The National Parks | A Ken Burns Film

THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is a six-episode series produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan and written by Dayton Duncan. Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales – from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska - THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is nonetheless a story of people: people from every conceivable background – rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in Ed Comm

The President of the state’s teachers’ union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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New NYSUT President Magee discusses "no confidence vote" on commissioner

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In April, the New York State United Teachers union decided on new leadership for its 60,000 members.  Gone was longtime President Dick Ianuzzi and in ...

POV Documentary Blog

The 10 Most Patriotic American Documentaries

On the Fourth of July, most of us, myself included, get so caught up in the food and party planning that we tend to forget that it's a day to pay tribute to our country.

‘Code Black’: A Visceral First-Hand Account of County Hospital’s ER

Code Black, about County Hospital in Los Angeles and the emergency doctors who work there, is a portrait of the space where more people have died and been saved than anywhere else in the United Sta...

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Video: “Migrant Mother” Photo Series at the Library of Congress

Please view the original post to see the video. Migrant Mother, the iconic photo representing America's Great Depression, is part of the body of work Dorothea Lange created while working for the F...

Dorothea Lange: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Please view the original post to see the video. Her celebrated photograph Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent ...

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