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Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is a non-profit educational organization that uses the power of media to help children learn. Most of us are familiar with the Sesame Street show, but as this website demonstrates, the organization does much, much more. With lessons spanning topics from reading and math to emotional well-being and health and wellness, Sesame Workshop is active in over 150 countries around the...

https://www.sesameworkshop.org/
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Online

[Note: Site review from the "Where Are They Now" section of the July 18, 1997 Scout Report: "PBS was announced as a gopher site. The gopher site is now defunct, having metamorphosed into one of the best television-related sites available. PBS provides a plethora of programming-related sites, including large sites devoted to NOVA, Frontline, The American Experience, P.O.V., and the News Hour,...

https://www.pbs.org/
PBS History

PBS has a "neighborhood" for history, to go along with its other subject and news based areas. PBS History is basically PBS web content related to broadcast series like Frontline, The American Experience, NOVA, and POV. There are also sections devoted to independent series such as The West, (discussed in the September 20, 1996 Scout Report), Thomas Jefferson, and The Great War and the Shaping of...

https://www.pbs.org/shows/?genre=history
PBS Learning Media

The PBS LearningMedia site is a fun resource for educators with materials covering everything from women's literature to current events. Visitors can click on the Browse PBS Learning Media area to look around for resources by grade levels, subjects, standards, and collections. Returning visitors should peruse the New Features area where they can find helpful fact sheets, activities, and...

https://wisconsin.pbslearningmedia.org/
The American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt

This PBS companion site to the film biography -- to be broadcast this month -- of America's most famous first lady offers supplemental information and learning resources, including biographical information on Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Louis Howe, Marian Anderson, and J. Edgar Hoover; historical background on the Progressive Movement, the battle for suffrage, and the...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/eleanor/
Children's Television Hero and Legend, Mister Rogers, Passes Away

Amidst all of the current children's television programming, it is hard to believe that such a man as Fred Rogers, with his calm and peaceful demeanor, was able to captivate millions of children (and their parents) with his easygoing and assuring on-screen presence. Yesterday, Mister Rogers, who had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, passed away in his Pittsburgh home at the age of 74. Rogers...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/0228
Frontline: Dangerous Prescription

In the recent PBS broadcast Dangerous Prescriptions, Frontline "investigates the integrity of America's drug safety system." The documentary (viewable in its entirety online) explores "the FDA's handling of several drugs that were approved but later were pulled from the market after causing injuries and even deaths." The companion website offers a look at how the FDA works and details of its...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/prescription/
Innovation Hub

Want to know what's going on in the world of innovation? WGBH in Boston has you covered. The Innovation Hub program offers a fine cornucopia of the latest news from the world of innovation, including pieces on the legacy of the Estee Lauder brand, the skyrocketing costs of health care, and new ways of marketing various food products. First-time visitors might want to start with "The Population...

http://blogs.wgbh.org/innovation-hub/
Nova Next

NOVA, the Public Broadcasting Service's 40-year old science show, has broadcast nearly 800 episodes, won dozens of awards, and covered everything from elementary particles to the eruption of Mount St. Helens. NOVA Next is the show's online supplement, brought to viewers by WGBH. It focuses its journalistic energies on the cutting edge of science and technology. Recent articles have included a...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/brand/next/