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Where was WPBT2 this week?

It has been a busy one, with stops at  the Arsht Center for the Fall For The Arts street fair, we hit the ground running this week, including stops at Sun Life Stadium, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, The Kravis Center and Norton Museum of Art.

Here is some video from the week that was courtesy of WPBT2's uVu Video site:





What's Up? - Episode 103 - uVuSouthFlorida Video

What's Up? - Episode 103 - uVuSouthFlorida Video.

This week here is What’s Up at WPBT2 – A look at the new Website, a ton of new music specials, reintroducing the Video Player and designer swimwear on uVu.


Performance to Be Held in New Orleans With the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

DVD, Blu-ray and Volume Two CD to Follow

LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 16, 2009 - Video Games Live and PBS are joining forces to create a PBS special based around the highly successful Video Games Live concert series. The breakthrough performance, to be taped February 5, 2010, at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, is slated to begin airing in June 2010 on PBS stations. Tickets for the performance will go on sale Friday, December 18 at 10 a.m. CST.



FRONTLINE | Obama's War

As the debate in Washington fills the airwaves, FRONTLINE provides a vivid first-hand look at the battle being fought on the ground in Helmand province, Afghanistan, long known as the "graveyard of empires." Airs Tuesday, October 13 at 10pm on WPBT2

Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander, and armed with a counter-insurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can U.S. forces succeed in a land long known as the "graveyard of empires?" FRONTLINE producers Martin Smith (Beyond Baghdad, Return of the Taliban) and Marcela Gaviria (In Search of Al Qaeda) once again make the dangerous journey to the frontlines of America's biggest fight. Through interviews with the top U.S. commanders on the ground, embeds with U.S. forces, and fresh reporting from Washington, Smith and Gaviria examine U.S. counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan—a fight that promises to be longer and more costly than most Americans understand.

Watch "Obama's War" on air and online beginning Tuesday, October 13 on WPBT2 or at

Community Information Needs Explored

TKnight_logo he Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy is a group of 17-member media, policy and community leaders. Its purpose is to assess the information needs of communities, and recommend measures to help Americans better meet those needs.

The Knight Commission sees new thinking about news and information as a necessary step to sustaining democracy in the digital age. It thus follows in the footsteps of the 1940s Hutchins Commission and the Kerner and Carnegie Commissions of the 1960s.

But in the digital age, the stakes are even higher. Technological, economic and behavioral changes are dramatically altering how Americans communicate. Communications systems no longer run along the lines of local communities, and the gap in access to digital tools and skills is wide and troubling.

The Commission seeks to start a national discussion - leading to real action. Its aims are to maximize the availability and flow of credible local information; to enhance access and capacity to use the new tools of knowledge and exchange; and to encourage people to engage with information and each other within their geographic communities. 

You can review some video exploring this topic on uVu. 

You can see the commission report here

Free Concert Webcast

Viennese Musical Traditions

New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Streaming Sunday, January 25, 2009

On Sunday, January 25 the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, will webcast Viennese Musical Traditions, featuring artistic director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Emanuel Ax.  This free, audio-visual webcast is part of the New World Symphony's ongoing efforts to make its presentations accessible to music lovers everywhere.  Plunge into the imaginations of two musical giants in this celebration of Viennese tradition.  Beethoven's menacing and magnificent Third Piano Concerto comes to life through the interpretation of world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax, and Brahms' robust First Symphony serves as an apex of genius and craft.

Get the Independent Lens widget

The folks at Independent Lens recently launched a video widget that can be placed just about anywhere. This gadget is great for fans to stay up to date on all the great films Independent Lens is premiering this season. Grab the code by clicking the options button below the widget.

Get this widget!

Visit our Community Cinema Miami MySpace page for more information:

Welcome to YOUR public media

Unclesam The WGBH Lab invites YOU to help shape the future of public media. (with an assist from uVu)

Consider this an OPENING, a chance to share your FRESH ideas as the NEXT generation of independent and public media makers.

The engine of the Lab is INNOVATION. In an age where any screen—your TV, your computer, your cell phone or PDA—is part of the media experience, we seek to develop content for these new "small screens." Pitch your story to Open Call, and take it from concept to completion. Don't have a camera? Sift through the Sand Box, loaded with rights-free archival footage, and see what happens when you mash it up. If you're ready to take your indie work to a new level, apply for a year as a Filmmaker in Residence.

Want to offer a South Florida perspective?  Upload to uVu.

Poetry Everywhere...especially on uVu

PBS celebrated National Poetry Month in April with 30 Days of Poetry -- which are now available Online and On Air.

Poetrywalt Beginning in April,  Poetry Everywhere, took a fresh look at poetry. Using a variety of production approaches, that featured films of poets reading their own work, animated interpretations of much-loved poems, and celebrities reading personal favorites. WPBT  will be airing the videos at unexpected moments during their broadcast schedules but we also have them available on demand at our video site, uVu.

Poetry Everywhere Executive Producer Brigid Sullivan explains,  "We hope that this project will expose a diverse audience to a broad spectrum of poetic voices; build an appreciation and an audience for poetry; and increase the presence of poets and poetry within the two most ubiquitous media in American popular culture."  David Grubin, the series producer, "hopes that  poetry will become a part of the PBS landscape, offering moments of meditation and even revelation throughout the day."


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