Some people flock to flea markets for the antique furniture or rare art. Others head out in search of sports memorabilia and collectibles. But for the fashionista, flea markets mean one thing – fabulous vintage fashion.
The long-held theory was that Oscar Wilde succumbed to the ravages of end-stage syphilis. Fortunately, a London neurologist and two ear surgeons from South Africa have spent considerable time poring over Wilde’s medical and prison records to propose an entirely different, and far more credible, diag…
Meet Dr. Hale (Norbert Leo Butz), an Army Surgeon who does everything by the book and who has little patience for medical advances, and Nurse Anne Hastings (Tara Summers), whose claim to fame is her work with Florence Nightingale. See the two's ongoing relationship and witness them stir up trouble when MERCY STREET premieres January 17, 2016 at 10/9c on PBS. #MercyStreetPBS
Even as world leaders descend upon the city in hopes of reaching an agreement to halt climate change, the main variable setting apart the 2015 Paris Climate Conference are the realities of global security.
Are you looking for a good gift as we enter the holiday season? Pick up a book or two from the annual Washington Week Winter Reading List. All your favorite #WashWeek panelists have added their recommendations. What books are you currently reading?
For many African-Americans, the vast majority of whom are Democrats, there are two Carsons: One is a genius doctor and inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons; the other is a White House candidate who pushes conservative politics and wishes to "de-emphasize race."
"Louisa…manifests uncommon activity and force of mind at present…by force of will and practical talent, [she] realizes all that she conceives.…" -- Bronson Alcott on his two-year-old daughter, Louisa May Alcott who was born November 29, 1832. (From American Experience)
"Louisa…manifests uncommon activity and force of mind at present…by force of will and practical talent, [she] realizes all that she conceives.…"
-- Bronson Alcott on his two-year-old daughter, Louisa May Alcott who was born November 29, 1832.
Join us starting Nov. 30 on PBS NewsHour for an extensive look inside Africa's most populous country. Despite being the richest country on the continent in the midst of an economic boom, Nigeria's citizens are twice as likely to be impoverished today than 30 years ago. Many blame the country's poverty and corruption for fueling the terrorists organization Boko Haram - which in 2014 killed more people than the Islamic State group.
The four part "Nigeria: Pain and Promise" series (Nov 30 - Dec 3) with Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin explores the country's ongoing battle with Boko Haram, economic promise, corruption and treatment of gay Nigerians.
Join Hugh Bonneville to revisit past seasons and preview the 6th and final season of the hit MASTERPIECE | PBS (Masterpiece Theatre) series “Downton Abbey”. Through clips and exclusive interviews with Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the cast, A SALUTE TO DOWNTON ABBEY looks back at the series’ high points. Premieres tonight at 9/8c on PBS.
Before he was Jimmy Carter’s chief of staff, Hamilton Jordan was just a boy living in a deeply segregated south. For a decade, he worked on an autobiography about growing up in that place and time, before passing away from mesothelioma. His daughter, Kathleen Jordan finished the book, and speaks to…
Americans eat three times the world average of beef each year. However, with each pound requiring more than 50 gallons of water, producers in drought-stricken California are looking to find other ways to get protein into our diets. Dr. James Hamblin, a senior editor at The Atlantic Magazine, reports…
The process of developing social skills is like a trip back to the Wild West: lots of drama, adventure, and the occasional stand-off. Here are 7 tips for helping children navigate first friendships. (From PBS Parents)
Can a cellphone reduce the amount of empathy we feel for each other? In her new book “Reclaiming Conversation,” author Sherry Turkle argues that technology is creating the illusion of togetherness, while reducing actual communication and connection. She joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her ideas for i…
During my week in Paris, there were signs of both solidarity and suspicion among people that in some ways reminded of the United States after 9/11, but to compare the two would be a disservice to the unique tragedies and the people involved. The attacks in Paris have made way to a period of difficul…
November 28, 2015 at 3:00 am
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