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On Thursday’s First Coast Connect we spoke with Ken Burns. The legendary filmmaker is in Jacksonville for a Thursday night screening and discussion panel of his latest documentary The Mayo Clinic Faith - Hope - Science at UNF (01:21).

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Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with WJCT President and CEO David McGowan (1:10).

Commentator Jay Solomon spoke about the importance of civics education (28:52).  

We heard about the upcoming PBS’s American Experience documentary The Gilded Age with Nell Irving Painter, a Princeton University Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita. (32:28).

Cole Pepper brought us the latest sports news (46:38).        

    

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Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke to Robbie Gordon. He’s the producer of the upcoming PBS documentary Secrets of Spanish Florida that airs next week on WJCT (01:01).

Dean of St. Johns Cathedral and author the Very Reverend Kate Moorehead told us about her latest book and her turn this month with Volunteers in Medicine Woman with Heart (27:19).

Narlene McLaughlin from Potter’s House International Ministries talked about how to cope with the holidays after a loved one has passed away (35:31).  

Travel blogger Judy Wells told us about her most recent trip on a cruise ship and some ideas for travel in 2018 (46:00). 


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“The Vietnam War” is a new, multi-part documentary film from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and it debuted this week on WJCT Public Television.

At the same time, on 89.9 WJCT-FM, we’re bringing you stories of Vietnam veterans with ties to the First Coast. Their interviews were recorded and produced at WJCT Studios as part of the Community Hospice Veterans History Project.

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PBS NewsHour in partnership with Twitter will live stream special coverage of President Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday.

Tuesday on First Coast Connect, we discussed the future of millennials in Jacksonville with the leader of the One Voice Young Professionals program Nyah Vanterpool. We also were joined by phone with Dr. Keith Fargo from the Alzheimer’s Association national office in Chicago and Michelle Branham, vice president of the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and North Florida to talk about a documentary airing Wednesday evening on WJCT Public Television. Lawrence Datz, a partner at Datz & Datz P.A., told us why there is surge of divorce filings in January and to commemorate National Compliment Day we met Sarah Dominey, the owner of the online boutique shop SMAC on how she is raising awareness of the initiative. 


              

LIVE BLOG: Donald Trump's Inauguration From PBS

Jan 20, 2017
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PBS be providing live coverage of Inauguration Day news and ceremonies here.

Join us all day for analysis, photos, video and stories from people on the ground.

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Dr. John Lovejoy is the respected Jacksonville orthopedic surgeon whose heroic efforts in earthquake-stricken Haiti were captured on film in the award-winning documentary Angels of Milot.

The 2010 earthquake there, which registered 7.0 on the Richter scale, is on record as the worst natural disaster in the Western Hemisphere.

More than 50 years after he came up with a story about Clifford the Big Red Dog, artist and author Norman Bridwell has died. In 2012, Bridwell told NPR he had been shocked when his idea was accepted for publication.

A native of Indiana, Bridwell was 86. He died Friday on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, where he had long lived with his wife, Norma.

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U.S. Army combat veteran Wes Moore is the executive producer of the series "Coming Back" which focuses on the personal lives of soldiers as they reintegrate back into society.

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A new series executive produced by best-selling author and U.S. Army combat veteran Wes Moore will premiere on PBS stations this week.

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U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore is not only a best-selling author, but also the executive producer of the PBS series “Coming Back,” premiering May 13 on WJCT and PBS stations across the country.

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The day is nearly here for the Crawley family, and their staff, to return to television screens across the county.

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A PBS Frontline documentary airing tonight on WJCT Television takes a close look at a controversial death investigation in the nation’s oldest city.

Rick Scott, the Baker Act, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the headlines today.

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