Rediscover Your Favorite 'Downton Abbey' Moments Before the Final Season

Relive treasured moments from the five seasons of Downton Abbey and sample the next and final season. Savor clips, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the series’ cast. Paula Kerger, PBS president, hosts. Premieres Sunday, August 9 at 8:00 pm
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Get Ready To Nominate A 2016 MAKER

Nominations for 2016 MAKERS will be open from August 15, 2015 to October 15, 2015 at WGCU’s MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida website, a digital platform that honors 40 women whose stories are preserved for generations to come. You can visit the site at www.wgcumakers.org. MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida was inspired in 2012 by the launch of PBS www.makers.com, which seeks to be the largest video collection of women’s stories ever assembled. If you have a woman in mind who is...
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Idaho's so-called "ag-gag" law, which outlawed undercover investigations of farming operations, is no more. A judge in the federal District Court for Idaho decided Monday that it was unconstitutional, citing First Amendment protections for free speech.

But what about the other handful of other states with similar laws on the books?

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Why 'Pep' The Prison Dog Got Such A Bum Rap

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A 1925 article in The Boston Daily Globe featured a photo of a dog at a radio microphone for a special remote broadcast from a Pennsylvania prison.

He looks like a friendly, dark-haired Labrador. Two prison officers on either side have a hand on his back.

The caption says: This is Pep, "the pet dog Gov. Pinchot of Pennsylvania sentenced to Eastern State Penitentiary for life."

"He had killed the Governor's wife's cat," or so the story went, says Annie Anderson, the historic site researcher at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia — now a museum.

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The ability to store energy could revolutionize the way we make and use electricity. But for many utility companies and regular folks, energy storage is still way out of reach. It's expensive — sometimes more expensive than building out old-fashioned infrastructure like power lines and power plants.

For people like Jim and Lyn Schneider, their decision to invest in battery storage came four years ago when they moved to central Wyoming.

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