April 3 | Grades 9–12

Programming Highlights

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart | American Masters
She might not have that much name recognition as other trailblazing Black activist and artists, but she should. Watch to get the Black LGBTQ artist, playwright,  journalist, activist and rebel powerhouse that was Lorraine Hansberry.

McCarthy | American Experience
The 1950s were good times for conspiracy theorists, especially from 1950 to around 1954 thanks to Joseph McCarthy, who, free of restraint or oversight, led an actual witch hunt that thrived on bullying, intimidation, grandiose showmanship and cruel victimization of many innocent Americans.

Joseph McCarthy | Still from “McCarthy | American Experience”

 

At-Home Learning Tips

Managing Screen Time

Want to spend some time away from screens this weekend? Check out these 10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Teens and Tweens. Read more tips on how to stay busy.

Daily Programming

Friday on Arizona PBS

12:30 p.m. Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart | American Masters
Question | Answer
Lorraine Hansberry – Discussion Questions
Impact of the Red Scare and McCarthyism: Lorraine Hansberry’s FBI Files – Activity

2:30 p.m. McCarthy | American Experience
Question | Answer
A McCarthy Timeline – Document
Communism’s Appeal Grows during the Great Depression – Teaching Tips

Additional Resources

The Hudsons: At Home in a Lasting Love
Meet Joe and Delores Hudson, a Trona couple who have been together for 60 years and learn about changes their town has faced.

Joe and Delores Hudson in front of Esparza Family Restaurant in Trona, CA, 2015. | Osceola Refetoff.

 
Saint Valentine’s Day: Sweethearts Even Now, After Decades of Love
It might not be Valentine’s Day, but we could all use a little love, especially if it’s from a few sweethearts who have been together longer than a few of us have been born.

The Black Cat: Harbinger of LGBTQ Civil Rights
Read about how suspicion of communism infiltrated the entertainment industry and émigrés working in Hollywood soon faced exile from their newly adopted homeland.

Protests outside the Black Cat bar, Feb. 11, 1967. Photo courtesy of the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries.

 
From Contract to Blacklist: Hollywood Exile Experience
Read about how suspicion of communism infiltrated the entertainment industry and émigrés working in Hollywood soon faced exile from their newly adopted homeland.

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Unforgotten on Masterpiece

Cassie and Sunny investigate a cold case with alarming links to the police force. Can the force ever really be trusted, and will Cassie and Sunny find themselves on the wrong side of the law?

Tips for coping with back-to-school anxiety after a pandemic

The start of a school year is never easy, especially after a pandemic. Here are some tips to cope with the transition.

Classic Albums “Fleetwood Mac: Rumors”

Learn the definitive story of the making of an album that truly earned its place in the pantheon of rock music history.