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Inspiring stories of US Military Veterans, their families and communities from the Public Broadcasting Service.
September 19, 2014 at 9:44 am
Dustbusters, pacemakers and seven other inventions NASA science made possible (from PBS NewsHour)
NASA announced this week that the agency would partner with the private sector to send astronauts to the International Space Station. The space agency awarded contracts to aerospace companies, Boeing and SpaceX. Together, they will send commercial crews into space … Continue reading →
September 19, 2014 at 2:58 am
Would America elect a Roosevelt today? (from PBS NewsHour)
If you’ve been watching the epic documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” on PBS, then you you’ve probably come to know Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor as more than just the iconic leaders of America’s coming of age. They were complicated characters who suffered immense loss, and who cultivated…
September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am
In today’s episode of Dark Rye Magazine: Meet the Detroit-based McClure brothers, who turned a beloved family pickle recipe into a thriving small business, McClure's Pickles. (from PBS Food)
Meet the McClure brothers, who turned a beloved family pickle recipe into a thriving small business. Watch at PBS Food.
September 18, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Ken Burns captures complicated portraits of ‘high-voltage’ Roosevelts (from PBS NewsHour)
Theodore, Franklin, Eleanor -- these three American icons from a single family led and shaped the nation during the first half of the 20th century. But behind their public personas, they lived more complex lives. A new documentary series on PBS, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” offers an in-de…
September 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm
From FRONTLINE: Congress Votes on Arming Syrian Rebels Against ISIS
Amid fears that U.S. troops could be drawn into a ground war with ISIS, the Senate is expected to vote on a House measure approved Wednesday to authorize support for Syrian rebels
September 18, 2014 at 7:33 pm
From the breathtaking top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii to the disturbing sewers of San Francisco, host Steven Johnson reveals his most memorable moments from shooting his 6-part series. HOW WE GOT TO NOW WITH STEVEN JOHNSON premieres with back-to-back episodes October 15 @ 9/8c on PBS
www.pbs.org/howwegottonow Wednesdays, October 15, 9/8c and October 22-November 12, 10/9c From beautiful Hawaii to Windy Chicago, from the icy...
September 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm
Tatooine may be fictional, but exoplanets in binary star systems are very real. And they might be extremely common (from NOVA Next)
By taking a quick series of high-res images, astronomers estimated the number of currently discovered exoplanets that have two suns.
September 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm
On the Sept. 23 season premiere of #FindingYourRoots, three celebrity guests who know almost nothing about their fathers’ histories are introduced to relatives they never knew they had. Here’s a preview:
Author Stephen King learns an enlightening fact about his Southern ancestors' journey. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Season 2...
September 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm
One artist is reminding people to respect the environment, one paper silhouette at a time. (from PBS NewsHour)
When one of Pat Brentano's neighbors in her upscale suburban town of Westfield, New Jersey, cut down 21 mature trees to build a gigantic house, Bretano was horrified. She used her anger as a channel for her creative work; Endangered bird species, dependent on trees, became a central focus of her art…
September 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm
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