Jen is a web producer at KPBS, responsible for program promotion, online membership-related activities, and is the editor of the KPBS community calendar. Jen has worked at KPBS since 2000. She is originally from Las Vegas and attended the UNLV.
Explore the science behind the headlines in PBS’ premier science series. Through startling, previously unreported detail, delve into the chilling new reality of cyberwar, in which cyber weapons can inflict physical damage on our factories, power plants and pipelines … leaving us vulnerable to crippling attacks.
Spanning the years from 1880 to 1927, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s lyrical masterpiece concerns the lives, loves and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi River, in Chicago and on Broadway. This New York Philharmonic production features an all-star cast led by Vanessa Williams and DOWNTON ABBEY’S Julian Ovenden, as well as Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worsham. The Philharmonic’s full sound highlights the lush musical score at the center of this epic show. This program is conducted and directed for the stage by Ted Sperling, and directed for television by Andrew C. Wilk.
THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN, hosted by Dr. David Eagleman, neuroscientist, New York Times best-selling author and a Guggenheim Fellow, reveals the true story of how our brains create the rich and beautiful world around us by blending scientific truth with innovative visual effects and compelling personal stories. The six-part series exposes the inner workings of the brain and takes viewers on a visually spectacular journey into why they feel and think the things they do.
Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate. It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, will be an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history.
The Trojan Horse… It was the ultimate sneak attack, bringing a city that would withstood nine years of battle to its knees. But was it simply a work of fiction? Or did the Greeks really trick the Trojans into defeat with a giant wooden horse that concealed enough soldiers to reduce the powerful city to rubble? Are the city of Troy and the familiar story of the Trojan War as recounted in Homer’s ancient Greek epic poem, "The Iliad," fact or fiction? “The Real Trojan Horse” follows a team of historians, military engineers and archaeologists as they examine the physical evidence to discover the truth behind the myth.
Not only did Mary Tyler Moore “turn the world on with her smile,” as her show’s theme song declared, she also influenced a generation of women to become more independent and to pursue successful and fulfilling careers. Moore’s own 50-plus-year career has spanned award-winning films and Broadway shows, as well as two beloved television series that broke ground and continue to entertain viewers. "Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration" includes heartfelt interviews with Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, Valerie Harper and many others who recall Moore’s career highlights and underscore the importance of her television characters in shaping today’s society.
Discover America’s leading home improvement series, the Emmy® Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE®. The Belmont, Massachusetts, project focuses on salvage and restoration. Homeowners Katherine and Murat Bicer want to revive their 1895 Victorian by building a front porch, refurbishing the original windows and opening up the kitchen.
In season eight, the series uncovers blue-ribbon regional specialties from across the country (barbecued burnt ends, Dakota peach kuchen and Charleston shrimp perloo), and tackles classic American fare in need of a makeover (whole-wheat blueberry muffins, skillet roast chicken and potatoes, grilled salmon steaks with lemon-caper sauce and more). In “American Classics With A Twist," test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host how to make frosted meatloaf. Then test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to apple pie with cheddar cheese crust.
World-renowned chef, author, television host and philanthropist José Andrés gives viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the dynamic culture, people and stunning landscape of Haiti in a one-hour travel special. “Undiscovered Haiti With Jose Andrés” follows Andrés as he explores the corners of this revitalized, fascinating – and, some say, the most beautiful – country in the Caribbean, showing a side largely unknown to today’s travelers. Joining Andres along the way are former president Bill Clinton and Chef Mario Batali.
Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, as he learns from the chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters who keep their communities’ traditions alive and create new ones. In the third episode, join Phil in the place he calls the “City of Sweets” as he indulges in some of the finest hot chocolate, football-sized croissants and vanilla bombes and searches for the best roast chicken and vegetable-centric dishes in the City of Lights.