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Ben Bradlee: A Very Special Person

PBS Ombudsman
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Ben Bradlee was the right man at the right time; Vietnam and Watergate and the truth awaited him. Continue


October 31, 2014

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Charlie Rose The Week
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This week: Secretary of State John Kerry sits down with contributor Al Hunt; a look at next week's midterm elections; and interviews with filmmaker George Lucas, comedian Amy Poehler, and awards show host extraordinaire Neil Patrick Harris. Continue


Midterm Elections, Incumbents in Trouble, Motivating Voters

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Washington Week
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It's the final countdown to Election Day 2014, and in the final days of the campaign, polls show a number of key Senate races tightening. Republicans and Democrats are spending the last few days motivating voters to show up to the polls. Continue


News Wrap: Space tourism rocket crashes, killing co-pilot

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our news wrap Friday, a test flight for a Virgin Galactic commercial space rocket crashed, killing the co-pilot and badly injuring the pilot. It was the second commercial rocket disaster this week. Also, a seven-week manhunt ended for an expert marksman and survivalist who killed a state trooper in northeastern Pennsylvania. Continue


Go inside a U.S. hospital preparing for more Ebola cases

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PBS NewsHour
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In a special ward of Mount Sinai in Manhattan, doctors, nurses and security are prepping at top speed for a dreaded scenario: someone with Ebola walking through their doors. The NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports from one of eight hospitals in the state of New York designated to respond to the disease. Continue


Taylor Swift shakes up a slowing music industry

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Taylor Swift's new album is on track to sell a million copies in its first week, a milestone that will make it the only record this year to go platinum. Jeffrey Brown looks at how the young singer mastered marketing and social media, and why some stars still sell big despite a changing music industry. Continue


Missing students underscore dangerous corruption in Mexico

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


More than 50 arrests have been made in connection to the disappearance of 43 college students in the Guerrero province of Mexico, but authorities still don’t know where to find the missing young men five weeks since their disappearance. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Dudley Althaus of The Wall Street Journal from Mexico City about the greater political ramifications of this case. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 31, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
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Tonight on the program, we take a look inside a U.S. hospital preparing for more Ebola cases and examine continued response to the virus. Also: U.S. watching political turmoil in Burkina Faso, CIA and Senate battle over interrogation report, missing Mexican students spark protests, Shields and Brooks wrap up the week's political news and how Taylor Swift is shaking up the music industry. Continue


Robert Weissman, Public Citizen President1

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The corporate accountability expert offers his thoughts on campaign finance reform. Continue


Here's one voter's angry reaction to the midterm campaign

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The NewsHour captured this video of Georgeanne Sprinkle, who lives in Anchorage, responding viscerally to what she said was the fifth pro-Begich political canvasser to knock on her door. She says she supports Begich, but can't stand getting harassed by both campaigns. Continue


"Being Mortal" - Trailer

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FRONTLINE
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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


Potential 2016 Candidates Already Making Moves

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Washington Week
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On the Webcast Extra: It's never too early to talk presidential politics and the 2016 election. Potential candidates like Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush have been active on the 2014 campaign trail on behalf of Congressional candidates. Will the early testing of the waters pay off at the polls in an election that's two years away? Continue


Washington watching political turmoil for ally Burkina Faso

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In Burkina Faso, violent protests brought about the end of the rule of President Blaise Compaore, leaving the nation’s military chief in charge for now. Compaore, who seized the office 27 years ago in a coup, resigned Friday and called for elections within 90 days. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the U.S. is responding to the power shift. Continue


Will Burkina Faso inspire more power shifts around Africa?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In Burkina Faso, a people’s revolution unseated a president who had held power for nearly three decades. What effect will this transition of power have for the nation’s stability? Jeffrey Brown speaks with Nii Akuetteh of the African Immigrant Caucus about the ways African voters are asserting their political clout. Continue


Unsolved mystery of missing Mexican students sparks protest

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Forty-three students disappeared in Southern Mexico more than a month ago. In late September, local police allegedly opened fire on the group, then handed them over to a drug gang on the orders of the mayor. As investigators search for a possible mass grave, public outrage over a lack of results has fueled increasingly violent protests. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue


CIA and Senate battle over a report on interrogation tactics

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In 2009, the Senate Intelligence Committee launched an investigation of the CIA's interrogation tactics. Though the committee finalized its report in 2009, the CIA has disputed some of the conclusions and insisted on more redactions to protect agency secrets. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, as well as John Rizzo, former acting general counsel of the CIA. Continue


Shields and Brooks on the midterm mood

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PBS NewsHour
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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to preview the next week’s midterm elections and discuss the current mood and priorities of American voters. Continue


Actor Jeremy Renner

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The two-time Oscar nominee discusses what he learned about the U.S. media in making the political drama, "Kill the Messenger." Continue


Here's one voter's angry reaction to the midterm campaign

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The NewsHour captured this video of Georgeanne Sprinkle, who lives in Anchorage, responding viscerally to what she said was the fifth pro-Begich political canvasser to knock on her door. She says she supports Begich, but can't stand getting harassed by both campaigns. Continue


Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey Preview

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Medal Quest
PBS


These remarkable competitors, including three military veterans wounded in action and an active-duty serviceman, shared one goal: to make history with a repeat gold medal win. Continue


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