AMERICA’S BALLROOM CHALLENGE once again takes viewers onto the dance floor and behind the scenes as 25 world-class couples compete for the ultimate dance title: “America’s Best.” Catch the finale Friday at 9/8c.
Artist Amanda Louise Spayd has created a whole world populated by endearing doll-sized creatures. Her fabric creations bring to mind cast-off children’s toys and ill-conceived taxidermy experiments with crooked human teeth.
Happy National nurses day! In the new PBS drama MERCY STREET, Hannah James plays Emma Green and Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Mary Phinney, two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War.
Did you know prior to the Civil War, few women were nurses because it was seen as inappropriate? Even during the war, 80% of nurses were men, most of which were convalescent soldiers. #MercyStreetPBS debuts on PBS starting in January.
Alla Novikova started dancing at the age of 13 in her native Russia. Her partner is her son, Daniel Novikov. Alla says Daniel is a natural born dancer – dedicated and easy to teach. At the ripe age of seven, he can already claim a world title in the Preteen International Latin division. Check out their dance on America's Ballroom Challenge here and see the new episode Friday on PBS.
Our Modern Day Midwives bloggers discuss the most recent episode of Call the Midwife: Read Andrea Altomaro’s post, “Midwifing the Midwife” at http://to.pbs.org/1cmYCCr, Deborah McBain’s post, “The Joy of Midwifery Never Dims” at http://to.pbs.org/1P0JNXe, and Katie Moriarty’s post “We’re Shaped by the Hands We Hold and Hearts We Cherish” at http://to.pbs.org/1FPH2Ci. (Thanks to Detroit Public Television)
Often, Andrea and her colleagues meet mothers who may find it difficult to trust medical professionals. Because one of the aspects of the midwifery model of care is forming a relationship with their clients, sometimes a midwife is a great fit for these women.
When Anthony's mother Odester was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Anthony had to learn to accept help. Follow Anthony’s journey in CARING FOR MOM & DAD, narrated by Meryl Streep, premiering May 7 (check local listings). Are you a caregiver? Share your stories and photos with us using the hashtag#CaringForMomAndDad on Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr: http://to.pbs.org/1DKg9uI
Long before 9/11, a far deadlier, little-known attack from the ocean depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000 lives. Now, famed undersea explorer Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, investigates the wreck of one of the attack craft, a German submarine that lies at the bottom of the gulf just a few miles off New Orleans.
Alongside the feverish push to deliver medical aid and supplies to earthquake-ravaged Kathmandu is another smaller, but nonetheless important effort: protecting Nepal’s most precious temples and monuments from further damage.
16 Essentials of Wolf Hall, Episode 5 recaps the episode's high-stakes action and wily behind-the-scenes maneuvers of Thomas Cromwell. Get the recap before Wolf Hall's season finale, airing Sunday, May 10, 2015 on MASTERPIECE on PBS! #WolfHallPBS
One of the earliest known milestones in recorded history was nestled into an 18-inch doll. Inventor Thomas Edison embedded small phonographs inside the metal torsos of thousands of dolls that “talked” or played fragments of nursery rhymes, including “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
Many of those gathered in Baltimore on Saturday were young people who had marched to City Hall from the Gilmor Homes, a public housing development where Gray lived. PBS NewsHour spoke to several of these youths to learn more about how they feel about what is happening in their city.
May 05, 2015 at 4:00 pm
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