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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


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 19, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On this edition for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, a reporter who recently returned from Liberia discusses the latest on the Ebola scare, and in our signature segment, even though millions of people have become eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, some might not be getting the care they need. Continue


US must 'strike balance between caution and panic' on Ebola

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Helene Cooper of the New York Times, who recently returned from West Africa and is now in a self-imposed quarantine, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss her day-to-day life after spending time in Liberia and how Ebola has affected the country. Continue


What's behind the sudden drop in US gas prices?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the U.S. dropped from $3.52 in late July to $3.12 today. Isaac Arnsdorf, an energy and commodities reporter with Bloomberg News, joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain the factors contributing to the drop. Continue


Will Promise Zones lift Eastern Kentucky out of poverty?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson visited Kentucky and declared the War on Poverty, the area of Eastern Kentucky continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, poverty, and the loss of thousands of coal-industry jobs. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on how the new federal Promise Zones initiative in the region is aiming to boost the economy. Continue


Voter ID Laws, Florida's Fan Debate and More

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Washington Week
PBS


On this week’s Webcast Extra, courts are striking down voter ID laws ahead of the midterm elections. In Florida's gubernatorial debate, Gov. Rick Scott temporarily refused to debate former Gov. Charlie Crist because of an electric fan. John Dickerson reports on #fangate. Plus, the FBI wants cell phones to have a backdoor for government surveillance, and the U.S. has named the campaign against ISIS Continue


October 17, 2014

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


This week: Harvard researcher Paridis Sebetti 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


Shields and Gerson on Ebola as election issue

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the response to Ebola in the U.S. and how it affects national politics, as well as the outlook for the midterm elections and the gubernatorial debate in Florida. Continue


Tracking killer comets before they strike

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


It's only a matter of time before a big comet or asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. Will scientists discover it, and be able to do something about it, ahead of time? Science correspondent Miles O'Brien talks to NASA astronomers who troll for trouble in the sky. Continue


What’s motivating the Boko Haram cease-fire?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


What’s behind the timing of the cease-fire between Nigeria and Boko Haram? Jeffrey Brown speaks with J. Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council about the motivation for both sides, why the abducted schoolgirls may have become a burden to their captors and what to expect from future talks. 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


US must 'strike balance between caution and panic' on Ebola

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Helene Cooper of the New York Times, who recently returned from West Africa and is now in a self-imposed quarantine, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss her day-to-day life after spending time in Liberia and how Ebola has affected the country. Continue


Are mentally ill Americans getting adequate health care?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Millions of Americans are now eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including 1.2 million people with mental illnesses. But this particularly vulnerable group may not actually be getting the heath care they need. NewsHour Weekend's Stephen Fee reports. Continue


Impact on ISIS fight of Iraq lawmakers' minister approvals

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


For more on Iraq parliament’s approval of Sunni and Shiite ministers, ISIS’s presence in Anbar province and the group’s encroachment on Baghdad, Douglas Ollivant, a partner with global strategic consulting firm Mantid International, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 18, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 18, President Obama appeals for calm in the face of the Ebola scare, an expert weighs in on plunging gas prices, and in our signature segment, trying to bring new jobs to coal-mining communities 50 years after LBJ launched the War on Poverty. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Continue


Obama Names Ebola Czar, Economic Recovery Anxiety, Midterm D

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Washington Week
PBS


We discuss the role of the new EbolaCzar, the likelihood of a travel ban and Obama's efforts to build a global effort against this endemic disease. Also, what the Federal Reserve, Treasury and Wall Street tell us about national economic anxiety. A preview of the issues, personalities and tight races in the midterm elections. Plus, the resiliency of ISIS and Obama's coalition-building strategy to f Continue


Nigerian government, Boko Haram strike cease-fire deal

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Nigerian government made a surprise cease-fire announcement with Boko Haram, a group that has carried out deadly bombings and suicide attacks. The militants have reportedly promised not to attack civilians, but the fate of 219 schoolgirls who were abducted in April is unclear. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


How Sotomayor influences the Court behind the scenes

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Since 2009, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has brought her unique style to a traditionally reserved Supreme Court. In “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice,” Reuters journalist Joan Biskupic explores how the court’s first Latina justice is making her mark. Biskupic joins Gwen Ifill for an inside look. Continue


What does the Ebola czar need to do?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Ron Klain, the president’s pick to coordinate the Ebola response, has been criticized for not having a background in public health. To assess the challenges and criticism facing Klain, Judy Woodruff talks to Pamela Cipriano of the American Nurses Association and Dr. Amesh Adalja of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 17, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tonight on the program, we take a look at the new "Ebola Czar" named by the Obama administration, Ron Klain, and the responsibilities ahead of him. Also: Boko Haram and the NIgerian government strike a ceasefire, tracking killer comets before they strike, exploring Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court disruptions and breakthroughs and Mark Shields and Michael Gerson analyze the week's political news. Continue


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