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The Mailbag: Viewers React to ‘Roots’ Decision

PBS Ombudsman
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Most who wrote to the ombudsman about PBS actions against “Finding Your Roots” series support the program and its host, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continue


Sex Therapist/Author Dr. Ruth Westheimer

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Tavis Smiley
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America's favorite sex therapist discusses her remarkable life journey and her new book, "The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre." Continue


Negotiators race to meet deadline on Iran’s nuclear program

PBS NewsHour
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Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz met with technical experts on Saturday as talks continue with Iran over the country’s controversial nuclear program. Bloomberg News reporter Indira Lakshmanan was there when the group broke for the afternoon. Lakshmanan joins Hari Sreenivasan from Vienna for the latest on the contentious deal. Continue


A ship that changed American history sails once more

PBS NewsHour
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A replica of the French ship, "The Hermione," also known as the Freedom Frigate, cruised into New York this week. In the heat of the Revolutionary War, before diplomatic cables or emails, France used the ship to send a message fromMarquis de Lafayette to George Washington that help was on the way. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue


July 3, 2015

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Charlie Rose The Week
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Tonight on the program: We take a look at a very bad week for Greece, with Larry Summers, and a very good week for President Obama, with David Remnick. Plus: Al Hunt interviews HHS secretary Sylvia Burwell; VICE correspondent Ben Anderson analyzes Afghanistan; Richard Lewis talks about comedy; and Michael Wolff discusses his new book, "Television is the New Television." Continue


The Afternoon of Conversation: A Town Hall Discussion

Aspen Ideas Festival
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Gwen Ifill moderates a diverse panel of experts on the American experience including Michelle Norris, Ai-jen Poo, Joseph Echevarria, James Fallows, Ashanti Branch and Elizabeth Alexander. Continue


The Afternoon of Conversation: David Petraeus

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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Former CIA director and retired general David Petraeus speaks with the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. Continue


Yes or no on bailout referendum, how should Greece vote?

PBS NewsHour
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On Sunday, Greece will vote on whether to accept Europe’s latest bailout package and tougher austerity measures, and polls show the public closely divided. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens. Judy Woodruff discusses possible outcomes with Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic Policy and Research. Continue


‘Quartet’ of patriots who brought the United States together

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Although it seems inevitable now that after the Revolutionary War, the former colonies would band together to form a nation, at the time, it was far from a foregone conclusion. In his new book, “The Quartet”, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis examines the four men most responsible for this union. As Independence Day approaches, Ellis sits down for a conversation with Jeffrey Brown. Continue


Shields and Brooks on Supreme Court lessons

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PBS NewsHour
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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including what we learned about the Supreme Court this session, new presidential candidates Gov. Chris Christie and former Sen. Jim Webb, as well as controversial comments made by Donald Trump about immigrants. Continue


Jazz Pianist Robert Glasper

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The talented jazz pianist talks about the various genres that influence his music, and what he did to put his own stamp on the classic songs found on his new album, "Covered." Continue


How is Greece likely to vote in austerity referendum?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The results of a nationwide vote tomorrow could keep Greece’s debt-ridden economy afloat, or cut off desperately-needed financial support from its Eurozone lenders. Continue


Will California's new water restrictions ease its drought?

PBS NewsHour
PBS


Since the California drought began, the lack of water has cost thousands of jobs, caused noticeable changes in the landscape and induced desperation among citizens who are running out of options. In light of the state's newest restrictions implemented last month, famers who have drilled deeper and deeper into the ground for available water have sought help from unlikely sources. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 4, 2015

PBS NewsHour
PBS


On this edition for Saturday, July 4th, 2015, voters in Greece prepare to choose either spending cuts and higher taxes or possible ejection from the Eurozone, negotiators in Vienna may be closer than ever to making a deal with Iran over its nuclear program, and in our signature segment, California's historic drought has famers desperate for water. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Continue


The Afternoon of Conversation: Paul Ryan

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) discusses his plans for the economy with Weekly Standard founder and editor William Kristol. Continue


The Afternoon of Conversation: Peter Thiel

Aspen Ideas Festival
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Venture capitalist Peter Thiel sits down with David Bradley, chairman of the Atlantic Media Company. Continue


The Afternoon of Conversation: Valerie Jarrett

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Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett talks with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Continue


The father-son team who make a Capitol Fourth pop

PBS NewsHour
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This year marks the 35th anniversary of an iconic Fourth of July tradition: fireworks and music on the National Mall. To celebrate this milestone, the NewsHour introduces you to the father and son who put the show together. Continue


Law enforcement on alert for Fourth of July security threats

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PBS NewsHour
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As the Fourth of July approaches, security officials are on a heightened state of alert. What’s behind the warnings? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Daniel Benjamin, former coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode July 3, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Friday on the NewsHour, a divided Greece prepares to vote on its economic future. Also: Tension over security concerns this holiday weekend, Shields and Brooks analyze this week’s news, Team USA heads into the finals at the Women’s World Cup, the unique history of “Amazing Grace,” how four men shaped the union and a father-son duo make July 4th pop. Continue


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