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The Mailbag: Reactions to the Reaction

PBS Ombudsman
PBS


Mail to the ombudsman about NewsHour coverage of the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision is critical, at least among the first wave of viewers who wrote. Continue


An Interview with Michael Brown's Parents and more

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr., and their attorney, Benjamin Crump, sit down with Charlie Rose to discuss the loss of their son, the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, and protests taking place across the nation. Visit www.charlierose.com and youtube.com/CharlieRose for more from Charlie Rose. Continue


Lesley McSpadden: “My Son Was Running for His Life.”

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


The mother of Michael Brown speaks about the accounts she's heard of her son's death, and about having "the talk" with him about what to do when confronted with authorities. The full segment with Michael's parents and their attorney, Benjamin Crump, airs November 26, 2014. Visit www.charlierose.com for more clips from Charlie Rose. Continue


After fire and floods, restoring a sacred New Mexico canyon

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


For more than 1,200 years, Native Americans have called Santa Clara Pueblo home. But in 2011, a devastating fire blasted through the canyon they consider sacred, setting the stage for destructive floods. Now repairs have gone on for years, and there’s constant worry of more damage when it rains. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports. Continue


Storm serves up tricky travel weather for Thanksgiving

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Northeast was hit with a mix of rain, snow and sleet on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Many travelers tried to re-arrange travel plans, both on the road and in the air, in order to get a headstart on the storm. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Scott Mayerowitz of the Associated Press about why airlines are preemptively canceling flights. Continue


More officers called in to guard St. Louis City Hall

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


One hundred additional officers were called in to protect St. Louis City Hall, where protesters gathered to continue demonstrations over the decision not to indict Ferguson police office Darren Wilson. Judy Woodruff offers a look at the day’s protests around the country. Continue


Who started the presidential turkey pardon?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


President Obama used his executive authority to pardon Mac and Cheese, the two birds who were saved from the Thanksgiving table this year. Who was the first president to give flight to this holiday amnesty? Political director Domenico Montanaro looks back at the tradition. Continue


Ozark musicians find friendship through fiddling

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


An accomplished Kansas musician known for her fiery style of fiddling recounts the special relationship she has with her 97-year-old fiddling mentor from Arkansas. The two discuss their life lessons learned from fiddling, the nuances of their individual sounds, and how their love for the fiddle has been strengthened by each other. Continue


Students take a stand to topple teacher tenure

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A 2012 legal case brought by nine public school students in California, who argued the state's teacher tenure laws denied their right to a quality education, ended a few months ago after a judge declared the laws unconstitutional. Shortly after the ruling, legal action regarding teacher tenure laws began in another state, with parents in New York filing a similar lawsuit. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 25, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tuesday on the NewsHour, what’s next for Ferguson after the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. Also: the FDA’s new mandatory calorie counts, scientists looking for photographic evidence of a black hole, chasing fortune, truth and ambition in the new China and a city that was once synonymous with violence turns a corner. 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


Michael Brown, Sr.: "That Hole Will Never Be Filled."

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Michael Brown's parents discuss their desire for justice and transparency, and the hole left in their lives by the loss of their son. The full segment with Michael's parents and their attorney, Benjamin Crump, airs November 26, 2014. Visit www.charlierose.com for more clips from Charlie Rose. Continue


News Wrap: Cleveland police release video of fatal shooting

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our news wrap Wednesday, the Cleveland police released a surveillance video showing Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, being shot by an officer. The child appeared to be brandishing a gun before being shot. There was no audio track on the recording. Also, police in Hong Kong arrested 150 people in a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Continue


How do small farms stay in the turkey business?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


How do small farms, competing against factory farms, gobble up their share of business? The family-run Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm in Connecticut relies on Thanksgiving sales for nearly half of their yearly income, selling high-quality birds raised in a free-range environment. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at how small businesses struggle in an economy dominated by big business. Continue


Lessons from Los Angeles’ school records disaster

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A new student record system adopted by the Los Angeles Unified School District has caused chaos for kids, teachers and administrators. Kindergarteners were accidentally enrolled at high schools, while hundreds of older students spent weeks without class schedules. Judy Woodruff learns more from Howard Blume of the Los Angeles Times. Continue


Bridging the divide among Americans over race and justice

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


How does race affect justice and how it’s applied in America? The death of Michael Brown has prompted fresh debate on that question. Gwen Ifill speaks with Carroll Doherty of Pew Research Center, Judith Browne Dianis of the Advancement Project and journalist Isabel Wilkerson about the way young protesters have mobilized after Ferguson and what that says about the future. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 26, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Wednesday on the NewsHour, we examine differences in Americans’ perceptions of race and justice. Also: bad weather snarls Thanksgiving travels, fires and floods endanger Native American lands, the economics of raising free-range turkeys, big data problems for one of the country’s biggest public school districts and the history behind the president’s turkey pardon. Continue


Will new student loan options make a dent in debt?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Student debt is something millions of Americans live with for years even decades after they graduate college. Two of the nation's largest private student lenders have begun rolling out options that will allow borrowers to modify the terms on their loans. Continue


TTC Extra: Gloria Steinem Discusses Young Feminists

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To The Contrary
PBS


Gloria Steinem, the noted feminist and founder of Ms. magazine, talks about her work with young feminists. She discusses the importance of listening to young people. Continue


Telescopes may capture first glimpse of a black hole

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Even though black holes are vital to our understanding of the universe, no one has ever seen one -- yet. To change this, a team of scientists in northern Chile, is using a network of telescopes around the globe to capture an image of a black hole for the first time to prove Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. Rebecca Jacobson reports. Continue


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