Can you believe the whole city of Chicago was raised 10 feet using simple jack screws in order to build America's first modern sewer network? See how and why in this HOW WE GOT TO NOW WITH STEVEN JOHNSON clip. The 6-part series premieres Wed. 10/15 @ 9/8c on PBS.
Return to the Austin City Limits stage for incredible performances highlighting 40 years of trailblazing music. The star-studded special hosted by Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow features memorable moments with legends Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Foo Fighters and more. Premieres Friday beginning @ 9/8c #pbsarts
Sesame Street fans -- Cookie Monster's Challenge is now available for Kindle Fire. http://to.pbs.org/Cookie_AMA Help kids build school readiness skills and learn healthy habits from everyone's favorite blue monster.
America by the Numbers, an illuminating PBS docuseries premiering Oct. 4 and hosted by Maria Hinojosa, explores the country’s rapidly shifting racial demographics. For instance: Since 2011, over 50 percent of U.S. births have been to people of color. Immigrants make up over 8 percent of the nation’s…
Tune-in reminder: Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo will be on #FindingYourRoots tonight at 8/7c – each connects to stories of immigrant ancestors who courageously set out across the Atlantic to build a new life. Here’s a preview: http://youtu.be/vsyxOpIL-ys
Ken Burns (PBS), whose Roosevelts documentary was a hit this month, and Beau Willimon, the creator of Netflix's House of Cards, recently convened for a 90 minute conversation about both the Roosevelts and the Underwoods. Here's a video of the entire conversation, moderated by Amy Chozick of The New York Times.
"I had sung my anthem many times, but never before had I felt like I did that day. I was 42 years old, an old fox on the sea. I couldn't hold back my tears. I realized I had lost everything. I had lost my beloved country."
-- Kiem Do, South Vietnamese Navy
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