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Nobel Prize winner Jim Allison takes on cancer in “Breakthrough”

Source:  The New York Times Documentaries about innovative figures don’t always offer correspondingly innovative filmmaking.  But even coloring within the lines of conventional biographical storytelling, “Jim Allison: Breakthrough” provides an accessible introduction...

In mini doc “The Magic of Chess” kid champions share their secrets

Source:  The Atlantic The benefits of teaching chess to children are numerous.  Studies suggest that the cognitive-boosting board game, which has endured around the world for more than 15 centuries, improves a child’s visual memory, attention span, spatial-reasoning...

The Rise of Chick-fil-A: Chicken Sandwiches and Culture Wars

Source:  CNBC Chick-fil-A is now the third largest restaurant chain by total sales in the U.S. after overtaking KFC, Wendy’s, and Burger King. Its ascent has occurred so rapidly that other fast-food brands are taking note of its unique business model. Popeyes recently...

Now Streaming on FRONTLINE: “Flint’s Deadly Water”

Source:  FRONTLINE "Flint’s Deadly Water" is the result of two years of on-the-ground reporting from a team of FRONTLINE journalists — all of them Michigan natives — who set out to determine the true toll of the Flint water crisis. As it turns out, it's likely far...

Ken Burns’ “Country Music” premieres tonight on PBS

Source:  The Oregonian In his previous documentary series “The Vietnam War,” “Baseball,” “Jazz,” and “The Civil War,” filmmaker Ken Burns has dug deep into American history, shedding light on dark places and celebrating moments of triumph. The eight-part, 16-hour...

Season 38 of NATURE kicks off October 2 on PBS

Source:  NATURE Season 38 of NATURE on PBS kicks off on October 2 with "Octopus: Making Contact" and continues through the spring of 2020 with new episodes providing an awe-inspiring look into the lives of a diverse group of wildlife. Catch a sneak peek of a few of...