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The Presidents Documentary Series on PBS

Elisa Lichtenbaum | August 2, 2016
Presidents of US

“ONCE A PRESIDENT gets to The White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. From August 8 through 22, THIRTEEN revisits the stories of six 20th century …

Guide to the 2016 Summer Olympics

Christina Knight | July 28, 2016
Sport icons and Rio seascape

Here’s a short guide to watching a marathon event: the 2016 Summer Olympics. This year, 28 Olympic sports are represented by more than 10,500 athletes competing in over 300 events over the course of 19 days. Pace yourself, viewers. Olympics …

The Great British Baking Show: Season 3, Episode 4 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | July 24, 2016
The Great British Baking Show: Season 3, Episode 4 Recap

Last week when I tweeted out the link to my recap of Episode 3, I tagged several of our contestants and they responded, which was fun. In response to what I wrote about the wild garlic in Ian’s bread, Ian said it is out of season now but is great when you can find it. I am definitely going to look for it, and I have a feeling some of you are too! And now on to this week which is all about sweetness and light: Desserts! Yes please!

The Great British Baking Show: Season 3, Episode 3 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | July 18, 2016
The Great British Baking Show: Season 3, Episode 3 Recap

It turns out that baking is a full contact sport. Don’t believe me? Make note of all the purple band aids (on the hands of our contestants) that are multiplying week by week. Whether they cut themselves, burned themselves, or were bitten by Paul Hollywood, it is obviously dangerous in that tent!

The Tunnel and Other Border Troubles

Christina Knight | July 15, 2016
Sinaloa Cartel Tijuana Airport/Ejido Tampico Drug Tunnel 2006. Photo courtesy US Drug Enforcement Administration.

National borders are the scene of criminal activities, senseless tragedies and government-led transgressions — most famously, that of invasions and war. Here are just a few examples of the trouble with borders throughout time and place.

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