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First Lady and Big Bird for Healthy Kids

First Lady Michelle Obama and Sesame Street's Big Bird teamed up to film two public service announcements encouraging kids to eat healthy and get active. The new PSAs are launched as part of the third anniversary celebration of Let's Move! -- Mrs. Obama's initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

Sweet Potato Pie

I’m making a big Thanksgiving dinner again this year and have yet to fully decide on which recipes I’ll be using. I decided to check out the PBS website to see what they’ve got in the way of recipes.

Day of Action

This Thursday, June 21, 2012 marks United Way’s inspirational Day of Action. This is a national strategic effort on the longest day of the year to advance the common good. More than 74,000 individuals participated nationwide last year. To celebrate United Way's 125th anniversary, they have created a list of 125 volunteer opportunities. All that’s left to do is gather a group of friends and pick a few to do.

Big Blue Live: Underwater Sea Spectacular Debuts Over Three Nights

If you’re active on Facebook or Twitter, you may have notice the liberal use of the hashtag #BigBlueLive - and for good reason.

Big Blue Live is an underwater sea spectacular that debuts over three nights. Four intrepid correspondents report live below the surface from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California to share a wildlife success story and marine animal phenomenon: humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks and more convening in Monterey Bay once a year.

Enjoy Family Time With 25 Under $25 And Georgia Traveler

The Georgia Traveler Team searched all around Georgia for 25 things you can do with your family for $25 or less. Explore hiking, roller skating, canoeing, bike riding, museums! There are so many great things to do with your family on a budget.

If you missed the episode when it aired, you can watch it online. Go ahead and gather up the whole family for this episode.

Summer Movies for Grown-Ups: 2015 Edition

Chris Hewitt, a contributor to our partner site Next Avenue, gives us this guide to upcoming remakes, stories and film characters.

If you’re an adult who likes movies, the most significant date this summer is Aug. 7, which could be dubbed Meryl Streep Day.

Enter Your Kid’s Recipe for a Chance to Win Big!


Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids “State Dinner”

First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and WGBH Boston are cooking up all the fun details of the fourth annual Kids’ State Dinner in our nation’s capital!

A Holiday Hashtag You Should Support: #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a holiday hashtag worth supporting. After consuming on #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, you're encouraged to be give back on Tuesday. We encourage you to #SupportGPB and offer some tips on how to narrow down your giving.

Last Minute No-Sew Halloween Costumes

For many families, fall festivals, parties, and apple and pumpkin gathering leave little time for costume shopping and fashioning. Suddenly, Halloween weekend is here – when we could have sworn we had one more week to get ready! These no-sew costumes are great for speedy and affordable costumes that hook into your child’s favorite PBS Kids shows. They all rely on felt and clothes your child likely already has or that can be easily secured from thrift or big box stores.

What Is The Authentic South?

What constitutes the authentic south? What does it mean to be "southern"? That is a difficult question for me to answer as I was born and raised in New York and Atlanta is my adopted city.

But judging from my conversation with Chef Linton Hopkins last year, the answer is also hard for native southerners to answer.

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