Did you know we hear with the bones ancient reptiles ate with? Discover the connection of these bones with evolutionary biologist Karen Sears and host Neil Shubin in this clip from YOUR INNER FISH. "Episode 2" premieres tomorrow, 4/16 @ 10/9c on PBS' THINK WEDNESDAY. http://to.pbs.org/1m7MrJf
There are few images as deeply ingrained in the national consciousness as Migrant Mother. Yet for decades, no one knew what had become of this woman and her family. During Antiques Roadshow's visit to Kansas City's The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Art, Antiques Roadshow took a closer look at the woman and family behind the famous photograph. Learn more at http://to.pbs.org/1m5fTC8
As the United States sank into the Great Depression, a photographer named Dorothea Lange turned her attention away from studio and portrait work toward the suffering she was seeing around her. After taking a job as a photographer for the Resettlement Administration, a New Deal agency tasked with hel...
When Tim Allen was first offered a sitcom, he said "no." Learn what factors led Allen to overcome his reluctance and how "This Old House" shaped the premise for "Home Improvement" in PIONEERS OF TELEVISION "Standup to Sitcom," premiering TONIGHT at 8/7c.
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TONIGHT AT 8/7c: A new season of PIONEERS OF TELEVISION is back with a new season of compelling new interviews and clips to offer a fresh take on television's biggest stars. Watch as Jerry Seinfeld reveals the inception of his sitcom “Seinfeld” and how his relationship with fellow comedian Larry David shaped the series. Learn more about his transition from New York comedy clubs to television star in the episode “Standup to Sitcom" tonight on PBS.
This Day in History: On this Day in 1947: Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. How well do you know Jackie Robinson beyond the baseball field? Take a quiz to test your knowledge of this Baseball Hall of Famer.
Jackie Robinson will forever be remembered as one of Baseball's leading legends. But to stop there would not do him justice. Test your knowledge of lesser-known facts about Jackie Robinson and his major milestones off the field.
TONIGHT at 9/8c: Ken Burns (PBS)' "THE ADDRESS," tells the story of a tiny school in Putney Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.
THE ADDRESS Premieres Tuesday, April 15 at 9pm – Check local listingsTHE ADDRESS, a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns, will air on PBS in the spring of 2014. The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encourage...
What does family mean to you? Enjoying and improving family ties isn’t always easy, especially at midlife. If you need help strengthening your most critical relationships, consider purchasing this new book from Next Avenue. http://to.pbs.org/family-relationships
How can we improve and enrich our family relationships? Even people who are outwardly confident, successful in their professional lives and have rewarding friendships can be undone by uncomfortable, cold or combative relationships with their siblings, parents, children and grandkids. But at midli...
Muhammad Ali is a sports legend because of his accomplishments in the boxing ring. A new documentary airing TONIGHT on Independent Lens | PBS looks at Ali's other legacies, including those as counterculture icon and conscientious objector.
Tonight on Independent Lens | PBS: the story of Muhammad Ali's toughest bout of all: his battle to overturn the prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent. Here's a preview
Cities across the country are increasingly turning to what are known as private probation companies to collect unpaid fines. But are indigent people ending up in jail because they can't afford to pay? PBS NewsHour takes an in-depth look at what some are calling the return of the debtor's prison.
Cities across the country are increasingly turning to what are known as private probation companies to collect unpaid fines. But are indigent people ending up in jail because they can't afford to pay? Special correspondent John Carlos Frey takes an in-depth look at what some are calling the return o...
Did you know your teeth have a deep evolutionary history? Trace their history back to fearsome beasts that lived over 200 million years ago in this clip from YOUR INNER FISH with paleontologist Roger Smith and host Neil Shubin. The 3-part series continues Wednesday, 4/16 @ 10/9c on PBS.
A herd of wild mule deer comes to regard a human as one of their own; incredibly, this seven-year journey was documented on film. Watch a scene from Touching The Wild, airing Wednesday, April 16 on Nature | PBS: