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7:43 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Filmmaker Bosch’s New PBS Documentary 'Latino Americans' Airing On WLRN TV

From Mexican-Americans to Cuban-Americans, few groups are as diverse as Latinos, who are now the nation’s largest minority, which is why filmmaker Adriana Bosch’s new PBS documentary, Latino Americans, is such an impressive achievement. Bosch, whose three-part, six-hour series begins Sunday evening at 7 p.m. on WLRN TV.
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Click the play button above to hear WLRN Americas Editor Tim Padgett interview Cuban American producer Adriana Bosch about her new PBS series, Latino Americans.

Cuban American producer Adriana Bosch’s new six-hour series, Latino Americansairs on WLRN TV.

This series examines Hispanic contributions to American history that began over 500 years ago.

Latino Americans airs on Sunday, October 13 at 7 p.m., Sunday, October 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m.

Become a part of the LATINO AMERICANS project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours.

Airs on WLRN TV Sunday, October 27 at 7PM
10:10 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Latino Americans - Documentary Series

Latino Americans

LATINO AMERICANS  is the  first major documentary series that tells the stories of the rich history and experiences of Latinos who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years. They have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

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Airs on WLRN TV Wednesday, October 9, 8 p.m.
3:58 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Instruments of Change

Ruth Greenfield

Instruments of Change shows the power that the performing arts has in bringing a community together. This new documentary showcases how the performing arts integrated a community and helped revitalize downtown Miami.

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Airs on WLRN TV Saturday, October 5, 8PM
12:44 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Elton John In Concert

Elton John

The world television premiere of ELTON JOHN IN CONCERT  is the new  special featuring the legendary musician. This exclusive and intimate performance was taped  in the beautiful surroundings of the BBC’s famous Radio Theatre in the heart of West London.

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Economy
8:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

How Incentives For Film, TV Production In Florida Are Drying Up

The final episode of Burn Notice being shot behind the former Miami Herald Building.
Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment

Now that “Burn Notice” has wrapped up seven successful seasons, will a new show step in to send the world a postcard of Miami every week?

The USA Network production ended its run recently while ratings were still strong. Thanks to a worldwide audience, it’s likely to live for years in syndication.

But the end of the show, as well as A&E’s The Glades and Starz’ Magic City this summer, leaves a void in Miami’s economy. A lot of folks made money off these productions selling props, renting cars, catering food, cleaning costumes and working on-camera.

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Flavors of South Florida
11:49 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Norman Van Aken Talks “Rice” on Flavors of South Florida

Norman Van Aken reveals how rice crosses cultures with two South Florida chefs on WLRN’s segment Flavors of South Florida.

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Airs on WLRN TV Thursday, October 3, 9 PM
2:04 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum

Sister Wendy

Sister Wendy Beckett the world-famous “art nun,” explores the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, Calif., a repository for one of the most extraordinary collections of Old Master, Impressionist, Modern and Asian art in the United States. In her trademark manner, she offers her own inimitable reflections on some of the collection’s most famous works and some of its lesser-known gems. She points out her personal favorites and reflects on the founder/collector Norton Simon’s choices as well.

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The Florida Roundup
9:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Is Florida Back To Work Yet?

Florida's economy is recovering, and Governor Rick Scott says "conservative pro-growth policies" are the reason.
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Touting his job-creation record, Governor Rick Scott says it’s time to cut taxes. But with questions about both the state's unemployment rate and education spending being lower than before the Great Recession, Democrats say the Governor’s priorities are off. 

In Miami-Dade, an active social media campaign and vocal supporters at town halls have saved public libraries from budget cuts - for now - after the county commission decided to raid its reserves. So was Mayor Carlos Gimenez wrong to declare that the "age of libraries was probably ending?"  

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Business
11:20 am
Thu September 12, 2013

‘Burn Notice’ Finale Brings Curtain Down On South Florida Production Companies, Too

In this July 24, 2013 photo, film crews prepare the set for rehearsal and taping of an episode of "Burn Notice" in Miami. The cable spy drama is coming to an end after seven seasons with a big finale today.
Credit Alan Diaz / AP

Starting Friday, Miami will see a sharp drop in sabotage, sniper fire and explosions. And that has quite a few people worried about the future.

With Thursday’s telecast of the finale of Burn Notice, the city’s No. 1 source of fictional attacks and espionage will end its seven-year run as the most successful series since Miami Vice and the linchpin of the English-language production industry.

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Airs on WLRN Channel 17- Monday, Sept. 9 , 9 p
2:43 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Bashar al-Assad on Charlie Rose Show

Bashar al-Assad and Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose has recorded an interview in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This special  will run in its entirety in a special presentation on PBS tonight, Monday, September 9, at 9:00 PM.  This is the first television interview that  Assad has given to an American news outlet in two years. Rose interviewed Assad at the presidential palace  in Damascus on Sunday.  Rose said  that Assad denied that he had anything to do with the chemical weapons attack.

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Airs Monday, September 9 , 8 P.M. , WLRN TV
1:41 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Hummingbirds: Magic In The Air

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds dazzle and delight bird watchers all over the world. They are the tiniest of birds, yet they are the toughest, most energetic creatures on the planet. NATURE  now reveals their stunning abilities as they have never been seen before with its special Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air.

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Freedom Riders airs on August 28 , 7 p.m
11:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Freedom Riders: Stories Of Courage

Freedom Riders

FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives- and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment- for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

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Airs on WLRN TV, August 24 , 7 p.m
11:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Stories From The Overseas Highway

in the Keys

Experience the stunning beauty of the Florida Keys and meet a colorful cast of off-beat characters in this half-hour documentary about an unforgettable road trip on “the highway that goes to sea.” Filmmaker Tim Long  heads off the mainland down US Highway One from Key Largo to Key West in search of the people who personify the Florida Keys’ unique, funky, laid-back island culture.

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Airs on WLRN TV August 17 , 8 pm
11:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy

Michael Feinstein

In May 2011,  Michael Feinstein took center stage at the newly completed, multi-million dollar Palladium in Carmel, Indiana for an evening of songs dedicated to the legacy of Frank Sinatra.

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Airs on WLRN TV August 8, 9 p.m.
11:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Jerusalem: Center of the World

Jerusalem

For over 40 centuries, untold numbers of Jews, Christians and Muslims have come to Jerusalem to look for God, while billions more have worshiped from afar.

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