Africa’s Great Civilizations with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.
On this day in 1953, Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick announced that they had determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes. The discovery was based on the crucial X-ray diffraction image of DNA labeled as "Photo 51", from Rosalind Franklin. Watson Crick and Maurice Wilkins each received one third of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their contributions to the discovery. Franklin died in 1958, and thus was ineligible to be nominated for the prize.Read more
Get ready to binge the entire season ogf Victoria from WGBH’s Masterpiece today!Read more
In a five-part series from Nature, researchers employ more than 30 animatronic spy cameras disguised as animals to secretly record behavior in the wild.Read more
Enjoy two classic ballets by George Balanchine on Great Performances.Read more
Based on true stories, Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front.Read more
WGBH’s Nova takes a look at high-speed transportation concerns to determine Why Trains Crash.Read more
Maya Angelou, the prolific artist, activist and author of of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought.Read more
Today, on Presidents Day, the United States Postal Service is introducing the new JFK “forever” stamp at a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.Read more
Victoria from WGBH's Masterpiece follows the woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation.Read more
In Mercy Street's second season, allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital.Read more
Great Performances brings us to the New York City Ballet in Paris.Read more
Embedded in the exterior wall of WGBH's studios is a Boston landmark: a digital mural designed to brighten the ride for commuters with a theme a day that provokes thought, inspires curiosity, and reflects the content and values of public media.
Funding for WGBH’s digital mural has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
WGBH: The Power of Public Media
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