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You'll Miss Mister Rogers Even More When You Hear His Loving Message

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2015 | TV

Mister Rogers can still make us feel better. On the 12th anniversary of Fred Rogers' death Friday, the Fred Rogers Company posted a poignant video ...

My Conversation With Mike Epps on Playing Richard Pryor

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by actor and comedian Mike Epps. It was recently announced that Mike will play legendary comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, to be directed by Lee Daniels. In this clip Mike shares his thoughts on portraying such an iconic figure and gives us a small taste of what to expect from his performance.

My Conversation on Hip-Hop With Geraldo Rivera

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Rivera recently found himself in hot water after making some controversial remarks about the impact that Hip-Hop has had on minority communities.​​ In this clip he explains his position but concedes that in describing Hip-Hop in general as being harmful to young minorities, he may have painted with too broad a brush.

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

The Curious George Dilemma

Susan Linn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Susan Linn

Your son may fuss at first, but if you're worried that he can't tear himself away or that he struggles a lot when it's time to stop, you can choose to significantly limit or eliminate his screen time until he's older.

My Conversation With Garrett Morris

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by actor and comedian Garrett Morris, one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. In the clip I ask Garrett which of his many memorable SNL characters is his all-time favorite.

Documentary Tells Story Of Trafficking Victims Forced To Bring Home "$40, No Less" And Who's Helping Them

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact

Nashville may be known for its country music, but another scene is alive and well in the Tennessee capital: Sex trafficking. In a clip from "A Pat...

My Conversation With Eddie Redmayne

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined by actor Eddie Redmayne, the Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated star of the hit film The Theory of Everything, which portrays the story of real-life theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. In the clip, Eddie shares how his own outlook on life has changed after having interacted with Hawking and others impacted by ALS.

Remember Me: The Voice and The Neuroscientist's Mission to Cure Alzheimer's

Chris Mann | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Chris Mann

I'm pleased to consistently see Alzheimer's appearing on various television shows, hear segments about it on the radio and am happy it's becoming a mainstream topic. I'm beyond proud that Remember Me came into the world at this time of realization.

A Plague From Last Century Speaks Loudly in the Present

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

My grandmother, who lived well into her 90s, contracted tuberculosis as a young mother. She spent several lonely years in Saranac Lake, New York while...

Why I Made EARTH A New Wild

M. Sanjayan | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Planet Earth was a groundbreaking series, and I loved it because it opened all our eyes to the beauty and spectacle of our natural world. But it only told half the story.

Virtually Challenged

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

I miss reading the LP covers and the CD booklets. It is not dissimilar to reading the newspaper online. I miss the overall experience of seeing the entire page and reading little things I might miss online.

Peek Inside the New PBS Series 'Earth: A New Wild' With Host M. Sanjayan

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Traditionally humans are considered to be the ultimate destroyers of the planet. However, EARTH: A New Wild, challenges this premise and illustrates how humans are essential to the earth's survival.

My Conversation About 'Ghettoside' With Jill Leovy

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Books
Tavis Smiley

On Wednesday night I'm joined by award-winning crime reporter Jill Leovy, who has just published her first book, Ghettoside, ​in which she argues that we need to direct national attention to black-on-black murders. In the clip I ask Jill why she thinks there has been such enthusiasm from non-black authors and critics for her book's framing of the issue.

My Conversation With Kevin Costner

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined by Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Kevin Costner. In the veteran actor's new project, Black or White, he plays a grandfather who finds himself in a custody battle over his biracial granddaughter. In this clip, Kevin describes the powerful reaction he had upon first reading the thought-provoking script.

In Helping Baby's First Teacher, 'A Path Appears'

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

The 15 million U.S. children growing up in poverty are typically more than 18 months behind their better-off peers by the time they enter school. Many never catch up. So I'm very thankful that tonight at 10 p.m. the new PBS documentary series A Path Appears is showing that these children are not a lost cause.

J-Schools Must Include Safety Courses in Curricula

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.02.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Both IFJ and UNESCO have been quite active in promoting the topic and have published guidebooks on how journalists can protect themselves in various scenarios that spell trouble. It's the belief that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

What Eva Longoria Learned in the Barrios of Cartagena

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

When New York Times journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn invited her to go to Cartagena, Colombia to film a documentary companion to their latest book, A Path Appears, she was ready.

'PBS NewsHour' Leads The Way In Climate Coverage Among Nightly News

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green

"PBS NewsHour" led the way in coverage of climate change among U.S. nightly news programs in 2014 for the third year in a row, according to a new anal...

'EARTH: A New Wild' (PBS) With Dr. M. Sanjayan Is the Most Spectacular Nature Series Ever Produced By National Geographic Television

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment
LuxEco Living

Hosted by Dr. M. Sanjayan, a brilliant conservation scientist, National Geographic Television (in association with Passion Planet) has produced its most important cinematic legacy. EARTH: A New Wild is to be savored and watched countless times.

A Two-Night Conversation on Free Speech

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

I ask comedian Roseanne Barr whether there's a fine line between what is offensive and distasteful, and what constitutes an abuse of free speech.

Actress Malin Akerman Joins Nicholas Kristof to Support The PBS Series: A Path Appears

Allison Carmen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Allison Carmen

The three-part series A Path Appears will premiere on PBS on January 26. I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning more about the challenges our global community faces today, and the uplifting understanding of how we can each make a difference to improve the quality of life for those most in need.

My Conversation With Jeffrey Sachs

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

For more than a quarter century, Sachs, described by The New York Times as "probably the most important economist in the world," has advised governments around the globe on progressive policy. In the clip, he analyzes our own system in the U.S. and reflects on the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

My Conversation With Benedict Cumberbatch

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

In his critically acclaimed film The Imitation Game, he portrays real-life British mathematician Alan Turing, whose technological ingenuity helped break the encrypted Nazi communications code to help the Allies win World War II. In this clip he reveals why his parents initially tried to dissuade him from acting, and what led him to continue to follow his dream.

My Conversation With Laura Poitras

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Citizenfour chronicles the eight days Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Ewan MacAllister of The Guardian spent with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong as he handed over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.