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Dick Cavett’s Watergate Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


From 1972 to 1974, the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of “The Dick Cavett Show.” In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. With exclusive access to the archive of the show, DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it. Continue


Excarcerated

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FutureStates
PBS


A young man convicted of a violent crime is released into a community service-based alternative to incarceration, but he isn’t especially free. He must remain connected at all times to virtual surveillance, where his every move is tracked and his attempt to reconcile the past is constantly thwarted. A film by Aldo Velasco. Continue


Happy Fun Room

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FutureStates
PBS


The host of a once-popular kid’s show clashes with child co-stars and disgruntled crew. The world’s changed and the show’s cautionary messages may no longer be needed. Can she adapt? A film by Greg Pak. Continue


As You Were

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FutureStates
PBS


In the near future, an injured soldier returns home with advanced prosthetics to replace an arm and leg lost in combat, and must reconnect with family. A film by Trevin Matcek. Continue


Brian Knappenberger on 'The Internet's Own Boy'

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Aaron Swartz was a teen tech-prodigy who became a leader in the fight against regulation and privatization of information on the internet. His story is told in the new documentary, 'The Internet's Own Boy,' by filmmaker Brian Knappenberger. Continue


TTC Extra: Diversity at Google

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To The Contrary
PBS


Google is seeking to diversify in the midst of criticism after divulging the gender and racial breakdown of its workforce. Less than one-third of employees are women, and only 3% African-American or Hispanic. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Dr. Lara Brown, Donna Brazile, Francesca Chambers Continue


Decisions on Deadline Journalism Game

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Independent Lens
PBS


Connected to Samantha Grant’s film A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times, which premiered this week on Independent Lens, a new game explores the ethical debate central to Blair’s story. Decisions on Deadline is a fun and fast-paced browser and tablet-based journalism game that puts players in the shoes of working journalists. Continue


American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs at POV

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POV
PBS


Grace Lee Boggs visits the POV offices and discusses the response to American Revolutionary, the documentary about her life as an activist and philosopher, the responsibility of the media today and the evolution of revolution. Continue


Equal Pay Study; Campaign Finance; Modern Technology

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To The Contrary
PBS


Equal Pay Study: Sons earn more than their fathers but daughters don't. Campaign Finance: Will weaker campaign finance regulations benefit women? Behind the Headlines: A look at the pros and cons of modern technology. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bettina Inclan, Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer Continue


"Generation Like" Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and how big brands are increasingly co-opting young consumers' digital presences. Continue


Race & The Fourth Estate

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The Open Mind
PBS


Award-winning media writer and NPR's first-ever TV critic Eric Deggans explores the intersection of race and today's media culture, coverage of social inequality and the role of citizen journalists. Continue


Teacher in a Box

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FutureStates
PBS


The School for Innovation was founded by a corporation determined to rebound the economy by teaching design thinking to teenagers, then putting the most promising prototypes into production. When an abused girl designs a product that stands to make millions for them, a jaded teacher — who’d been replaced by a digital avatar — is compelled to protect the girl. A film by Tanuj Sachdev Chopra. Continue


Ant

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FutureStates
PBS


When a bipolar patient abruptly stops taking his digitally encoded psych meds, a therapist named Ant (played by Guillermo Diaz) learns they are no panacea. The therapist must risk his life to avert catastrophe in this film by Tina Mabry that looks at the culture of mental health care in the future. Continue


TTC Extra: Women In Tech

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women continue to be underrepresented in the technology industry. A few top colleges have managed to reverse the trend by reaching out to high school teachers, offering mentoring programs and focusing recruitment on prospective female students. PANEL: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Former Judge & Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Journalist Anushay Continue


Digital Natives

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The Open Mind
PBS


Richard Heffner's Open Mind begins anew with grandson Alexander Heffner as Host. The opening guest is John Palfrey, Director of the Digital Public Library of America discussing the uses, misuses and distractions of the new technological age. Continue


Mass Shootings; Arianna Huffington's Thrive; Maya Angelou

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To The Contrary
PBS


Mass shootings are looked at through a gendered lens. Arianna Huffington's new book teaches us how to Thrive with rest and recovery. Remembering poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Dr. Lara Brown, Donna Brazile, Francesca Chambers Continue


Filmmaker Samantha Grant on the Saga of Jayson Blair

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Independent Lens
PBS


Filmmaker-journalist Samantha Grant investigates the infamous case of Jayson Blair, serial plagiarist, in new documentary A Fragile Trust. She tells us about how she eventually got Blair to agree to appear in the film, after much persistence, and how the world of journalism changed after Blair. Continue


Sebelius Resigns; Women Voters; At-Home-Moms; Women Veterans

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To The Contrary
PBS


Sebelius Resigns: Secretary of Health & Human Services steps down after Affordable Care Act failures. Women Voters: Why women don't vote for women. Stay-Home-Moms: More women are staying home to raise their children. Women Veterans: Employing service women after their service. PANELISTS: Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer, Patricia Sosa, Jennifer Marshall Continue


The Billionaire Building - Preview

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Super Skyscrapers
PBS


Follow the teams tasked with creating New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper. Continue


The Vertical City - Preview

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Super Skyscrapers
PBS


Watch the rise of a veritable vertical city, where tenants can work, rest and play within its walls. Continue


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