Gustavo Dudamel, perhaps excited about watching his favorite PBS programs
West Virginia PBS broadcasts
a lot of excellent concerts, plays, operas, and dance programs, all stuff that
I love. And I’m always missing them. I’m playing a rehearsal, teaching class,
out at a concert, or I just plain forget.*
I’m happy that we now have a
system set up where you can watch many PBS programs online, through the WV
Public Broadcasting website. Check it out here.
There are just a few Great Performances videos so far, but I
expect it to grow. I’m looking forward
to catching up with Leonard Bernstein tribute at Carnegie Hall and a concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. I would also bet that Sir Ian McKellan is rather good in King Lear.
A lot of other PBS favorites
are online, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, History Detectives, Julia Child, Austin City Limits, and the National Parks documentary series by Ken Burns. Check them all out here on
the new WV PBS Video site. It might be slow at first, but the load rates are supposed to improve when the site is used more (which sounds backwards, but cool). They also promise to add new programs every week.
Find something that you like? Anything missing that you wish we would
add? Leave a comment to let us
* Okay, and
sometimes I’m watching Project Runway.