Happy Birthday Ken Burns! Ken’s films have earned twelve Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, and in 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
His much awaited seven-part series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, premieres on PBS Sept. 14. Click on the link below to create personalized Roosevelts email postcards to remind your friends and family about Ken's newest film.
Photo: Ken Burns at this year’s TV Critics Press Tour in Los Angeles.
Create personalized postcards using images from THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY and email them to friends or family. Change the photoChange the colorAdd message & addressTheodore Roosevelt, 1903Library of Congress Prints and PhotographsThe Roosevel…
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom tested the germ-exchange rates of handhakes, fist bumps and high-fives to determine which mode of mano-to-mano contact spreads the most bacteria. In the study, one participant wore a sterile glove and exchanged various types hand of contact…
In June, the tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati purchased nearly 6,000 acres of land on a Fijian island to potentially serve as refuge for citizens forced to relocate as rising sea levels make the country unlivable. Continue reading →
We openly admit – this recipe is hard to make. It is a full day investment, but well worth it if you are up to the challenge. Kouign-amann (pronounced QUEEN-ah-mahn) is made of croissant dough with a crunch caramelization with a tender, buttery center. (via PBS Food and ChefSteps)
Eight months after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest to ever make landfall, pummeled the city of Tacloban in the Philippines, reconstruction is still lagging and citizens are living in deplorable conditions. (from PBS NewsHour)
Eight months after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest to ever make landfall, pummeled the city of Tacloban in the Philippines, reconstruction is still lagging and citizens are living in deplorable conditions. Continue reading →
A study published this week found that at least 100 different genes are associated with the condition. Genetics have long been assumed to play a role, but for the first time researchers found that genes in the immune system are involved. Dr. Steven Hyman of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Researc…
Ash (Iwan Rheon, “Game of Thrones”) brings his new girlfriend Chloe to meet Stuart (Derek Jacobi) and Freddie (Ian McKellen) over dinner. But with Freddie’s down-on-his luck attitude and Chloe’s nagging habits, tension quickly mounts. VICIOUS “Episode 5” premieres TONIGHT at 10:30/9:30c on PBS.
The family is catapulted into the past when dark secrets come to light and Celia faces her sister. How will the wedding go on? Find out as LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX (Season 2) continues TONIGHT at 8/7c on PBS.
Are you strong, good-looking and/or above-average? Could you make it in Lake Wobegon? Take NewsHour Weekend’s “A Prairie Home Companion” quiz in honor of the show’s 40th anniversary. Continue reading →
In an old industrial building in San Francisco, the lines of American poet Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” are being printed exactly as they were when the first edition was published in 1855. Jeffrey Brown visits Arion Press, one of the country’s last fine book printers that handcrafts works from s…
As "A Prairie Home Companion" marks 40 years on the air, PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown sits down with iconic public radio personality Garrison Keillor for an in-depth interview about his long career as one of the nation's great storytellers.
As "A Prairie Home Companion" marks 40 years on the air, Jeffrey Brown sits down with iconic public radio personality Garrison Keillor for an in-depth interview about his long career as one of the nation's great storytellers. Continue reading →