In this web exclusive, we get an up close and personal look at
Executive Chef and host of WPBT2's Check, Please! South Florida as she
makes an appearance on Kaufman and Company (WDNA 88.9 FM) and prepares for taping a new season of the program.
WPBT2's Pulse Presents: Haiti, A Community Conversation (1/20/2010)
An intern’s view behind the scenes:
I had my first live production experience on WPBT2’s Pulse, a TV series dedicated to Caribbean current events. As an intern I was elated to get a behind the scenes view of a production. I arrived at the studio an hour before the production started and waited eagerly to assist with the production. Just as I expected, everyone was busy, making sure everything was in place before broadcasting live over the air.
I had the pleasure of meeting the host and also the producer of the show. As an intern, I wasn’t quite sure what my role was that night, so I stood back and waited for further instructions. About twenty minutes passed until I had my first task. I was asked to wash the coffee mugs that were to be placed on the set for the guest and the host. So I made my way to the sink and got to work. I understand that washing a couple of mugs might not seem like a big deal but I took this task seriously. These weren’t just ordinary mugs to me; these were mugs that were going to be seen by many people through a live broadcast all over the country. I washed and shined the mugs thoroughly and placed them on the set. Its official, I’m finally responsible for something showed on television, even though they were only a couple of coffee mugs.
Not long after I completed my first task, I eagerly accepted another. This time I was assigned to answer the phone calls of viewers hoping to share their stories and opinions of the show’s topic live over the air. Shortly after the show aired the phones started to ring. At first I answered questions from callers about donations and I gave them information on various charities. Soon after, I accepted call after call and listened to the stories the viewers had to tell. Then I transferred calls to the producer so the stories may be told live over the air. So I guess you could say people voices were heard on television because of me. Just like the coffee mugs, I have yet another television accomplishment.
Although I played a minor role behind the scenes, well way behind the scenes, I had a fantastic experience. I readily await my next challenge behind the scenes.
The crew of Changing Seas, a twelve-part public television series produced by WPBT2 in Miami, Florida, went out to sea on Dec 8th, 2009 to shoot underwater scenes of seagrasses. uVu followed Senior Producer Mark Baker, and videographer Jeremy Nicholson. An interview was conducted with Marine Biologist from University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
Afterwards, the crew met with Pamela Sweeney, Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves Manager, Jenny Baez, Environmental Specialist II and BJ Fisher, Park Services Specialist.
At the premiere screening of the WPBT2 Original Production, Into The Wild, the Roberts family was introduced to the audience along with members of the production team, Rangers from the National Park Service and members of the South Florida National Parks Trust.
In this short clip from the upcoming special "Echoes of the Holocaust" viewers can get a sense of the power and emotion of this tribute to the docent-survivors who offer personal insight while provide tours of the memorial. Look fo rthe full program on WPBT2 on September 23.
From his celebrated conversations with world figures, to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, as a broadcaster, author, advocate and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley continues to be an outstanding voice for change.
Newsweek profiled him as one of the “20 people changing how Americans get their news” and dubbed him one of the nation’s “captains of the airwaves.”
In the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the
private life and public career of Joan Baez, this film examines her
history as a recording artist and performer as well as her unwavering journey as the conscience of a generation. Following her 2008/2009 world tour, the filmmakers captured Baez in performance and in intimate conversations with individuals whose lives parallel hers. Watch a clip on uVu and catch the program on WPBT2 in October.
Musicians from around the world perform an amazing rendition of
"Stand By Me" in the new PBS special PLAYING FOR CHANGE: PEACE THROUGH
Playing for Change is a multimedia effort to unite
musicians and vocalists from diverse parts of the globe while seeking
to immerse audiences in a movement to inspire, connect and bring peace
to the world through music. Using mobile audio/video units, technicians traveled the world, recording local musicians outdoors in towns and cities worldwide.
In addition, musicians from all over the world are now brought together
to perform benefit concerts that build music and art schools in
communities in need.