During WWI, President Woodrow Wilson refused to use the word ‘draft,’ and instead rebranded it with the Selective Service Act. 

Learn why in this clip from THE DRAFT, which premieres Monday, 4/27 at 9/8c on PBS, as part of a special programming block commemorating the Vietnam War. 


We always thought the Yorkshire countryside was a bit dodgy!

Luckily the area has the stubborn, yet capable, DCI Banks to solve any mystery that might befall it.

Don’t miss the next episode airing TONIGHT at 9!


Very excited about the premiere of First Person, PBS Digital’s new show. To quote host Kristin, “First Person is a show where we’re going to be looking at important queer and trans issues through sitting down with people whose lives intersect with those issues.”

“It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?” Today is “Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day,” in honor of what would have been Fred Rogers’ 87th birthday.
Happy birthday, Mister Rogers, from all your friends at PBS!

Happy Birthday, Alice Walker! Born in 1944, she made history in 1983 as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature as well as the National Book Award for her novel “The Color Purple.“ Learn about her Southern childhood, Civil Rights activism and writing in our film Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, available online.