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PBS – 400 Years of the Telescope [2009] (MKV/720p/AC3)

Beautifully photographed in 4K digital cinematography, the film is a visually stunning chronicle of the history of the telescope from the time of Galileo, its profound impact upon the science of astronomy, and how both shape the way we view ourselves...
by Tutorials For Download on Nov 25, 2016

Majority Report

In your mind’s eye, picture American 500 years ago. What do you see? Even those of us who’ve studied history have trouble envisioning the past with so different a set of parameters. At least if we’re honest with ourselves. 1516. … Continu...

PBS host discusses secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

Kenyatta D. Berry can trace some of her African-American ancestors back to the 1790s. Even for a professional genealogist who serves as a host of the popular TV show “Genealogy Roadshow”... That's not all, read on!

Trailer For 1st Season Of ‘Sesame Street’ On HBO Released

A staple of countless childhoods, Sesame Street has been on the air for over four decades, all of which being seen on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). That will change next month, when the show moves to premium cable channel HBO. The new deal with...
by Geeks of Doom on Dec 29, 2015

Retro Bookish PBS Shows That Aren’t Reading Rainbow

It seems like only yesterday that I plopped down for my daily helping of Reading Rainbow, hands-down the finest offering in all of PBS history. This is probably because it was only yesterday, because it’s now hands-down the finest offering …...
by Book Riot on Dec 1, 2015

Alexandria, Virginia Brings PBS’ MERCY STREET to Life in 2016

Historic Alexandria, Virginia will celebrate the unprecedented national spotlight on its heritage by presenting new visitor experiences for fans of the upcoming PBS series, MERCY STREET.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 28, 2015

‘Mercy Street’ Behind the Scenes – Debuts January 17, 2016 on PBS

Mercy Street, the PBS drama about life during the Civil War in the City of Alexandria, Virginia, debuts January 17 on PBS.
by Red Brick Town on Sep 28, 2015

The Rising Star (Homo naledi) Interviews

During July of 2015 I was fortunate to be able to spend two weeks at the Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa with a remarkable group of scientists and explorers. As followers of th...
by Blue Lion Blog on Sep 1, 2015

"Coming Somewhat Less Soon . . . "

Greetings,The trailer for the final season of Downton Abbey was released over the weekend - and, to quote Richardo Montalban - "it looks marvelous."  It seem like just yesterday we met the Crawley sisters and were drawn into their world of marri...
by The Adventures of Tartanscot on Sep 1, 2015

Social Capital and The Lack Thereof

I have been watching the PBS NewsHour these past few days to see their week long segment on one of the biggest problems facing American higher education today, namely, the lack of success by incoming students from lower-income households. Here’s th...
by Sparking the Left on Aug 22, 2015

Social Capital and The Lack Thereof

I have been watching the PBS NewsHour these past few days to see their week long segment on one of the biggest problems facing American higher education today, namely, the lack of success by incoming students from lower-income households. Here’s th...
by Sparking the Left on Aug 22, 2015

Country Kitchen Recipes Pbs

Cook's IllustratedThe luncheon will feature some of the winning recipes. A free printable, downloadable e-cookbook with all the recipes from this year's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winners is available at pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge walleye with coun...
by Kreazura | Modern Kitchen on Jul 9, 2015

‘Sesame Street’ Actress Sonia Manzano Will Retire From The Show After 44 Years

After more than four decades, one of Sesame Street's most lovable non-Muppet residents is moving on. Commence tears... Actress Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria Figueroa-Rodriguez for the past 44 years, recently announced at the America...
by Geeks of Doom on Jul 2, 2015

Poldark Rebooted on PBS

Poldark was back on PBS last night, in a brand new rebooting of the series.  (Hey, rebooting can have a literal, original, nondigital meaning here, since there are lots of boots in the muddy terrain of this narrative.)  My wife and I loved...

Casting Announced for Alexandria Civil War Drama ‘Mercy Street’

PBS recently announced that an award-winning cast for 'Mercy Street', a new drama based on a Civil War era hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.
by Red Brick Town on May 13, 2015

Sesame Street Parody “The Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon” (Video)

Sesame Street has done it again. The geniuses who produce the best in children’s programming since the 60s have found a niche with adults; spoofing their favorite pop culture shows. “True Mud," “Mad Men" (about emotions), and recently "House...
by Geeks of Doom on Apr 27, 2015

Middle Eastern Idol

As the Passover-Easter complex of holidays approaches, our stern, scientific face turns toward the more human sensibilities of religion and its impact on our lives. PBS recently aired the Nova special The Bible’s Buried Secrets (originally aired in...

The Evening Post: Why Can’t Link Be a Girl

This week on the PBS Game/Show YouTube channel, we talk about Link from the Legend of Zelda.  The Legend of Zelda series titular hero figure Link makes an appearance in every Legend of Zelda game, and each time with a few minor … Continue re...
by Geek Alabama on Mar 21, 2015

The Evening Post: Is Reality TV The Future of Space Travel

The latest video from the PBS Idea Channel talks about that competition to win a one way ticket to Mars, or the Mars One project.  Mars One is decidedly cool, but also kind of crazy right?  Nearly everyone with clout in the … Continue readi...
by Geek Alabama on Mar 18, 2015

The Evening Post: Why is Killing a Fundamental Game Mechanic

On this week’s episode from the PBS Game/Show YouTube channel, let’s talk about killing in video games.  Violence and death pervade video games in a way that is atypical of most other forms of media, but why? Outside of the act of R...
by Geek Alabama on Mar 14, 2015


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