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A superhero kid with autism shines in new PBS Kids' series

Jun. 1, 2020 7:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a new crop of superheroes coming to our TV this summer but they may need a little seasoning. After all, they're only in elementary school. The PBS Kids' animated series “ Hero Elementary ” is set inside a grade school where a diverse group of four superhero students...

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New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

May. 28, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MUSIC Lady Gaga: After taking a departure from her electro pop sound with 2016’s “Joanne” and 2018’s “A...

FILE - This March 29, 2020 file photo shows President Donald Trump answering a question from PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor during a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Reporters Alcindor, Weijia Jiang and Kaitlan Collins have faced hostility from Trump at news conferences with stoicism. Their experiences illustrate the challenge of working at a White House with near-daily accessibility to a president who considers the press an enemy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, FIle)

Reporters Alcindor, Collins, Jiang get under Trump's skin

May. 22, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who's watched, there's more that binds Yamiche Alcindor, Kaitlan Collins and Weijia Jiang than an impromptu display of teamwork at a recent White House news conference. Each reporter has a knack for getting under President Donald Trump's skin and an equal ability not to let it...

FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. ABC will air the one-hour concert special “Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert” at 10 p.m. EDT. It was filmed last September at L’Olympia Theater in Paris.  (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

New this week: Taylor Swift, 'Maleficent,' Marshall special

May. 11, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

This week comes an encouragement to go way back to watch a great movie — all the way to 1926. Buster Keaton’s “The General” is considered ahead-of-its-time and it counts Quentin Tarantino as a fan. There's also a five-episode PBS series on Asian Americans airing between Monday and...

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PBS Memorial Day concert shifts to TV event because of virus

Apr. 30, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has wiped out plans to bring tens of thousand of people to the U.S. Capitol for the annual Memorial Day weekend concert shown on PBS, but organizers are pressing ahead went a revamped event. Performers like Trace Adkins, Cynthia Erivo, Renee Fleming and Christopher Jackson...

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New this week: Beastie Boys doc, Earth Day shows, 'Fleabag'

Apr. 20, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

The planet and its wondrous inhabitants take center stage this week in celebration of Earth Day. Several documentaries will spotlight the wonders of the outside world, while a live R&B battle and a new Beastie Boys documentary provide a chance to get moving in our homes. For non-virus offerings, HBO will...