Did you know that Norman Lear’s controversial work on "All in the Family" led to a disclaimer from CBS? Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You premieres tonight at 9/8c on American Masters. #AmericanMasters
Have questions about student debt? We're talking to Sara Goldrick-Rab of Temple University and author of "Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream." Ask Sara your questions in the comments!
She was featured recently in "How The Deck Is Stacked," our reporting project with FRONTLINE and Marketplace Business News: to.pbs.org/2eofFud #TheDeck
Ryan and Amy Green's son Joel has terminal cancer. Ryan, an indie video game developer, is building a poetic, autobiographical video game to document his experiences raising a dying child, and to honor Joel while he is still alive. The "unimaginably intimate" Thank You For Playing will make you reexamine your own assumptions about bereavement, technology and video games. Tune in tonight at 10/9c on POV.
Main Street Arts paired ceramic artists and furniture makers for a collaborative show called, Setting the Table. Who knew artists Kelly Brenner Justice and Jason Frederick Fierst would come at it with such open minds! #wxxiarts
One of NOVA's digital producers, Ari Daniel, had the opportunity to report on Hamilton's work in Greenland two summers ago. He says, "Gordon was certainly a first-rate scientist. But he was also such a kind, warm, and generous man. I'm honored to have gotten to know him, and see him in his element."
Meet Helheim, a glacier of exquisite beauty that Hamilton knew well. (From NOVA l PBS)
(See it tonight on POV at 10/9c) Thank You For Playing combines footage from both the Green family's real and animated worlds to follow their journey of encoding their life into an experience that is "playable" by others. A testimony to the empathetic power of art, the film examines how we process grief through technology in the twenty-first century and the implications of documenting profound human experiences in a new artistic medium: the video game.
Nebraska is one of the reddest of red states. It hasn’t voted statewide for a Democrat for President in over fifty years. So how can the minority party rise from the mat and become relevant in state politics? Enter Jane Fleming Kleeb. politicalpostcards.org #politicalpostcards
When one-year-old Joel is diagnosed with terminal cancer, his father Ryan begins working on an unusual and poetic video game to honor Joel's life. Following Ryan's family through the creation of That Dragon, Cancer. and the day-to-day realities of Joel's treatment, Thank You For Playing is a moving testimony to the empathetic power of art. See the deeply moving documentary TONIGHT at 10/9c on POV.