Cities across the country are increasingly turning to what are known as private probation companies to collect unpaid fines. But are indigent people ending up in jail because they can't afford to pay? Since NewsHour Weekend's first story on this issue aired last spring, the Childersburg Municipal Co…
Celebrate with quizzes, video, Dowager Countess quotes and images from MASTERPIECE | PBS (Masterpiece Theatre) at http://to.pbs.org/1HSM4ej One week to go until Downton Abbey, Season 5 premieres on PBS.
In the second installment of "Flying Coach," special correspondent John Larson's series on people he encounters while traveling to report on other stories, we meet Donna Hahn, whose family worked as sharecroppers in Arkansas until the Ku Klux Klan drove them away. (from PBS NewsHour)
In the second installment of "Flying Coach," special correspondent John Larson's series on people he encounters while traveling to report on other stories, we meet Donna Hann, whose family worked as sharecroppers in Arkansas until the Ku Klux Klan drove them away. Continue reading →
A series of paintings created by Mark Rothko for Harvard University was thought irreparably damaged by years of sun exposure and removed from view. Thirty-five years later, the paintings have returned, thanks to art historians and curators using digital projection, which offers viewers the appearanc…
BuzzFeed reviews "The Great British Baking Show," which starts tomorrow/Sunday night on PBS. (BuzzFeed's headline gives you an idea what they think of the show.) Find out when it airs near you at http://www.pbs.org/tvschedules
Tens of thousands of mourners gathered on Saturday for the funeral of New York City Police Department officer Rafael Ramos, who was killed along with his partner on Dec. 20 by a man targeting the police. Continue reading →
Americans are slightly more likely than they were a year ago to believe that the current year was better than the last for the United States— 30 percent say so this year, while 25 percent said so in 2013. On the other hand, Americans are more likely than in the 2013 poll to say this year was worse t…
Today in the Morning Line: Ferguson, elections, polarization, health care and the GOP’s lawsuit were the top five. A 9/11 report, immigration, President Obama’s unpopularity, taxes, and the debt round out the top 10 Top 10 political stories of the … Continue reading →
Travel with American pilgrims to India to bathe in the Ganges River alongside 100 million Hindus at the largest religious gathering of humanity in the world. Premieres Dec 30 at 8/7C #sacredjourneys http://pbs.org/sacredjourneys
Are high-tech personal gadgets on your holiday shopping list? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Amy Webb of Webbmedia Group about the rise of wearable devices, the inherent concerns over data collection and security and the industry that’s popped up to help safeguard consumer privacy. Continue reading →
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"Downton Abbey, Season 5" on MASTERPIECE premieres Sunday, January 4 at 9/8c on PBS.