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From the PBS Social Media Room at the TV Critics Press Tour: Downton Abbey's Allen Leech and our #PBSscoop Q&A. Downton Abbey returns to MASTERPIECE | PBS (Masterpiece Theatre) Jan. 4th. #TCA14
July 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm
Was Al Capone a quintessential self-made American man, a ruthless killer-- or both? From pin-stripe suits to bloody violence, try to decide why Americans are fascinated with the celebrity gangster. AL CAPONE: ICON premieres TONIGHT at 8/7c as part of "Gangster Night" on PBS.
Was Al Capone a quintessential self-made American man, a ruthless killer or both? From pin-stripe suits to bloody violence, try to decide why Americans are f...
July 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Coming up today and tomorrow, we'll be at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles, during which we'll preview many upcoming PBS programs (including many of your favorites!) for the nation's TV critics. Watch for photos, announcements and more coming to you from this event, on the PBS Facebook page. Here's a look: https://vine.co/v/M2dXZ6OFpib #TCA14
July 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm
This Week in History: this week in 1925, a Tennessee high school science teacher, John Thomas Scopes, was found guilty for allegedly teaching evolution, which violated Tennessee state law. The Scopes Trial, known as the “Monkey Trial,” lasted only a week, but ignited conversation and debate over whether to teach Creation or Evolution in the classroom.
The court acquitted Scopes on a technicality but upheld the constitutionality of the state law which was eventually overturned in 1967.
Explore American Experience’s timeline of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial to learn more at http://to.pbs.org/1ub3ukO
Image: John Thomas Scopes, Library of Congress.
July 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm
The future of robotics might have just gotten squishier (from NOVA Next)
By using phase-changing wax and foam, researchers are paving the way for “squishy” robots that could deform at will.
July 22, 2014 at 1:30 am
"To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity...we can never let up." Explore the inspiring story and brilliant words of Ralph Bunche, the first African-American to win a Nobel Peace Prize. (from PBS Black Culture Connection)
The legacy of the first black Nobel laureate, Ralph Bunche, whose personal and professional creed was to choose mediation over conflict. Talk Back with this featured topic from PBS Black Culture Connection.
July 22, 2014 at 12:40 am
Who makes the best American whisky? Dark Rye Magazine visits Balcones Distillery in Texas where even the equipment is handmade. (from PBS Food)
Chip Tate of Balcones Distillery in Texas distill daily with homemade equipment. The result is some of the best whisky around.
July 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Homelessness now a crime in cities throughout the U.S. (from PBS NewsHour)
Increasingly, laws that criminalize homelessness are cropping up in cities throughout the country, while simultaneously, a national shortage of shelter beds and housing options is roiling the system. Continue reading →
July 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm
Next Avenue shares when (and when not) to charge someone for your time and expertise.
When to charge for your expertise and time and when not to, according to career coach Nancy Collamer. Here are her five tactics when making the decision.
July 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm
There was quite a bit of social media chatter about last night's season finale of Endeavour on MASTERPIECE | PBS (Masterpiece Theatre). If you didn't see it, you can stream it online at http://to.pbs.org/1p7eM4d
If you saw it -- what did you think?
See if cases of a missing boy, a dead journalist and an absconder from prison are linked.
July 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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