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Supt. Austin Beutner said more LAUSD students are online, though gaps remain as spring break begins

About 74% of nearly 500,000 K-12 students at Los Angeles public schools have access to technology and have logged on to distance learning platforms — including 96% of high school students — according to the L.A. Unified School District officials. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner shared the charted figures on Monday, April 6, in a distance-learning update, three weeks after he closed school campuses amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic. The numbers reflected progress at the start of a week-...
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A new 22-page report details how the coronavirus has changed livestream viewer habits on YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms. Here are the 4 key takeaways.

As consumers spend time at home in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, many are tuning into livestreams on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.  Tubular Labs, a social-video analytics firm, put together a 22-page report on livestreaming behavior during March.  The company saw a significant uptick in livestream viewership, noting that real-time news, music, gaming, and animal content were particularly popular last month.  Here are four key takeaways from Tubular's re...
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US surgeon general warns of 'Pearl Harbor moment' as Americans face 'hardest week'

* Jerome Adams reaches for second world war imagery * No White House briefing as president tweets instead * Coronavirus – US updates * Coronavirus – global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageThe US surgeon general warned the country on Sunday that it will face a “Pearl Harbor moment” in the next week, with an unprecedented numbers of coronavirus deaths expected coast to coast.“The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It’s going to be our 9/11 moment,” Jerome Adams told NB...
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Coronavirus US live: CDC recommends non-medical face masks in White House briefing

Fauci says all US states should have stay-home ordersUS unemployment rose to 4.4% in MarchLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 11.30pm BST We found Dr. Fauci... He’s on PBS NewsHour, providing context and guidance on the new mask guidelines. "We want to make sure that people don't all of a sudden go out, buy and hoard masks that are most appropriately used and necessary for the front-line health care workers who...
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Review: In ‘World on Fire,’ War Is the Virus

PBS’s “Masterpiece” offers a World War II drama without generals or prime ministers or führers, just a lot of ordinary people muddling through.
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"Bill Withers, the legendary soul singer behind 1970s hits like 'Lean on Me,' 'Lovely Day' and 'Ain’t No Sunshine,' died on Monday in Los Angeles.… He was 81."

"The soulful singer and three-time Grammy winner died from heart complications."Quotes from the NYT obituary and well-chosen YouTube embeds at my son John's blog.This is not another celebrity coronavirus case. There are other ways to die, we may forget.John also has quotes from a Roger Ebert review of a documentary about Withers. An excerpt from John's excerpt:Perhaps in an attempt to slip some "meaning" into the film, the documentarians Damani Baker and Alex Vlack arrange a conversation with th...
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Why LeVar Burton Is Launching a Live-Streaming Reading Series on Twitter: ‘I’m a Storyteller’

LeVar Burton, known to many Americans as the longtime host of PBS’s “Reading Rainbow,” wants to spread the love during the coronavirus crisis with a new story-reading series he’s launching on Twitter — for kids and adults. Burton says he plans to host three “LeVar Burton Reads” sessions a week on Twitter (at @levarburton): Mondays […]
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PBS Executive Chloe Aaron Has Passed Away

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Chloe Aaron, a top PBS executive, has passed away at age 81 due tocancer and related complications, according to the New York Times. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Chloe Aaron, Who Molded PBS Into A National Network, Dead At 81

She helped create the series Live From Lincoln Center, Dance in America, and Live From the Metropolitan Opera. And in 4½ years as PBS’s senior vice president for programming in the late 1970s (she was then the highest-ranking woman in American television), she convinced the various local member stations to carry the same prime-time programming for four evenings a week — giving PBS a national identity as a network for the first time. – The New York Times
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Series celebrates Julia Child’s legacy with Jacques Pépin and other superstar chefs watching her reruns

Julia Child died in 2004, but she’s still commanding attention on American TV. The legendary chef’s lovable small screen personality still fascinates us all, especially culinary types. So PBS has brought “Dishing with Julia Child” to the screen with six episodes beginning on Friday, April 3. In a cozy, chatty format that Child would have loved, the network has invited nine superstar chefs to watch her reruns and provide pithy running commentary. Brad Tavares (blue) defeats Thales Leites (red...
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Brandless founder Tina Sharkey joins the board of PBS

Tina Sharkey, the founder and former CEO of the recently closed D2C brand Brandless, has today been appointed to the board of directors of PBS. Sharkey is an independent board member. Before her time at Brandless, Sharkey spent years in the media world. She scaled Johnson & Johnson’s platform for new and expecting moms, called Baby Center, oversaw AOL’s transition from a closed network to the open web and co-founded iVillage. She also served as president of the Sesame Street Digital Group,...
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LAUSD struggles to reach significant number of students online, many of them homeless

Out of some 120,000 students at Los Angeles public high schools, about one-third have not logged into online instruction every day and 15,000 have been entirely absent from all online learning, according to the L.A. Unified School District officials On Monday, LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner shared the figures in a distance learning update two weeks after he decided to close school campuses amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic. The numbers, he said, reflects the district’s most vulnerable students...
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March 30 message from LAUSD Superintendent Beutner regarding closed schools amid coronavirus outbreak

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner released this message on Monday evening, March 30, an update on the district’s status amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. At Los Angeles Unified School District, amid the coronavirus-forced closure of our campuses, our focus remains on helping students continue to learn, connecting with students and families most in need and making sure employees are safe and have what they need to educate students under these circumstances. Here...
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Trump Shouts Out To CEOs For COVID-19 Efforts While Continuing To Slam Reporters

President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force’s Monday briefing came a day after Trump extended social distancing guidelines past his initial Easter timeline. During the briefing, Trump shouted out to a number of CEOs whose private companies are manufacturing products aimed at combating the coronavirus outbreak. The CEOs that Trump mentioned included those who run Jockey International, My Pillow, Procter and Gamble, and United Technologies Corporation. “I just want to tell all of yo...
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What the Iconic Painting, “The Two Fridas,” Actually Tells Us About Frida Kahlo

I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. —Frida Kahlo You may be forgiven for assuming you already know everything there is to know about Frida Kahlo. The subject of a high profile bio-pic, a bilingual opera, and numerous books for children and adults, her image is nearly as ubiquitous as Marilyn Monroe’s, though Frida exercised a great deal of control over hers by painting dozens of unsmiling self-portraits in which her unplucked unibrow and her traditional Tehuana garb feature...
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'Maybe worse than hoarding': Trump implies hospital staff stealing masks– video

US president Donald Trump insinuates during a news conference that hospital staff in coronavirus hot spots such as New York city are stealing hundreds of thousands of surgical masks. He asked how the numbers of masks requested could shoot up from 10,000 to 300,000 overnight and said: ‘Are they going out the back door?’. Trump also lashed out at reporters who asked questions he did not like about his previous statements, telling, PBS NewsHour's Yamiche Alcindor: 'Don’t be threatening. Be nice'Cor...
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Fact check: Trump falsely denies saying two things he said last week

On two occasions during Sunday's coronavirus briefing, President Donald Trump falsely denied he had said words he had said publicly last week. When PBS's Yamiche Alcindor noted that the President had said he did not believe that governors actually need all the equipment they claimed they did, Trump said, "I didn't say that" — even though he said precisely that on Fox News on Thursday.
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Trump berated a black journalist, telling her to 'be nice' and not 'threatening' at a coronavirus briefing, but she refused to take the bait

"I was quoting you directly from your interview with Sean Hannity," PBS' Yamiche Alcindor told Trump when he accused her of being "threatening."
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Watch: Trump berates reporter for 'threatening' question

During a coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump interrupts PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor after she asks about his previous claim that governors don't need all of the equipment they are requesting to fight the pandemic.
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Briefing: Trump berates reporter for 'threatening' question

During a coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump interrupts PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor after she asks about his previous claim that governors don't need all of the equipment they are requesting to fight the pandemic.
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PBS Streams Shows From Live From Lincoln Center and Great Performances Series For Free

PBS has unlocked a selection of its shows and concerts in its Live From Lincoln Center and Great Performances series, for a limited time. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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No online learning? With schools closed from coronavirus, these teachers air TV lessons

In schools like LAUSD, districts are putting lessons on PBS, other TV channels for students who can't do online learning because they lack internet.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Stream Ken Burns’ Baseball Documentary Series for Free on PBS

It would have been Opening Day for baseball here in the US. Since we’re without the actual thing due to COVID-19, Ken Burns asked PBS to allow people to stream his 18-hour documentary series on baseball from 1994 for free (US & Canada). Here’s part one: (via open culture) Tags: baseball   Ken Burns   PBS   sports   TV   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
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PBS Honors Terrence McNally with Streaming of His American Masters Documentary

Playwright, librettist, scriptwriter and outspoken LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally died of coronavirus complications on March 24.American Mastersexplored McNally's six-decade career in the documentaryTerrence McNally Every Act of Life, which premiered on PBS on June 14, 2019. To honor the life and legacy of the playwright and activist,American Mastersand PBS are making the documentary available to stream. [Author: TV News Desk]
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Stream All 18 Hours of Ken Burns’ Baseball for Free on What Would Have Been Opening Day

Baseball season won't start today, on what would have been Open Day. So here's your next best bet. As Sam Barsanti writes at AV Club, "PBS and the world’s preeminent director of extremely watchable and extremely long documentaries have a special treat: The entirety of Ken Burns’ Baseball—over 18 hours—is now available to stream for free on the PBS website and all of its related apps." It's no coincidence that Burns' documentary becomes free during COVID-19. On Twitter, Burns adds: "With events ...
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Pelosi Defends Jobless Aid In Stimulus Bill, Tells GOP Not To ‘Resent Our Lowest-Paid’

“We wanted more money,” Pelosi told PBS. “But this is not going to be the last bill.”
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Pelosi Defends Jobless Aid In Stimulus, Tells GOP Not To ‘Resent Our Lowest-Paid’

“We wanted more money,” Pelosi told PBS. “But this is not going to be the last bill.”
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Richard Reeves, Columnist and Author on Presidents, Dies at 83

His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column. He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.
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Amazon Prime Video April 2020 Movie and TV Titles Announced

Amazon Prime Video April 2020 Movie and TV Titles Announced The list for the new Amazon Prime Video April 2020 movies and TV titles have been released, which you can now view below! Next month’s titles include the premiere of Tales from the Loop, Season 6 of Bosch, the Academy-Award nominated Les Misérables (2019), and the Cannes Film Festival winner Invisible Life. Additionally, April will feature hits and classics audiences may have missed in theaters, such as the Academy Award-nominated Th...
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How Small Business Can Survive the Coronavirus

What a difference a week makes. Last Saturday my wife and I attended a Broadway show in New York City and had dinner at a popular Italian restaurant in Times Square, taking the commuter train to and from our home in Connecticut. We were planning a vacation in Florida this week. Today all of Broadway is shut down due to the coronavirus, as well as the NCAA and NBA playoffs, the PGA tour, and just about any activity involving large gatherings of people. People are afraid to travel on public transp...
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