For Kay Ulanday Barrett, poetry is a testimony to survival. The poet testifies to living at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities: “transgender, disabled, a person of color from a rough economic background,” he said. “It’s been my struggle and my commitment to elaborate on these exper…
This Is Your Brain On The Brain by Leif Brostrom in Highlights — 13 Oct, 2015 Q: Is everything an illusion? Q: Is that pop tart you’re eating actually tasteless? Q: Can “formerly-blind” people figure out vision once it’s “restored”? A: Kinda. Dr. David Eagleman’s six-part show all about the ball of…
Exactly 40 years ago, Mary Tyler Moore visited the White House in order to shoot a scene for her iconic 1970s TV series. The episode featured a cameo by First Lady Betty Ford. These photos from that visit have never been published until now.
In one, Mary meets a young Donald Rumsfeld. At the time, Moore was among the best-known and most-beloved women in America. Yet she seems clearly awe-struck during her private tour of the White House, at one point stopping to get a photo of herself in the president’s chair in his conference room.
Mary Tyler Moore’s place as America’s sweetheart hasn’t changed. Follow her story on “Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration” airing tonight at 8/7c. The one hour special includes dozens of clips, and features interviews with Mary herself, and co-stars Valerie Harper, Ed Asner, Betty White, John Amos, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, Dick Van Dyke, and Carl Reiner. Oprah Winfrey also appears to discuss Mary’s profound influence on herself, and whole generation of women.
Another Phil Rosenthal “reaction of the day” from tonight’s Paris episode of I'll Have What Phil's Having. Phil tastes scallops sautéed in butter with bacon and onion at Stephan Jego’s restaurant L’ami Jean. Tonight at 10/9c
See an excerpt from tonight's new episode of Antiques Roadshow: The cold-chiseled conches on this Navajo silver bridle are one of many characteristics that make this piece desirable. Learn more from Douglas Diehl in Albuquerque Hour 3, premiering tonight at 9/8c on PBS
Phil Rosenthal reaction of the day: Trying a new cheese dish from Yves Camdeborde at Le Comptoir. Watch for other reactions from Phil tonight on the Paris episode of I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, at 10/9c on PBS.
Giving up when the going gets tough is common in the early years. The good news is that kids can actually learn to love the process of working through difficult tasks instead of putting all of their emotional energy into the final outcome. (From PBS Parents)
In the same way that the economy of a city doesn’t take place in one district, there is no single spot in the brain that works in isolation. Learn more on the premiere of THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN on Wednesday at 10/9c on PBS.
This week on I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Phil ventures out to LeMans in the Loire Valley of France, where he gets a hands-on lesson in the art of picking potatoes. See it tomorrow/Monday night at 10/9c on PBS.
This summer, Houston officials dramatically restructured the route of municipal busses to streamline service reflecting where people live and work -- all for almost no additional cost. Now, the system may be a possible model for how other cities redesign their public transportation. Special Correspo…
And then there were seven. The remaining bakers are tasked with loaves and buns, including Paul’s most twisted Technical challenge yet. Watch Season 2 of THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW Sunday 10/11 @ 7/6c (check local listings.)