Jen is a web producer at KPBS, responsible for program promotion, online membership-related activities, and is the editor of the KPBS community calendar. Jen has worked at KPBS since 2000. She is originally from Las Vegas and attended the UNLV.
Few dancers make it to the highest levels of classical ballet; of that already small number only a fraction are black women. But Misty Copeland has risen to the highest level, making history as the first African American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Get an intimate look at this groundbreaking artist during a crucial period in her life in “A Ballerina’s Tale,” directed by Nelson George. The film premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 on PBS.
Travel alongside the experts of Emmy® nominated series ASK THIS OLD HOUSE® and learn how to tackle everyday home improvement projects. Get smart. In this episode, see Kevin replace a front door deadbolt with a smart lock controlled by Bluetooth. From indoor to outdoor, watch Scott install a weather-resistant television on a patio. And see who shows off his table tennis skills in “What is it?”
Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Discover hidden treasures in Little Rock, such as a 1985 Charles Schulz Snoopy sketch, Chinese altar garniture, ca. 1850, and a 1919 William Faulkner handmade poetry book. Can you guess which is valued at $70,000 to $100,000?
Did you know that organized American football has been played in Mexico since the days of leather-head helmets? Discover Baja's gridiron legacy first-hand with Jorge as he explores the history of the sport in this region, profiles the storied collegiate team Cetys Osos (Bears), and chats with Justin Mckenzie, president of the newly formed football arena league in Baja.
Idris Elba stars as maverick Detective John Luther in this gripping, smart and entertaining thriller. A detective working for London's Serious Crime Unit, Luther is a dedicated policeman, an inspired maker of connections and a whirlwind genius. He is dazzling, obsessive and sometimes dangerous in the violence of his fixations. Throughout the series, Luther faces a succession of psychological duels between hunter and hunted, predator and prey. But as the stakes get ever higher and more personal, Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation.
Whether it’s to scare off predators, fish for prey or lure a mate, the language of light is everywhere in the ocean depths, and scientists are finally starting to decode it. NOVA and National Geographic take a dazzling dive to this hidden undersea world where most creatures flash, sparkle, shimmer, or simply glow. Join deep sea scientists who investigate these stunning displays and discover surprising ways to harness nature’s light — from tracking cancer cells to detecting pollution, lighting up cities, and even illuminating the inner workings of our brains.
From the cold waters of Alaska and the farms and orchards of California’s Central Valley, to the bustling culinary hot spots of San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston, in each episode, Joanne Weir will take you on a quest to find the perfect ingredient. Each show sparkles with Joanne's reflections, practical insights and love of adventure. Sometimes humorous, often personal, Joanne's mission is clear: that each of us can learn to create and improvise meals from an ever-changing wealth of fresh, market ingredients — and that by the end of each episode, the viewer, too will “get fresh.
Based on Candice Millard’s best-seller "Destiny of the Republic," "Murder Of A President" is the story of James A. Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, his shooting by a deluded madman named Charles Guiteau, and its bizarre and tragic aftermath. Just four months after Garfield took office, Guiteau fired two bullets at the president in a Washington, D.C. train station. Amazingly, Garfield survived, and for the next 79 days, the nation held its breath while his medical team and others—including inventor Alexander Graham Bell—struggled in vain to keep him alive.
Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Journey to Little Rock to see fantastic finds, including a 1983 Truman Capote "Playboy" manuscript, a jazz musician photograph archive, ca. 1945, and a Mississippian effigy figure circa 1000-1500 AD. Which is the top find of the hour?