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Jovita Idár is a historic San Antonio woman, and on Friday, she will get national spotlight on PBS. The program is American Masters and the specific episode is called "Unladylike 2020."

UTSA History Professor Gabriela González's writing about Idár got the attention of producers of the show.

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On Fridays, The Weekender traditionally tells you about great events that San Antonians can do. Clearly that's on hiatus right now, but there are still many things you can do if you know where to look.


Gwen Ifill didn't want it to be a big deal.

The legendary journalist knew she'd served as a trailblazer for women and especially a beacon of what is professionally possible for women of color. But in an interview with The New York Times, she said she was eager for the days when it would not seem "like any breakthrough at all" for a black woman to be anchoring a national news program.

And yet, more than three years after her death, Ifill is still making breakthroughs. This time, on a stamp.

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In late 1960s Chicago, disparate and diverse working-class political groups banded together to collectively push back against oppression, inequality, police brutality and poverty.


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Director Marielle Heller remembers tuning into Mister Rogers' Neighborhood as a kid, but it wasn't until she was an adult watching the show with her 3-year-old son that she fully appreciated the host's gentle, direct manner. Watching an episode in which Mister Rogers finds that a pet fish has died, Heller was struck by the way he addressed the audience.

50 Years (And Counting) For 'Sesame Street'

Oct 15, 2019

Fifty years of “Sesame Street.” From Kermit to Elmo, Oscar and Big Bird, we celebrate the show that’s taught children around the world to read, laugh and love to learn.

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Lloyd Morrisett, co-founder of “Sesame Street,” which first aired on Nov. 10, 1969. Co-founder of Children’s Television Workshop (since renamed Sesame Workshop), which created the show.

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Composer John Lunn didn’t start writing music for films and television programs until he was 32. Two decades after he began that journey, American audiences fell in love with the Crawleys – and Lunn’s memorable themes – from “Downton Abbey,” the ITV/PBS program that follows an aristocratic family through the first decades of the 20th century.

Here & Now’s Robin Young talks with Julian Fellowes, who created the TV series “Downton Abbey” and wrote the screenplay for a new film based on the show.

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This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Sesame Street, the award-winning children's program turns 50 this year. As the iconic TV program has aged, it has managed to stay musically apace with its forever-young audience. It's not an easy task, but it's one that the show's creators prioritize for the sake of children's education. While Big Bird, Elmo & co.

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