Examine the life and work of the poet laureate, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and environmental activist who has dedicated himself to preserving and regenerating native plants at his home on Maui.
This special edition features stories from the High School Division of the 2018 HIKI NŌ Fall Challenge. On October 19, 2018, ten participating high school teams and twelve participating middle school teams were given four days to complete a HIKI NŌ story based on the theme “the story behind the food”.
Enjoy an all-star tribute to Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the 2019 recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with performances by Gloria Estefan, as well as Jose Feliciano, Patti LaBelle, Cyndi Lauper, Emily Estefan, and original cast members of “On Your Feet!”, and a special presentation by Quincy Jones — […]
Discover the man behind the prizes. A journalist who became a media mogul with an outspoken, cantankerous editorial voice and best-selling newspapers, Joseph Pulitzer championed what he regarded as the sacred role of the free press in a democracy.
Host Mark L. Walberg is joined by appraiser Wes Cowan at the Iowa State Museum in Des Moines to look at its collection of highly prized sand bottles by 19th-century Iowa folk artist Andrew Clemens.
The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor salutes 11-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of the acclaimed comedies Seinfeld and Veep. The special features a cast of her friends and collaborators, including Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Tina Fey, Kumail Nanjiani and Jerry Seinfeld.
Emmy award-winning comedian David Letterman receives the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. This special features tributes from Letterman’s friends and colleagues including Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Amy Schumer and Martin Short.
Tony Bennett is this year’s recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. PBS will co-host an exclusive live taping of Tony Bennett receiving this award. Get “Lost in the Stars” during this evening that features performances from the recipient, as well as other musical guests.
Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court – from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor.
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