The cineplexes are full of superhero movies this time of year. But they all started with pen and ink! This is a rare chance to meet one of the men who worked on one of those influential comic books back in the day. WPBT, South Florida Public Media produced this story on Allen Bellman, the man who drew Captain America.
NOVA follows investigations that may lead to a breakthrough in predicting earthquakes. Then join Sir David Attenborough on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs on Nature: Fabulous Frogs.
Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, senator and first lady, joins Gwen Ifill for an extended conversation on international concerns like the crisis in Iraq and political upheaval in Ukraine, as well as the state of economic recovery in the United States, why Democrats should be embracing health care reform and the reason she's waiting to decide whether she'll run for president in 2016.
In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, master chef Jiro Ono discusses the secrets to his success and lifetime dedication to his craft, while a renowned Japanese food critic talks about what makes Jiro’s restaurant stand apart from all the rest — especially its “minimalist, simple” sushi.
The African bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) is the biggest frog in Africa and very aggressive. But in spite of that, it’s a devoted father. Bullfrogs spawn in little pools around the margins of larger ponds and after mating is over one male stays to keep watch. If the pool dries up the dutiful dad digs a channel to a new water source.
During the summer of 1964, the nation’s eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. The campaign was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights…