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December 19 Preview: David Oyelowo

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Charlie Rose The Week
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Actor David Oyelowo speaks with Charlie Rose about his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the new film "Selma." 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


Protecting Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist heritage

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PBS NewsHour
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Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


How 'Rosewater' became Jon Stewart's directorial debut

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PBS NewsHour
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"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


Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town

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America By The Numbers
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While Asian-Americans are the best-educated ethnic group in the US, Cambodian-American students graduate high school at a significantly lower rate, one of the lowest in the country. What is the cause of this educational crisis? Find out in this episode of AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS. Continue


Every Mother's Son

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POV
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Every Mother's Son profiles three New York mothers who unexpectedly find themselves united to seek justice and transform their grief into an opportunity for profound social change. Continue


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Across the Creek
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Broken by the legacy of colonialism, the Lakota Tribes struggle for restoration, healing and rebuilding. This film is a conversation between the elder and younger generations about reclaiming their stories and culture. By looking at the family structure, spirituality, language and values, they hope to build a vision for the future. Continue


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LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
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This documentary profiles Comanche political and social activist LaDonna Harris. President Lyndon Johnson tapped her to educate the executive and legislative branches on the unique role of American Indian tribes and their relationship to the U.S. government. The course, called “Indian 101,” was taught to members of Congress and other agencies for more than 35 years. Continue


Nas' Enslaved Roots: "A Receipt for a Human Being"

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Finding Your Roots
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Nas encounters his 3rd Great-Grandmother's Bill of Sale, a devastatingly telling document, and imagines his enslaved ancestors' daily lives. Continue


October 17, 2014

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Charlie Rose The Week
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This week: Harvard researcher Pardis Sabeti on how to fight Ebola, Cardinal Timothy Dolan on the Pope's new approach to homosexuality, and Bernard Henri-Levy on why Kobani is vital to pushing back ISIL. Then Paul Krugman talks to Charlie about the state of the global economy and Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. discuss their new film, "The Judge." Continue


David Oyelowo on Martin Luther King and "Selma"

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Charlie Rose The Week
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Actor David Oyelowo, who plays Dr. Martin Luther King in the new biopic "Selma," talks with Charlie Rose about the civil rights era and King's legacy. 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


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


Every Mother's Son: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
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Filmmakers Kelly Anderson and Tami Gold on the making of their film Every Mother's Son. Continue


Politics of the New South

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America By The Numbers
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Until recently, Clarkston had predominately white residents. It is now home to many refugees from all over the world, and for the first time, three former refugees are running for local elections. Are the changes in the electorate enough to change the face of local government in this small Southern town? Find out in this episode of AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS. Continue


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Smokin Fish
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Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska. He gets hungry for smoked salmon, nostalgic for his childhood, and decides to spend a summer smoking fish at his family’s traditional fish camp. By turns tragic, bizarre or just plain ridiculous, see the story of one man’s attempts to navigate the messy collision between the modern world and an ancient culture. Continue


Angela Bassett's Emancipated Ancestors

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Finding Your Roots
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Angela Bassett follows her ancestors, the Stokes family of Georgia, on their harrowing journey from slavery through the Civil War and into the era of emancipation. Continue


Valerie Jarrett's Groundbreaking Great-Grandfather

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Finding Your Roots
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Valerie Jarrett digs into the family history of her legendary Great-Grandfather, MIT's first African-American graduate and an accomplished architect, recruited to help build the prestigious Tuskegee Institute. How did a man born into slavery have the resources to send his son to a private college? Continue


Saving South Africa's Constitutional Court art collection

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PBS NewsHour
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Justice Edwin Cameron of South Africa's Constitutional Court talks to senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown about the symbolism and importance of the high court's art collection and the need to preserve it. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


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