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Musician Daryl Davis is a black man who has spent years meeting and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. In some cases, the Klan members have decided to leave after getting to know him. One even asked Davis to […]

Congressman John Lewis was the youngest person to speak at the March on Washington organized by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This week, PBS will show a documentary about Lewis, a key figure in the civil rights movement […]

In the mid-15th century, the royal House of Plantagenet had two rival groups that fought for control of the throne of England. On one side was the House of Lancaster, associated with a red rose, and on the other was […]

Ever wonder why the hottest ticket on Broadway is a musical about a founding father hardly anyone can remember other than the duel with Aaron Burr? Ever wanted to see the show without going to New York or buying a […]

Once again, PBS will broadcast the 4th of July celebration from the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. Tom Bergeron hosts again, live at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building, with performances by: […]

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects almost 30 percent of the 834,467 Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans treated through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Consumed by anger and traumatic memories long after their return, soldiers often resort to drugs […]

The two most dazzling life performances I have ever seen or will ever see were both by Janis Joplin. This week, the PBS American Masters series is her story. Here she is at the Monterey music festival.

These days even adults can feel frustrated at the prospect of trying to find a good way to help others. So it is especially welcome that a new television series for kids has some gentle lessons about making a difference […]

Tonight and tomorrow, watch the extraordinary story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play major league baseball, on PBS: April 11-12, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET. It’s also the story of his wife, Rachel. As Michelle Obama points out in […]

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, PBS and all affiliate stations will rebroadcast The National Parks: America’s Best Idea April 25-30. 2016. The six-episode series was produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan and written by Dayton […]