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National award-winning producer Paul Larson is best known as the face of the arts on Mountain Lake PBS.  Besides anchoring duties on Borderless North and Art Express, Paul produces the "Spotlight" segments that brighten our lives with stories of people who excel in the arts, education, technology and health care. 

Adirondack Documentary Gets National Distribution

The story of an Adirondack woman’s life will get the chance to inspire the rest of the country, thanks to the distribution of a local documentary by a national television service. Local viewers may also wish to see the program for the first time. more »

Nov 7, 2014 8:02 PM Press Releases

FOCUSED: Creative Youth in the Empire State

Discover the creative force that drives these students to give up their summer vacations for four weeks of intensive study and training. A new special by Mountain Lake PBS, Premiering Thursday, October 30 at 9 PM. more »

Oct 24, 2014 9:25 AM Programs 2 Comments

Songs to Keep airs Thursday, August 7 at 9

Help us celebrate the EMMY win of SONGS TO KEEP: TREASURES OF AN ADIRONDACK FOLK COLLECTOR with a special broadcast Thursday at 9pm. more »

Aug 6, 2014 3:39 PM Programs

Mountain Lake PBS Adirondack Music Documentary Honored with an Emmy!

A television documentary celebrating history through music can celebrate it's Emmy Award win this week! more »

Jun 12, 2014 11:04 AM , Press Releases

Mountain Lake Journal - May 23, 2014

Heroin Crisis, Oil Train Derails, Rail Workers Charged, On the Mend, Offering Comfort, Summer School, Summer Lecture Series more »

May 27, 2014 4:50 PM , , News

Plattsburgh's John Lloyd Young to Star in Motion Picture Version of Jersey Boys

Plattsburgh's own John Lloyd Young will star in the motion picture "Jersey Boys" this June. In 2006, the actor and I discussed his Broadway debut at the famous Manhattan restaurant Sardis. more »

May 1, 2014 4:37 PM

Mountain Lake Journal - April 4, 2014

Budget Deal, Prison Turning into Summer Camp, Home from Sochi, Play Ball, New Marketplace, Chamber Music Festival more »

Apr 7, 2014 4:04 PM , , News

Mountain Lake Journal - February 14, 2014

Common Core Changes, Candidates Chosen, New Visitors Policy, Hamlin Wins Bronze, When Men and Mountains Meet, Celebrating Pete Seeger, Adventure Plates, Making a Comeback more »

Feb 19, 2014 2:24 PM , , News

When Men and Mountains Meet: Author Visit with Glenn Pearsall

How different would the Park look today? Historian and Author Glenn Pearsall shares new stories of the many attempts to settle and industrialize the Adirondacks after the American Revolution. more »

Feb 17, 2014 3:53 PM Arts & Culture

Discussing Songs to Keep with Producer Paul Larson and Jack LaDuke - Extended Roundtable

The story behind the making of a new documentary premiering this weekend on Mountain Lake PBS on the historian who saved generations of Adirondack folks songs. more »

Dec 10, 2013 12:00 PM , , Arts & Culture

Songs to Keep: Interview with Producer Paul Larson

Mountain Lake PBS Producer Paul Larson discusses Songs To Keep, a new documentary celebrating folk music of the Adirondacks and the work of Marjorie Lansing Porter. more »

Jul 26, 2013 8:48 AM Arts & Culture

Native American Artistry - Pottery

Mohawk pottery celebrates the miracle of life! more »

Apr 25, 2013 12:00 AM Arts & Culture 1 Comments

What's it Like to be Big Bird?

Caroll Spinney discusses playing the biggest, most famous yellow bird on television, and contrasts the character with his grumpier, greener companion, Oscar the Grouch. Visiting the set of Sesame Street was a dream come true for producer Paul Larson. more »

Apr 25, 2013 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

photo by Erica Lyn, 2013

Olly Murs chats about his U.S. fans in radio interview

Olly Murs is aiming for U.S. success, after shining brightly on the U.K. music scene since his days on the X Factor in 2009. In this exclusive interview, he chats with Paul Larson about his U.S. fanbase, his album, and his first major U.S. concert. more »

Feb 23, 2013 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Author Visits - Sara J. Henry releases her novel, "A Cold and Lonely Place."

Author Sara J. Henry discusses her second novel, "A Cold and Lonely Place," with Paul Larson. more »

Feb 19, 2013 11:55 AM

Photo by Erica Lyn, 2013.

Olly Murs: American Dream

Paul Larson's exclusive interview with British popstar Olly Murs covers the singer's journey to make it big in the U.S.A. more »

Feb 19, 2013 1:00 AM Spotlight

MAKERS: Sara J. Henry - Award winning novelist

Sara J. Henry overcame some personal obstacles to write her first novel, Learning to Swim. It has since been published, won several awards, and spawned a sequel, A Cold and Lonely Place. more »

Feb 18, 2013 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Ice Palace inspires novelist Sara J. Henry

Novelist Sara J. Henry writes of a horrific scene as the ice palace construction is underway in Saranac Lake. She joins me for an "Author Visit" about her new book, "A Cold and Lonely Place." more »

Feb 7, 2013 5:48 PM Spotlight

Eleanor Berger discusses rambling in the English countryside

Eleanor Berger's book "Stepping Out" features anecdotes, advice and helpful hints about English countryside walking. more »

Jan 28, 2013 10:48 AM Arts & Culture 2 Comments

Basketmaking keeps Native American artist in touch with ancestors

Seneca artist Penelope Minner creates beautiful baskets, keeping in touch with her Native American heritage. more »

Jan 18, 2013 10:32 AM Arts & Culture 1 Comments

Exploring the legendary Rialto Theatre in Montreal

Patrick Charron explores the Rialto Theatre, revealing its history and features. more »

Jan 10, 2013 12:00 AM Arts & Culture