What has Ash (Iwan Rheon, “Game of Thrones”) up against a wall? Will Stuart (Derek Jacobi) finally tell his mom about Freddie (Ian McKellen) after 49 years? Find out when the couple celebrates their anniversary on the season finale of VICIOUS, Sunday at 10:30/9:30c on PBS.
This Day in History: on this day in 1944, Anne Frank wrote her final diary entry. Three days later, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died at age 15.
Explore Frank's writing in the MASTERPIECE | PBS (Masterpiece Theatre) film inspired by Frank’s life, The Diary of Anne Frank. http://to.pbs.org/1m5tkOc
Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany (Wikimedia Commons).
Grab a front row seat to a thrilling performance by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Featuring Julianna Di Giacomo, MIchelle DeYoung, and more, the concert commemorates the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial. GREAT PERFORMANCES l PBS' "Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl" premieres TONIGHT @ 9/8c on PBS. http://to.pbs.org/1t1vCFD
What if social media existed at the time of the Underground Railroad? This lesson from PBS LearningMedia, featuring “Underground Railroad: The William Still Story,” introduces students to the benefits of recording history as well as the dangers of sharing information publicly.
Scientists have finally made lemonade out of the origins of our lemon-shaped moon. While the moon may look, to quote crooner Dean Martin, like a big pizza pie -- the real shape is a bit more similar to a lemon. To explain, a study published in the journal Nature says, one needs to go back to when th…
This month in 1948, President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981, abolishing racial discrimination in all branches of the armed forces. Learn more about the importance of Truman’s order with a featured video from Tavis Smiley: #ThrowbackThursday
President Harry Truman’s 1948 Executive Order abolished racial discrimination within the ranks of every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Talk back with PBS Black Culture Connection about the legacy of this pivotal moment in history.
Scientists are investigating a surprising new pollutant in the country’s waterways: the tiny plastic beads found in common cosmetic products. Illinois has become the first state to ban these synthetic microbeads. Brandis Friedman of WTTW Chicago reports on the potential hazards. Continue reading →
At Middle School 223 in the Bronx, the fun starts at the end of the regular day. All sixth graders are offered extracurricular activities like African drumming, latin dance and chess, plus personalized help in reading and math. John Tulenko of Learning Matters Television reports on the growing inter…
This Day in History: on this day in 1863, American automobile maker Henry Ford was born in Greenfield, Michigan. He incorporated the Ford Motor Company in 1903, and five years later, the company began producing the Model T, considered to be America’s first affordable car. The manufacture of the Model T relied on assembly line production, a revolutionary method developed by Ford himself.
Child abuse silences genes important for coping with stress and disease, which could explain why victims suffer long after abuse ends. But that new discovery raises hope for treatments. (from NOVA Next)
Pouch-wearing marsupials have adapted bizarre methods of reproduction to survive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth. Travel to the Australian Outback in SEX IN THE WILD “Kangaroos” TONIGHT @ 10/9c
Tuesday's death of Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor at the front lines of Sierra Leone’s battle against the worst Ebola outbreak in history, marks the latest person killed by the contagious, incurable disease that has devastated communities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February. At last offi…
Grammar nerds -- are you literally sick of everyone misusing the word literally? This week's episode of PBS Bongo Bongo explores the word literally's journey from figurative word play to the hotly disputed modern term it has become.