New York Times Magazine correspondent talks education reform

New American CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter welcomes New York Times Magazine correspondent Nikole Hannah-Jones, who addresses the challenges of America’s inequitable education system. She explains how public education in the U.S. was originally envisioned as a common good-something to create a shared sense of citizenship-and that the modern landscape of inequitable education opportunities is a violation of that ideal.

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'Big Band Years' explores hits of the 1930s

Look back at the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take you on a "Sentimental Journey." Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this special, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.

PBS NewsHour special examines consequences of plastic use

By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m., PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now ubiquitous material, how it's impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction.

Aretha Franklin tribute celebrates life of the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin

A year after her passing, the legendary Queen of Soul is featured in this new installment of the "My Music" series. From her youthful gospel singing in the Detroit church with her sisters and pastor father, Aretha Franklin was destined for a life-long legacy of song.