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.

A still image from the new PBS Kids TV show “Molly of Denali.”

“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?

In partnership with local PBS news programs around the country, the second in our series looking at the legalization of marijuana in communities across the U.S.

This March 22, 2019 file photo shows a bud on a marijuana plant at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez, File)

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 still image from “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” a new episode of “Frontline.”

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.”

Rob Rapley

Meet one of the filmmakers behind a new “American Experience” series about the United States’ entry into World War I.

Gwen Ifill

On Monday, the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” died at the age of 61 following several months of cancer treatment.

Krishaun Branch at Urban Prep Graduation (Tod Lending / Courtesy POV)

A pair of ambitious teenagers rise above the challenges of coming of age in Englewood. We preview an inspiring documentary called “All the Difference.”

John McLaughlin

The host and creator of the long-running PBS public affairs show, “The McLaughlin Group,” died Tuesday morning. He was 89 years old.

The second installment of WTTW's "10 That Changed America" premiers Tuesday. This time, host Geoffrey Baer looks at 10 American parks that changed how we live and play in our cities.

Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, joins Chicago Tonight to discuss her vision for the future of public media, the challenges PBS and its member stations face with fundraising and editorial control, and how public media can grow and build their audiences.