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Preserving Black History, Americans Care For National Treasures At Home

The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.
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Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Explores An American Family's Demons

In a new PBS documentary series, Burns turns his lens to Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and how each triumphed over adversity.
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Weekly Innovation: A Hair Blowout That Comes To You

Yes, you're busy. Now you can get a salon style, without the salon. Following a trend of on-demand everything, there's an app and service for updos and blowouts that come to you.
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3 Roosevelts Come Alive In PBS Documentary, Ken Burns' Best Yet

A 14-hour biography of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Delano starts Sunday. Actors including Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep put on Emmy-worthy vocal performances reading from an Emmy-worthy script.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 10

You can see, and be in, a play that’s never the same performance twice, and in one artist's work, old school techniques and modern topics combine.

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This Year's DC Shorts Film Festival Comes Right To Your Living Room

The DC Shorts Film Festival is in its 11th year and, for the first time, you'll be able to access the majority of the films on your home television.

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In 'Patrimony' Philip Roth Pays A Tender Homage To His Father

Patrimony is a nonfiction account — almost a diary — that Roth wrote about the last years of his father's life. Author Ben Dolnick calls it one of Roth's best and most surprising books.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 9

You can celebrate local talent with a music concert and film screening.

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Misty Copeland On Broadening 'Beauty' And Being Black In Ballet

In her new children's book, Firebird, Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.
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9 Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You're Welcome)

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."

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