Posts Tagged 'pbs'

Burns, Ward to continue intimate look at Roosevelts

Burns, Ward to continue intimate look at Roosevelts

At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, director Ken Burns and writer Geoffrey C. Ward plan to delve into a deeper dialogue about “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Picking up where they left off in Thursday’s lecture, Burns and Ward will bring the Roosevelts to life, bypassing the idyllic veneer with which many historians gloss their lives and instead approaching them as fundamental human beings.

Analyst Dentzer to clarify current health policy muddle

Analyst Dentzer to clarify current health policy muddle

Susan Dentzer will wrap up the Week Nine examination of “Health Care: Reform and Innovation” — and the 2013 morning lecture series — at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.

Dentzer is a longtime health care analyst on “PBS NewsHour,” former editor of the journal Health Affairs and a senior health policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J.

Morning Lecture guest column: Television and the pursuit of happiness

Morning Lecture guest column: Television and the pursuit of happiness

Guest column by Paula Kerger. Kerger will give Friday’s Morning Lecture in the Amphitheater at 10:45 a.m.

The topic of happiness seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. From the recent cover of Time magazine to the highest levels of government, across the country and around the world, this topic has become increasingly important. What does it mean to be happy? How does the happiness of individuals contribute to robust communities? How can we build public policy that supports the attainment of happiness? What may seem like an unusual focus, given these difficult economic times, actually is a very basic human need, and is at the root of the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness outlined by our nation’s founders.

PBS’ Kerger champions public broadcasting to fortify community

PBS’ Kerger champions public broadcasting to fortify community

Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, recently returned home from a trip to Dublin, where she spoke on the impact of public broadcasters on vibrant communities. During two different radio interviews, she heard the now-infamous clip of Mitt Romney threatening to cut the government subsidy for PBS during his presidential campaign.

“I have to tell you, hearing it in another country being played back was even more stunning,” she said.