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35 Facts About Mr. Rogers

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Fred Rogers would have turned 85 years old today.

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How The Web Gave Birth To A New Brand Of Comics

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We've showered PBS with appreciation for its "Off Book" series of short documentaries on the web in the past. Today they released a new one on web comics.

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'Ghostwriter' Was A Runaway Slave Who Was Killed By His Masters And Their Dogs … What?

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Um, why was the titular characters of the children's show "Ghostwriter" a dead slave?

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Remembering Mr. Rogers On The Tenth Anniversary Of His Death

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Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers, died ten years ago today. He was a great man, one of the greatest, and we miss him.

MIND OF A CHEF

Anthony Bourdain Is Producing A PBS Show That Will Follow Momofuku Chef David Chang

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Former 'No Reservations' host Anthony Bourdain is producing a show for PBS titled 'Mind of a Chef' that will focus on Momofuku's David Chang. YES.

PBS OFF BOOK

PBS Explores The Evolution Of Animation

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In its most recent installment of its Off Book series -- sort of a collection of cultural anthropology lessons -- PBS takes a look at animation and how it's evolved over time, right up through the modern age of the internet.

DMX

'Reading Rainbow' Is Not A F**king Game

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The theme to PBS's 'Reading Rainbow' gets mashed-up with a bunch of barking and yelling by DMX. This is why the Internet was invented.

MAGGIE SMITH

'Downton Abbey' Teasers: Fancy Yo Momma Jokes, Y'all

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The first teaser trailers for Season 3 of 'Downton Abbey' are out, and Maggie Smith is dropping some fancy Yo Momma jokes on people.

BOB ROSS REMIX

‘The Joy Of Painting’ — A Bob Ross Remix By PBS

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Hey remember that great Mister Rogers remix PBS put out a while back? Well they've followed it up with a Bob Ross remix: "The Joy of Painting."

Bob Ross Makes Sweet, Sweet Love To His Happy Little Clouds In PBS Remix (And The Morning Links)

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Hear a PBS remix of Bob Ross's happy little "The Joy of Painting," and the rest of the Morning Links.

ILLEGAL MASTURBATION

YouP0rn offers Fred Willard a free computer

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Good news for Fred Willard over the weekend, as not only has he been offered a deal to avoid being<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/07/fred-willard-arrested-for-lewd-conduct-at-an-adult-theater" target="_blank"> charged for lewd conduct </a>if he takes <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/fred-willard-offered-diversion-arrest-16824993#.UAx5h1T3Vq7" target="_blank">a counseling course</a>, YouPorn wants to give him a free computer.

JEANNE HOPKINS

PBS fired Fred Willard from their dumb show

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There was a time in this country when a man was allowed to earn a living and what he did on his own time was his own damn business.

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PBS Explores The Wonders Of The Human Eye

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I guess <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2012/06/behind-the-eyewriter/">the Eyewriter</a> is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the incredible capabilities of the human eye.

FAN ART

PBS Explores The Evolution Of 8-Bit Art

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Well, the good folks at PBS have <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tag/pbs/">done it again</a> -- they've made another web video exploring the depths of web culture that is both highly informative and entertaining.

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PBS Off Book Explores The Enigmatic World Of Reddit

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Last we checked in with <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/PBSoffbook?feature=watch" target="_blank">Off Book</a> -- PBS's web-original series exploring internet art and culture -- they were delving into <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/03/how-the-internet-has-changed-art/" target="_blank">web-fueled artistic renaissance</a> and <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/03/pbs-delves-into-the-history-and-evolution-of-gifs/" target="_blank">the history of the animated GIF</a>, each of which proved to be highly entertaining and informative, although I will never acknowledge "jif" as an acceptable pronunciation.

CELL TOWER DEATHS

Meet The Cell Tower Climbers Who Died So We Could All Have iPhone & Android Phone Service

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Man, <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cell-tower-deaths/">Frontline is airing an investigation tonight on PBS</a> (check your local listings) that will have us all feeling like dicks for ever calling our mobile phone carriers to whine about dropped calls: "Cell Tower Deaths," a "joint investigation by FRONTLINE and ProPublica explores the hazardous work of independent contractors who are building and servicing America’s expanding cellular infrastructure.

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One of the Best Shows on TV Returns Sunday Night, and It's Not on HBO or AMC

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I'll keep this brief, and let it serve mostly as a reminder that -- though you've probably already got enough on your plate on Sunday nights with the "Game of Thrones," "Mad Men," "The Killing", and "Veep," there is another show very, very much worth your attention.


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