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‘We Hear You’ Is Not What Viewers Wanted to Hear

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Sometimes viewers complain that there is too much he said/she said on the NewsHour. But not Monday night, when an interview about who was to blame for faulty intelligence about ISIS had only one opinionated participant. Continue


First Amendment Advocate Mary Beth Tinker

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Dialogue
Idaho Public Television


Marcia Franklin interviews Mary Beth Tinker, a plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that defined free speech rights for students. In 1965, Tinker and her brother were suspended after wearing armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. They sued, and the court ruled their protest was protected by the First Amendment. Tinker talks about the case’s legacy and current free speech issues. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 30, 2014

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Tonight on the program, we take a look at the continuing peaceful protests in Hong Kong and examine how China is likely to respond. Also: the U.S. and Afghanistan sign a new security agreement, fears of another volcanic eruption rattle Japan, violinist Joshua Bell turns a train station into a concert hall, a rift in the Mississippi GOP and the impossible choice concerning patients on life support. Continue


Will Hong Kong’s protests lead to violent crackdown?

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PBS NewsHour
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The blurred lines between Chinese authority and Hong Kong’s autonomy has set off pro-democracy demonstrations by protesters who don’t seem to be backing down. Judy Woodruff talks to Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group about what provoked these protests, how they have challenged Chinese President Xi Jinping and how authorities are likely to respond. Continue


U.S. and Afghanistan sign security agreement

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PBS NewsHour
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The United States and Afghanistan signed a bilateral security agreement, after months of uncertainty over what happens when the U.S.-led international mission officially ends at the end of the year. The deal will allow U.S. and NATO troops to carry out counterterrorism missions and support Afghan forces. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue


Violinist Joshua Bell turns train station into concert hall

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PBS NewsHour
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A superstar of classical music might normally draw a huge crowd, but that wasn’t the case when violin virtuoso Joshua Bell held an impromptu recital in a Metro station in 2007 -- largely ignored by a few thousand commuters. On Tuesday, Bell returned to give a performance at Washington's Union Station, and this time people paid attention. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Bell for an interview. Continue


A Chaotic Convention

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Idaho Reports
Idaho Public Television


Idaho Reports talks to Sen. Chuck Winder and Rep. Brent Crane to try to make sense of the chaotic 2014 Republican State Convention, and what the implications are for the future of the GOP in Idaho. Then, Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press joins the pundits to talk about how the discord could mean opportunities for Democrats. Continue


News Wrap: First U.S. Ebola case has been diagnosed

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PBS NewsHour
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In our news wrap Thursday, a patient in Dallas is the first person to be diagnosed with the Ebola in the United States. Also, the head of the Secret Service said in a congressional hearing that she takes full responsibility for a security breach at the White House involving a man who jumped the fence and made it undeterred into the first family’s residence. Continue


Journalist Alex Tizon

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Tizon examines race and gender stereotypes from the Asian perspective, as detailed in his text, "Little Big Man." Continue


Journalist David Frum

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The senior editor of "The Atlantic" offers his thoughts on this year's midterm elections and what it will take for the Republicans to gain control of both houses of Congress. Continue


TTC Extra: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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To The Contrary
PBS


Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been advocating the benefit of early screening for cancer. A survivor herself, she spoke about a new policy: Free the Data. In this clip, she speaks on the upcoming election and maintaing Democratic seats in the House. Continue


Dallas Ebola patient in "serious, but stable" condition

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Texas health officials said the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. was classified as being in "serious, but stable" condition. Texas Gov. Rick Perry led Wednesday's news conference at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to say there were some school-aged children that had contact with the infected patient, but that health officials are optimistic that the situation being contained. Continue


Understanding the U.S. security agreement with Afghanistan

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After months of waiting through a contested election, the U.S. has settled with Afghanistan’s new leadership on a security agreement for the transition toward Afghan security self-reliance. Former State Department official Barnett Rubin talks to Jeffrey Brown about whether President Ashraf Ghani will prove a reliable ally, as well as what we’ve learned from American involvement in Afghanistan. Continue


The Next Six Months

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Idaho Reports
Idaho Public Television


Aaron Kunz and Betsy Russell discuss laws that will go into effect July 1, and Melissa Davlin sits down with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, Sen. Jim Rice, Rep. Ilana Rubel, and Dr. Jim Weatherby to discuss the Democratic convention, upcoming education issues and more. Continue


Peaceful protests in Hong Kong test China’s governance

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PBS NewsHour
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Parts of Hong Kong came to a standstill for a fifth day, with no sign that pro-democracy, student-led demonstrations will stop anytime soon. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports on the enthusiasm of the growing crowds and the question of what authorities will do in response. Continue


Fears of another volcanic eruption rattle Japan

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PBS NewsHour
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In Japan, Saturday's surprise eruption of Mt. Ontake killed at least 36 people and covered the mountain in thick smoke and piles of ash. Since then, rescue efforts have been hampered by toxic gases and fears of another eruption. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and NASA’s Thomas Wagner join Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulty of predicting volcanic eruptions. Continue


Families of patients on life support face painful choice

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PBS NewsHour
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Special nursing home units are set up to care for people, both young and old, who depend on constant life support to survive, but whose families hope that someday they may recover. Joanne Faryon of inewsource, a San Diego-based journalism nonprofit, reports from California on the impossible choice that loved ones face, as well as the costs of keeping these patients alive. Continue


Peaceful protests in Hong Kong test China’s governance

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PBS NewsHour
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Parts of Hong Kong came to a standstill for a fifth day, with no sign that pro-democracy, student-led demonstrations will stop anytime soon. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports on the enthusiasm of the growing crowds and the question of what authorities will do in response. Continue


Shake Ups in the Republican Party

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Idaho Reports
Idaho Public Television


Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to the U.S., Rep. Eric Cantor loses his states primary, Rep. Labrador seeks House Majority seat, and Idaho Republicans meet in Moscow, Id to set party's agenda and leadership. Melissa Davlin reports on what those attending the convention think a true conservative is and Aaron Kunz talks with pundits Betsy Russell, JIm Weatherby and Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey. Continue


''Security Moms'' & ISIS; Money & Marriage; Wendy Davis

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To The Contrary
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"Security Moms" & ISIS: Women contribute to the struggle against ISIS. Money & Marriage: The correlation between the decline in marriages among young adults and their financial status. Wendy Davis: We speak to the woman running to become the first Democratic Governor of Texas in 20 years. PANEL: Debra Carnahan, Rina Shah, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Jennifer Marshall. Continue


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