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WATCH: Spiderman cast and crew stage special performance for autistic fans ► http://to.pbs.org/JOYFb8
Ivette Feliciano visits a Theater Development Fund project that stages special performances for children with autism. On the set of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, producers and actors work with specialists to make the shows as close to the regular as possible for an audience especially sensitive to j...
December 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm
This week's look back at the week 's news from PBS NewsHour:
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top news, including their predictions on...
December 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Learn more about the "Chasing Shackleton" documentary starting Jan. 8 on PBS.
Explorer Tim Jarvis just completed an epic journey of survival in a boat from Antarctica to a remote island 800 miles away, before climbing across it, following in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton.
December 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Want longer battery life on your phone?
“Good enough” computing could keep processors from working overtime, saving power. (via NOVA Next)
Approximate computing would allow chips to run at reduced power, stretching precious battery life on mobile devices.
December 21, 2013 at 2:00 am
Get an artistic taste of holiday traditions with original handmade art. From elaborate gingerbread houses to art glass ornaments and fanciful menorahs, see familiar and new winter celebrations with CRAFT IN AMERICA tonight @ 9/8c on PBS #PBSHoliday
Embrace familiar and new winter celebrations, part of our American experience with the handmade. New holiday special from CRAFT IN AMERICA premieres Friday, ...
December 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm
'Flipped' classroom story sparks debate on teaching style (via PBS NewsHour)
PBS NewsHour's American Graduate team recently visited Clintondale High School in suburban Detroit for a story on the concept of "flipped" classrooms. That's where students watch class lecture videos at home and do their "homework" the next day in the classroom with their teachers.
December 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm
From PBS Food: With Saving Mr. Banks in movie theaters today, Tori Avey shares the story of P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. Did you know there was a Mary Poppins cookbook?
P.L. Travers was a misconstrued author who wrote Mary Poppins. Get a Zodiac Cake recipe from the Mary Poppins in the Kitchen cookbook.
December 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm
U.S. consumers have many protections but no guarantees against credit card fraud (from PBS NewsHour)
Retail giant Target announced that some 40 million credit and debit accounts were compromised when shoppers swiped their cards in stores from late November to mid-December. Steve Surdu of Mandiant joins Gwen Ifill to discuss how hackers may have committed the data theft and how companies attempt to…
December 20, 2013 at 11:20 am
Q: What do the GLASS FROG and the GLASS ARMONICA have in common?
A: They're both in this video!
The glass frog is called so because it has see-through skin on its stomach. You can see just about all of its inner organs, including its beating heart. The glass armonica, on the other hand, is one of the rarest and most exotic musical instruments, and it was invented by Benjamin Franklin. In this video, watch a glass frog and hear the song specially composed for it, as played on the glass armonica, by Michael Hearst (via PBS Digital Studios)
Q: What do the GLASS FROG and the GLASS ARMONICA have in common? A: They're both in this video! The glass frog is called so because it has see-through skin o...
December 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm
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