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The Genius of Marian- Remarkable Alzheimer's Documentary to Air on PBS Monday, September 8

Marie Marley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The Genius of Marian is an intimate, poetic documentary about Pam White and her family as they all struggle to deal with Pam's Alzheimer's disease. As...

'Downton Abbey' Just Went Way Too Far

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment

The cast response to "Bottle-Gate" was cute, but now "Downton Abbey" is getting cheeky in all the wrong ways. In response to a bottle of water snea...

I Feel Guilty... For Not Feeling Guilty

Lauren Stevens | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

This is where my guilt comes in; I feel guilty because I've not succumbed to the mom guilt surrounding many of the parenting decisions I've made. I love being a mother, but my world does not revolve around my child. T

These Post-Minimalist Space Sculptures Are Coming To A TV Near You

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts

Trevor Paglen, an American artist with a penchant for experimental geography, is heading to a TV near you. He's one of several artists featured on the...

Plimpton! The Professional Amateur

Liam Smith | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Liam Smith

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is a fascinating investigation of a literary figure who never really got his due. Whether it was because of his concentration on subjects such as sports; his participatory adventures in journalism; or his status as a public figure; many in the literary establishment never really took him seriously, despite his enormous contribution to the world of letters as head of The Paris Review.

It's A 'Downton' Fail For The Ages

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment

Well, at least they didn't call it "Downtown Abbey." "Downton Abbey" just released some new photos to promote Season 5, according to E!, but one pa...

Lessons from Mister Rogers For A High Tech Generation

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Lesli Rotenberg

Through years of research and conversations with parents, we've heard from scores of moms and dads who love their children and want to see them succeed in school, but who feel hopelessly on the outside of their learning.

Take A Sneak Peek At A Pioneering Female Performance Artist Joan Jonas On PBS

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts

If you're a fan of the "Art21" series, PBS's gem of a program dedicated to art in the 21st century, we have a treat for you. Over the next few months,...

Richard Nixon: Honk If You Think He Was Guilty

Michael Winship | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In those early August days, events would reach a crescendo but none of us knew the final outcome, and that was Alistair Cooke's problem.

Deepak Chopra's "Future of God"

Alex Kip | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion
Alex Kip

"Here he comes, here he comes..." the collective thought hovered in the air as hundreds of spiritual seekers filled the Marble Collegiate Church in NYC.

My Conversation with the Multi-Faceted Rubén Blades

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by Rubén Blades. The 10-time Grammy winner, Harvard law school grad and former presidential candidate in Panama reflects on his varied career and talks about his new CD, Tangos.

The 7 Comic-Con Booths That Wouldn't Have Very Long Lines

Hulu.com | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Comic-Con is a haven for has-been and chagrined performers looking to capitalize on their fleeting fame and notoriety. Nowhere is this more evident than the John Wilkes Booth Booth, where fans can have their picture taken with a hologram of the murderous thespian.

Dance for Me: Coming of Age on the Dance Floor and Beyond

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

What drives them, these ballroom babies with the swiveling hips, sequins and spray tans, who sacrifice family, friends, even country in the quest for fame?

Fight Censorship: See This Film

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Media
Michael Berkowitz

In April of 2013, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's film "Citizen Koch" died an untimely death. The film had sought to illustrate the role of Koch money in American electoral politics.

My Conversation With Joan Rivers

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Monday night on PBS, the first of my two-part conversation with legendary comedian Joan Rivers. We talked about her longstanding career and her new book, Diary of a Mad Diva. Rivers spoke candidly about what will happen if the moment ever comes when she can no longer perform on stage.

My Conversation With Def Leppard

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight, I'm joined by music legends Joe Elliott and Rick Savage, who reflect on their careers. With legions of fans around the world, the pop-metal band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and recently embarked on a 42-city national tour to support U.S. troops.

12 Famous Artists On How Art Can Transform And Inspire Your Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts

Art is transformative. Ask any artist -- professional or amateur -- to support this claim, and they'll likely embark on a soliloquy of epic propor...

By Land and by Sea

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Chris Renouf, riding for Less Cancer Bike Ride to Mackinac 2014 One of the historic sailing and great Michigan traditions is the Bell's Beer Bayview...

My Conversation With Hugh Laurie

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.30.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Before finding fame and garnering several Emmy nods and two Golden Globe wins for his role in TV's House, he was a member of Cambridge University's Footlights Revue and a familiar face -- as a comedian -- on British TV.

My Jookin' Conversation With Lil Buck

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

I chat with Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, a dancer who's been called the Baryshnikov of jookin'. He's taken the freestyle-based street dance, involving intensive footwork, to the world stage.

The First Thing You Do in War Is Take Over the Communications System, or Why I Love Sheffield Doc Fest

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

Money and the enormous wealth gap has lead to a non-democratic representation in the media sphere and that now extends to so-called public television.

Do Men Prefer Women With Long or Short Hair? Tavis Smiley Polls His TV Crew About Toni Braxton's Book Cover Photo

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.17.2014 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

In this clip from last night's Tavis Smiley on PBS, Smiley offers his opinion on the cover art for guest Toni Braxton's latest book, Unbreak My Heart.

My Father's Day Conversation With Carl and Rob Reiner

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The elder -- a 12-time Emmy-winning TV pioneer who counts among his creations The Dick Van Dyke Show -- and the younger -- an Emmy-winning actor and director, whose box office hits include films such as Misery and A Few Good Men -- reflect on their relationship and illustrious careers.

Celebrating Our She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Writer, actor, and activist Maya Angelou inspired generations of women with her efforts to overcome discrimination, prejudice and abuse. A woman, who didn't speak for years in her youth, became a voice for millions in her adult life; and that voice was quite lyrical.

Happy 80th Birthday, Bill Moyers

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Bill Moyers, who turned 80 on Thursday, has been one of the most prolific and influential figures in American journalism.