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Dr. Raychelle Burks, a St. Edward's University chemist, in 'NOVA: Picture a Scientist'
Women and people of color are severely underrepresented in STEM fields and face additional challenges. Last year, a DePaul University environmental scientist co-wrote a paper with suggestions on how to broaden participation in STEM amongst underrepresented groups. 
Crown Prince Olav in 'Atlantic Crossing'
As Norway struggles to repel the German invasion, Olav and Haakon debate the best course of action for the country while Märtha seeks a reunion with Olav and safety for her children.
Crown Princess Märtha and President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 'Atlantic Crossing'
Atlantic Crossing focuses on a possible relationship between Norway's Crown Princess Märtha and President Franklin D. Roosevelt when Märtha was staying in the United States during World War II. How much is pulled straight from history?
Crown Princess Märtha and Crown Prince Olav in 'Atlantic Crossing'
Less than a year after Norway's Crown Prince and Princess visit the United States and meet President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, they prepare for a possible German invasion of the neutral Norway.
Greta Thunberg in Stockholm. Photo: Banfa Jawla/BBC Studios
Spend time with three extraordinary people—Ernest Hemingway, Princess Diana, and Greta Thunberg—plus take a deep dive into the effects of the pandemic across the globe over the past year with Frontline.
Bill Veeck with Jim McKay on Wide World of Sports in 1964. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Bill Veeck was behind the ivy at Wrigley Field plus Harry Caray singing during the seventh inning stretch, names on uniforms, and the exploding scoreboard with the White Sox. He brought the Sox and Cleveland to the World Series, and always boosted the attendance of lagging teams. 
Amy Tan. Image: Courtesy of KPJR Films
Spotlights on great books, theater, art, music, and dance are all coming this spring, whether as filmed performances or tours or profiles of creators. Look back on World War II and dark periods of American history, plus test your knowledge of Chicago with Geoffrey Baer.
Ernest Hemingway on the fishing boat Anita circa 1929. Photo: Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Havana, Paris, Spain: the soundtrack of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new Hemingway documentary helps set the places and moods of the writer's life, via the creative music produced by Johnny Gandelsman of Brooklyn Rider and the Silk Road Ensemble.
America's Test Kitchen's Buttermilk Panna Cotta. Photo: Carl Tremblay
What's better than a dessert that requires almost no effort? The biggest thing this recipe for a bright buttermilk vanilla panna cotta from America's Test Kitchen asks is some extra space in the fridge and a few hours. 
Young cub Makumbi looks longingly at his mother in Zambia, Africa. Photo: Courtesy of Will Steenkamp/Into Nature Productions
Spring is a good time to cover science and nature, with Earth Day a chance to follow Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, plus Nature and NOVA on bias in science, leopards, and more. Plus, an in-depth series on a reforming District Attorney and an investigation into the rise of extremism in America.
America's Test Kitchen's Pastitsio. Photo: Carl Tremblay
Try America's Test Kitchen's take on the Greek casserole, which consists of pasta in a béchamel along with a tomatoey meat sauce.
Downton Abbey Season 2. Photo: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for MASTERPIECE
There's going to be another Downton Abbey movie, according to reports. Sources say that filming will begin once COVID-19 restrictions permit, probably this summer, with a planned Christmas release.
America's Test Kitchen's Galettes Completes. Photo: Carl Tremblay
Try a Breton classic from northern France, courtesy a perfected recipe from America's Test Kitchen: the galette complete, a buckwheat crepe filled with ham and cheese and topped with an egg. It's like a croque madame in crepe form.
PBS and WTTW's American Portrait mural in Wicker Park
A mural celebrating everyday Americans and the PBS series American Portrait, which features self-submitted videos and stories from across the country, has sprung up in Wicker Park.
Louise Bourgeois's "Helping Hands" in the Chicago Women's Park and Gardens
The Chicago Women's Park and Gardens contains a sculpture by a world-famous artist as well as two of Chicago's most important historic homes, including one that had to be relocated in complicated fashion over the L to get there.