PBS has an incredible slate of documentaries lined up this fall, from Keanu Reeves on film v. digital, to 'Brooklyn Castle,' the best documentary you'll see about an after-school program, to 'American Masters: Billie Jean King,' a fabulous and thoughtful visit with the feminist legend.
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Todd McFarlane, Len Wein, and Gerry Conway were supposed to be promoting a new PBS documentary in Los Angeles in Wednesday. Instead, they put on a clinic in why superhero comics are so male, and so white--and how entitled the people who created those characters can be.
The creators of a new PBS Frontline episode, "League of Denial," agree on the consequences of concussions, but see a slow road ahead to reforming football. Their only real hope? Parents who will make the choice not to let their children play.
Showtime president David Nevins is right that pay cable has license to show sex, violence, and bad behavior that other outlets lack. But even though we have plenty of those things on television, we're at the creative beginning of the possibilities of sex, violence, and transgression.