Did you know?!
Pouch-wearing marsupials have adapted bizarre methods of reproduction to survive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth.
Travel to the Australian Outback in SEX IN THE WILD “Kangaroos” on PBS tonight (7/30) at 10/9c.
July 29, 1953: Happy Birthday Ken Burns!
PBS documentary film director and producer Ken Burns turns 61 today! His acclaimed documentaries showcase archival footage and photographs, and offer an unflinching perspective on the most important moments in American history. Ken’s films have earned twelve Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, and in 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Create personalized Roosevelts email postcards to remind your friends and family!
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
July 28, 1927: FDR incorporates the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, a rehabilitation home for polio patients
On this day in 1927, Franklin Roosevelt, who had contracted polio at age 39, created the nonprofit Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, the only hospital in the world to deal solely with the treatment of polio victims. Roosevelt’s visits to Warm Springs began a few years prior, during which he experienced marked improvements in his health after swimming in the mineral water resort pools.
The organization later became the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and was instrumental in developing a cure for polio.
Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.
Photo: Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio patients, c.1930. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.
TOMORROW (7/28) in an exclusive interview with Charlie Rose, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal reveals what it will take to return to peace in the region.
Watch the full interview tomorrow on PBS.
THIS WEEKEND ON VICIOUS: Ash (Iwan Rheon, “Game of Thrones”) has a new girlfriend, Chloe! But when he introduces her to Stuart (Derek Jacobi) and Freddie (Ian McKellen) will the claws come out?!
Find out how Chloe feels about the pair’s snide remarks in episode 5 of VICIOUS this Sunday (July 27) at 10:30/9:30c on PBS.
The late, great Billy Taylor was born on this day in 1921. Though he passed away in 2010 at age 89, Taylor’s legacy as a jazz pianist, educator, and advocate lives on.
Check out this special jazz collection for more on Taylor and other inspiring Jazz legends.
Meet Anna Lore, star of PBS Digital Studios new series “Frankenstein, M.D.” and Emmy-winning executive producer & writer Bernie Su (on the right). Frankenstein MD premieres on pbsdigitalstudios' YouTube channel August 19.
NOVA’s Dr. Amy Middleman, Dr. Paul Offit, and Sonya Pemberton also let loose for the camera before their “Vaccines – Calling the Shots” TV Critics Press Tour panel (Premieres September 10).