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America ReFramed: Season 3

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America Reframed
PBS


Season three of America ReFramed curates a diverse selection of films highlighting innovative and artistic approaches to storytelling from emerging to veteran filmmakers alike. Viewers will be immersed in personal stories from the streets of towns big and small to the ex-burbs and country roads that span the spectrum of American life. The documentaries invite audiences to reflect on varied topics. Continue


Inside Melissa Etheridge's guitar case

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge shows the NewsHour's Gwen Ifill her extensive collection of guitars and told the story behind a few special instruments. Continue


The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy

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Moyers & Company
PBS


This week Bill Moyers looks at how a portion of the famous skyline of Manhattan, towering above the south end of Central Park, is becoming a symbol of how wealth and power get their way without regard for the impact on the lives and neighborhoods of everyday people. Continue


Turning yarn into graphic design on a chain-link fence

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A graphic designer by trade, Eric Rieger, better known as HOTTEA, uses the inherent grid of chain-link fence as the backbone for his non-destructive, yarn-based instillation art. Rieger shares his history with the art form and explains how he became HOTTEA. Eric Rieger, or HOTTEA, ties yarn to chain link fences to create street art installations. Continue


Fusing a marriage with metal and glass

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Artists Barbara and Larry Domsky of Domsky Glass have been married for two decades and have been working side-by-side for even longer. Their work is know internationally and now, in a new studio, with a new gallery, their relationship and their art continue to grow and thrive. Continue


Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari on satire in the face of darkness

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


"Rosewater," the screenwriting and directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host and executive producer Jon Stewart. follows Tehran-born Canadian-citizen Maziar Bahari as he returned to Iran in 2009 and was subsequently held captive. The two sat down with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss their new film “Rosewater” and how humor can play a powerful role in handling adversity. Continue


One photographer captures the character of NM's buildings

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


For 40 years, New Mexico photographer Robert Christensen has captured portraits of buildings that reflect the rugged and independent spirit of New Mexico. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


StoryCorps Shorts: 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

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POV
PBS


In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. En route, their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Of Travis's entire 12-person team, he alone survived. Here, he reflects on the hours and days after the explosion, as well as his life now, and pays tribute to the men he left behind. Continue


Episode XIII: Service

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Craft in America
PBS


Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. Continue


With dance, Florida's at risk students move towards college

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Dance: The Next Generation is a 10-year program through Sarasota Ballet that not only teaches ballet, but gives students the discipline and confidence to succeed in school -- along with a big opportunity waiting for those who complete the program successfully. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Collaging painful memories from a childhood in foster care

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tyanna Buie turned her childhood in foster care into an exploration of art, using screen-printing and collage to reinterpret old photographs and memories. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Why adults want Samuel L Jackson to read to them at bedtime

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Adam Mansbach, author of “Go the F*ck to Sleep," explains why Samuel L Jackson was his first choice for the audio book in this online exclusive. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Turning yarn into graphic design on a chain-link fence

Image of Turning yarn into graphic design on a chain-link fence
PBS NewsHour
PBS


A graphic designer by trade, Eric Rieger, better known as HOTTEA, uses the inherent grid of chain-link fence as the backbone for his non-destructive, yarn-based instillation art. Rieger shares his history with the art form and explains how he became HOTTEA. Eric Rieger, or HOTTEA, ties yarn to chain link fences to create street art installations. Continue


Protecting Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist heritage

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


How 'Rosewater' became Jon Stewart's directorial debut

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


"Rosewater" marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host and executive producer Jon Stewart. The film follows Tehran-born Canadian-citizen Maziar Bahari as he returned to Iran in 2009 to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the chief challenger to incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The two sat down with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss how it all came about. Continue


Capturing the difficulties of returning to civilian life

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Photographer Jennifer Karady collaborated with American veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to create staged narrative photographs that address the difficulties of returning to civilian life. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


StoryCorps Shorts: The Road Home

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POV
PBS


Eddie Lanier struggled with alcoholism for over 40 years, until his 28th stint in rehab finally led to sobriety. Homeless and hungry, Eddie found a friend in David Wright, a passerby whose frequent donations stood out. Four years after they shared Eddie's remarkable story with StoryCorps, David persuaded Eddie to move into his home. They still live together to this day. Continue


Every Mother's Son

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POV
PBS


Every Mother's Son profiles three New York mothers who unexpectedly find themselves united to seek justice and transform their grief into an opportunity for profound social change. Continue


Ironing Board Sam sings ‘Over the Rainbow’

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Blues musician Sammie Moore -- commonly known as Ironing Board Sam -- sings his rendition of "Over the Rainbow." Moore has received assistance from the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a North Carolina non-profit that helps musicians meet basic needs while getting their musical lives back on track. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Saving South Africa's Constitutional Court art collection

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Justice Edwin Cameron of South Africa's Constitutional Court talks to senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown about the symbolism and importance of the high court's art collection and the need to preserve it. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


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