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The Violins of Hope exhibit at the Frazier Museum is a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust; a Kentucky Life Memory looks back at Alfred Russell's experiences in Liberia; the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell and his most famous patient - Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford, who traveled alone on horseback to have an abdominal tumor removed; and USS Sachem. Watch now.
The U.S. has set another record for daily new coronavirus infections -- as it has on six out of the past 10 days. Texas logged 10,000 new cases Thursday, and hospitals in Florida are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. With no signs of improvement in infection rates, more states are again implementing restrictions such as mask requirements and business shutdowns. Lisa Desjardins reports.
Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the early years of feminism, American Masters — Unladylike2020 is a multimedia series consisting of a one-hour special for broadcast and 26 digital short films featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century. Watch now.
Bill Bryant and journalists discuss a statewide mask mandate ordered by Gov. Andy Beshear to stop the spread of the coronavirus, plus other news from the commonwealth. Guests: Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald-Leader; Tessa Duvall, Louisville Courier Journal; Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal; and Chris Otts, WDRB in Louisville.
Isabella Isaacs-Thomas, writing for PBS NewsHour, looks at ongoing efforts to create and test a vaccine for COVID-19 as various vaccine candidates move through clinical trials. Vaccines normally go through around a decade of research and evaluation before finally being approved for commercial use, but as Isaacs-Thomas writes, public health officials have determined that the urgency of the pandemic demands a significantly expedited version of that process.
PBS American Portrait, a national storytelling project, invites us all to participate in a national conversation about what it means to be an American today. Share your story.