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.
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.
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
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.”
Many of those gathered in Baltimore on Saturday were young people who had marched to City Hall from the Gilmor Homes, a public housing development where Gray lived. PBS NewsHour spoke to several of these youths to learn more about how they feel about what is happening in their city.
The paso doble is inspired by the movements of a bullfight, with the man playing the role of matador and the woman is his cape. See an AMERICA’S BALLROOM CHALLENGE couple perform their own paso doble on the finale, May 8 @ 9/8c on PBS.
He is a pioneering brain surgeon and the holder of high accolades, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the designation as a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress and five dozen honorary degrees. Ben Carson credits his mother for his education and the Bible for steering him away from vi…
In this excerpt from tonight's Independent Lens | PBS documentary Kumu Hina, schoolchildren are given an emotional lecture about the true meaning of “Kumu” and about Hawai’ian history. Learn when it airs near you: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/broadcast.html
Meet the man responsible for the intricate hairstyles worn by the dancers in this behind-the-scenes clip from Episode 3 of America's Ballroom Challenge. Don't forget to watch the finale on Friday @ 9/8c.
This Day In History: Iconic British actress Audrey Hepburn was born on this day in 1929. Did you know Hepburn enjoyed cooking Italian food at home? Tori Avey looks at Hepburn's long career and one of her favorite recipes. (from PBS Food)
“Audrey Hepburn is a biographer’s dream and nightmare simultaneously. No other film actress was so revered – inspired and inspiring- both for her on-screen appearances and for her passionate, off-screen crusade. She remains so beloved that virtually no one has … Continue
Best known for nearly six years as CEO of Hewlitt-Packard, Carly Fiorina was the first female to run a Fortune 20 company. The race for president will be her second political campaign, after an unsuccessful U.S. Senate run in 2010. Here is where Fiorina stands on ten key issues.
Gender identity is a hot topic in popular culture today, but how can teachers approach in the classroom? Tonight, tune-in to Independent Lens | PBS' Kumu Hina, based on the true story of a Hawaiian girl who dreams of leading her school's all-male hula troupe and a transgender teacher who empowers her through traditional culture. Then use this discussion guide to navigate conversations about gender diverse cultures around the world: http://to.pbs.org/1Jvmotw