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WNED|WBFO will host a free sneak peek of the POV documentary "Dark Money" on Saturday at 3 p.m. in its Buffalo studios. The director of this Sundance award-winning film will be answering questions immediately following this only local showing before the PBS national premiere Oct. 1.


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PBS Television kicked off The Great American Read Tuesday evening.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it was also launched locally and you can participate.   

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This weekend WNED is hosting KidFest. It will feature the popular PBS Kids character Daniel Tiger. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is being used in some preschool classrooms to help develop social and life skills.

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State University of New York officials have revoked an honorary award given to television host Charlie Rose over sexual harassment allegations. 

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PBS will no longer distribute Tavis Smiley following what a spokeswoman called "multiple, credible" allegations of sexual misconduct uncovered by a recent investigation into the late-night show host's behavior.

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You have probably heard us explaining the future of public broadcasting is uncertain with the threat of federal funding cuts. The PBS Board of Directors is meeting Friday in Buffalo. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, about the state of public broadcasting.  

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Sunday wrapped up the second and final day of this year's WNED-TV’s KidFest. Children had the opportunity to meet famous PBS Kids characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Super Why, Arthur and other favorites as well as enter contests and win prizes. The event also featured a giant green screen in the WNED studio where kids could hop into episodes of their favorite PBS Kids shows.

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WNED-TV will launch a new 24-hour PBS Kids channel and live stream Monday, January 30. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the educational programs will help low-income families across the region who cannot afford to send children to preschool.  

John McLaughlin, the former Jesuit priest who reinvented himself as a political candidate, speechwriter and then the acerbic host of the long-running public affairs talk show The McLaughlin Group, died Tuesday at his home in Washington, D.C., at the age of 89.

If you are a Downton Abbey fan you might want to check out a comedy theater production in Buffalo.  America's Got Downton plays Friday and Saturday evenings, April 10th & 11th, at 7:30 at 710-Main Theatre downtown. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley sat down with London actor and impressionist Luke Kempner who performs a one-man show featuring his comedic take on more 30 Downton characters. 


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 The history of a people who have influenced our nation for over 100 years is brought to life in the new PBS documentary, The Italian Americans.

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  In his new PBS documentary, The Italian Americans, Buffalo native, John Maggio, looks at the ways Italian immigrants influenced the American melting pot.

Olmsted documentary airs Friday night on PBS

Jun 20, 2014

The WNED production of "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America" premieres Friday at 9 p.m.  nationally on PBS.  The documentary focuses on the man who is enjoying renewed acclaim for his many landscape designs, including many of Buffalo's parks.

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Students from Buffalo's Latino community gathered last Friday in the WNED-TV studios for a summit and special viewing of a PBS Independent Lens film The Graduate-Los Graduados.  WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports on how the documentary brings to light the challenges Latino students are facing in America.


PBS president speaks at Chautauqua Institution

Jul 26, 2013
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PBS President Paula Kerger was the morning lecturer at the Chautauqua Institution Friday. Kerger talked about the role of public media and how it engages communities across the country.

The Pursuit of Happiness is the theme of Week Five at the Chautauqua Institution.  And as WBFO's Mark Scott reports in his Chautauqua Preview, this week will also feature a first-ever collaboration involving the Institution's various artistic entities.