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Brooks & Son: An Unofficial Disclosure

PBS Ombudsman
PBS


Should David Brooks and the NewsHour have disclosed that Brooks’ son joined the Israeli military? The ombudsman thinks so. Continue


Azar Nafisi views American society through its literature

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In Azar Nafisi’s new book, “Republic of Imagination,” the Iranian author uses American literary classics to explore perceptions of creativity. The new work picks up where Nafisi left off in her first memoir “Reading Lolita in Tehran.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Nafisi to discuss her new book and the difference in literary attitudes between her home country Iran and the U.S. Continue


Debating the pros and cons of freezing eggs

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


News of Apple and Facebook paying for their employees’ egg freezing has sparked conversation on the advancement of family planning. Gwen Ifill speaks with Sarah Elizabeth Richards, author of “Motherhood Rescheduled” and Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the benefits, risks and choices women face. Continue


Rare shooting in Ottawa prompts questions about shooter

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The shooting in Ottawa has prompted questions about the suspected shooter, his motives and possible connections to past attacks or multiple shooters. Gwen Ifill speaks with Campbell Clark of The Globe and Mail, for a report from Canada’s capital. Continue


12 sitting governors at risk of losing in November

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The midterm elections will determine the power structure in Washington for the next two years. But in 36 states across the country, midterms could also mean a shift in state leadership, especially for 12 sitting governors. Judy Woodruff sits down with Political Editor Domenico Montanaro for a breakdown of November’s governor races. Continue


What we know about the shooting in Ottawa

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A rare mass shooting in Canada’s capital left one soldier and the suspected gunman dead along with three wounded. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue


Makers: Women in Business

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Hear about the exceptional women — past and present — who have taken the world of business by storm. Told by female business leaders themselves, this is a candid exploration of what it takes to make it and a celebration of the extraordinary individuals who, over the course of 50 years, have proven that a woman’s place is wherever she believes it to be. Continue


Latino politics scholar Gary Segura

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee weighs in on the controversial voting rights issue. Continue


When to pull the plug on a dying startup company

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The startup scene has exploded on the tech market with good ideas and some not-so-good ideas. Special correspondent Steve Goldbloom examines the process that startups go through to become solid businesses and how unsuccessful business get canned. Continue


New York Times writer explores masculinity in memoir

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In his biweekly column, New York Times writer Charles M. Blow seeks clarity out of complicated news events. The same search for transparency is seen in his new memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” which chronicles a childhood punctuated by sexual abuse and lifetime spent navigating masculinity and sexuality. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Blow about his new book and the growth of the American South. Continue


"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


How the Islamic State lures teens on social media

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Three teenage girls from Denver were detained in Germany last weekend by American authorities under suspicion of joining the Islamic State. The militant group lures recruits worldwide with a sophisticated social media operation. Margaret Warner reports how the group tries to reach a wide audience while avoiding detection. Continue


These non-Ebola diseases are the real health threat

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Ebola remains at the forefront of public safety concerns, but there are a number of illnesses that pose a far greater health risk. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Dr. William Schaffner, the chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University on the six other diseases that threaten the public. Continue


News Wrap: Security guards convicted of shooting Iraqis

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our News Wrap Wednesday, four former security guards were convicted of shooting 30 Iraqi citizens in 2007. An American detained in North Korea for six months returned to the U.S. today. In Washington, the Secret Service has come under fire for diverting agents from White House patrol to assist in a neighborhood dispute in 2011. Continue


New 21-day monitoring period for visitors from West Africa

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Visitors from West Africa will now be monitored for 21 days, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement. The three weeks indicates the virus’ incubation period. Gwen Ifill reports on the latest procedures. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 22, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tonight on the program, we take a look at a deadly shooting in Canada that left one soldier and a suspected gunman dead. Also: sitting governors at risk of losing elections, diseases that are more of a threat than Ebola, Islamic State luring teens on social media, remembering Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, pros and cons of freezing eggs and author Azar Nafisi on “Republic of Imagination.” Continue


Singer-songwriter-musician Marty Stuart

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Grand Ole Opry star and country music archivist reflects on his career and his latest release, "Saturday Night/Sunday Morning." Continue


News Wrap: IS claims it took U.S. air-dropped weapons

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Islamic State fighters in Syria have reportedly taken weapons air-dropped by the U.S. for Kurdish fighters in Kobani. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a series of bombings left 30 people dead in Shiite districts. In Hong Kong, student leaders sat down with local government officials, but the student-led pro-democracy demonstrations have not come to an end. Continue


Will the Royals cap their story with a fairytale ending?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Kansas City Royals’ meteoric rise from Midwestern underdog to American League champs has electrified its hometown. Tonight, before the faceoff with World Series veterans, the San Francisco Giants, Gwen Ifill speaks Mike Pesca of Slate and Hampton Stevens of The Atlantic about the state of play that allowed an unlikely team to rise through the ranks. Continue


Oscar de la Renta leaves legacy at the runway, White House

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Designer Oscar de la Renta, who designed gowns for public women of all ages, died Monday at the age of 82. Known for elegant cuts and bright colors, de la Renta defined American style for more than a quarter of a century. Continue


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