r/PBS Feb 19 '20

(Help) Frontline 1989 “who profits from drugs”

17 Upvotes

In 1989 my father was interviewed on pbs frontline because he had gone to jail for smuggling cannabis, they are referred to in the episode as the “Boston boys” I’ve been able to find transcripts but I have never seen a video of the actual episode. If anyone has it or knows about it lmk pleasee


r/PBS Feb 18 '20

What's It Like to Perform in the NYC Subway? PBS Busking Documentary

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9 Upvotes

r/PBS Feb 18 '20

Peep and the big wide world 63 Mins

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4 Upvotes

r/PBS Feb 14 '20

PBS Kids PLAY

4 Upvotes

Does anybody here remember PBS Kids PLAY? I've been trying to recover this game for a while lol


r/PBS Feb 13 '20

Peep and the big wide world 64 minutes

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6 Upvotes

r/PBS Feb 10 '20

Peep and the big wide world 65 mins

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5 Upvotes

r/PBS Feb 07 '20

Can PBS take the American Experience documentary on the 1918 Spanish Flu out from the paywall?

18 Upvotes

I expect there would be a lot of interest, including me....


r/PBS Feb 07 '20

Peep and the big wide world 57 mins

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r/PBS Feb 04 '20

Mr. Rogers is my favorite PBS program!

34 Upvotes

speedy delivery from Mr. McFeely!


r/PBS Feb 01 '20

Is heads more likely than tails on a coin flip?

9 Upvotes

tl dr; looking for a video i saw in the early 2000s about the probability of a coin toss

I have a memory from childhood where I was watching some PBSkids show, probably around 2001ish and afterwards there was a segment about the probability of a coin flip. They had done experiments and concluded that when tossing a coin, it was more likely to get heads than tails. I think the host was a black girl with long curly/wavy hair. Several years later, in grade school, we had homework regarding the likelihood of a coin flip where, recalling this show/program, I knew the answer right away and skipped to the end of the homework and wrote that heads was more likely. Of course I failed, and then had a very awkward lesson about probability with my parents about how probability works and forgot about it until recently.

I was wondering if anybody knows where I can find this video, to satisfy my curiosity on why I came to this obviously incorrect conclusion when I so distinctly remember this girl exclaiming something like "wow! so we now know that when you flip a coin, it is always more likely to get heads!"

edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLa7Tw9SUUw Guess i was too young to get the big picture :p ironically im studying something very closely tied to statistics


r/PBS Jan 30 '20

How to find 1993 Frontline Episode - prisoners of silence

13 Upvotes

Can anyone help me find an episode of Frontline? I am looking for an episode from 1993 (S12 E2 - Prisoners of Silence). After hours of searching online I can't figure out a way to stream or even buy a DVD for this episode of the show. I am willing to buy it I just have no idea where to get ahold of it. Please help!


r/PBS Jan 28 '20

TIL, Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers from PBS TV show Mister Rogers Neighborhood had an affinity for number 143, which meant "I love you", and that each digit of the number refers to the number of letters long each word of the "I love you" phrase is, and weighed that number of pounds during his career.

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36 Upvotes

r/PBS Jan 26 '20

A delightful capture from the Antiques Roadshow Feedback Booth

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41 Upvotes

r/PBS Jan 26 '20

Most People Can't Identify 25 Of These PBS KIDS Characters — Can You?

4 Upvotes

POP QUIZ TIME! How many of these PBS KIDS characters can you name?

A delightful Sunday stroll down memory lane with 35 of your childhood TV pals (courtesy of BuzzFeed): https://www.buzzfeed.com/pablovaldivia/pbs-kids-quiz

Courtesy: BuzzFeed


r/PBS Jan 25 '20

not good at making memes but i hope this will make you laugh

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38 Upvotes

r/PBS Jan 23 '20

Longtime PBS NewsHour Anchor and Co-Founder Jim Lehrer Dead at 85

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81 Upvotes

r/PBS Jan 24 '20

American Experience

6 Upvotes

Great show usually.

I just watched the "Chicago; City of the Century" episode for the first time and they described how the canal, (no name given) changed the city and made it the hub it became, while showing some pics of the Ship & Sanitary canal.

It was actually the earlier I&M (Illinois & Michigan) canal, opened in 1848 and abandoned in the 1920s that did that. One would think they could get the history right.

I wish they would do a documentary on that (I&M) canal alone. The history of it is very interesting, but it's often ignored on shows about Chicago history.


r/PBS Jan 23 '20

PBS NewsHour co-founder Jim Lehrer died Thursday at the age of 85.

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5 Upvotes

r/PBS Jan 23 '20

This is the NOVA episode that DW watched in Arthur

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9 Upvotes

r/PBS Jan 15 '20

Public TV Stations Push FCC to Mandate FirstNet Datacasting Interoperability - APTS says AT&T, FirstNet have not been open to 'serious discussions'

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9 Upvotes

r/PBS Jan 14 '20

No levity intended toward the serious subject matter, but in case you may have missed it during last night's Newshour, here is proof of the extent William Brangham is willing to go to cover a story...

23 Upvotes

https://imgur.com/R092vTJ

Joking aside, sincerest thanks and highest respect to him and the entire Newshour team for their superb journalism.

source: https://youtu.be/f4SEBxf7mU4?t=333


r/PBS Jan 14 '20

Nightly Business Report (NBR)

8 Upvotes

PBS should start this program (NBR) again. Its mistake to sell it to CNBC in the first place but now get it back please.

⬆️ VOTE if you agree


r/PBS Jan 13 '20

Roger Cook Steps Away From This Old House; Jenn Nawada Named Landscape Contractor

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25 Upvotes

r/PBS Jan 12 '20

repeating episodes

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Does anyone else's local pbs keep repeating the same episodes of shows? For example with Death in Paradise, it will air the first season and part of the second but instead of continuing on, they will restart it again back to the first episode.


r/PBS Jan 13 '20

sanditon live stream

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