Why are people fleeing and settling in Europe and the United States? Who are these refugees? Let’s meet a few of them—no politics, just people.
Watch a researcher uncover evidence that solves a mystery that’s eluded experts for more than 125 years: What happened to Vincent Van Gogh’s ear?
PBS’ The Contenders: 16 for ’16 tells the stories of 16 presidential hopefuls, three of whom became president, and many of whom shared similar traits.
A review of Genius By Stephen Hawking, a new unscripted series on PBS that gives three people challenges and tasks to help explain very complex ideas.
For the next six nights, PBS will re-air the Ken Burns series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, which explores the birth and evolution of the parks.
As the director of the National Museum of Natural History rappels down vertical rock in the Grand Canyon, in 100-degree heat, he pauses, dangling by a rope. As he talks about the “ancient landscape frozen in time,” a crack rapidly… continue reading
The charming series A Chef’s Life is back for a third season on PBS, chronicling chef Vivian Howard’s exploration of ingredients in the South. But as much as it is about those ingredients, the Peabody Award- and Daytime Emmy-winning reality… continue reading
Big Blue Live is essentially a nature documentary broadcast in real-time, and it’s a must-watch. Where else will you possibly see a blue whale, the largest animal on our planet, hunted to near-extinction, make a cameo appearance on live television?… continue reading
Finding Your Roots with Louis Gates, Jr. has filmed part of a third season, but there are no plans to air it yet—though PBS does hope it will return. The show’s limbo is a result of the leaked e-mail message… continue reading
Tonight, PBS airs the second episode of Life on the Reef, a three-episode series that explores the Great Barrier Reef with the same kind of care and sensibility the BBC brought to Planet Earth and Frozen Planet. I never get… continue reading
Ben Affleck’s appearance on PBS’ Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. last fall didn’t include the revelation that his great, great, great grandfather was a slave owner. Why? Because Affleck asked for it to be edited out. Since… continue reading
In the United States, McDonald’s French Fries have 19 ingredients, as former Mythbusters host Grant Imahara discussed in his sad web series. In the UK, McDonald’s fries have four ingredients. Like our fries, our cooking competitions in the U.S. are mostly overstuffed with unnecessary… continue reading
Tonight, PBS premieres Ken Burns’ latest nonfiction series: The Roosevelts. Covering the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, it the 14-hour series will air over the next seven nights, but it will also be streaming online in its entirety… continue reading
On a weekly basis, two PBS series air frequently outstanding reality television in the form of one-off documentaries that focus on real people and the stories of their lives, just like the best reality TV does. The 27th season of… continue reading
Last night, PBS debuted League of Denial, which explores what the NFL knew–but actively denied and even covered up since the 1990s–about the impact of the violent sport on its athletes’ brains, and not just from concussions. The full episode… continue reading