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Touring National Parks: 'All This Beauty Is Wearing Me Out!'

Audrey Peterman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The agonizing state that our country is in shows that the majority of leaders and citizens neither feel love for ourselves nor for the world. You cannot love anyone until you first love yourself, and the place to discover a healthy helping of self-love is in our national parks.

To to the Graduating Class of Washington University: 'Black Lives Matter. All Lives Matter.'

Ken Burns | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Ken Burns

Convince your government that the real threat, as Lincoln knew, comes from within. Governments always forget that, too. Do not let your government outsource honesty, transparency or candor. Do not let your government outsource democracy.

This Is Pretty Much The Last Person You'd Expect To See In A Rap Video

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy

"Bringin’ history to life while we zoomin’ in on pictures/ B*tch check the zeitgeist, generation fixture!" With lyrics like that, who could arg...

Dethroning 'The Emperor of All Maladies'

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

We are standing at an extraordinary moment. For nearly 4,000 years of recorded history, cancer in all its forms was an implacable foe. Doctors, patients, and researchers won incremental victories, but for millennia, the word "cancer" was too dreadful to speak aloud.

From the Heartwarming Real Story Behind the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge to the Cancer #VolleyingChallenge

Paul Sanderson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

I began looking into the ice-bucket challenge because I was thinking of launching a challenge of my own. It turns out that it originated as the Cold Water Challenge. It was to donate to cancer research or jump into cold water. But my challenge is a bit different.

South Carolina Belles

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

In this blog, we'll learn about the contributions to our culture and economy from women with ties to South Carolina. Match the woman with her accomplishment.

My Top Ten 'Top Ten Critics List' Critic's List

John K. Herr | Posted 02.26.2015 | Comedy
John K. Herr

It's the end of the year, which means endless end-of-the-year lists, especially for TV shows. And I didn't watch TV this year. Seriously. I cut the cable cord in 2008. Yes, I am superior to you, thanks for asking.

'The War on Christmas' -- A Film by Ken Burns

Perry Block | Posted 01.11.2015 | Comedy
Perry Block

It is a brutal war. One that pits brother against brother, elf against gnome, reindeer against reindeer, and worst of all, Santa Claus vs. the Martians.

You've Never Seen Teddy Roosevelt Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender, Damon Scheleur & Chris McGonigal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Ken Burns' recent PBS docu-series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" put renewed focus on the lives of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Fra...

'The Roosevelts:' Ken Burns Closets Eleanor, Disappears FDR's Gay Sex-Entrapment Scandal in the Navy

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I enjoyed watching Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History last week, keeping in mind that these PBS documentary series are usually a heavy bit of American myth-making. Still, there are a few things just too glaring to hide or treat with discretion in 2014, though Burns arrogantly thinks he can.

Windows on a World No More: Why Letters Still Have Much to Teach Us

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Kevin Belmonte

These books remind us how important letters once were, and still are, as windows on a world no more, and the many things letters can tell us about people we wish to know more of.

Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Reveals Everything Wrong With Our Current Political Class

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.21.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

By exploring the lives and times of the Roosevelts, ER Burns shows that in our not-so-distant past the governing institutions of this country were actually responsive to the needs and desires of working-class Americans.

Roosevelt House: Saving the Past to Inspire the Future

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 11.17.2014 | New York
Jennifer J. Raab

One of the locales Ken Burns used for shooting his outstanding PBS documentary "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" is a landmark townhouse on East 65th Street in the heart of Manhattan.

Truth Is Stronger Than Fiction: The Case for Documentaries

Stephen Ujlaki | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Ujlaki

I have found over time that I actually prefer documentaries to fiction films. Why? From docs, I learn and am exposed to things that I did not know before: how somebody chose to live his or her life; historical events of which I was ignorant; issues that are happening today.

Even First Ladies Have to Deal With Red Tape

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

With the Ken Burns docu-series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History airing shortly on PBS, this seems a good time to share a snippet of their family history. Specifically, the pages that follow are excerpts from Edith Kermit Roosevelt's file regarding a widow's pension for the service of her husband, Theodore Roosevelt.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

FDR Walks In Rare Footage Showing 'Brave Struggle'

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rare film footage featuring President Franklin D. Roosevelt walking to his seat at a baseball game helps dispel the myth that...

So You Want to Get Into the Film Industry? Great Ways to Get Started

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Every year, it never fails that I have one, two or three students dying to major in film and television studies. Right away, I tell them that it is one of the most competitive college majors to get into in the U.S.

BOTH SIDES NOW: FDR and Machiavelli on Obamacare's Stumbles

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.18.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Matalin, Reagan and Green debate Obamacare's failed rollout and the GOP's flawless inaction. The panel also discusses how CBS turned Benghazi from a tragedy into a hoax, as well as "Harvard on the Potomac."

Ken Burns' Republican Civil War

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

2013-11-14-kenburnsgop.jpgComing soon from the acclaimed filmmaker: The story of a conflict that would have seared men's souls... if anybody involved had them.

Romney 'Taking On Big Bird' Slammed As 'A Really Bad Mistake'

Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

Ken Burns still doesn't understand former GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's attacks on PBS during the 2012 election. During a visit to HuffPo...

Ken Burns: Bill De Blasio Has Agreed To Settle Central Park Five Case

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York

During a visit to HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss his new initiative "Learn the Address," documentary filmmaker Ken Burns gave an update on the ten-y...

This Is What The Miley Documentary Should Look Like

Posted 10.03.2013 | Comedy

Before you watch the new documentary about Miley Cyrus, take a moment to see the funnier (and much shorter) Ken Burns version. Watch the clip from ...

Media for a Just Society Awards

Alexander Busansky | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
Alexander Busansky

We are honoring Shane Bauer and others because their work takes these issues beyond the sensational stories on which the public and our policy makers too often fixate. When fear drives policy, the resulting initiatives do not support public safety or rehabilitation.

WATCH: Why You Should Never Talk Politics On Facebook

Posted 06.10.2013 | Comedy

Fact: Talking politics on Facebook is never a good idea. In this new Funny Or Die parody, the tragedy of Facebook political diatribes gets the Ken Bur...