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50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary

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PBS Specials
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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
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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
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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
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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


FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

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Finding Your Roots
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers that Mike Nichols' is indeed related to Albert Einstein, revealing the truth in his family lore despite Nichols' disbelief. ‘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


Jessica Alba's Mexican Roots

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Finding Your Roots
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Jessica Alba, a Mexican-American with roots in California, learns more about the life her ancestors made for themselves after immigrating to the United States. Continue


Decoding Our Past Through DNA

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Finding Your Roots
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Deval Patrick is the first African-American governor of Massachusetts and Jessica Alba is an actress who proudly embraces her Mexican-American heritage. But cutting-edge DNA analysis reveals that the family trees contain a far more diverse range of cultures and races. DNA is used to delve deeper into the families of other guests in the series, including Valerie Jarrett and Henry Louis Gates Jr. Continue


Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story - Preview

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Return to the Wild
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Using Chris McCandless' own letters, released for the first time, as well as new and surprising interviews, probe the mystery that still lies at the heart of the "Into the Wild" story that has become part of the American literary canon and compels so many to this day. Continue


Decoding Our Past Through DNA Promo

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Finding Your Roots
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Deval Patrick is the first African American Governor of Massachusetts, and Jessica Alba is an actress who proudly embraces her Mexican American heritage. But cutting edge DNA analysis reveals that their family trees in fact contain a far more diverse range of cultures and races. Continue


Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari on satire in the face of darkness

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PBS NewsHour
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"Rosewater," the screenwriting and directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host and executive producer Jon Stewart. follows Tehran-born Canadian-citizen Maziar Bahari as he returned to Iran in 2009 and was subsequently held captive. The two sat down with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss their new film “Rosewater” and how humor can play a powerful role in handling adversity. Continue


Jay Leno

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Mark Twain Prize
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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
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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
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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
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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


Unlocking Deval Patrick's Past with Autosomal DNA

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Finding Your Roots
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Genealogy expert CeCe Moore uses Autosomal DNA analysis to trace Gov. Deval Patrick's family history, linking him genetically to the man who enslaved his ancestors. Continue


A Chef’s Life Holiday Special - Preview

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A Chef's Life
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Join Vivian as she prepares foods that draw on her Southern heritage and Ben’s Chanukah traditions. Continue


Full Episode

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Return to the Wild
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Twenty years ago, a young American hiker named Chris McCandless was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling book and movie “Into the Wild.” Now, PBS retraces Chris McCandless’ steps to try to piece together why he severed all ties with his past, burnt or gave away all his money, changed his name and headed into the Denali Wilderness. Continue


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Richard Pryor: Icon
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Richard Pryor was one of the first black men ever on television, he pioneered a new brand of humor and he was a hit. This show defines his lasting impact on comedy and culture, often in his own words, showing us why he is an :ICON. 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


David Sedaris' Patriot Ancestor

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Finding Your Roots
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Professor Gates introduces David Sedaris to his his maternal 4th Great-Grandfather, a Revolutionary War soldier wounded in the Battle of Saratoga. Continue


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