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Watch Ken Burns on The Daily Show

A big national documentary project like The Roosevelts: An Intimate History means more than just a week of great TV on Wisconsin Public Television. It also means we get to see and hear more from filmmaker Ken Burns on a number of media platforms, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

Below, watch Burns’ visit with Jon Stewart to talk about the three subjects of the film, whether they might succeed in today’s political landscape and how he attempted to tie together three stories that literally spanned from the Civil War through World War II. You’ll also – in the second clip – see the full, extended bonus interview that goes beyond what made the TV show.

Part three of The Roosevelts airs tonight at 7 on WPT. You can also watch the full program online here or on the PBS Roku channel.

Much Ado About Pluto?

Watch Nova: The Pluto Files at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Neil deGrasse Tyson could be the friendliest man in the entire field of astrophysics. So, what would it take for this jovial scientist to receive hate mail? Well, as this special episode of Nova reveals, all it takes is a demotion of what used to be the solar system’s smallest planet. When Tyson failed to include the former ninth planet from the sun in the display at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, an enterprising New York times reporter questioned him about the missing planet. Despite scientific evidence supporting the conclusion that Pluto doesn’t live up to planetary rules, Americans were outraged.

In this fun program, follow Tyson on a quest to learn more about America’s love for the small, icy Pluto.

This clip includes feedback to Tyson from Brian Williams, Stephen Colbert, Diane Sawyer and Jon Stewart.