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2013-05-01 08:26:50

Tune in to public television's WORLD Channel on Sundays at 8 pm ET/9 pm PT NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This month on America ReFramed, four films document the personal stories of challenges, disappointment and triumphs of fascinating individuals. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120907/DC70003LOGO) 51 Birch Street (Encore Presentation: May 5) is a riveting personal documentary that explores a universal human question: how much about your parents do...

2012-09-10 06:25:58

BOSTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MASTERPIECE, the celebrated PBS drama series known for hit programs such as Downton Abbey and Sherlock, is pleased to announce that Ralph Lauren Corporation is becoming a national corporate sponsor for the series. It is the first television sponsorship for Ralph Lauren Corporation, a company renowned for perfecting the art of classic American design. "To have Ralph Lauren choose MASTERPIECE as their first TV sponsorship is an incredible tribute to our...

2012-07-25 14:21:44

Other Coproductions Include New Episodes of Endeavour, Agatha Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple, Inspector Lewis BOSTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MASTERPIECE/WGBH and ITV Studios have announced a coproduction deal that includes Mr. Selfridge (w.t.), a highly anticipated new drama series starring Jeremy Piven (Entourage) in the title role. Created by Emmy® Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House) and executive produced by Kate Lewis for...

2012-03-28 10:21:46

Viewer Supports Favorite Television Series and Local PBS Station BOSTON, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MASTERPIECE, the public television drama series that had millions of viewers glued to their seats watching Downton Abbey, has received a $1 million gift from a generous supporter. Darlene Shiley of San Diego, a well-known philanthropist and longtime donor to her local station, KPBS, made the $1 million contribution - the largest gift to date to The MASTERPIECE Trust, a...

2012-02-21 08:00:00

To get more information about this controversial painting and read more about the process and procedures that have taken place to authenticate this painting, visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02/prweb5042744.htm today. Individuals and members of the press wishing to get more details about this press release will find contact information at VctH2(at)aol(dot)com today or call the requestor for Fogg Museum intervention Victor H Hall. (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 The Harvard University Fogg...

2011-09-08 07:05:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced new research scanning suggests "Mona Lisa" was originally 40 years older than she appears today, as deep beneath the surface she is 60+ years of age and that Leonardo later "rejuvenated" her to look younger and more beautiful. According to research historian Graeme Cameron, these groundbreaking findings may prove the portrait cannot be of the 24-year-old Lisa del Giocondo but is instead almost certainly Leonardo's 63-year-old...

2011-07-08 09:00:00

MASTERPIECE on PBS/BBC COPRODUCTION TO AIR DURING DICKENS BICENTENNIAL BOSTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gillian Anderson will star in the iconic role of Miss Havisham in a bold new adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. The cast of the star-studded MASTERPIECE on PBS/BBC coproduction also includes David Suchet (Poirot) and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110708/DC31831 ) "I can't wait to see Gillian delicately sink her...

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2011-04-06 10:35:00

Researchers are digging up the remains of an Italian noblewoman who they believe could be the model who sat for Leonardo da Vinci's infamous Mona Lisa masterpiece. Art historian Silvano Vinceti believes that by locating the remains of Lisa Gherardini, he will be able to prove whether or not she was the artists' model. According to a death certificate, Gherardini died in 1542 and is interred in a convent in Florence. The excavation will begin at Saint Orsola later this month. Art experts...

2011-03-31 11:47:00

ATHENS, Ga., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record 39 recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The winners, chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for the year 2010, were named in a ceremony in the Peabody Gallery on the University of Georgia campus. "For 70 years the Peabody Award has defined excellence in electronic media," said Horace Newcomb,...

2011-03-11 00:00:28

Victor Hall knows that he has discovered a heretofore unrecognized masterpiece created by Martin Johnson Heade. The fact the art world has chosen not to recognize this masterpiece and its importance is enough to raise suspicion about its objectivity Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 Retired Senior Army Sergeant, Victor Hall, reports that the greed, pride, and arrogance of the art world continue in stark contrast to anything else he knows of in this country. Mr. Hall is in possession...