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PBS line-up looks at gun control, the path to violence

In the wake of the tragedy at Newtown, PBS has put together a line-up of programs to examine the life of Adam Lanza, guns in the US, the mind of a killer and the Safe School Initiative.

Posted on: 02/14/2013 •

Seeing Earth from Space Still Awe-Inspiring

Science and space exploration have come a long way since the 40’s, but today’s photos and video of our planet can be just as astonishing to a 21st century audience as those 35mm photos were in the people of 1946.

Posted on: 02/05/2013 •

Downton Abbey Pulls at the Heartstrings - SPOILER ALERT

This week’s Downton Abbey may be the most talked about episode so far – it has blown up the Twitter-sphere, been all over the blogs and may have caused an increase in tissue sales.

Posted on: 01/31/2013 •

Next week's Pioneers of TV, American Experience connected to Ohio

The Hall of Justice and Henry Ford. What do they have in common? Well, Ohio for starters!

Posted on: 01/24/2013 •

Nature dedicates three weeks to David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough has been part of the natural history filmmaking world for 60 years – a witness to a huge period of change in Earth’s history.

Posted on: 01/17/2013 •

Independent Lens looks at Soul Food, Art and Education in January

Independent Lens is moving and - in January - will feature the impacts of soul food, the struggle between art and beauty, and the impact one group is having on education.

Posted on: 01/10/2013 •

Coming soon: The Abolitionists

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation – the order issued by President Abraham Lincoln that decreed all those enslaved in the Confederate territory be forever free.

Posted on: 01/03/2013 •

Downton Abbey: The Wait is (Almost) Over

Are you a Downton Abbey fan? If so, you’ve probably been holding your breath for the third season right along with us.

Posted on: 12/27/2012 •

Focus: Salvation Army

A traditional sight at Christmas time is seeing those shivering souls ringing bells in front of red kettles asking you to support The Salvation Army. Have you ever wondered how your donations are used to provide assistance for your friends, family and neighbors in need?

Posted on: 12/06/2012 •

Skunks: More than a Smell


Skunks are mysterious creatures. We see them all the time, just like raccoons and possums, but that doesn’t mean we know much about them. Of course it could be because getting too close to them often means taking a bath in tomato juice…


Posted on: 11/29/2012 •


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