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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...

Five Centuries Of African American History

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 10.23.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Slavery in the United States was once a roaring success whose wounds still afflict the country today. So says Henry Lou...

"Latino Americans' Dreams Big

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 10.08.2013 | Latino Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — An ambitious PBS documentary on the 500-year history of Latinos in America is aimed at a broad audience, its producer sa...

Henry Louis Gates' Next PBS Documentary

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — After a tragedy like the Trayvon Martin killing, calls routinely arise for a conversation about race.But Henry Louis Gat...

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...

The Dog Days Of Summer TV

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 07.29.2012 | TV

LOS ANGELES — Summer television used to mean reruns. This year it's gone to the dogs. Several new shows star dogs and their owners in need of h...

PBS Will Air New Documentary On Latinos

AP | Posted 07.02.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK — PBS said Wednesday it is preparing a six-hour documentary series on the history of Latinos in the United States, set to air in the fa...

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.