What if watching a movie was more like being inside the movie? With virtual reality, your brain can be tricked into believing that you’re flying or in a different country -- a powerful creative tool for storytellers. Jeffrey Brown visits the Sundance Film Festival to witness how filmmakers are begin…
There are over 6,000 languages spoken around the world today. But by the end of this century, fewer than half of them will remain. That's the driving concern of the new documentary "Language Matters," from poet Bob Holman and filmmaker David Grubin. Continue reading →
Jadwiga Bogucka was 19 during the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944. She and her mother were sent from their house to a camp in Pruszkow and then moved on August 12, 1944, by train to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Photos by Kacper Pempel/Reuters … Continue reading →
Today, PBS KIDS launched a brand new YouTube Channel! The channel features promotional videos and clips from favorite PBS KIDS series and full-length web-original programming. Check it out! http://youtube.com/pbskids
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, a trade group, says agriculture could account for 80 percent of all commercial drone use, once government regulations allow it. Continue reading →
Almost half-way through the baking competition, the remaining bakers face pies and tarts. Custard tarts are their Signature challenge, followed by mini pear pies — one of the more unusual Technical challenges in the competition tent. Finally, contestants battle their … Continue
The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the U.S. Tonight's episode of A Path Appears introduces individual survivors behind these shocking numbers, and illuminates the widespread existence of crimes happening in our own backyards. Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, and Malin Akerman join Nicholas Kristof in Nashville, Boston, and Chicago to find people who are making a difference. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/path-appears/
With every winter storm, including the blizzard hitting the Northeast this week, climate change skeptics return to a familiar argument: If the world is getting warmer, why am I stuck out here, shoveling so much snow?
A growing number of jurisdictions are banning preliminary questions about job applicants’ criminal records. But advocates suggest a policy that goes a step further: to seal nonviolent, low-level criminal offenses that are more than ten years old, effectively blocking employers from learning about a…
“I am that merry wanderer of the night” – Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Join Hugh Bonneville’s exploration of the great comedy of love and enchantment, which will kick off Series 2 of Shakespeare Uncovered starting this Friday More: http://to.pbs.org/1BpMlUY
In this scene from tonight's episode of the Independent Lens | PBS documentary series A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof follows Chicago police’s special operations for a sting cracking down on “johns.” Focusing on the demand side of the multi-billion dollar trafficking industry is a way to shift blame from prostitutes. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/path-appears/
Tune in to Antiques Roadshow at 8/7c for a brand new episode from Austin, TX. In this clip, Kevin Zavian appraises a pin by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Visit www.pbs.org/antiques for more videos and features from the show.
U.S. health officials say the recent measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in Southern California continues to ripple across the nation with approximately 100 cases reported so far. How great a risk does this pose and how can people protect their children? Director of the National Institute of A…