On a stormy sea in 1620, John Howland, a passenger aboard the Mayflower, was swept overboard. The event is recounted by William Bradford who calls Howland a “lusty young man” and says he fortunately grasped a line and was hauled back aboard the ship.
Jamestown, Virginia. The site of the first permanent English colony the Americas settled in 1607 and the home of the archaeological site “Historic Jamestowne” today. It has long been speculated that the harsh conditions faced by the colonists during the winter of 1609, often referred to as the “star…
Alaskan Native poet Joan Naviyuk Kane writes in Inupiaq, one of the languages spoken by the Native Alaskan people. Many of her poems are inspired by the sound or feel of one word; then, she "build the poem, either through sonic value or tone or emotional value, or intellectual resonances that come u…
What were relations like between the English colonists and the native people in the New World era? In this Crash Course episode, learn about Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas, King Philip's War and the Mystic Massacre.
In case you missed it last night, you can see Eddie Murphy receive the Mark Twain Prize (and be congratulated by his friends, including Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Trevor Noah and Kathy Griffin.) Stream it at http://to.pbs.org/1lH0Q40.
Explore the harrowing and brutal truths behind the Pilgrims’ story & the myths of Thanksgiving. Filmmaker Ric Burns explores the history of our nation’s beginning in the epic tale AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: THE PILGRIMS tonight at 8/7c on PBS.
In the U.S., FBI director James Comey says he is not aware of any credible threats of what he calls “Paris-type” attacks or of any U.S. connections among the Paris attackers. At the same time, Comey said the FBI currently has 900 open inquiries into Islamic extremists in the homeland and federal cha…
This great recipe uses a slow-cooker to make mashed potatoes. Not only does preparing this dish take up one less burner when you’re rushing to get Thanksgiving dinner on the table, it allows you to prepare the potatoes in advance (at least 4 hours before needing to serve them). (From PBS Parents)
Tonight at 10/9c on Independent Lens | PBS, “Mimi and Dona” filmmaker Sophie Sartain pulls back the curtain and chronicles the realities of caring for someone with an intellectual disability. http://bit.ly/MimiAndDona
We’re less than 2 hours away from EDDIE MURPHY: THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE. Have a laugh tonight (Nov. 23) with Dave Chappelle, Jay Pharoah, Kathy Griffin, Tracy Morgan and many more, as they salute the comedian at 9/8c on PBS. #PBSTwain
In "Mimi and Dona," 92-year-old Mimi, the primary caregiver for 64-year-old Dona, her daughter with an intellectual disability, must face the inevitable — the likelihood that she will not outlive her daughter and the need to find her a new home.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Nurse Mary Phinney in PBS' MERCY STREET. She is a feisty New England abolitionist looking for a new purpose in her life, which leads her to volunteer at Mansion House Hospital.
Witness her journey when the new series begins January 17 on PBS. #MercyStreetPBS to.pbs.org/mercystreethome