Historian and author Joseph Ellis' First Family draws from decades of correspondence between John Adams and his wife, Abigail, to reveal the achievements of America's second president, and the sacrifice and influence of his first lady.
Dolley Madison lived through the two wars that established the U.S., was friends with the first 12 Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world.
American Experience: Dolley Madison
Monday, March 21 at 9pm | WGBH 2
By Phillip Martin
Joseph P. Kennedy III is the latest to run from the family whose lingering aura is a political force. We look into WGBH's archives for an answer to the question many have asked: How can you effectively challenge a Kennedy?
Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will give the keynote address at an upcoming workshop for high school history and social studies teachers, introducing them to resources from his 6-part series designed to enhance the teaching and learning of African American history.
Monday, Oct. 28th at 4:30pm
WGBH Studios on 1 Guest St.