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Episode 4 | Preview

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The Crimson Field
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The arrival of soldiers from her home town lifts Joan’s spirits, but she finds herself in trouble. Thomas seizes his opportunity to pursue Kitty. Meanwhile, the return of an old patient causes ripples, calling everyone’s loyalties into question. Premieres Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


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1913: Seeds of Conflict
PBS


Explore an overlooked moment in pre-WWI Palestine when people’s identities overlap and Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities intermingle freely, yet few can contemplate the conflict that would engulf their region for the next century. Continue


Episode 3

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The Crimson Field
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Thomas wrestles with a growing attraction to Kitty, a terrified patient faces court martial and Sister Joan reveals a dark secret to one of her patients. Continue


Episode 1

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The Crimson Field
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Follow Kitty, Flora and Rosalie, volunteer nurses who work in a tented field hospital. As they settle into their first day, it soon becomes clear that no training could ever have prepared them for the reality of working near the frontline. Continue


Establishing Roots in Palestine

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1913: Seeds of Conflict
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Arab complaints about Jewish settlers found a voice in the new constitutional parliament in Istanbul. Though Jerusalem’s representative Ruhi al-Khalidi suggested that Jews move to other parts of the Ottoman Empire, the dream of a Jewish state required a new infrastructure starting with the purchase of land in concentrated areas. Continue


Ashkenazi Jews Arrive in Palestine

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1913: Seeds of Conflict
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In 1881, the assassination of Czar Alexander II leads to a wave of anti-Semitic violence resulting in the emigration of 2 million Ashkenazi Jews — a small portion of whom ended up in Palestine. The arriving immigrants name their settlements “First in Zion” or “Ray of Hope,” reflecting their sense of hope in their new home. Continue


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1913: Seeds of Conflict
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Examine the seeds of today’s Middle East conflict, sown in pre-World War I Ottoman Palestine. By weaving Arab and Jewish histories, the film dispels old myths and provides fresh insights into dramatic events that presaged a century of unrest. Premieres Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Get a Sneak Peak at Episode 4 of The Crimson Field

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The Crimson Field
PBS


Flip through photos from Episode 4 of The Crimson Field. The arrival of soldiers from her home town lifts Joan’s spirits, but she finds herself in trouble. Thomas seizes his opportunity to pursue Kitty. Airs Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Episode 3 | Preview

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The Crimson Field
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Thomas wrestles with a growing attraction to Kitty, a terrified patient faces court martial and Sister Joan reveals a dark secret to one of her patients. Premieres Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


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The Crimson Field
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In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. Each episode sees the team care for new arrivals — the wounded or sick. The patients are a rich mix of British soldiers, troops from all over the world and even local civilians. Premieres Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Continue


America's Lessons Learned in Afghanistan

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


For well over a decade after 9/11, America pursued three very different and difficult campaigns in Afghanistan. The CIA waged a war in the shadows to dismantle Al Qaeda, the U.S. military battled Taliban, and the State Department led efforts to establish a legitimate government and repair their war-torn country. Karl Eikenberry served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from 2009-2011. Continue


The Vault: 2006 Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program

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Washington Week
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As the June 30 deadline nears for the nuclear talks with Iran, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to June 2006 when the United States joined with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as Germany to propose discussions with Iran to suspend its nuclear enrichment program. Bloomberg's Janine Zachariah joins Gwen Ifill to explain the proposal. Continue


Episode 2

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The Crimson Field
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The hospital readies for a convoy of new patients. With resources stretched, Sister Joan sees a chance for the volunteers’ skills to be put to good use, but Sister Margaret doesn’t think they’re ready to take on new responsibilities. Continue


A Return to the Land

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1913: Seeds of Conflict
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Arab protests against Zionism rose with the liberalization of the press and upsurge of Arab language newspapers. Amidst the dissent, Jewish settlers, many of whom were craftsmen and peddlers in Eastern Europe, had to adapt to the dominance of agriculture in the economy by reconnecting with the land. Continue


A Zionist Slogan

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1913: Seeds of Conflict
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The Zionist movement worked to portray all that the Jewish settlers had achieved and all that was possible. They began to propagate the slogan “A land without a people for a people without a land,” with lasting implications. Continue


Get a Sneak Peek at 1913: Seeds of Conflict

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1913: Seeds of Conflict
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Flip through photos from 1913: Seeds of Conflict. Examine the seeds of today’s Middle East conflict, sown in pre-World War I Ottoman Palestine. Premieres Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


From the Vault: The Beginning of the Patriot Act

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Washington Week
PBS


As Congress debates portions of the PATRIOT Act that expired this week, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to the day President George W. Bush signed the bill into law in 2001. The nation, just weeks after the September 11 attacks, was looking for information to track down the terrorists responsible for the attack. Continue


Meet the Characters from The Crimson Field

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The Crimson Field
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Learn more about the team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers who work together in a tented field hospital on the coast of France to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. Premieres Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Episode 2 | Preview

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The Crimson Field
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The hospital readies for a convoy of new patients. With resources stretched, Sister Joan sees a chance for the volunteers’ skills to be put to good use, but Sister Margaret doesn’t think they’re ready to take on new responsibilities. Premiers Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Obama at War

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Martin Smith goes inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria. With interviews from key military and diplomatic leaders, Obama at War examines the hard choices facing the president as he tries to defeat the Islamic State without dragging America into a prolonged regional conflict. Continue


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