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Ken Burns, Katie Couric Take on Cancer in New Documentary
"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book written by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Students Show Support for Victim at Stanford Graduation
Stanford University graduating students and women's rights advocates used the school's commencement ceremony to again express their anger over the six-month jail sentence given to a former student for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman
Jackie Robinson's widow: 'There's room for real progress' in baseball
PASADENA, Calif. -- Jackie Robinson's widow says Major League Baseball has yet to fully honor her husband's legacy. "There is a lot more that needs to be done and that can be done in terms of the hiring, the promotion" of minorities in the sport, Rachel Robinson said Monday on Martin Luther King Jr
President Obama, Clintons and Others Hail Mario Cuomo
The death Thursday of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo at age 82 brought forth a flood of tributes recalling a man President Obama called "a determined champion of progressive values." Cuomo died of heart failure on the same day his son, Andrew Cuomo , was inaugurated for a second term as governor
Playoff pros, cons and rootability
The 10 teams in the postseason haven't been to a World Series for a combined 207 years. So many championship-starved teams what's a fan to do? Who should you root for? Never fear. My annual Rootability Index breaks it down. St. Louis Cardinals Pros: The Cardinals play in a media market smaller
FDR Seen Walking in Rare Video Clip
The president, wearing braces on his legs, struggles up a ramp. He grasps an assistant’s arm, gripping a handrail for support. The section of film is eight seconds long – but it represents a notable historic find, only the second video clip to emerge showing Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking. The
Ken Burns Discusses His 'Profile in Courage'
Making Jackie Robinson and the least we forget that this is the first real progress in civil rights since the civil war this isn't a bus in Montgomery Alabama this isn't a lunch counter and Virginia. North Carolina this school in South Carolina to peek a Kansas. This isn't even in our in our
Fifty Years After His Death, JFK's Legacy Lives On
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy during a trip to Dallas in 1963 left a nation in mourning and America’s royal family torn apart. “We’re very focused on family because it’s the only thing that got us through,” former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy,...
'This Week' Web Extra: Ken Burns
The documentary filmmaker on his latest PBS project and advice for filmmakers.