PBS http://wunc.org en 'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers http://wunc.org/post/downton-abbey-craze-serves-demand-butlers Butlers in American pop culture<em> </em>tend to provide comic relief — think <em>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air </em>or <em>The Birdcage.</em> Or, like Batman's Alfred, the butler is more of a friend than an employee.<p>But one show has brought back the classic butler, with a vengeance. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 23:45:00 +0000 NPR Staff 36900 at http://wunc.org 'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers Vivian Howard Accepts Peabody Award For 'A Chef's Life' http://wunc.org/post/vivian-howard-accepts-peabody-award-chefs-life <p></p><p>North Carolina chef accepted a prestigious award last night for a TV series that chronicles her life and her cooking.&nbsp;&nbsp; Vivian Howard is co-owner of &nbsp;"Chef and the Farmer," a fine dining restaurant in Kinston, N.C.&nbsp; She and the television crew that makes the series "A Chef's Life" accepted&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">one of broadcasting's highest honors, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peabody Award, in New York.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:41:15 +0000 Gurnal Scott & Eric Mennel 35795 at http://wunc.org Vivian Howard Accepts Peabody Award For 'A Chef's Life' Irish Tenor Treks Across Ireland To Pursue His Dreams http://wunc.org/post/irish-tenor-treks-across-ireland-pursue-his-dreams <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Twenty-two year-old Anthony Kearns was working in sales when he decided to try out for the radio competition "Ireland's Search for a Tenor." He earned an in-person audition after singing "Danny Boy" over the phone. After hitchhiking across Ireland, he won the entire competition. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Host Frank Stasio talks with <a href="http://anthonykearnstenor.com/">Anthony Kearns</a>, member of <a href="http://www.theirishtenorsmusic.com/">The Irish Tenors</a> about his journey. The Irish Tenors are performing tonight at the <a href="http://www.carolinatheatre.org/">Carolina Theater</a> in Durham.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:59:32 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 27618 at http://wunc.org Irish Tenor Treks Across Ireland To Pursue His Dreams Downton Abbey & Biltmore – How Similar Are They? http://wunc.org/post/downton-abbey-biltmore-how-similar-are-they <p><a href="http://wunc.org/post/downton-returns-and-its-rich-ever">(Here's David Bianculli's review of Downton Abbey's 4th Season premiere.) </a></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:57:54 +0000 Laura Candler 9919 at http://wunc.org Downton Abbey & Biltmore – How Similar Are They? The Woodwright's Shop http://wunc.org/post/woodwrights-shop <p><a href="http://www.woodwrightschool.com/" target="_blank">Roy Underhill</a> has been host of <a href="http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/" target="_blank">“The Woodwright's Shop”</a> on PBS since 1979, making his show the network’s longest running “how-to” program. Underhill’s show is designed to reconnect us with our woodworking roots and he offers strategies on how to make everything from book stands to full-size furniture. Thu, 17 May 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Dixon Crews 4744 at http://wunc.org The Woodwright's Shop Rock Star of the Stars http://wunc.org/post/rock-star-stars <p><a href="http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/" target="_blank">Neil deGrasse Tyson</a> is a rock star of the stars. The astrophysicist is one of the most famous faces in science. Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History and the host of the PBS show, “NOVA scienceNOW.”</p><p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:29:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 4932 at http://wunc.org Rock Star of the Stars