The 100th anniversary of the amendment that guaranteed women’s right to vote in the United States is being celebrated in a variety of programming by PBS this summer.
At a time of great division in the U.S., a little bit of Mr. Rogers can go a long way to remind us of simpler times. We revisit a 1985 interview between Fred Rogers and original “Chicago Tonight” host John Callaway.
Democratic presidential candidates offered two very different debates during their final forum of 2019. And while they jousted cordially over the economy, climate change and foreign policy, it was a wine cave that opened up the fault lines.
A new documentary series explores the rigorous Bard Prison Initiative that offers degrees to a select group of incarcerated men and women. Filmmaker Lynn Novick and program graduate Dyjuan Tatro join us in discussion.
As Ken Burns’ latest series “Country Music” airs on PBS, a look at Chicago’s role in the history of country music with local band Big Sadie.
“Molly of Denali” is making headlines as the first national children’s series to feature a Native American lead character. We speak with Chicago-based writer and actor June Thiele, who’s contributing to the show.
Medical marijuana is legal in Arizona, but dispensaries are struggling with banking systems. Arizona PBS producer Allysa Adams has this report as part of our series on legalization.
Two years after Massachusetts voters approved recreational marijuana, the first pot shops have opened. As part of our series on legalization, WGBH reporter Arun Rath gives us a look at what it takes to cash in on cannabis.
The effort to legalize recreational marijuana is still alive in Illinois, but negotiations are ongoing. Where does that leave the state’s blossoming medical marijuana pilot program?
Illinois, like many states, is grappling with legalization of recreational marijuana. In the first of a series, Brenda Flanagan of PBS member station NJTV News reports on how racial disparities impact the discussion in New Jersey.
We speak with the former secretary of state and Patricia Harrison, the president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, about the hard work of reminding America of its shared creed.
A new PBS program features stories of people coming together across ideological divides. We speak with “American Creed” director Sam Ball.
A new episode of “Frontline” shines a light on the little-known story of the only U.S. bank to be prosecuted in the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis. We speak with the director and producer of “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.”
Meet one of the filmmakers behind a new “American Experience” series about the United States’ entry into World War I.