Paula Kerger, President of PBS, was nominated by Charlie Rose Executive Producer Yvette Vega to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge to help spread awareness of ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Paula (with the help of some friends you might know) accepted the challenge and donated to the ALS Association.

She nominates filmmaker Ken Burns, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff of PBS newshour and all of the Presidents at PBS stations.

If you wish to donate, you can here.

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NEW VIDEO!

Where does the smell of rain come from?

If you said “from the sky,” then congratulations! You are hilarious. But it’s a lot more interesting than that. The pungent perfume that accompanies rainstorms carries special chemical signatures, some born from lightning, some from deep within the soil.

And beyond just being pleasant and nostalgic, those smells are actually useful to some living things, such as telling plants when it’s time to grow, guiding camels across the desert, and even signaling some fish when it’s time to get “romantic”. 

Take a big whiff, because there’s a science storm a-comin’!

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August 15, 1912: Julia Child is Born
Today marks the 102nd anniversary of Julia Child’s birth. The American chef was known for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her television cooking program, The French Chef. The PBS program was one of the first cooking shows on television, and set the foundation for food television as we know it today.
 Join PBS in celebrating Julia’s legacy by checking out PBS Food’s Julia Child page.
Photos: (1) Harvard University, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (2) Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 15, 1912: Julia Child is Born

Today marks the 102nd anniversary of Julia Child’s birth. The American chef was known for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her television cooking program, The French Chef. The PBS program was one of the first cooking shows on television, and set the foundation for food television as we know it today.

Join PBS in celebrating Julia’s legacy by checking out PBS Food’s Julia Child page.

Photos: (1) Harvard University, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (2) Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History