PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE SAINTS

A Comforting Face In Difficult Times: 20 Things You Might Not Know About Mr. Rogers

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As we recover and process what took place in Boston yesterday, let's try and find some comfort in the messages and deeds of Mr. Rogers.

TV

35 Facts About Mr. Rogers

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Fred Rogers would have turned 85 years old today.

#Comics

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.

THERE SHOULDN'T BE A SLAVES TAG

'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?

REMEMBERING MR. ROGERS

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.

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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.

#ANIMATION

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.

READING RAINBOW

'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.

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'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.

remixes

‘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."

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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.

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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.

PBS

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.

the human eye

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.

#video games

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.

REDDIT

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.

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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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