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Thirteen’s American Masters Kicks Off 25th Season with Jeff Bridges Profile

He is the reigning Academy Awards Best Actor for his role as a country singer in Crazy Heart.

Now legendary actor Jeff Bridges, whose film career has spanned 40 years, gets the American Masters treatment.

The Dude Abides (paying homage to his famous turn in The Big Lebowski) debuts tomorrow night nationally on PBS. The 90-minute documentary takes viewers from Bridges’ earliest TV work to his latest powerhouse in True Grit. (Click here for an excerpt from the program.)

American Masters, the multiple Emmy Award-winning series, is produced by Thirteen in association with its parent company WNET.

It premieres Wednesday night on Thirteen at 8 p.m.

WNET Launches Video Portal For WLIW, But Furloughs Loom

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WNET.org
— the parent company of New York’s local television stations Thirteen and WLIW21 — has some good news and some bad news. The good news is WLIW21 (which also happens to be the third most-watched PBS station in the country), is launching a new video portal for their Web site.

Though you can already watch some WLIW21 shows online, starting tomorrow, “You will see a video portal akin to www.pbs.org/video — a one-stop shop for viewing thousands of hours of national and local programming,” a WNET publicist told FishbowlNY. So, for the first time ever, you won’t even need a television to zone out to Bob Ross. The future: Today!

The bad news?

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