Steffi Green’s toy room is more crowded – and organized – than most. Clear tubs brimming with colorful toys stacked to the ceiling are labeled “stuffed animals,” “Nerf toys” and “crafts.” She’s collecting gifts, with contributions from her community, for children living in group foster homes.
The Chinese government is paying its employees to generate positive comments on blog posts, and those positive comments totaled about 488 million from 2013 to 2014, a new study from Harvard University researchers revealed Friday.
Join us on May 29th for the 27th annual @[117155978311302:274:National Memorial Day Concert (PBS)] airing LIVE from the West Lawn of the US Capitol on PBS. If you cannot make it to Washington, DC in person, follow along with us on Facebook & Twitter (@MemorialDayPBS) and use the hashtag #MemDayPBS to join in the conversation.
The multi award-winning event will be co-hosted for the 11th year by Tony Award-winner @[39946549481:274:Joe Mantegna] and Emmy Award-winner @[103509519705776:274:Gary Sinise], the inspiring night of remembrance is dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. Joining them will be an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists including: @[128391476718:274:General Colin L. Powell], @[102646583109298:274:Renée Fleming], @[8216394139:274:The Beach Boys], @[106143725556:274:Katharine McPhee], @[5922927830:274:Trace Adkins], S. Epatha Merkerson, @[126835322202:274:Esai Morales], @[172750966077258:274:Alfie Boe], @[737243519711124:274:Trent Harmon Music] and Maestro Jack Everly conducting the @[16228688289:274:National Symphony Orchestra].
This American tradition will air live on PBS Sunday, May 29, 2016, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET, from the @[226531420690257:274:West Lawn Of The United States Capitol] before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.
Visit pbs.org/memorialconcert for more information.
Go behind the scenes of the tearjerker Mr. Selfridge finale for insights into key scenes and performances in exclusive conversations with Mr. Selfridge star Jeremy Piven and Executive Producer Kate Lewis.
From Veterans Coming Home: U.S. Army veteran and comedian Dion Flynn is best known for his role as Barack Obama on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and he spoke with us about how he finds humor in the middle of something that’s otherwise tragic.
"The debate has reached a fever pitch in this country, pitting doctors and patients against well-intentioned social crusaders who see a problem and want to fix it. But there’s another side to this. The stories you rarely hear about are ones like mine.” (From Next Avenue)
World Turtle Day helps you get to know them and learn how we can help turtles and tortoises thrive. Learn how biologists in zoos across the San Francisco Bay Area are helping western pond turtles. (via KQED Science's DEEP LOOK) #WorldTurtleDay
Hari Sreenivasan is joined LIVE by NewsHour correspondent Malcolm Brabant to discuss his experiences reporting on the refugee and migrant crisis for the Peabody award-winning series #DesperateJourney.
See the full Desperate Journey series: http://to.pbs.org/22sBfd8