In Depth for July 20, 2013

The week’s best content from WHYY and from around public media.

Nelson Mandela

The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

On the occasion of his 95th birthday, look back on Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom.

Get rid of your insects … Or eat them!
You Bet Your Garden

Because who doesn’t want to see and hear You Bet Your Garden host Mike McGrath eating bugs. Plus, the usual assortment of great gardening tips.

End of Darkness
Radio Times

When was the last time you gazed up at a star-filled night sky with darkness all around? In his book The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in the Age of Artificial Light, writer Paul Bogard explores the ways in which electric lights have changed our world and the effect they’ve had on our health, culture and ecology.

The 40-Year-Old Photo That Gives Us A Reason To Smile
NPR’s Code Switch

A 1973 photo of five children playing in a Detroit suburb goes viral on the Internet.

TV Gone Wrong

Long Island Landscapers? Clam Kings? Our friends at WNET have some interesting ideas on the current state of television.