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"Being Mortal" - Trailer

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, "Being Mortal, the film explores how doctors—himself included—are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients. Continue


Viewers respond to report on controversy over Georgia mosque

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments in response to a NewsHour Weekend report on controversy surrounding the building of a mosque in a town in Georgia. Continue


False Claims Act: Whistleblower boost or fraud deterrent?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Last year alone, the federal government and its whistleblowers -- people incentivized by the False Claims Act to expose fraud in companies that work with the government -- recovered nearly $6 billion in lawsuits that exposed wrongdoing. But some question whether the False Claims Act actually prevents fraud or merely incentivizes people with potential reward money. NewsHour's Rick Karr reports. Continue


NYPD officer killings expose rift between police and mayor

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Pervaiz Shallwani, a criminal justice reporter for the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan for the latest information about the murder of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn Saturday, Dec. 20. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Dec. 20, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On this edition for Saturday, Dec. 20, North Korea says it was not behind the cyber attack on Sony Pictures and warns of consequences if the U.S. retaliates and in Iraq, Kurdish forces supported by U.S. airstrikes make gains against ISIS. Finally, from Georgia, a look into one town's struggle to decide whether to allow a mosque to be built in the face of brutal ISIS attacks. Continue


Mosque debate in Georgia town reveals sharp divide

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In Kennesaw, Ga., the city council recently rejected, then approved a bid to house a mosque at a shopping mall. The vote has ignited a fierce debate in the community over how residents feel about Muslims and their First Amendment right to freedom of religion. NewsHour Weekend's William Brangham reports. Continue


North Korea's Sony Hack Attack, U.S.-Cuba Relations Thaw

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Washington Week
PBS


After a costly cyber attack on Sony Pictures, a look at how the U.S. plans to confront North Korea and the rise of cyber terrorism; how Obama was able to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba and what it will mean for both countries; and will the 2016 presidential election feature, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton of America's political dynasties? Continue


Rev. Rob Bell

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The progressive spiritual leader unpacks his latest text, "What We Talk About When We Talk About God." Continue


Teens and elders bridge generation gap and digital divide

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


There are fewer and fewer opportunities for senior citizens and millennials to encounter one another in daily life. The NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks reports from Denver on two organizations that pair adolescents to help elders with household tasks and digital literacy, who in turn offer wisdom and experience. Continue


Tunisia elections will test fragile democracy and security

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Four years ago, a dramatic act by a Tunisian street vendor prompted weeks of protests, the ousting of a president who had ruled for 25 years and an eruption of upheaval and transformation around the Arab world. In collaboration with filmmaker Jessie Deeter, Hari Sreenivasan explores Tunisia’s fledging steps to democracy as the nation prepares for elections. Continue


Shock, frustration surround shootings of NYPD officers

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


As the investigation into the two New York Police Department officers who were fatally shot over the weekend unfolds, shock and frustration prevail. The incident tops off months of nationwide demonstrations against police and a public fallout between New York City's mayor and the police union. NewsHour's William Brangham reports. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Dec. 21, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On this edition for Sunday, Dec. 21, authorities investigate the murder of two New York City police officers and its possible link to recent protests against police, the National Labor Relations Board files a formal complaint against McDonald's and it franchisees and later we look closer at a federal program that rewards whistleblowers for their help in recovering tens of millions of dollars. Continue


McDonald's formally accused of worker retaliation

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A lawyer from the National Labor Relations Board filed formal complaints against McDonald's and some of its franchises on Friday. To unpack this story further, Steven Greenhouse, a former correspondent for the New York Times, who has covered labor issues, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue


Obama goes his own way in final years in office

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


President Obama, in an apparently unprecedented step, only took questions from female reporters during a news conference Friday. It might be a very small example of how the president, often criticized for his caution, is now doing things his own way. Peter Baker of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C. with more on Obama's final term strategy. ​ Continue


What's behind the recent retreat of ISIS in Northern Iraq?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Over the past few days, pro-Western Kurdish fighters, with the aid of American air power, have forced ISIS fighters in Northern Iraq to retreat from territory they seized last summer. Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C. with more on the largest offensive operation carried out against ISIS so far. Continue


Global Terror Threats and Cuba & Cold War Politics

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, after attacks in Pakistan and Australia this week, The New York Times' David Sanger reports on terror threats around the world. Plus, following the announcement of renewed diplomacy with Cuba, we discuss the effects of Cold War attitudes that linger in Cuba and how quickly Cuba will see change. And as President Obama heads off for a vacation in Hawaii, CNBC's John Harwood d Continue


Writer Marcus Baram

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Baram dissects his recently released biography of musical icon Gil Scott-Heron. Continue


EPA lays out new rules on coal ash disposal

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Environmental groups have long pushed for coal ash, a by-product of coal burning energy production that contains toxic contaminants, to be classified as a hazardous material. While the EPA announced new standards for storage and disposal, the agency decided to leave regulation with the states rather than the EPA. Continue


Shields and Brooks on reconciling with Cuba

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the choice to censor a Hollywood film about the assassination of Kim Jong-un, President Obama’s move to renew U.S. ties with Cuba and early signs that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could be a 2016 presidential candidate. Continue


How should the U.S. government respond to the Sony attack?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


President Obama told the White House Press Corps that Sony was wrong to withdraw its film, “The Interview,” and that the U.S. would react “proportionally” to the damaging cyber-attack by North Korea. Judy Woodruff turns to Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike and Jack Pritchard, the former U.S. special envoy for negotiations with North Korea, about options for an American response. Continue


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