By Patrick Munn | March 27, 2018 - 7:50 pm | No Comments
The Vietnam War is getting a full broadcast on this side of the pond. PBS America has announced plans to air the critically acclaimed PBS documentary series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick in full (running some 18 hours). It will premiere on the channel on Wednesday nights from April 11th at 9pm. The BBC did acquire and air a version of The Vietnam War on BBC Four last year, but that international edit ran a mere ten hours. As such, this marks the first time that the series has aired in its entirety here in the UK.
By Patrick Munn | October 7, 2016 - 5:35 pm | No Comments
Ahead of the premiere of Trump Vs Clinton: The Choice 2016 on PBS America this Sunday, TVWise caught up with writer and director Michael Kirk on his recent trip to London to discuss the ins and outs of the movie, the unique challenge posed by covering two candidates with such high unfavourable ratings, how he tackled the much discussed issue of false equivalence and what surprised him about both presidential candidates.
By Patrick Munn | September 20, 2016 - 4:46 pm | No Comments
PBS America has unveiled their coverage plans for the 2016 US presidential election, which, after a grueling almost two-year campaign, takes place on Tuesday November 8th. The cornerstone of said plans is The Choice, a feature-length interwoven investigative biography of both presidential candidates, which will premiere on October 9th.
By Patrick Munn | October 20, 2015 - 4:16 pm | No Comments
PBS America has picked up the UK broadcast rights to Oscar nominated feature-length Vietnam war documentary Last Days In Vietnam, TVWise has learned. the documentary will premiere on PBS America on Sunday November 1st at 8pm.
By Patrick Munn | October 9, 2015 - 10:47 am | No Comments
Time Team America is returning to the UK. PBS America has picked up the UK broadcast right to the four episode second season of the U.S. series based on Channel 4's hit archaeological format fronted by Tony Robinson. The second season of Time Team America will receive its UK premiere on PBS America on Tuesday November 10th at 6:35pm and will continue to air daily in the same time-slot.
By Patrick Munn | July 14, 2015 - 10:16 am | No Comments
PBS America has picked up the UK rights to Secrets, Politics & Torture - Frontline's hour-long documentary on the CIA controversial program of using "enhanced interrogation techniques" on high value targets in the War on Terror, as well as the ensuing investigation and report from the US Senate Select Committee On Intelligence.
By Patrick Munn | February 18, 2015 - 2:01 pm | No Comments
PBS America has acquired the UK rights to Gunned Down: The Power Of The NRA, a one-hour documentary which was originally produced for PBS in the United States as part of their current affairs strand Frontline. Gunned Down will premiere on PBS America on Thursday March 19th at 9pm.