NASA announced this week that the agency would partner with the private sector to send astronauts to the International Space Station. The space agency awarded contracts to aerospace companies, Boeing and SpaceX. Together, they will send commercial crews into space … Continue reading →
If you’ve been watching the epic documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” on PBS, then you you’ve probably come to know Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor as more than just the iconic leaders of America’s coming of age. They were complicated characters who suffered immense loss, and who cultivated…
Theodore, Franklin, Eleanor -- these three American icons from a single family led and shaped the nation during the first half of the 20th century. But behind their public personas, they lived more complex lives. A new documentary series on PBS, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” offers an in-de…
From the breathtaking top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii to the disturbing sewers of San Francisco, host Steven Johnson reveals his most memorable moments from shooting his 6-part series. HOW WE GOT TO NOW WITH STEVEN JOHNSON premieres with back-to-back episodes October 15 @ 9/8c on PBS
On the Sept. 23 season premiere of #FindingYourRoots, three celebrity guests who know almost nothing about their fathers’ histories are introduced to relatives they never knew they had. Here’s a preview:
When one of Pat Brentano's neighbors in her upscale suburban town of Westfield, New Jersey, cut down 21 mature trees to build a gigantic house, Bretano was horrified. She used her anger as a channel for her creative work; Endangered bird species, dependent on trees, became a central focus of her art…
Calorie counters beware: That diet soda and your own stomach may be conspiring against you. A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature suggests that consuming artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of elevated blood sugar levels. When researchers added … Continue reading →
Tonight on The Roosevelts - Franklin Roosevelt returns from a day of outdoor activities in Campobello feeling ill and feverish and is eventually diagnosed with infantile paralysis – polio, Eleanor Roosevelt makes her first steps into the world of public speaking and political organizing. Also, much more!
The series continues tonight at 8pm on PBS (check local listings): http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roosevelts/about/when-watch/
You can also watch any episode anytime on your favorite device and online here: http://bit.ly/WatchTheRoosevelts
This Day in History: On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.Tubman ran away again shortly afterward, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North and she later became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”
PBS Black Culture Connection invites you to learn 10 interesting facts about Harriet Tubman.