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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


Guitarist-singer-songwriter Lindsey Buckingham

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer talks about reuniting with the iconic band, Fleetwood Mac, for its "On With The Show" concert tour. Continue


“I Didn’t Know What to Do”

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Evolution of a Criminal, Darius Clark Monroe and his mother talk about the difficult time they each went through while Darius was in jail for bank robbery. He missed even the most basic elements of life, like taking out the trash. Continue


Pastor Ned

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Evolution of a Criminal, Pastor Ned, one of the victims of the robbery committed by a then-teenage Darius Clark Monroe, tells the filmmaker how he felt about being victimized. He was much less forgiving back when it happened. 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


Crosby Family Remembers Bing

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American Masters
PBS


In this exclusive clip, Bing Crosby's family reflects on his life as a performer and family man. Hear all surviving members of Crosby’s immediate family — his wife Kathryn, daughter Mary and sons Harry and Nathaniel, and see archival footage from the film. American Masters - Bing Crosby Rediscovered premieres Tues., Dec. 2 at 8 pm and has a holiday encore on Fri., Dec. 26 at 9 pm. Continue


50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary

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PBS Specials
PBS


Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades. Continue


The New Mad Men

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America By The Numbers
PBS


With a collective purchasing power of $3 trillion, people of color are quickly becoming the nation’s most sought-after consumers. Iconic brands are re-examining their marketing strategies in order to stay competitive in the changing marketplace. Latinos, with a buying power of $1.2 trillion, are at the heart of this new consumer focus. Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: The Kill Team

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Independent Lens
PBS


American soldier Adam Winfield attempted to thwart war crimes even more heinous than Abu Ghraib but was then himself charged with premeditated murder. At the core of The Kill Team is a moral quandary: whether a soldier is duty-bound to risk life and limb to stop fellow soldiers from committing atrocities. Continue


“Not Totally Clean-Gloved”

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary The Kill Team, the mother of Specialist Adam Winfield doesn’t quite agree with the defense attorney on the subject of how innocent — to a jury — he may or may not appear in the death of an unarmed Afghanistan civilian. Continue


Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Jolie chronicles her second feature film directorial venture, "Unbroken," about World War II hero Lou Zamperini. 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


“The World Was Not as I Saw It”

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Evolution of a Criminal, Darius Clark Monroe talks about how he went from being a “carefree and joyous child” to realizing the burden his parents were under financially, despite his mom’s assurances. 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


Coming to Independent Lens: A Path Appears

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Independent Lens
PBS


From the team behind the groundbreaking Half the Sky, A Path Appears goes to locations throughout the United States, plus Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them. Continue


Poet Mark Strand reads 'A Suite Of Appearances: 4'

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Prize-winning poet and former U.S. poet laureate Mark Strand died on Saturday. We remember him with his reading of "A Suite Of Appearances: 4," given during an interview with the NewsHour in 1999. You can see the full interview and the text of the poem here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment-jan-june99-pulitzer_4-15/ More Poetry: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/poetry/ Continue


Jay Leno

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Mark Twain Prize
PBS


This special celebrates “Tonight Show” host, comedian and performer Jay Leno, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, a lineup of the biggest names in comedy salutes the 17th recipient of the humor prize. Continue


TTC Extra: Pro-Choice Activists Launch "1 in 3 Campaign"

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To The Contrary
PBS


Pro-choice activists say its time to change the culture of shaming women who have had an abortion. The "1 in 3 Campaign" is named after the claim that one of every three women has had an abortion. It encourages women to share their personal stories related to abortion in an effort to create a more accepting society. Continue


“I Just Froze”

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary The Kill Team, Specialist Adam Winfield talks about how his ranking sergeant ordered Winfield and his platoon mates to set up the murder of a civilian in Afghanistan to look like a justified homicide — and how that was when he realized he couldn’t kill an innocent man. Continue


FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Escape from Nazi Germany

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Finding Your Roots
PBS


Mike Nichols recounts his family history, detailing his escape from Nazi Germany and journey to the United States just before WW2 broke out. ‘Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.' aired in 2010 on PBS. The exploration of shared American ancestry using the latest tools of genealogy and genetics continues as 'Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’ Continue


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