns documentaries. Earlier this year, Amazon landed subscription video rights to repeats of "Downton Abbey. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Now Netflix has renewed and expanded its own deal with PBS. Some of the content Netflix will have rights to overlap with Amazon, but it also has exclusive rights to certain shows, including the murder mystery "The Bletchley Circle" and "Super Why!
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Special Flight" ("Vol spécial"), Fernand Melgar's second film about Swiss immigration (after "The Fortress" in 2008) focuses on a Geneva detention center (one of 28), where two dozen men " sans papiers " wait, for as long as 18 months and without trial, to be deported (most of them to Africa). The documentary, which was shot at the Framboise detention center over a period of nine months at intimate close quarters, debuts Monday as part of the PBS series "POV. " Some of the inmates, or "residents" as one friendly jailer prefers to call them, have been in Switzerland a long time (one for 20 years)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 23 - 29, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES 106 & Park Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum and other celebrities drop in as the countdown show broadcasts comes to L.A. ahead of this Sunday's BET Awards. 6 p.m. BET Cult The canceled mystery-drama offers up two previously unaired episodes. 8 and 9 p.m. KTLA Mickey Mouse The cartoon mouse is back in a new series of cartoon shorts.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Amazon.com deepened its investment in family-friendly programming through an expanded licensing deal with PBS Digital that will  bring hundreds of TV episodes to its Prime Instant Video streaming service -- including additional installments of such PBS Kids shows as "Caillou," "Arthur" and "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. " The online retailer has been investing heavily in content as it seeks to challenge the dominance of Netflix -- especially when it comes to young viewers. This month, Amazon inked a deal with Viacom that expanded its content library and brought more of the best-known shows in children's programming, including Nickelodeon 's "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Dora the Explorer" and "Blue's Clues.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Cable news currently seems to be in a state of disarray, and the traditional network news divisions are struggling to get airtime. Sensing a chance to expand its claim in the highly competitive broadcast-news arena, public television plans to extend its revered "NewsHour" program to weekends. The new program, titled "PBS NewsHour Weekend," will be, strangely, just a half-hour long. Beginning Sept. 7, it is to air every Saturday and Sunday from the studios of WNET in Lincoln Center in New York City.
NEWS
May 20, 2013 | By Jane Engle
Fans of National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service can meet the people behind the broadcasts on the seven-night “Newsmakers and Tastemakers” tour of Washington and New York City . Notables (subject to change) are expected to include Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” on PBS and senior correspondent for “PBS NewsHour”; Scott Simon, host of NPR's “Weekend Edition Saturday”; filmmaker Ric Burns, whose series “New York: A Documentary Film” premiered nationally on PBS; and Charlie Cook, publisher of “The Cook Political Report.” In D.C., participants will meet Ifill and other staff at PBS studios and tour NPR's new national headquarters.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Because anchoring   “CBS This Morning” five times a week in addition to hosting his own nightly talk show apparently isn't enough for Charlie Rose, the ubiquitous TV personality will launch a new show this July on PBS, the network announced Monday. The 30-minute “Charlie Rose Weekend” will air Friday nights at 8:30. According to a statement from PBS, the prime time show will draw on conversations from his late-night program and will “capture the defining moments in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports in a fresh, engaged, and smart presentation.” The program also promises to make use of social media and technology.
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