After 50 years, Sesame Street is still poised for success

Feb 19, 2019
The money and the history behind America's most beloved television show.
Bert (L) and Ernie (R).
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"The Facebook Dilemma" documentary explores the company's global impact

Oct 30, 2018
A new two-part investigation from Frontline charts the social platform's rise and its effect on democracy.
(L-R) Raney Aronson-Rath, James Jacoby, Roger McNamee, and Dana Priest of the television show 'The Facebook Dilemma' speak during the PBS segment of the Summer 2018 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
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"The Facebook Dilemma" documentary explores the company's global impact

Oct 30, 2018
A new two-part investigation from Frontline charts the social platform's rise and its effect on democracy.
(L-R) Raney Aronson-Rath, James Jacoby, Roger McNamee, and Dana Priest of the television show 'The Facebook Dilemma' speak during the PBS segment of the Summer 2018 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Abacus: The only bank charged in the financial crisis

May 22, 2017
The film "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" is the surprising saga of the Sung family.
(From left) Vera Sung, Jill Sung and Thomas Sung of Abacus Federal Savings Bank.
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Meet 'Sesame Street’s' Julia: A muppet character who’s autistic

Apr 10, 2017
It’s part of an outreach and education program that Sesame Workshop has launched with researchers and autism advocates.
Front row, from left to right: Sesame Street characters Julia (a 4-year-old muppet with autism), Abby Cadabby and Elmo.
© 2017 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved. Photo Credit: Zach Hyman

New doc shows our evolving relationship with big data

Feb 24, 2016
It's not all black and white.
A staff member at the Somerset House in London stands in front of an art exhibit themed on big data. Rick Smolan, executive producer of the film "The Human Face of Big Data," says our relationship to data isn't black and white.
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Roxann Dawson on "Mercy Street" and directing

Jan 22, 2016
The director of the new PBS drama talks about her show and breaking barriers in Hollywood
"Mercy Street" director Roxann Dawson behind the scenes of the new PBS series. 
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Henry Ford: The Steve Jobs of his time

Jan 29, 2013
A new documentary looks at the life and work of Henry Ford, one of the greatest innovators in U.S. history.

Weekend hacking news

May 31, 2011
You went to a barbecue, maybe. Perhaps did some yard work. But hackers? They hack. There was an attack on the PBS site over the weekend that...