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Of Drones and Men

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The Open Mind
PBS


Elizabeth Spayd, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher of Columbia Journalism Review and former managing editor of the Washington Post talks about innovations in journalism and technology. Continue


A Pluto Flyby Dress Rehearsal

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NOVA
PBS


See key moments in NASA’s Pluto Flyby, as previewed in a 3-D simulation. Continue


Tweet, Tweet

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The Open Mind
PBS


Twitter co-founder and author of "Things a Little Bird Told Me" reflects on the creation of the social media platform and its social ramifications. Continue


If You Build It | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


Follow designers-educators-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina. They work doggedly to persuade a school board to invest in their goal of offering a compelling and hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn how to use the tools of design to build their own futures. Continue


Employed Identity | Ham Tran

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PBS Indies
PBS


Director Ham Tran shows why Vietnam is one of the fastest growing film markets in Asia and why Vietnamese American film directors like himself are flocking to make films there. Continue


Employed Identity | Duong Khac Linh

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PBS Indies
PBS


Music producer Duong Khach Linh proves that music truly is a universal language as he moves back to Vietnam to pursue a successful music career. Continue


Reunited

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Kumu Hina, Hina travels from Hawai’i to Fiji to reunite with her husband, a headstrong Tongan man. For all her trepidations, Hina says, “I really can’t wait to see him.” They share a moving reconnection at the airport. Continue


The Movie Database

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The Open Mind
PBS


Founder and CEO Col Needham explores the creation of the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and the state of the motion picture in 2015. Continue


Protests in Port-au-Prince

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this scene from the second episode of the Independent Lens documentary series A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof and Alfre Woodard arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, just as anti-government protests unfold on the streets after an election has been postponed. 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


Web Junkie

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POV
PBS


Web Junkie follows the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers whose preference for the virtual world over the real one is summed up in one jarring statement: "Reality is too fake." Continue


Libraries Are the Original and Future Open Source Platform

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


On the surface, it seems that the revolution in information technology is a threat to traditional libraries, but it’s actually the greatest opportunity in the history of the mission of libraries of providing public access to knowledge. Physical availability of collections need no longer be looked at as a constraint. Imagine the wave of creativity unleashed and how many more can contribute ideas. Continue


If You Build It

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America Reframed
PBS


Follow designers-educators-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina. They work doggedly to persuade a school board to invest in their goal of offering a compelling and hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn how to use the tools of design to build their own futures. Continue


POV Interactive Shorts: Trailer

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POV
PBS


POV, American television's longest‐running showcase for independent nonfiction films, is taking a bold leap into new forms of storytelling with the launch of six new interactive shorts. Continue


Employed Identity | Jenni Trang Le

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PBS Indies
PBS


Producer Jenni Trang Le discovers her stride in Vietnam through film, food, and love. Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: 1971

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Independent Lens
PBS


On March 8, 1971, a group of citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the public. Their actions exposed the FBI's illegal surveillance program of law-abiding Americans. Now, these previously anonymous Americans publicly share their story for the first time. Continue


Generation Lost...or Found?

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The Open Mind
PBS


HBO "Girls" Actor, director and screenwriter, Alex Karpovsky considers whether information overload has deprived young Americans of meaning or ripened their generation with renewal. Continue


Columbus photographer manipulates images with her smartphone

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Amy Leibrand, an environmental researcher by day, spends her free time creating art and manipulating images with her smartphone. Since 2009, she has become a leader in the global mobile-photography movement. Continue


A People's Platform

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The Open Mind
PBS


Astra Taylor argues that classical media hierarchies are hijacking the populist promise of the Internet and envisions a people's revolt against the corporate Web takeover. Continue


Hitmakers

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PBS Arts
PBS


Here is an up-close look at the music industry’s resilience in the digital age, from the perspective of groundbreaking artists, music label mavericks and game-changing managers. These crucial players have shaped the music business over the past 100 years, changing pop culture in the process. Continue


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