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The Edison talking dolls, intended for mass production in 1890, are among the earliest known audio entertainment records. (from PBS NewsHour)
May 06, 2015 at 2:35 pm
Long before 9/11, a far deadlier, little-known attack from the ocean depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000 lives. Now, famed undersea explorer Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, investigates the wreck of one of the attack craft, a German submarine that lies at the bottom of the gulf just a few miles off New Orleans.
May 06, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Can workers save Nepal’s sacred sites before monsoons hit?
(From PBS NewsHour)
Alongside the feverish push to deliver medical aid and supplies to earthquake-ravaged Kathmandu is another smaller, but nonetheless important effort: protecting Nepal’s most precious temples and monuments from further damage.
May 06, 2015 at 1:11 pm
Get the recap of this past weekend's episode before Wolf Hall's season finale, airing Sunday night on MASTERPIECE | PBS (Masterpiece Theatre).
16 Essentials of Wolf Hall, Episode 5 recaps the episode's high-stakes action and wily behind-the-scenes maneuvers of Thomas Cromwell. Get the recap before Wolf Hall's season finale, airing Sunday, May 10, 2015 on MASTERPIECE on PBS! #WolfHallPBS
May 06, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Child’s toy or the voice of nightmares? Listen to the Edison talking doll (from PBS NewsHour)
“Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" will never sound the same to you.
One of the earliest known milestones in recorded history was nestled into an 18-inch doll. Inventor Thomas Edison embedded small phonographs inside the metal torsos of thousands of dolls that “talked” or played fragments of nursery rhymes, including “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
May 06, 2015 at 9:49 am
Students in rural Indiana are suddenly experts on HIV (From PBS NewsHour)
AUSTIN, Ind. -- Holli Reynolds didn't entirely understand what the HIV virus was when the news broke earlier this year that 11 people in her tiny town had
May 06, 2015 at 2:00 am
See Sister Mary Cynthia tend to bedsore patient, Tommy in the next CALL THE MIDWIFE. But, will his wife need care as well? Find out in "Episode 7” Sunday, 5/10 at 8/7c on PBS. #MidwifePBS
May 05, 2015 at 10:00 pm
From the jungles of Guinea to the slums of Monrovia, FRONTLINE “OUTBREAK” exposes tragic missteps in the response to the Ebola epidemic. Preview tonight's episode, which airs at 10/9c on PBS.
The vivid, inside story of why the Ebola outbreak wasn't stopped before it was too late.
May 05, 2015 at 9:00 pm
How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo today? PBS Food has a full menu of strawberry margaritas, mushroom tacos, and peach salsas.
Build a Mexican feast with the top tacos, salsa and other Mexican recipes from PBS Food. Don't forget to keep a full pitcher of the best margaritas on hand!
May 05, 2015 at 6:39 pm
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