Sherlock Holmes and Mary Cassatt - May 22

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Today is Harvey Milk Day, International Day for Biological Diversity, National Maritime Day, National Solitaire Day, Sherlock Holmes Day, World Goth Day, and National Vanilla Pudding Day.

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Sherlock Holmes and Mary Cassatt


  • 1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition begins.
  • 1819 - SS Savannah leaves Savannah, Georgia on a journey that will make it the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1849 - Abraham Lincoln is issued a patent for an invention to lift boats, making him the only U.S. president to ever hold a patent.
  • 1856 - Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate over a speech Sumner gave about slavery in the South. 
  • 1900 - The Associated Press is formed.
  • 1906 - The Wright brothers are granted a patent for their "Flying-Machine."
  • 1927 - An 8.3 magnitude near Xining, China, kills 200,000.
  • 1968 - The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard.
  • 1992 - Johnny Carson hosts his last  Tonight Show.
  • 2002 - A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murder of four girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.
  • 2011 -  An EF5 tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri, killing 158.
  • 2017 - Twenty-two people are killed in a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.



  • Elvis Costello - Watching the Detectives - LISTEN
  • The Monkees - Mary Mary - LISTEN
  • Elton John - Tiny Dancer (Lyrics by Bernie Taupin) - LISTEN
  • Morrisey - Everyday is Like Sunday -  LISTEN
  • Richard Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries - LISTEN

NHPBS LearningMedia - Asian Americans in the Arts

THEME: Sherlock Holmes

  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Sherlock Hemlock Helps Maria (2:43) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Ernlock Holmes (5:13) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Ernie's Half-Eaten Sandwich (3:03) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Lakeshore Classic Movies - Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942) (1:08:04) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Lakeshore Classic Movies - Terror By Night  (1946) (59:33) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - The Hound of the Baskervilles 1: Meet Sherlock Holmes (1:47) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia -The Hound of the Baskervilles 2: The Mysterious Moor (2:05) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - The Hound of the Baskervilles 3: The Seance (1:54) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-8 - ReadWriteThink - Expository Escapade - Detective's Handbook Lesson Plan - READ and DO
  • Grades 9-12 - ReadWriteThink - Investigating Genre: The Case of the Classic Detective Story Lesson Plan - READ and DO

THEME: Mary Cassatt

  • Grades K-1 - NHPBS Video - Reading Explorers - Mary Cassatt (14:14) - VIEW
  • Grades K-4 - National Gallery of Art - Art Starters - Mary Cassatt - DO
  • Grades 5-12 - National Gallery of Art - Mary Cassatt - READ and VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS Learning Media - Kentucky Virtual Art Museum - L'Enfant (The Child), 1905 - READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - EDSITEment - Painting America: Cassatt and Sargent - VIEW, READ and DO
  • Grades 7-12 - The Art Assignment - The Case of Impressionism (12:41) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - Mary Cassatt: A Brush with Independence (56:20) - VIEW


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (802) Live Stream More Options

Monday, 5/22 from 10-11:30 pm NHPBS
Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Little did they know their garage band would evolve into the legendary rock group Fanny, the first all-women band to release an LP with a major record label. Despite releasing five critically-acclaimed albums over five years, touring with famed bands from Slade to Chicago, and amassing a dedicated fan base of music legends including David Bowie, Fanny's groundbreaking impact in music was written out of history FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK Streaming Video

NHPBS EXPLORE - 11.2 Comcast (801) More Options

THE KATE: John Oates
Monday, 5/22 from 11 am-12 pm NHPBS EXPLORE
Best known as half of the pop phenomenon Hall & Oates ("Rich Girl," "Sara Smile"), John Oates performs hits and music from his new bluesy roots album, Arkansas. THE KATE Streaming Video

GREAT PERFORMANCES - The Magic of Spirituals
Monday, 5/22 from 2:30-3:30 pm NHPBS EXPLORE
Glimpse behind the curtain at opera legends Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman's famed concert at Carnegie Hall on March 18, 1990, featuring performance clips and new interviews with opera star Angel Blue, Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb, and more. GREAT PERFORMANCES Streaming Video

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS - Texas Icons: Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver
Monday, 5/22 from 3:30-4:30 pm NHPBS EXPLORE
Enjoy a tribute to late Texas singer/songwriters Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver. Walker performs his classics “Mr. Bojangles” and “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother,” while Shaver plays favorites “Georgia On a Fast Train” and “I’m Just An Old Chunk of Coal.” AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 Comcast (965) More Options

Monday, 5/22 from 2-3 pm NH WORLD
Discover how this historically rural state built on tobacco and textiles is rapidly changing. Entrepreneurs find a warm welcome in Durham, Native Americans come home to ancestral lands, and families separated by race and class work toward healing. FAMILY PICTURES Streaming Video

Monday, 5/22 from 3-4 pm NH WORLD
Explore America's comeback city through photos and personal stories shared by residents. From the influence of the auto industry to labor unions to the Motown sound, Detroit's multilayered story is revealed via family narratives and memories. FAMILY PICTURES Streaming Video

FAMILY PICTURES USA - Southwest Florida
Monday, 5/22 from 4-5 pm NH WORLD
Visit the Paradise Coast, where Native Americans, ranchers, and fishermen share family stories. FAMILY PICTURES Streaming Video

ASIAN AMERICANS - Generation Rising
Monday, 5/22 from 7-8 pm NH WORLD
Follow a young generation's fight for equality in the fields, on campuses, and in the culture, claiming a new identity: Asian Americans. New immigrants and war refugees expand the population and definition of Asian America. ASIAN AMERICANS Streaming Video

ASIAN AMERICANS - Breaking Through
Monday, 5/22 from 8-9 pm NH WORLD
Revisit the turn of the millennium, when Asian Americans are empowered by growing numbers and rising influence but face a reckoning of what it means to be an American in an increasingly polarized society. ASIAN AMERICANS Streaming Video

LOCAL, USA - Asian American Stories of Resilience, Part One
Monday, 5/22 from 9-9:30 pm NH WORLD
Queer filmmaker, Quyen Nguyen-Le, recovers and articulates the legacy of their mother's nail salon for their refugee family, and Filipino-American filmmaker Frances Rubio captures the experience of being distanced from her father during the pandemic. LOCAL, USA Streaming Video

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