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PBS looks at the darker side of changing the world

Sometimes you want to give PBS a big grateful kiss just for staying the course while most of TV, losing ground to the interweb age, hovers between cultural hemorrhage and commercial death.
Digging up dirt
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  January 14, 2011

Review: God in America

For all our bragging about separating church and state, throughout our nation's history, religion has never been on the sidelines. If
PBS puts American religion in its proper place
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 08, 2010

Review: Stonewall Uprising

Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, the talented indie documentarians who made last year's Waiting for Armageddon , seem confined by the strictures of PBS's long-running American Experience series in their straitlaced ode to gay liberation.
Well-meaning but sedate look at the '60s gay-rights movement
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 18, 2010