Bios, an interactive game, and a Q&A forum trace the birth of the personal computer at this PBS companion site.
ABOUT THE TELEVISION SERIES Triumph of the Nerds originally premiered in June 1996 and is no longer airing on PBS stations. Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires zooms backwards on the information superhighway to show in vivid detail how youthful amateurs, hippies and self-proclaimed "nerds" accidentally changed the world. The three-hour program chronicles the birth and growth of Silicon Valley's personal computer industry. Hosted by Bob Cringely, a longtime industry observer, th...
The Associated Press details grave conditions inside a Texas migrant detention facility where 250 infants, children and teenagers were being held without adequate food, water or sanitation during a recent visit. Warren Binford, a law professor at Willamette University, joins William Brangham to share her firsthand account, what Border Patrol agents think and what's next for these children.
The core of Ayn Rand's philosophy is that unfettered self-interest is good and altruism is destructive. So what if we indeed allowed ourselves to be blinded to all but our own self-interest?
PBS NewsHour Jul 10 Yazmin Juárez, a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum who appeared before a House panel Wednesday, said she testified because she wanted everyone to know about conditions in ICE detention. "I do not want more children to suffer."… Continue reading Jul 10 The Department of Health and Human Services said about 225 children are being held at the site in Carrizo Springs, with plans to expand to as many as 1,300, making it one of the biggest camps in the U.S. government… Continue rea...
Psychologists have yet to find a way to diminish hidden prejudice, but they do have strategies for thwarting discrimination.
Read about the first full-length documentary about the trailblazing entertainer Mae West to air on PBS.
GT: The site is very complex. It runs from Church Street on the east to West Street on the west, from Liberty Street on the south to Vesey Street on the north. There is building seven which was the third building to collapse by fire which sat in this position right in here. The World Trade -- the normal consideration of the World Trade Center -- was this particular sector right here. It consisted of a shallow basement which was the old Hudson and Manhattan railroad which was in here, and a deep...
Rayshard Brooks’ shooting death at the hands of Atlanta police has added new fuel to the national conversation and protests over use of force. The encounter began calmly but escalated when officers tried to arrest Brooks for driving under the influence. Judy Woodruff talks to Georgetown University Law Center’s Paul Butler and retired police officer David Thomas of Florida Gulf Coast University.
Independent Lens interviews the producer of a film about disability rights about her recent trip to Moscow, and discovers the sad reality of life for the disabled in Russia