Sherlock Holmes, Clinton, Gates on PBS

By David Bauder, AP Television Writer NEW YORK — There’s good news for fans of Sherlock Holmes and “Downton Abbey”: They’re both coming back to PBS next year. A two-part examination of Bill Clinton‘s presidency, a look at some celebrity family trees by Louis Gates and a series on American infrastructure hosted by a former […]

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It’s a Golden Age for American History on TV

Have you noticed how much American history is on the air right now? First and foremost are all those shows about second-hand stuff – particularly the shows such as “American Pickers” and “Pawn Stars” on History Channel that reveal the histories of the collectible objects they encounter. Then there are all the military history shows, […]

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‘God in America’: A Nation’s History in Religion

BY: Frazier Moore NEW YORK – Consider the blessings and demands that await a consumer at any supermarket, with its dizzying array of choices to be made. Toothpaste, soda, laundry detergent — whatever. Every product comes in countless variations and competing brands. Now take that decision-making burden and endow it with the high moral stakes […]

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