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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

Escape from the chicken coop

In olden times, before unlimited numbers of free-range office-seekers were allowed to be-fowl — er, befoul — the airwaves with messages less clever than that poultry — er, paltry — pun, the general rule of politics was that one dumb cluck per election
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 14, 2009
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Nice package

As the largest stimulus package in world history winds its way through Congress, the critics are already out in force.
Poetry not prose
By STEVEN STARK  |  January 28, 2009
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Feeling it

Plain Esther Mills sews the most ravishing of unmentionables.
Intimate Apparel touches the fabric of life
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 11, 2007
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If terrorists hit Boston

What follows is a scenario roughly based on two real-world post-9/11 terrorist attacks.
In The Edge of Disaster , a security expert warns that the US is not prepared for future disasters
By STEPHEN FLYNN  |  March 08, 2007
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Broken dreams

Proxy rhetorician of love Cyrano de Bergerac is drawn into a less romantic age in Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel , which beat out August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean for the American Theatre Critics Association’s Steinberg New Play Award, and is now in
Intimate Apparel , Death of a Saleslady
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2006