See a complete list of all the MASTERPIECE Nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards, including nominations for Downton Abbey as Outstanding Drama Series and Sherlock as Outstanding Television Movie, among others.
Washington Post columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the legacy of mistrust that laid the groundwork for unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as the shifting U.S. stance on pursuing the Islamic State group after the murder of America…
NOVA "Vaccines — Calling the Shots" explores the science and confusion surrounding vaccines in the 21st century amid the return of vaccine-preventable diseases. Premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 9/8c on PBS. See a behind the scenes preview:
Adult female gamers have unseated boys under the age of 18 as the largest video game-playing demographic in the U.S., according to a recently published study from the Entertainment Software Association, a trade group focused the U.S. gaming industry. Continue reading →
Where we live in our later years is influenced by the options we have, and today there are more than ever. From retirement communities to age 55+ active senior apartments; small-scale urban living and subsidized senior housing. Ask seniors where they want to live and most will tell you they want to age in place. Which is the best choice for you?
Watch Age Wise, a new series from WMHT Educational Telecommunications, August 26 at 7:30pm on WMHT TV.
It's rhyme time! There are many benefits of reading rhyming books with kids; practicing patterns and improving memorization skills, recognizing rhythms, increasing phonological awareness and phonetic ability are just a few. So take a look at each book listed below!
In the face of a top-down hierarchy ruling many public schools these days, some teachers are taking back their classrooms by moving to schools where they create the curriculum and vote democratically on decisions. John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports from Boston on one of about 70 teacher-led sc…
As of August 18, the Ebola virus had killed more than 1,350 people in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria, according to the latest numbers released by the World Health Organization. As the virus spreads … Continue reading →
Finnish-based mobile technology giant Nokia and researchers at Queen Mary University of London are dreaming up a way to turn ambient noise into a power source for the cellphones of tomorrow. In a press release published Friday, the University describes how its team developed the experimental technol…
A variety of PBS' news and public affairs programs have collected together videos to help you understand what's happening in the war in Iraq. Learn more by checking out this constantly-updated selection of videos, available on YouTube at http://to.pbs.org/iniraqpbsnews
Did you miss Ken Burns (PBS) on last night's Late Show with David Letterman? See excerpts from the interview at http://to.pbs.org/1z6gghL & http://to.pbs.org/1p0pOF3 Burns' documentary series THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History premieres Sept. 14 on PBS. #RooseveltsPBS
This Day in History: On this day in 1961, Motown Records enjoyed its first U.S. Number 1 hit with ‘Please Mr. Postman’ by The Marvelettes. For more talented artists and entertainers, click the link below.
Photo: Motown singing group The Marvelettes (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)