PBS Kids' Super Why! and KCPT Kids' book-loving owl, P.T., were at Johnson Elementary School in the Hickman Mills School District today to help kick off their summer reading program. Over 300 children packed the cafeteria to celebrate. The district gave each child 10 books to keep and a backpack. Bookmarks were provided by P.T. and Super Why!. The students were excited to get to meet both characters with a high five or a hug. KCPT supports literacy and encourages summer reading through programs like Martha Speaks, Raising Readers and other programs throughout the metro area.
FRONTLINE reveals firsthand the deep-seated hatreds between right-wing Ukrainian nationalists with historic ties to the Nazis, and violent pro-Russian separatists vying for control of the country.
The final episode explores the drive veterans often have of finding a new mission, to contribute, to be part of something bigger than themselves. Wes explores the experience of coming back fundamentally changed by the experience of war, and the difficulty of fitting back in. Can you create a new life in your old world?
D-Day 360 VIDEO
D-Day was a logistical effort on a scale never seen before or since. On the day itself, 3,000 planes dropped 23,000 airborne troops behind German lines, and 7,000 ships delivered around 20,000 military vehicles and 130,000 soldiers onto the beaches. Once on the shore, the troops had to negotiate two million mines buried in the sand, 46,000 fearsome beach obstacles and hundreds of miles of barbed wire, while dodging the shells and bullets fired by 40,000 German defenders. This film takes advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape and allow viewers to switch effortlessly between the macro and the…
PBS' Steve Goldbloom heads to Khan Academy and Bay Area schools to report on tech in education.
How the young United States dealt with the unprecedented and overwhelming number of dead in the Civil War, premiering on PBS Sept 18, 8/7c. The Ric Burns film is based on the book "This Republic of Suffering" by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust.