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Ken Burns (PBS) and House of Cards creator Beau Willimon at last night's "The Roosevelts and the Underwoods" event at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.
September 17, 2014 at 8:33 pm
This Day in History: On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.Tubman ran away again shortly afterward, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North and she later became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”
PBS Black Culture Connection invites you to learn 10 interesting facts about Harriet Tubman.
Celebrate the Legacy of Harriet Tubman with PBS.
September 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Did you know when vinegar and baking soda combine, a gas forms and the pressure exerted is strong enough to blow up a balloon? Grab a few household items and watch a balloon self-inflate with this cool craft project and science experiment rolled into one. (from PBS Parents)
Did you know when vinegar and baking soda combine, a gas forms and the pressure exerted is strong enough to blow up a balloon? Grab a few household items and watch a balloon self-inflate with this cool craft project and science experiment rolled into one!
September 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Why video gamers are speaking out against sexual harassment (from PBS NewsHour)
Adult women are playing video games in greater numbers than ever, and more of them are also speaking out against online sexual harassment. Continue reading →
September 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm
What is the baby boomer generation? Who are they? Take the quiz.
(Watch American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering Tuesday, September 23 at 9/8c)
What is the baby boomer generation? Who are they? Are there a lot of them out there? Take the quiz!
September 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Ever wonder how a PBS KIDS program goes from being an idea to being on your television (and computer)?
Read this behind-the-scenes look at how PBS KIDS' series Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood went from concept to creation.
This post is part of a series in which Influencers go behind the scenes to explain in detail one aspect of their work. Read all the stories here and write your own (please include the hashtag
September 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm
From marriage equality advocate to materials scientist, MacArthur Foundation names 21 new ‘geniuses’ (from PBS NewsHour)
What do a civil rights lawyer, a graphic memoirist and an environmental engineer have in common? They are all 2014 MacArthur Fellows.
September 17, 2014 at 10:37 am
Check out The Roosevelts Interactive Timeline. Walk through key events during Theodore's, Franklin's, and Eleanor's lifetimes:
Timeline Select Episode Episode 1 1858–1901 Facebook Twitter Email Share Previous Next Welcome to The Roosevelts Interactive Timeline This timeline walks you through key events during Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor's lifetimes using photos, quotes, and clips from the documentary. Navigate through e…
September 17, 2014 at 2:00 am
Nothing is more integral to Alaskan culture than salmon. Original Fare visits Kodiak Island to learn why. (from PBS Food)
Nothing is more integral to Alaskan culture than salmon. Kelly heads to Port Lions on Kodiak Island to learn why the fish is so important. After a learning t...
September 17, 2014 at 12:00 am
How engaging diversity made Xerox a company to copy (from PBS NewsHour)
Xerox, a $22 billion company, is the first Fortune-500 corporation to have a female CEO. Its commitment to a diverse workforce began in the 1960s, when the founder pledged job opportunities for the African-American community. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how the effort to include and…
September 16, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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