Join host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller on an epic journey to unlock the mysteries of one of the earth’s most controversial elements. Born from the collapse of a star, see how uranium has revolutionized society, profoundly shaped the past, and will change our future.
The two-part program URANIUM: TWISTING THE DRAGON’S TAIL airs Tuesday & Wednesday, July 28 & 29 at 10/9c on PBS.
Walt Disney’s plans for Disneyland's 160-acre building site in Anaheim, CA called for 5,000 cubic yards of concrete and a million square feet of asphalt pathways.
See what went into the making of Disneyland: pbs.org/waltdisney.
Students and teachers chosen for the Normandy Institute pick one soldier that was killed during the Battle of Normandy from their communities. Then, by following in their footsteps, which includes visiting living family members, collecting photos and eventually giving a graveside eulogy at the American Cemetry in Normandy, they learn about D-Day and World War II.
To make the history of World War II more vivid and meaningful, teams of students and teachers are tracing the footsteps of those who served and died during the invasion of Normandy. Participants in the National History Day's Normandy Institute spend months doing intensive research on a single "silen…
The Titan Missile facility in Arizona was operational from 1963 through 1982, to house the largest and most powerful nuclear missile weapons system ever deployed by the U.S. See Dr. Derek Muller visit the Titan Missile Museum to simulate the launch of a missile in this clip.
URANIUM: TWISTING THE DRAGON’S TAIL airs Tuesday & Wednesday, July 28 & 29 at 10/9c on PBS. #U238
Explore the most destructive invention in human history — the nuclear bomb — how it changed the world, and how continues to loom. Through recently declassified photos and interviews with historians and experts, THE BOMB provides captivating new insights. Premieres Tuesday, July 28 at 8/7c on PBS.
"One time we rescued 10 migrants. When they got on the boat two of them started praying. It gave me chills, all over my body.We are fisherman. We are here to make a living. We are not here to rescue people, but we have a feeling of humanity. So if I find someone on the sea I will save him."
As the civil war worsens, more migrants are being smuggled off the shores of Libya and end up stranded in neighboring Tunisian waters, leaving it up to those working at sea to rescue them. The fishermen here say that over the last six months alone they have rescued more than 500 migrants on the verg…
Unlike traditional employees, the country's many independent contractors, such as UberX drivers and TaskRabbit assistants who pick up work when they want it, have no guarantee of hourly wages or other benefits. But recent class-action lawsuits have alleged that many of the companies who employ these…
Fifty years ago, Bob Dylan stunned the crowd at the annual Newport, Rhode Island, folk festival by using an electric guitar. The influential singer-songwriter who made his mark singing with an acoustic guitar and harmonica was booed, but it was a breakthrough for rock ’n’ roll music. Bob Love, AARP…
Serve this fresh salsa alongside fresh made guacamole and corn tortilla chips or on top of tacos. It is also great for using as a condiment on top of eggs for breakfast or a nice grilled steak. (From PBS Parents)
New from Washington Week: Racial justice concerning the #BlackLivesMatter Movement came center stage during the Democratic presidential campaign this week when candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley were met with protesters as the Netroots National town hall. How are the Democratic candidates navigating issues of race and justice and keeping their base happy?