Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick to Visit Houston

Posted on · The award-wining documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will be in Houston on April 26, 2017 for a preview screening and discussion of their latest project, THE VIETNAM WAR, a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series set to air this fall on Houston Public Media TV 8 and PBS stations around the country.

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Genealogy Roadshow Explores Family Histories in Houston

Posted on · Houston is featured in the current season of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow. The series bills itself as “part detective story, part emotional journey” as it researches and explores the family histories of diverse Americans. Tonight's episode (May 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. on TV 8) takes place downtown at the Houston Public Library’s Julia […]

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Legislature Preview, Evolution of a Criminal, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Posted on · On the second Tuesday of odd numbered years, the Texas Legislature begins its biennial session. For a maximum of 140 days, lawmakers will decide the fate of Houstonians and Texans alike. But what does that mean for you and what are some of the bills that will be up for discussion? This year marks a […]

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Author Chronicles 40-Year History of Austin City Limits

Posted on · This month marks the 40th anniversary of Austin City Limits, the iconic PBS series that records and broadcasts original musical performances featuring new talent as well as legendary music artists across numerous genres. Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American TV history and has has featured musical performances from the likes of […]

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Documentary Series Aims to Texas’ Stories one Square Mile at a Time

Posted on · There are 268,820 square miles in Texas. One square mile might be populated by thousands. Another might have only a handful of mesquite trees. In either case, a new documentary series aims to tell the stories of those places one square mile at a time – as microcosms of Texas as a whole. Houston Matters’ […]

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Clock Tower Turned into Public Art Installation

Posted on · A well-known Houston landmark recently got a makeover. The clock tower downtown in Market Square was transformed by Houston Artist Jo Ann Fleischhauer into a piece called “What Time is It?” From now through March, the clock shifts from merely a chiming timepiece tolling every hour to a permanent art installation and venue for performances. […]