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
Not many of her friends understand the extent that Carissa cares for her grandmother, who requires constant attention from her family after a massive stroke left her partially paralyzed, incontinent, and unable to speak or eat. CARING FOR MOM & DAD premieres May 7 (check local listings) http://pbs.org/caringformomanddad
The critically acclaimed comedy Vicious returns to PBS with more witty remarks and snide comments beginning Sunday, August 23. Stars Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi have been named Grand Marshals in New York City’s 46th Annual Pride March on June 28. Hear what the two have to say about their participation in this special video message. Learn more: http://to.pbs.org/1E9JDS5 #ViciousPBS
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. PBS and PBS LearningMedia know that educators everywhere deserve more than one week of appreciation – we <3 you year round. But this week especially, we want to say THANK YOU for all that you do. #PBSLovesTeachers #ThankATeacher
Henry takes notice of another, Jane Seymour, while Anne’s away from court. See how Anne reacts and how she threatens Cromwell in the next “Wolf Hall” on MASTERPIECE | PBS (Masterpiece Theatre) tonight @ 10/9c on PBS.
Will sparks fly when Fred asks Violet to a square dance fundraiser? What will come of a secret romance when a diabetic teenager becomes pregnant? Find out on the next episode of CALL THE MIDWIFE tonight @ 8/7c on PBS.
"That night, I went home and told my husband. He told me we could pack up that day." When Shanna learned of her mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis, she made the tough decision to move her family home to be closer to her parents. CARING FOR MOM & DAD premieres May 7 (check local listings) http://pbs.org/caringformomanddad
Go to any zoo that boasts having a giant panda, and you’ll see their cute faces plastered on everything from T-shirts to key chains. But imagine going to the zoo and being welcomed with a banner featuring a big ol’ flabby hooded seal with its flaring red nostril.