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Sitting across from his son Peter in a warmly lit booth at the Chicago Cultural Center earlier this month, Chester Konopacki gave slow, careful answers about his childhood on his family's farm in Eastern Poland. He recalled he was tending horses one night...
Los Angeles Times Travel editorIf you’re waiting…and waiting…for an interview appointment to complete your application for the Global Entry fast-pass-through-customs program, help may be at hand. In a blog post Monday, I explained that I had been conditionally...
It is the Oscar celebration for the culinary world. Known as the Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, an annual tribute to the culinary arts named for the late famous American chef was presented May 1 in Costa Mesa at the incomparable AnQi by...
On Tuesday night, if you tune into PBS' one-hour special "TED Talks Education," you'll see host John Legend and an array of prominent speakers, including Bill Gates, giving impassioned talks about ways to reinvent education. You'll also see Chicago's...
Staff writerA Baltimore broadcaster will become president and general manager of WMFE-FM after a national search, the public radio station announced Thursday. LaFontaine Oliver has held a similar position at WEAA-FM since 2007. He will start at WMFE late this month....
The first night of the second annual Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown was capped off Wednesday at The Maryland Theatre when Tony Mendez was awarded the festival’s first Mendez Award. Thomas B. Riford, president of the film festival&...
FrameworkContinuing along the path of “big-picture” story telling, this week’s selections look at projects that are built out of collaboration. It is the combination of individual experiences and stories, that when told together give a wider...
PBS SoCal, the local home of "Downton Abbey," is bringing in a network veteran to help beef up operations. The former KOCE-TV - which became Southern California's leading PBS outlet after KCET-TV left the network more than two years ago - has tapped...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelTHIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: A TV executive named last week to oversee WUCF TV drew enthusiastic recommendations, although she did have detractors for her work in New Mexico. Polly Anderson will join Orlando's PBS station as executive director in February....
WASHINGTON -- Facing the prospect of a tough reelection fight, veteran West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, 75, announced Friday that he will leave the Senate when his current term ends. His decision makes him the first senator in either party whose term...
Change of SubjectCarroll Spinney, who has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since (Sesame Street's) inception, earned more than $314,000 in compensation in 2011, according to the organization's 990 form.....Jonathan Berr, MSN Money The column puts the Big Bird issue...
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