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P.O.V.: "PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW"
July 17, 2017  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

PBS, 10:00 p.m. ET

 

Princess Shaw isn’t some foreign potentate. She’s Samantha Montgomery, a New Orleans singer who used YouTube to launch herself to prominence. This 2015 documentary explores how – and why, in this new media landscape, her success matters. Check local listings.

 
 
 
 
 
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Mark Isenberg
This may not be seen by enough folks on PBS Monday night but some of us who care about New Orleans will find her there and support her and of course the You Tube episodes....
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