WORLD Channel in the News

  • ‘Last Men in Aleppo,’ ‘Newtown’ Among Peabody Documentary Winners 

    The Peabody Awards board of jurors announced Monday the nine documentary winners selected for the annual Peabody 30. The documentaries being honored include stories that tackle current global issues such as the effects of climate change on the world’s coral reefs in 'Chasing Coral' and how young Dreamers navigate immigration policy in 'Indivisible.' Other topics addressed in the documentaries are gun violence, the crisis in Syria, and the life of Maya Angelou.

  • In a Digital Era, Live Storytelling is Bringing People Closer Together 

    From our living rooms to public stages, we can’t seem to get enough of one of our oldest art forms. Alonso Nichols looks sly as he recounts the time he and his twin brother were playing Indiana Jones, using belts as whips. A buckle whacked one of Alonso’s front teeth, breaking it in half. At dinner that night, he tried to hide it from his mother. “I stuff a piece of meat, and then some mashed potato inside the hole in my teeth. But the jig is up. She knows.” Nichols’s tale of brotherly mischief charms his audience members who, as it happens, are sitting in his living room in Medford.