From The Archives of the Day

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Unless you never missed an episode of The Joy Of Painting with Bob Ross, odds are you didn't know he had an equally-talented son. Steve Ross appeared on the long-running PBS show from time to time, painting the familiar landscapes that made his father so famous. YouTuber carrotwhip recaps one appearance, which is a glorious mixture of epic mullets, porn 'staches and double entendres.

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America the Beautiful of the Day

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America the Beautiful of the Day
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This view of the United States (rotated to fit) observes national internet access in a positively breathtaking manner. The image comes from a new PBS miniseries, America Revealed, that "explores the hidden patterns and rhythms that make America work."

There are more stunning pictures, as well as a free full episode online (for US residents only).

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This Is Cool, You Should Watch It of the Day

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PBS arts series Off Book investigates the phenomenon of 8-bit art and music, tracing it from its roots in the video games of the 1970s:

The idea of 8-bit now stands for a refreshing level of simplicity and minimalism, is capable of sonic and visual beauty, and points to the layer of technology that suffuses our modern lives. No longer just nostalgia art, contemporary 8-bit artists and chiptunes musicians have elevated the form to new levels of creativity and cultural reflection.

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Mister Rogers Remix of the Day

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PBS has teamed up with video mashup wiz John D. Boswell (melodysheep) to bring us this tribute to the late Mister Rogers, the first in a series that will pay homage to our childhood icons.

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