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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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The National Anthem, And The National Pastime

This Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner." As commentator Frank Deford explains, baseball and the national anthem go way back.
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Canada Says It Has Found Ship From Doomed 1845 Arctic Expedition

The fate of Capt. Sir John Franklin and crew has been a mystery for more than 160 years, but now Canadian archaeologists believe they've found one of the expedition's two main vessels.
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In Korea, Adoptees Fight To Change Culture That Sent Them Overseas

Two years ago, South Korea passed a law informed by the experiences of the 160,000 people who were adopted to other countries after World War II. Steve Haruch examines the law's history and legacy.
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U.S. Flag's History Inspire Mixologists To Get Creative

The Smithsonian held a contest for a drink to celebrate U.S.-British friendship — after the attack 200 years ago. The winner: Gunpowder Cream: a mix of rum, English tea and maple syrup.
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'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt

Kojo talks to Laird Hunt about the unlikely heroine of his critically acclaimed book "Neverhome," and her odyssey across some of history's grizzliest battlefields.

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No Tiara, No Problem: 'Rejected Princesses' Have Stories Worth Telling

A tank commander, a serial killer and a Mexican revolutionary wouldn't usually get to star in a Disney princess flick. But they do take the spotlight in a blog celebrating great women from history.
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One Woman, Many Surprises: Pacifist Muslim, British Spy, WWII Hero

A new docudrama tells the story of Noor Inayat Khan — a pacifist Indian-American woman who worked as a radio operator during World War II and became essential to operations in Nazi-occupied Paris.
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Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial

To mark the bicentennial of the hand-made flag that flew over Ft. McHenry in Baltimore and the national anthem it inspired, Kojo explores little-known tales of the people and events that produced them.

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Roger Lewis: Development and the District

While many are enjoying D.C.'s boom, the companies behind the developments are often viewed with distrust. We speak to architect Roger Lewis about developers and their role in shaping a city.

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