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Lessons learned after surviving an avalanche

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PBS NewsHour
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James Mort survived an avalanche after skiing in the Swiss Alps. Now, he wants people to know how to be prepared and potentially save a life. Continue


Hanna Ranch | Promo

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America Reframed
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A documentary about visionary and charismatic cattleman, Kirk Hanna. Part eulogy, part love letter and part wake up call, learn about Hanna through the memories and anecdotes from family members, colleagues and friends. When Hanna's dream of harmony and sustainability ran up against the reality of family conflict and mounting threats to the land, he lost hope. Continue


Family Affair | Promo

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America Reframed
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In the Colvard family, a sacred trust was violated; three sisters survived severe emotional and physical abuse at the hands of their father. Thirty years later, Chico Colvard, armed with his camera, seeks to understand how his father has manipulated and controlled a family for life, and the depth of his sisters’ capacity to forgiveness. Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: Kumu Hina

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Independent Lens
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Hina, a native Hawai'ian māhū (transgender) teacher, uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school's all-male hula troupe. Despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will marriage to a headstrong Tongan man fulfill her dreams? Continue


Emma Goldman: A Modern Joan of Arc

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American Experience
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Emma Goldman's anarchist politics and outspoken activism against capitalism, wars, and the oppression of women captivated and polarized the American public for nearly thirty years. Continue


A Bloody Labor Battle

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American Experience
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In June 1892, workers at the Andrew Carnegie-owned steel plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania went on strike. When plant manager Henry Clay Frick hired 300 armed guards to attack strikers, the resulting battle ended in deaths on both sides. Continue


Hardluck City

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Independent Lens
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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary The Great Invisible, Roosevelt Harris of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, runs the truck ministry for the Hemley Church Mobile Food Pantry and provides food, encouragement, and advice to people displaced by the disaster. He calls the area “Hardluck City” as he drives around handing out food to grateful locals. Continue


A Chasm Between Rich and Poor

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American Experience
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The Panic of 1893, a severe economic depression, created public awareness of the growing gap between the rich and the poor. Emma Goldman organized demonstrations and encouraged unemployed Americans to demand jobs and food from the wealthy. Continue


Generation Lost...or Found?

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The Open Mind
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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


Yellow Fever | Promo

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America Reframed
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U.S. Army veteran Tina Garnanez realizes that her home on the Navajo Reservation has become a battleground in a protracted war over nuclear proliferation. In an effort to advocate against further contamination of Navajo land, Tina and a group of Navajo grandmothers lobby Congress and the nation for a just and equitable energy policy. Continue


Perfect Strangers | Promo

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America Reframed
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What lies beyond the art of giving and receiving? Ellie, a liberal Democrat and kind-hearted masseuse, decides she wants to share the gift of life with a stranger. Five hundred miles away, Kathy loses hope of receiving a transplant until she hears from Ellie. Over the course of four years, both women face unexpected challenges. Continue


The Perfect Victim | Promo

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America Reframed
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Four incarcerated women were beaten, raped, sold, abused, and nearly killed by their husbands. Collectively, they spent over eighty-five years in prison, convicted for having killed their husbands to save their lives. Will the judicial system and a notoriously secretive Missouri parole board give them a chance to renew their lives? Continue


Coming Soon to Independent Lens: Born to Fly

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Independent Lens
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Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of choreographer and “extreme action architect“ Elizabeth Streb’s more than 30 years of movement philosophy. The film culminates with Streb and her dancers preparing and presenting gravity-defying performances in London’s Cultural Olympiad leading up to the 2012 Olympics. Continue


Learning to Swallow

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America Reframed
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The portrait of Patsy Desmond, an "it girl” who seemingly had it all yet struggled with bipolar disorder; a failed suicide attempt leaves her unable to swallow. Learning to Swallow captures Patsy’s raw honesty and wit even as she becomes increasingly frail. However, hope and an undying spirit prevail, renewing Patsy's pact with art and life. Continue


A New Generation of Radicals

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American Experience
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American Anarchists in the 1880s were a small but powerful movement who advocated radical ideals of universal human equality, education for all, and an end to state government. Continue


“This Stuff Defines Him”

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Independent Lens
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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary The Great Invisible, Doug Brown, a survivor of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, and his wife, find themselves reliving the tragedy via “the stuff” he’s kept around their house as a vivid reminder of that fateful day. Continue


“Everybody Hammers Big Oil”

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Independent Lens
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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary The Great Invisible, oil execs eating dinner together talk about how times have changed in the business; they agree that Americans should be “thanking [their] lucky stars” for the cost of gas. Continue


Voces Season 4 - Preview

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VOCES
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The new season of VOCES explores the ever-evolving relationship between Latino culture and the larger fabric of American society, from a classic movie set in remote Texas to modern day Hollywood to the frontlines of the drug war. The first film, Children of Giant, premieres Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


180 Days: Hartsville (Rashon's Family)

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180 Days
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Single mother Monay and her sons deal with the realities of living in a low-income single parent family in Hartsville, SC. Continue


Learning to Swallow | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


The portrait of Patsy Desmond, an "it girl” who seemingly had it all yet struggled with bipolar disorder; a failed suicide attempt leaves her unable to swallow. Learning to Swallow captures Patsy’s raw honesty and wit even as she becomes increasingly frail. However, hope and an undying spirit prevail, renewing Patsy's pact with art and life. Continue


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