This Day in History: 130 years ago today, the Brooklyn Bridge opened to the public. The Brooklyn Bridge was the first Ken Burns documentary to be broadcast on PBS. Explore Burns’s Brooklyn Bridge timeline, which shows the progression of the Manhattan-Brooklyn Bridge, which was the premier engineering feat of its time, and puts its construction in greater historical context. http://to.pbs.org/14ZbnJR Photo credit: Panorama of New York & bridges from Brooklyn, c.1913 (Library of Congress).
Don’t miss the National Memorial Day Concert (PBS) Sunday, May 26, 2013, at 8/7c on PBS, a tribute to our fallen heroes, our service men and women and their families. Visit the official website for more info and to learn more about the performers: http://to.pbs.org/GZvI55
One of our favorite videos, ever from PBS Digital Studios. Watch as PBS Idea Channel's Mike Rugnetta surprises a high school class of Idea Channel fans in Milwaukee. (The class's startled/excited reactions at Mike's showing up in their class -- unannounced -- will brighten your day.)
PBS has partnered with PBS MediaShift to create a new line of affordable e-books that can help you save money and (possibly) reach your dreams.The first two titles: 'Your Guide to Cutting the Cord to Cable TV' and 'How to Self-Publish Your Book.' More at http://bit.ly/mshiftbooks
Two miles off the shore of Oahu, a Corsair F4U airplane crashed into the water in the closing months of World War II. The plane is an oasis of life in an otherwise barren desert of sand. The UnderH2O film team dives to a depth of 100 feet to document this fully intact piece of history. Join us and be amazed. (via PBS Digital Studios)
Tonight at 7 pm ET join us for a special online performance -- live from the Library of Congress -- honoring Carole King & her music (and including performances by King and some of her friends). Watch online via this link: http://to.pbs.org/10jw0AD