The Obama administration has offered a wide range of assessments of the threat to U.S. national security posed by the extremists who say they've established a caliphate, or Islamic state, in an area straddling eastern Syrian and northern and western Iraq, and whose actions include last week's behead…
Over 50 years later, how far have we come since the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom? Take a contemporary look at the March and its delivery of its promises with filmmaker Shukree Tilghman and his web series The March@50. #WeekendShow2Watch
We asked, you answered! Thousands of PBS fans submitted their favorite ice cream spots, and PBS Food has the results. See which shops you should visit in your area and share with your friend and family!
The Islamic State has entered into the global consciousness for multiple reasons. Partly for the savagery it is willing to commit and also because of the savvy the group displays in spreading its message. For more analysis, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution and Ph…
In Tennessee, a disturbingly high dropout rate at public universities prompted the state to change how they fund schools: the more students graduate, the more a school gets paid. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the rise of performance-based funding and innovations by schools to keep students invested. C…
The NewsHour’s network of Student Reporting Labs explore how the shooting of Michael Brown and the violent aftermath affected teens’ views of justice and race in America. Student reporters found responses ranging from frustration and confusion to a sense of promise for the future. Continue reading →
"I think that when I watch television, or participate in the media culture in America, sometimes the way that I've seen black people being portrayed in this country feels very strange and exotic because it has nothing to do with the life that I've lived or the people that I've known," says Kehinde Wiley in the new PBS documentary, "An Economy of Grace." In his previous works, Wiley has tackled the depiction of African-American men in portraiture by shooting images of everyday people and juxtaposing them into backgrounds and wallpapers of historical periods. This time around, he sets out to reveal to the world another side of femininity. The film premieres on PBS Friday at 9/8c. For the trailer and more information visit: http://to.pbs.org/1q8FeIz
Known for his vibrant, larger-than-life reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring young African American men, New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head—and in the process, has taken the art world by storm.
We've had a number of comments on the PBS Facebook page recently, asking us to create Facebook events when our biggest programs are being broadcast, as a reminder for you to watch/DVR/etc. Is this something you would find helpful, or not? Please let us know.
(Update: well, 32,000 likes and nearly 8,000 comments sends a pretty clear message to us. So, look for events for our biggest programs from here on out -- and thanks for taking the time to respond!)
The demographics of the country's college students are changing. The percentage of black, Latino and Asian students is growing. As students and their needs change, colleges and universities will have to respond. Continue reading →
This Day in History: On this day in 1916, Congress passed the Naval Appropriations Act of 1916 that created the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Enjoy stories of service from across the country and from all branches of service with PBS Stories of Service. #ServiceStoriesPBS
Photo Credit| U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brytani Musick/Released
“The Graduates/Los Graduados” explores pressing issues in education through the eyes of six Latino students. The two-part documentary shares the stories of the inspiring young people who will make up America’s future.
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It’s been a runaway treadmill of a summer. If it hasn’t been protests in the Midwest, it’s been planes dropping out of the sky in Ukraine. If it hasn’t been rockets and missiles raining down in the Middle East, it has been border confrontations in the American Southwest.
Turn your fresh blueberries into a decadent treat in this Kitchen Vignettes episode. This moist lime-infused layer cake features thick whipped cream cheese frosting and a blueberry filling. (via PBS Food)