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Hemingway doc to debut on PBS

Hemingway, a three-part, six-hour documentary film directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, about the life of one of America’s most influential writers Ernest Hemingway. The series stars Jeff Daniels, who gives voice to Hemingway’s writings. Get an inside look at Hemingway and discover this complicated man who had a strong influence on 20th-century literature.

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. Three of his novels, four short-story collections, and three nonfiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.

Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. He was an ambulance driver in World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms (1929).

Here is a behind the scenes look at the production of Hemingway:

Hemingway | A Film about Ernest Hemingway by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick | PBS | Ken Burns

The series runs from April 5-7 on PBS.

Masters 2021: A tournament unlike any other

Following an unprecedented Masters last November due to a COVID-19 delay, the illustrious golf tournament will return to its traditional April slot next week. Tournament week begins on Monday, April 05 with a practice round in each of the first three days at the beautiful golf course in Augusta, Georgia. The legendary tournament, with its… Continue Reading

Call before you dig!

Spring is here and it’s time to think about outside projects like planting trees, shrubs, flowers or installing a fence or deck. Before you put shovel to the ground, think about what might be underneath. Power lines that run from your house to the garage, or phone, cable, water or gas lines could also be… Continue Reading

How to spot scam emails

Let’s say you get an email about a charge to your credit card for something you aren’t expecting or don’t want. Your first instinct may be to immediately call the company or respond to the email and to stop the payment. Scammers know that, and are taking advantage of it in a new phishing scheme.… Continue Reading

Bring on March Madness!

Hoops fans, rejoice! While it feels like a lifetime ago that Tony Bennett’s Virginia squad defeated Texas Tech in the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament, the greatest month-long spectacle in sports—March Madness—is returning soon.This year, Hoosier fans will have a front row seat for the tournament. To limit traveling and exposure to COVID-19, the entire tournament… Continue Reading

Winter PrideFest planned for end of March

Mark your calendars for Winter PrideFest 2021! Tentatively planned for March the (pending COVID Restrictions). “While things may look a bit different this year, we hope to do our best to continue promoting inclusion in outdoors with this LGBTQ+ Ski Weekend,” said outcentraloregon.com. Below are the tentative plans events, final details to follow early March:… Continue Reading

BendBroadband employee voted Volunteer of the Quarter

BendBroadband employee voted Volunteer of the Quarter

Who said volunteering can’t be something you truly love to do? Kim Lyon, an administrative assistant in Bend, Oregon, is one of BendBroadband’s newest volunteers of the quarter. Since she was eight years old, she’s been training puppies into guide dogs to help blind and low-vision individuals gain independence. For nearly 23 years, she’s been… Continue Reading

1Gig internet speeds now available in Madras and Prineville, Oregon

BendBroadband, a TDS company, announces faster speeds for Central Oregonians Bend, Ore. (February 26, 2021) – BendBroadband is now offering 1Gig internet speeds in Madras and Prineville, Oregon. Residential and business customers can now go faster than ever with a variety of high-speed internet packages from BendBroadband. Customers can receive up to one gigabit internet… Continue Reading

NASA TV has moved to Channel 55

Previously on channel 18, NASA TV is now available for TDS TV+ customers on channel 55. NASA TV is a television service of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).The network airs educational programming and provides live coverage of an array of manned missions (including the International Space Station), robotic missions, and domestic and international… Continue Reading

Enjoy a Smarter Way to TV

Enjoy a Smarter Way to TV

What makes TDS TV®+ so smart? Intelligence and integration. Looking for something new to watch? Take advantage of personalized program recommendations based on your viewing habits. It’s like your TV gets to know you! Want a fast way to find to your favorite shows? Use the all-in-one search capability that spans live channels, the On… Continue Reading