This Day in History: on this day in 1963: Ku Klux Klan members bombed Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, killing four young girls. Professor and author Glenn Eskew discusses the significance of the bombing with Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly: http://to.pbs.org/1AOtrVr Explore more significant events that influenced the African American Civil Rights Movement with PBS Black Culture Connection: http://to.pbs.org/1qWPNmH
On this day in 1814, after witnessing the Battle of Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem that would come to be cherished by all Americans—our National Anthem. Learn about the war that inspired Key’s words with the War of 1812. #ServiceStoriesPBS
With stunning re-enactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents a struggle that threatened the existence of Canada, then divided the United States so deeply that the nation almost broke apart.
Hear the little-known stories of the men & women whose innovations brought unexpected and bizarre consequences to modern life. New six-part series HOW WE GOT TO NOW WITH STEVEN JOHNSON begins with back-to-back episodes Wednesday, 10/15 @ 9/8c on PBS
In an interview with the PBS NewsHour on Friday, President Clinton signaled that he is in full support of President Obama’s plan to degrade and destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but he cautioned, “Essentially it’s an away game, and we need to be back on a home team.” Continue reading →
September 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm
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