If you judge a book by its cover, you might want to know what goes into its design. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Peter Mendelsund, author of “What We See When We Read” and “Cover,” about the process of communicating an author’s work to readers, as well as the importance of cover design in the age of e-…
This Day in History: on this day in 1943, Eleanor Roosevelt arrived in New Zealand as a volunteer for the Red Cross. She made 17 stops during her trip including Australia, New Zealand and many small Pacific islands, boosting the morale of American troops at military bases, hospitals and nursing homes along the way.
Learn about Eleanor’s work with veterans with this new preview video from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
“We must support the strong. We must give courage to the timid. We must remind the indifferent, and we must warn the opposed.” Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young spoke these words to some 250,000 attendants on this day in 1963 at the historic March on Washington. Celebrate 51 years with PBS Black Culture Connection. #ThrowbackThursday
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This farm to table soup is easy, delicious, low-fat, and healthy. Made with garden zucchinis, fennel, mint, onion, garlic, Greek yogurt, and salt, this soup is a great way to use up all those zucchinis in the garden.
The country’s best known college rankings are probably those published every year by U.S. News and World Report. While the rankings sell magazines and advertising, their influence is often criticized as pushing colleges to drive up admissions criteria and drive … Continue reading →
It took the #EARTHFLIGHT production team four years to film more than 100 bird species in 40 different countries. The results are breathtaking. The Nature | PBS encore presentation begins tonight at 8/7c. Here's a preview: