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The Sights and Sounds of the Yukon

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The Klondike Gold Rush
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The Klondike region spans thousands of miles from Alaska across Canada’s Yukon Territory. The area is incredibly remote. In fact, Dawson City lies only three hundred miles from the arctic circle. The landscape is marked with mountain ranges, raging rivers, and seemingly endless wide-open spaces. This video expresses the pristine beauty and natural sounds of this unique part of North America. Continue


The Photographers

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The Klondike Gold Rush
PBS


The lasting treasures of the Klondike gold rush are the remarkable photos taken at the time. The two most prolific photographers were Eric Hegg, and Frank La Roche. Hegg, a Swedish American, came to the Klondike to expand his photographic business. La Roche traveled to the Klondike along with the first wave of stampeders. He sold his prints and published an album entitled “Enroute to the Klondike” Continue


The Cremation of Sam McGee

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The Klondike Gold Rush
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Robert Service is the great Bard of the Klondike gold rush. Although he arrived to the Yukon in 1904, five years after the rush was over, his poems and ballads capture the spirit of the time like no other. Service’s most celebrated work is “The Creation of Sam McGee.” The work is brimming with humor and exquisite imagery. In this web video, Dawson City actress Sue Taylor recites the famous ballad. Continue


Women in Business

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Makers: Women Who Make America
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Makers: Women in Business tells the story of the exceptional women—past and present—who have taken the world of business by storm. Told by female business leaders themselves, this is a candid exploration of what it takes to make it and a celebration of the extraordinary individuals who, over the course of 50 years, have proven that a woman’s place is wherever she believes it to be. Continue


Ming Tsai's Ancestral Homeland

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Finding Your Roots
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When the award-winning chef Ming Tsai's paternal grandparents Stephen Tsai and Lily Li fled the Chinese Communist Revolution, Stephen took a book with him that traces the family genealogy back to the year 891 A.D. Professor Gates' team visited China to try to confirm this oral history of the Tsai family genealogy. Continue


Woman in the News

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LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
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"LaDonna Harris: Indian 101” is the story of Comanche activist Ladonna Harris who led an extensive life of Indian political and social activism and is now passing on her traditional cultural and leadership values to a new generation of emerging Indigenous leaders. Continue


Koch: Making a Mistake

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POV
PBS


After promising to keep it open, Koch closes Sydenham Hospital in Harlem. Continue


Koch: The One Who Does It

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POV
PBS


Ed Koch on keeping an important hospital in Harlem open. Continue


Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: The Truth Outside the Frame

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POV
PBS


Tom Roston discusses Ken Burns's The Roosevelts on POV's Doc Soup blog Continue


Richard’s Body Double

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


26-year-old Dominic Smee has the exact kind of scoliosis to the same degree as Richard III. The team studying Richard III will train and test Dominic to find out exactly what Richard was capable of. Resurrecting Richard III premieres on Wednesday, September 24th at 10 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings) Continue


The Klondike Gold Rush Trailer

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The Klondike Gold Rush
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The Klondike Gold Rush tells the legendary story of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush. Over 100,000 people voyage to the far North intent on reaching the Canadian boom-town Dawson City and striking it rich. Historians and authors bring insight and perspective to the event that changed the lives of thousands. Present-day characters reveal that the frontier spirit is still alive in the Klondike. Continue


We Come from People

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Finding Your Roots
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Trace three guests’ roots into the heart of slavery, revealing that there is no singular narrative and challenging preconceptions of an era that shaped our nation’s sense of itself. Nas discovers a web of his slave ancestors' intimate relationship with their slave master; Angela Bassett meets ancestors whose slave family tragedy is rivaled only by a triumphant emancipation story Continue


The Palace Grand Theatre

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The Klondike Gold Rush
PBS


The jewel of Dawson City is the Palace Grand Theatre. Built by Arizona Charlie Meadows, a showman from the Wild West shows, it opened its doors in 1899. It had a short yet prosperous run during the gold rush showcasing popular performances of the time. In 1961, after years of neglect, the Canadian government restored the theatre. At present, the Palace Grand is a popular and lively cultural venue. Continue


Aarón Sánchez's Revolutionary Roots

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Finding Your Roots
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Chef Aarón Sánchez learns how his great-great-grandfather Rafael, who was once the wealthiest cattle owners in Northern Mexico, fled north to the United States among more than 890,000 Mexicans to avoid the revolution. Continue


Tom Colicchio's Ideal Family Dinner

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Finding Your Roots
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An award-winning chef, restaurateur and Top Chef host Tom Colicchio picks Francescantonio Colicchio from his family tree to cook dinner for, and discusses what he would like to cook for him. Continue


Koch: The Opportunist

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POV
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"I say he's worse than a racist, I say he's an opportunist." Continue


Koch: Battling Washington

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POV
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Mayor Ed Koch goes to Washington in 1978 to convince Congress that New York City is worth saving. Continue


Resurrecting Richard III

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


Find out what the bones of King Richard III reveal about his fitness for battle. When a group of amateur historians set out to find the bones of Richard III under a parking lot in England, everyone thought they were mad. Until, a skeleton - hunchbacked and with an arrow in its spine - emerged. Continue


Did Richard III Maintain a Healthy Diet from Birth to Death?

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Secrets of the Dead
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A team of scientists has traveled to Richard’s birthplace in Northamptonshire to find out if he was a fit and capable warrior at the Battle of Bosworth. By analyzing the chemical isotopes in Richard’s teeth, legs and ribs, they can create a complete profile of Richard’s diet over the course of his life. Resurrecting Richard III premieres on Wednesday, September 24th at 10 p.m. on PBS. Continue


Director Ken Burns discusses his new film, The Roosevelts

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative. Continue


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