In December of 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 children and adults with a Bushmaster rifle before taking his own life with a handgun.
The tragedy shocked the nation, sparking an outpouring of grief and widespread calls from the public for politicians to “do something” about guns. The moment, it seemed, was gun control advocates’ to seize. But like many times before, they ran into intense opposition from a powerful political force: the National Rifle Association (NRA).
LeRoy Robert Ripley rose to fame during the Great Depression, transforming himself from a skinny, buck-toothed boy into an entertainer who mesmerized the nation with his razzle-dazzle blend of homespun Americana, colorful exotica, and freakish oddities.
Hovering just off camera on the set of Downton Abbey is the man who watches the actors’ every move. The director? No, it’s the historical advisor, Alastair Bruce, guaranteeing that the behavior above stairs and below stairs is true to the period of 1900s Britain.
From bedchambers to flower beds, a new one-hour PBS special reveals the secluded spaces of British royal families. Tales from The Royal Bedchamber premieres Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. on KUED. The program underscores the importance of this space in the lives of the royal household, with insightful interviews and unprecedented public access to these most intimate chambers.
In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to light a 48-foot fir tree decorated with 2,500 electric bulbs in red, white, and green as a local choir and a “quartet” from the U.S. Marine Band performed. Now, 91 years later, this American holiday tradition continues to bring citizens together to share in a message of hope and peace.
KUED, Utah's Largest Classroom, is has extended the nomination deadline for its annual Teacher Innovation Awards to January 15, 2015. KUED will recognize five educators, grades PreK-12, at this year's KUED Teacher Innovation Awards.
Sacred journeys are as old as religion, yet as new as anyone who takes a step and asks, “What do I believe?” Today, spiritual pilgrimages are more popular than ever. Host Bruce Feiler — bestselling author, scholar, adventurer, and explorer extraordinaire – takes viewers on an unprecedented journey to some of the world’s most meaningful landscapes and rigorous religious pilgrimages – all undertaken in one remarkable year.
Leading dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor and voice artist John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a concert of holiday favorites.