Jan 3, 2007

'Einstein's Wife': unsung or puffed up heroine?

After an exhaustive critique of complaints about historical inaccuracies in the 2003 PBS documentary Einstein's Wife, PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler recommended that PBS "pull the plug" on the show's companion website and suspend DVD sales of the documentary, pending a scholarly review of the content. Rather than remove the website, PBS posted an editor's note [scroll down] informing visitors that web producers and outside scholars are reviewing the online content. DVDs are still for sale on Shop PBS.