Not sure where to start today? Here are some highlights of recently joined or converted partners:

* smithsonianchannel tells America's stories. There's lots of video on Wanda Jackson, the first lady of rock 'n' roll, and riveting insight into turmoil among the Monkees.

* Encyclopedia Britannica leaps into the world of video: their YouTube channel contains vibrant footage of the internal workings of the human body, like this pounding heart (commenter BinkieMcFartnuggets is not far off when he says it looks like a chicken breast beating its head on the wall), cheese making, astronomy, and more.

* LibraryOfCongress has gems from vast archives, including the earliest Edison films. (More on government channels in a future blog post.)

* BlahGirls features sassy animated teens dishing on the week's celebrity gossip. From producer Ashton Kutcher.

* TotalBeautyTV specializes in helping you approximate celebrities' looks, from Gwen Stefani's signature makeup to Reese Witherspoon's clean and classic hairstyle.

* FixMyRecipe comes to the rescue when you and your kitchen are just not getting along. Chef Billy Parisi helps "fix" recipes on a daily basis. Send your recipe to to see if it will become a "Featured Fix of the Day."

* paintinganddrawing offers instruction in watercolors, acrylics, oils, and pastels -- there are four new 24-minute instructional art programs uploaded every week.


Mia Quagliarello

Sr. Community Manager

The YouTube Team