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Annie Lennox Addresses 'Strange Fruit' Criticism

20 January 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Annie Lennox during the ‘Great Performances Annie Lennox: Nostalgia in Concert’ performance and panel discussion at the PBS Network portion of the Television Critics Association press tour, January 19, 2015 in Pasadena (Getty)

Annie Lennox was criticized online last fall for not mentioning on Tavis Smiley's show the connection between the lyrics of "Strange Fruit" and lynching.

On Monday night, at the Television Critics Association Winter Tour in Pasadena, Calif., where Lennox made an appearance to promote "Great Performances: Annie Lennox 'Nostalgia' in Concert" on PBS, she had a chance to address the criticisms that came ...

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PBS & BBC Ink Multi-Title Co-Production Deal

19 January 2015 11:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

PBS and BBC have inked a multititle co-production deal also involving BBC Worldwide, PBS president-ceo Paula A. Kerger announced at Monday’s Television Critics Assn. press tour.

The pact will create eight to 10 new programming specials across roughly 20 hours per year, both one-offs and multipart series, to air on PBS nationwide. The specials, which may be part of PBS’ schedule or featured in ongoing PBS series, including “Nature” and “Great Performances,” will cover a full range of genres — natural history, history, science, religion and the arts.

“PBS and the BBC share similar public service missions and the same commitment to producing entertaining and educational programming of the highest quality,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS’ chief programming executive and general manager. “We look forward to a long and successful partnership bringing the best from both organizations to the table.”

Matt Forde, BBC Worldwide exec VP for TV sales and co-productions, added, “Our »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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PBS Inks Co-Production Deal With BBC; Greenlights Civil War Drama From Ridley Scott

19 January 2015 10:21 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TCA 2015: Additionally, the broadcaster has ordered two new “Masterpiece” dramas and two documentary series on nuclear weapons

PBS has inked a co-production deal with BBC and BBC Worldwide, PBS’s president and CEO Paula A. Kerger announced during Monday’s Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.

Additionally, the broadcaster has ordered a new Civil War drama series produced by Ridley Scott (“Gladiator”) and two new “Masterpiece” series. Also, PBS will produce two new documentary specials focusing on nuclear weapons.

Under the BBC pact, the companies plan to produce eight to 10 new specials to begin premiering as early as this summer. »

- Jethro Nededog

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