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JFK's 3 Enduring Legacies for Boomers

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Next Avenue
PBS


Reflections from a noted history professor and boomer authority. Continue


Freedom Summer Extended Preview

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American Experience
PBS


Freedom Summer of 1964 was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of thirty-five churches, and the bombing of seventy homes and community centers. Premiers June 24, 2014 on PBS American Experience. Continue


George Takei on being an Asian-American

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Pioneers of Television
PBS


George Takei discusses hardships he experienced growing up as an Asian-American in a paranoid United States. Continue


A Musical Journey Through Muscle Shoals

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Independent Lens
PBS


As Muscle Shoals premieres on Independent Lens, it’s the perfect time to get yourself in the proper musical mood. Now for some extra visual accompaniment for Muscle Shoals fans, here’s a collection of videos from some of our favorite artists to grace the cozy confines of the FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound studios. Continue


The Lost Gardens of Babylon: Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


This film examines a world wonder so elusive that most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing — but the searchers were digging in the wrong place. Now, this film proves that the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist, shows where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed. Continue


Ken's Best Christmas Present

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The Address
PBS


Ken Burns remembers the best Christmas present he ever received Continue


Sebelius Resigns; Women Voters; At-Home-Moms; Women Veterans

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To The Contrary
PBS


Sebelius Resigns: Secretary of Health & Human Services steps down after Affordable Care Act failures. Women Voters: Why women don't vote for women. Stay-Home-Moms: More women are staying home to raise their children. Women Veterans: Employing service women after their service. PANELISTS: Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer, Patricia Sosa, Jennifer Marshall Continue


Mylie Evers at the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


During the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Myrlie Evers speaks to the crowd in front of the house where Medgar Evers was killed. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/arts/ Continue


Echoes from Marian Anderson’s defiant performance

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Marian Anderson, the legendary African-American contralto, sang at the Lincoln Memorial exactly 75 years ago after she was refused a performance at Washington’s Constitution Hall. On Wednesday, young people gathered to commemorate Anderson’s effort to strike out against racism through the power and beauty of her voice. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


Five Dogs With Crazy Résumés

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NOVA
PBS


Why do some dogs have short fur, others long tails, and still others wrinkly faces? Many dogs were bred to perform a specific tasks--from hunting vermin to wrangling bulls--and their physical characteristics were chosen to help them do their jobs. Continue


Intro

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The Roosevelts
PBS


THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues April 30

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PBS
PBS


Get a delightful, provocative look at the love life of animals on NATURE "Love in the Animal Kingdom." Follow the flight of Monarch butterflies 2,000 miles across North America on NOVA "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies" and learn about the Nazi engineers tasked with creating super-heavy tanks on NAZI MEGA WEAPONS "Super Tanks." Continue


Super Tanks | Preview

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Nazi Mega Weapons
PBS


Learn about the Nazi engineers tasked with achieving Hitler’s dream of creating super-heavy tanks. Airs 4/30 at 10 p.m. EST. Continue


Curator Susan Frank on 'Made in the USA'

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Phillips Collection curator Susan Frank discusses "Made in the USA," a new exhibit showcasing works by more than 120 American artists from 1850 to 1970. Continue


Ken Burns on his new film, THE ADDRESS

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The Address
PBS


Ken Burns talks about his new film The Address. Continue


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Pennsylvania Ballet Celebrates 50 Years
PBS


This special showcases one of Philadelphia’s cultural treasures, Pennsylvania Ballet, and honors the company’s golden anniversary. Featured are the pas de deux from After the Rain by Christopher Wheeldon, Under the Sun Pas de Deux by Margo Sappington and “Diamonds” from Jewels by George Balanchine. Continue


Jerry Mitchell on the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


During the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, investigative reporter at The Clarion-Ledger Jerry Mitchell speaks about the important of returning to the house where Medgar Evers was killed. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/arts/ Continue


The New Deal and The Origins of Our Time

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The Open Mind
PBS


Author, Ira Katznelson, discusses his new book about the age of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, "Fear Itself, The New Deal and The origins of Our Time". Continue


Muhammad Ali's Toughest Fight

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Independent Lens
PBS


He may have been the World Champion in the ring but the toughest fight of boxer Muhammad Ali's life was held outside sports arena. Explore the many obstacles Ali overcame in this vivid new comic created by artist Gavin Aung Than in conjunction with the Independent Lens broadcast premiere of The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Continue


Madam C.J. Walker: Hair Care Millionaire

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Antiques Roadshow
PBS


More on the life and work of Madam C.J. Walker, cosmetics entrepreneur, philanthropist, and America's first self-made female millionaire. Continue


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