On this day in 1814, after witnessing the Battle of Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem that would come to be cherished by all Americans—our National Anthem. Learn about the war that inspired Key’s words with the War of 1812. #ServiceStoriesPBS
With stunning re-enactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents a struggle that threatened the existence of Canada, then divided the United States so deeply that the nation almost broke apart.
Hear the little-known stories of the men & women whose innovations brought unexpected and bizarre consequences to modern life. New six-part series HOW WE GOT TO NOW WITH STEVEN JOHNSON begins with back-to-back episodes Wednesday, 10/15 @ 9/8c on PBS
In an interview with the PBS NewsHour on Friday, President Clinton signaled that he is in full support of President Obama’s plan to degrade and destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but he cautioned, “Essentially it’s an away game, and we need to be back on a home team.” Continue reading →
Be sure to tune in this morning to Face The Nation as Ken Burns (PBS) and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talk about The Roosevelts, which Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer called Burns' "best work yet."
Burns' documentary THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History starts tonight at 8/7.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate HistoryPBS, Sunday, 8 ET/PT (times may vary)**** out of four The Roosevelts were not made for a Twitter age.Oh, odds are they world have conquered the new world of social media, as
Director Ken Burns and writer Geoffrey C. Ward share their perspectives on the remarkable lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, which come together in the new documentary, THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, starting tomorrow/Sunday night at 8/7.
Actor John Lithgow and singer Jordin Sparks will co-host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Baltimore, Maryland, September 13th at 8/7c, with special guests Kristin Chenoweth, Train, Smokey Robinson, Pentatonix, Kenny Rogers, Melissa Etheridge, Little Big Town, Denyce Graves, and more.
We're all familiar with Francis Scott Key’s "The Star-Spangled Banner," especially as a ritual opening at our county's favorite sporting events. To celebrate 200-year anniversary, Art Beat shares seven little known facts about the anthem.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including how lawmakers are reacting to President Obama’s airstrike plan against the Islamic State, the president’s decision to delay executive action on immigration reform and…