Around the Nation

BY Molly Finnegan  September 1, 2011 at 3:22 PM EST

Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting that you may have missed.

 
Tavis Smiley honors Nick Ashford, the famous lyricist who passed away last week:

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History Detectives investigates a camera that may have special significance to the history of the U.S. presidency:

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Off Book gets steampunk’d. The online series from PBS Arts profiles artists and inventors whose interest in antique aesthetics and technologies has manifested into a major creative movement:

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Country blues musician Charlie Parr performs on an upcoming episode of MN Original: