Television

Rhode Island PBS Fundraising Drive On Channel 36

(3.4) Several must-sees on tap Monday (March 4) during the annual WSBE/Channel 36 March pledge drive. Tune in at 9pm to watch “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” — a film Janet Maslin called “uneven but ripely nostalgic.” The final cut of this near-mythical 1968 “happening” — organized by the Stones and featuring The […]

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RISD Instructor On New Project Runway

Providence has another designer on “Project Runway.” (Jonathan Joseph Peters represented on Season 7.) Joseph Aaron Segal currently teaches Industrial Knitting at RISD while working as a freelance knitwear designer and lead designer for his two brands, World of JAS and Pretty Snake. He could probably retire right now on the success of his Crazy

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I Like Ike

Only minutes after the airing of last Wednesday’s “City Hell” episode of Ghost Hunters, featuring Providence City Hall, the self-styled The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) — plumbers from Warwick — were getting the South Park treatment. Coincidence? I don’t think so. The ghost of Mayor Thomas Doyle must have some serious mojo. In the episode

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Free Scoop AmeriCone Dream Tuesday

While supplies last! To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream ice cream, participating Ben & Jerry’s shops will have a free single scoop give-away from 5pm to 8pm, on Tuesday, Valentine’s Day. And the Meeting Street shop is participating! I know cuz I checked. A new AmeriCone Dream SuperPAC Pack 2012 Collectable

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Froma Harrop On Daily Show

ProJo editorial favorite, nationally syndicated columnist, and perennial voice of reason Froma Harrop popped up on The Daily Show Thursday night. John Oliver was ostensibly interviewing Harrop — president of the National Conference of Editorial Writers (NCEW) — to discuss the NCEW Restoring Civility Project. Oliver’s true purpose was to expose the irony of her

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Portlandia And Downton Abbey This Week — Yay

Friday, 10pm, IFC: At this point Portlandia is in danger of over-exposure and the inevitable backlash from people who have to to be the first to hate something. But if the sneak preview — “Wanna come to my DJ Night?” — is any indication, hating on this show is going to be hard. (Armisen and

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Action Speaks! — An American Family

The topic for this Wednesday’s installment of Action Speaks! at AS220 is the 1973 PBS show ‘An American Family’ often cited as television’s first reality show. Pat and Bill Loud were living in affluent Santa Barbara, California with their five teenagers when they agreed to let cameras document their lives for seven months. This was

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He Walked These Streets

More good television on tap: “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” directed by Martin Scorsese, tonight and tomorrow night on HBO. Real nice write-up by Rick Massimo in the ProJo. So who will we hear from? There are no conspicuous absences from the copious list of Harrison’s friends, family and associates gathered for Scorsese’s

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Congrats To Providence Pictures On Two Emmy Noms

If you are a fan of Nova, the History Channel or the Discovery Channel then you have seen the work of local documentary producer Gary Glassman and his production company Providence Pictures. Having collaborated with these broadcasters to explore the Parthenon, the Sphinx, the Pharaohs and Troy, Providence Pictures has also produced features on more

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