Story of African-descended settler who found success in colonial Virginia

Throughout the U.S., events are being held to mark 400 years since the first Africans were enslaved in this country. Virginian Anthony Johnson was one of the first people descended from Africans who found freedom and wealth in colonial Virginia. We hear Johnson’s story from Arizona State University historian Calvin Schermerhorn. Schermerhorn is also the author of the book “Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery.”

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American Masters: N. Scott Momaday

Scott Momaday American Master

Delve into the mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday on "American Masters," Monday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m.

'The Ornament of the World' explores the world of medieval Spain

Discover a story from the past that is especially relevant today: a remarkable time in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences.

Star-studded Mister Rogers tribute comes to Arizona PBS

Mister Rogers: It's You I Like

"Mister Rogers: It's You I Like," a celebrity-filled hour-long special that celebrates the iconic PBS series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," airs on Arizona PBS on Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. The pioneering PBS series premiered nationally more than 50 years ago and became an iconic and enduring landmark in the world of children’s television and beyond.