Go Car Shopping With "Click and Clack" In This 2008 Documentary

I don't care much for cars. But even though I'm ambivalent about automobiles, I'm incredibly passionate about the radio show Car Talk. Sadly, one half of the Car Talk brothers, Tom Magliozzi, died today at 77, which sent me searching for this documentary they made in 2008—the first time I saw "Click and Clack" in… »11/03/14 8:00pm11/03/14 8:00pm

How We Got to Now: PBS Celebrates Science Heroes You've Never Heard Of

In 2014 we live pretty comfortable lives, free of rampant disease and inconvenience that plagued our not-too-distant ancestors. The people who helped us get to this point are not necessarily rich or famous but they're no less important for it. PBS celebrates these folks in its new series, How We Got To Now, hosted by… »10/15/14 7:45pm10/15/14 7:45pm

Generation Like: The Kids Sell Out (But Don't Know What That Means)

The most shocking part of "Generation Like," PBS's new Frontline documentary about youth media culture, occurs when a bunch of teenagers confess they don't know what the term "sell-out" means. This term, so vital to the identities of at least three generations that had come before them, didn't register as something… »2/18/14 5:42pm2/18/14 5:42pm

Yes! PBS Superheroes Will Save the World from Crappy Reality TV

Imagine if PBS created its own Avengers by teaming up superheroes from our childhood. I'm not talking about Iron Man or Thor but Carl Sagan, Mister Rogers and Bill Nye. Real superheroes. This fantastic short imagines the trio teaming up with Bob Ross to form the PBS Avengers who want to save us from brain shrinking… »5/01/13 9:05pm5/01/13 9:05pm

Meteor Strike: The Complete Story of Russia's Cosmic Fireball

Thanks to the crazy prevalence of dash-cams in Russia, we got an amazing, multi-viewpoint look at last month's monster meteor strike just hours after it happened. But there's more to see than just the flashes in the sky. PBS's Nova dug in deep to figure out the details of the incident, and the disaster it could have… »3/30/13 9:00pm3/30/13 9:00pm