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London’s Daily Mail finds a case of “censorship” involving the popular PBS series on “Roots” within all those leaked Sony Picture emails that were posted on WikiLeaks. Continue


Harvard Professor/Author Robert Putnam

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Tavis Smiley
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The professor of public policy at Harvard, and bestselling author discusses his latest text, "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis." Continue


Translating Dante through the eyes of African artists

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PBS NewsHour
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Art curator Simon Njami loved the works of Dante, but he realized that the renaissance text about hell, purgatory and paradise didn't speak to the experience all readers, including himself. He set out to re-imagine the Divine Comedy, to update it and make it more universal, with an exhibit of works by artists from across the African continent. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


GOP contenders fight to stand out to New Hampshire voters

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Gwen Ifill talks to Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and Tamara Keith of NPR about a trip to New Hampshire by GOP candidates -- both those who have officially announced and those who haven’t -- and why Hillary Clinton was a big topic among the Republican contenders. Continue


How the BP oil spill hurt Gulf wildlife and livelihoods

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Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 and sending a torrent of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. When it was finally capped, more than 100 million gallons had spilled, resulting in the deaths of thousands of animals. The beaches and waters look clean now, but the disaster caused long-lasting economic and environmental devastation. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


Five years on, what do we know about BP oil spill damage?

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How is the Gulf Coast coping with the effects of the massive 2010 BP oil spill five years later? Judy Woodruff talks to John Young, president of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish, and Mark Schleifstein of The Times-Picayune about the environmental and economic impacts and what’s left to be done. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode April 20, 2015

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Monday on the NewsHour, the drowning of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean raises concerns about others who attempt the journey. Also: Combating hunger in the worst conflict zones, the 2016 race and the week ahead in politics, lasting damages of the BP oil spill after 5 years, a former CIA contractor speaks out about his actions in the war on terror and African artists reinterpret Dante. Continue


Margaret Brown Returns to the Gulf for The Great Invisible

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Filmmaker Margaret Brown, a native of Mobile, returns to the Gulf Coast to tell human story of the aftermath of Deepwater Horizon explosion, on the fifth anniversary of spill. Continue


U.S. troops are in Ukraine and the Kremlin isn't happy

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The United States Army announced on Friday that about 300 troops, based in Italy, had arrived in western Ukraine for a six-month training rotation for three battalions of Ukraine’s National Guard. It is the first training mission by American troops in Ukraine since the war in the southeast began. Andrew Roth of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Moscow, to discuss. Continue


What's behind the xenophobic violence in South Africa?

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Over the weekend, South African leader Jacob Zuma canceled a trip overseas, following a wave of xenophobic violence against immigrants. David Smith of the Guardian joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Johannesburg to discuss the backlash. Continue


ATR President Grover Norquist

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Tavis Smiley
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The Founder and President of Americans for Tax Reform shares his thoughts on what he hopes will be the central issues of the 2016 presidential race. Continue


News Wrap: Six arrested for conspiring to join Islamic State

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In our news wrap Monday, six Minnesota men will face trial for allegedly trying to join the Islamic State. The U.S. Attorney for Minnesota said the six had Somali backgrounds and had been conspiring for 10 months. Also, the U.S. Navy stepped up efforts to block Iran from sending weapons to Shiite rebels in Yemen. Tehran has denied aiding the rebels. Continue


Former CIA contractor speaks out about interrogation

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Only once has a CIA-connected interrogator been brought to trial in a torture-related case. David Passaro was convicted of abusing a prisoner who died after three days of interrogation at a remote base in Afghanistan. Passaro, now out of prison, talks to Retro Report, a nonprofit news organization partnered with The New York Times. Continue


How can Europe deter desperate migrants?

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The number of migrants traveling over water to reach Europe has grown tremendously. Gwen Ifill talks to Daryl Grisgraber of Refugees International about what’s driving them to attempt passage to Europe and how countries are dealing with the situation. Continue


EU calls crisis meeting over growing migrant deaths at sea

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The European Union came under intense pressure to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean after a vessel carrying migrants sank off the Libyan coast over the weekend, killing nearly everyone on board. So far this year, at least 1,500 migrants have died trying to make the crossing -- 15 times more than all of last year. Matt Frei and Rageh Omaar of Independent Television News report. Continue


UN struggles to combat hunger in world’s worst combat zones

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Since South Sudan’s creation four years ago, conflict within the country has left millions displaced or dead. Among the living, 2.5 million need food assistance, and the number could grow to 4 million by the end of the year. Judy Woodruff talks to Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Program, about helping South Sudan and the challenges of meeting demand in other combat zones. Continue


Survivors: Confronting Deepwater Horizon Trauma

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Independent Lens
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Five years ago, artist Sara Lattis Stone's husband Stephen escaped the Deepwater Horizon disaster with his life, but not unscarred. In the intervening years, Sara has turned to her craft — painting — to confront the trauma she and her husband have faced in the wake of the catastrophe. Watch a profile of the Stones and view a gallery of Sara's portraits of Deepwater Horizon survivors. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 19, 2015

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On this edition for Sunday, April 19th, 2015, the Italian Coast Guard searches for survivors after a fishing boat packed with hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, American military trainers arrive in Ukraine, prompting an angry response from the Kremilin, and in our signature segment, hackers are seizing personal data and holding it for ransom. Continue


FBI investigators overstated evidence against criminals

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The Justice Department and FBI formally acknowledged that FBI forensic investigators routinely gave flawed testimony overstating evidence against criminal defendants during the 1980s and 1990s. In more than a dozen cases, defendants were later executed or died in prison. Spencer Hsu of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to discuss. Continue


Actress Freida Pinto

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Tavis Smiley
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The "Slumdog Millionaire" actress talks about her new role in the film "Desert Dancer," about a secret group of dancers in Iran. Continue


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