Around the Nation

BY Tom LeGro  March 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM EDT

Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.

PBS’ “Idea Channel,” a biweekly web series that examines the relationship between modern technology and art, asks, “Super Mario as Surrealist Art?”

Watch Idea Channel: Super Mario Brothers as Surrealist Art? on PBS. See more from Idea Channel.

WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” has a story about artists re-imagining the flag of Chicago, plus rock posters and other examples of the city’s rich printmaking history:

NYC-ARTS speaks to some of Jim Henson’s former colleagues as well as the curators of the exhibit “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, N.Y.:

Watch Jim Henson’s Fantastic World on PBS. See more from NYC-ARTS.

Premiering March 25 on PBS: the 10-part series “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” In this preview clip, gates talks to NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis:

Watch Musical Royalty on PBS. See more from Finding Your Roots.