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Out in the Night: A Gripping Reminder of LGBTQ Issues "Beyond Caitlyn" [Spoilers]

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Out in the Night, a POV documentary airing June 22nd on PBS, reminds us that countless others in the LGBTQ/gender non-conforming communities still face discrimination daily.

'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.

Henry Louis Gates' Acclaimed PBS Docu-Series Heads To DVD

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Tirdad Derakhshani | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

The 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States symbolized for some Americans an end to the 500-year history of subjugati...

Henry Louis Gates' 'African Americans' Debuts

Posted 10.25.2013 | Black Voices

Last night marked the premiere of Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s original PBS documentary "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross." The introspecti...

10 Buildings That Changed America

Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

If you were to draft a list of the 10 most important buildings in America, we expect it would include landmarks like the White House or iconic homes l...

WATCH: Documentary Explores African-American Funeral Traditions

Posted 04.24.2013 | Black Voices

In Harlem, 62-year-old Isaiah Owens is known as "Fix Em," for his ability to repair dead bodies ravaged by disease, mishap or violence; in the forthco...

Frontline's 'Dropout Nation' Shows What It Really Takes to Turn Around Schools

John Thompson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
John Thompson

PBS showed a reality that is lost on data-driven "reformers." Social scientists have documented the primary importance of socio-emotional factors and the need to build trust before academics can improve. And that takes patience.

Harvard President Holds Her Own Against Colbert's Grilling

Posted 09.18.2012 | College

Take a look at Harvard University President Drew Faust on the Colbert Show Monday night. She stopped in to talk about her new book "This Republic ...

WATCH: PBS' 'VOCES' Documentary Series Back For Third Season

Posted 09.12.2012 | Latino Voices

It’s no secret that the Latinos population have has grown steadily over recent years. Hispanics in the United States are reshaping our culture and ...

WATCH: Is The End Of AIDS In Sight?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

In the time it takes to read this article, someone in the United States will contract HIV and, according to recent statistics, there's a 50 percent ch...

WATCH: Film Captures How Ray And Charles Eames Defined Design

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

She was a painter who rarely painted. He was an architecture school dropout. Together they would define the aesthetic and lifestyle of American modern...

What's Your Calling?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

The Calling follows seven emerging religious leaders as they embark on their journeys as pastors, preachers, priests, chaplains, imams and rabbis.

What's Your Calling?: Expanding The Conversation About Why We Are Here

Danny Alpert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Danny Alpert

We've gone throughout the country, exploring the subtleties of calling. We started with one question: What does calling mean to you? From there conversations went far afield.

'The Calling:' Exploring The Tension Between Religious Conviction And Questioning (VIDEO)

Danny Alpert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Danny Alpert

When I began to work on The Calling, my PBS documentary series on clergy students, I set out to look at faith in the U.S. with a keen eye and a warm heart.

Documentary Explores What It Means To Be 'Called'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service "The Calling," a four-hour documentary that airs Dec. 20-21 on PBS stations, looks at seven young Muslim, Ca...

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason, a PBS documentary series released Nov. 9 on DVD, journalist Bill Moyers asks, "In a world where religion is poison to some and salvation to others, how do we live together?"

Leo Frank PBS Documentary Shows Complicated Story Of His Lynching (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tonight, PBS airs "The People V. Leo Frank," a documentary that chronicles the bizarre, ugly case of Leo Frank. Frank was a Cornell-educated industria...

Thomas Merton: A Man For This (And All) Seasons

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

I first read Merton, a cloistered monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani in rural Kentucky for most of his life, as a student and was instantly besotted with his unique mix of humanity and holiness.