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Saturday, Mar. 21, 2020
Historian Niall Ferguson has a knack for timing his TV projects.
He debuted his examination of the global financial system in "The Ascent of Money" just as the 2008 economic crisis was hitting. Now he has returned with a series that helps us better understand the conronaviris.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Before Chuck Boers joined the U.S. Army, the Lipan Apache member was given his family's eagle feathers. The feathers had been carried by his great-great-great-grandfather on his rifle when he was an Apache scout.
They also were carried by relatives who fought in World War I, World War II...
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2019
Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta began organizing poor farmworkers in California, a woman named Maria Moreno sought to sign up impoverished farmworkers for a fledgling union. The Mexican American mother of 12 coordinated rallies, recruited members in isolated areas and inspired...
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019
Longtime PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said she's ready to face more budget fights and competition with the expanding number of commercial outlets treading on public TV's programming turf.
Kerger, who joined the Public Broadcasting Service as president and CEO in 2006, told a TV...
Saturday, Jul. 13, 2019
The darkest, most violent chapter in the history of Bisbee was an open secret for decades in the funky old Arizona copper town 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
But few residents knew the details of how about 1,200 miners, most of them immigrants, were pulled...
Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019
To escape the poverty of South Texas migrant camps, Homer Garza joined the U.S. Army. Months later he and his company found themselves surrounded in South Korea by an invading North Korean force. Racist stereotypes officers told Garcia about North Koreans' eye site were false, he soon discovered...
Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019
David Oyelowo kept his distance from the rest of the actors while filming the upcoming six-part retelling of "Les Miserables ." It wasn't personal.
Dominic West would often invite his fellow actors out for a bite or just to hang out but Oyelowo would repeatedly decline. West wondered why...
Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019
Northern New Mexico is known for tourist attractions such as artsy Santa Fe, eclectic Taos and the healing dirt of El Santuario de Chimayó. The region's relaxing spas and skiing options present middle-class and wealthy visitors the opportunity to bask in the allurement of quiet and breathtaking...
Monday, Sep. 24, 2018
After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too.
Burns tackles the famed Mayo Clinic in his next film, exploring the history of the innovative Rochester,...
Sunday, May. 27, 2018
Politicians seizing on immigrants as an election issue. Newspaper headlines calling for action. Talk of legislation to institute a ban.
If viewers of "The Chinese Exclusion Act" documentary end up with a sense of deja vu between the film's subject, a law from 1882 that barred Chinese...