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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


Our Digital Future

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The Open Mind
PBS


Chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation, creator of one of the world's most successful Web browsers, Mitchell Baker probes the most daunting obstacles to a free, fair and flourishing Internet. Continue


Reflections of a Wikimaniac, Part II

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The Open Mind
PBS


Former Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation Sue Gardner discusses how Wikipedia became the world's most vital information center, her vision for an Internet committed to the public good and why she doesn’t want the Web to evolve into just another giant shopping mall or surveillance tool. Continue


MAKERS Season 2 - Preview

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics. Airs Tuesdays, September 30-November 4, 2014 at 9/8c. Check your local listings. 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 When an abused girl designs a product that stands to make millions for them, a jaded teacher — who’d been replaced by a digital avatar — is compelled to protect the girl.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


Detroit Is For Makers

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Dark Rye
PBS


Before the assembly line, before Detroit’s creative identity took a seat to its specialized emphasis on cars, cars and a few more cars, imagination turned the key in that original ignition. That tinkering makers’ spirit, embodied by Henry Ford, inspired Detroiter Nick Britsky to create i3 Detroit, “a collaborative environment for people to explore the balance between technology, art and culture.” 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


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


TTC Extra: Microsoft CEO on Women & Pay Raises

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To The Contrary
PBS


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women they should not ask for raises and instead "trust the system." These comments were widely criticized, leading him to change his stance. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; IWF’s Sabrina Schaeffer; Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson; Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers Continue


Reflections of a Wikimaniac

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The Open Mind
PBS


Wikimedia Foundation leader Sue Gardner discusses how Wikipedia became the world's most vital information center, her vision for an Internet committed to the public good and why she doesn’t want the Web to evolve into just another giant shopping mall or surveillance tool. Continue


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


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


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