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The Mailbag: Rocky and Race, and the Gruber ‘Connection’

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Two NewsHour segments are the subjects of some viewer complaints about how things are said and others left unsaid, at least for a while. Continue


Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Gina Prince-Bythewood, "Beyond the Lights"

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Tavis Smiley
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The "Beyond the Lights" co-star and director-writer discuss the importance of the well-received film. Continue


Our Panelists Give Thanks

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Washington Week
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On the Webcast Extra, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, our panelists pause to think about why they're thankful. From family to politics and even bike lanes, 2014 has been a good year for our panelists. We, at Washington Week, are thankful for you, our viewers, and hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Continue


Miami Book Fair celebrates latest in old-fashioned tech

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PBS NewsHour
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More than 30 years ago, a festival was launched to bring prominent writers to an audience of avid readers in downtown Miami in order to help revitalize the neighborhood. Now it's said to be America's largest literary event of its kind: eight days, more than 600 authors and a quarter-million bibliophiles. Jeffrey Brown reports on how authors see the festival as part of a changing book world. Continue


Slim chances for a full Iran nuclear deal by the deadline?

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PBS NewsHour
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With the deadline for a deal on Tehran's nuclear program just days away, talks are on between U.S and Iranian negotiators in Vienna. How likely is it that they can bridge the gap between their demands by Monday? Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Sanger of The New York Times. Continue


Article on sexual assault provokes investigation at UVA

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PBS NewsHour
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A story in Rolling Stone details the gang rape of an 18-year-old student by seven men at a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. Journalist Sabrina Erdely says that the young woman reported the assault to the administration but nothing was done. Erdely joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the prevalence of campus sexual assault and why the victim was discouraged from speaking out. Continue


How immigrants are reacting to Obama’s action

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PBS NewsHour
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President Obama’s address detailing immigration reform brought strong responses from both supporters and those opposed to his plan. Beyond Capitol Hill, we asked documented and undocumented immigrants to express their reactions. Continue


Extreme Realities Preview

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Journey to Planet Earth
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In the wake of recent political conflicts and severe weather events, we ask these fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats? Continue


Actress-producer Lisa Kudrow

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Kudrow discusses her career success and the return of the acclaimed HBO series that she co-created, "The Comeback." Continue


Remembering acclaimed director Mike Nichols

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PBS NewsHour
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Mike Nichols, a prolific figure in theater and film, directed numerous American classics, including “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “The Graduate,” a film known for its commentary and influence on American life. Nichols, who arrived in the U.S. at 7 years old after fleeing Nazi Germany, was the winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, 9 Tonys and 4 Emmys. Jeffrey Brown looks back at Nichols' career. 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


November 21, 2014

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Charlie Rose The Week
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Slate's John Dickerson analyzes the president's move on Immigration, The New York Time Magaine profiles Chris Christie, Politico's Mike Allen handicaps the 2016 presidential race, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the battle against Isis, actor Benedict Cumbebatch and director Mike Nicholes remembered. Continue


Politics of Immigration Reform, and Lame Duck Legislation

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Washington Week
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President Obama's immigration decision and the Republican response questioning the president's authority. Also what will Obama's lame duck years look like going up against a new GOP Congress? Plus, will an immigration overhaul impact Election 2016? Continue


Brooks and Marcus on immigration executive action precedent

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PBS NewsHour
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New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Obama’s call to arms on immigration, a lawsuit by the Republican House over the president’s health care law and a look ahead at the 2016 presidential race. Continue


Order to shield millions from deportation draws GOP ire

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PBS NewsHour
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President Obama announced his plan to shield nearly 5 million immigrants from deportation, and focus instead on deporting undocumented criminals and those who have entered the country recently. Republicans expressed their disapproval, including Speaker of the House John Boehner, who said the president is “damaging the presidency.” Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


News Wrap: Buffalo races to clear snow before rain

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PBS NewsHour
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In our news wrap Friday, the city of Buffalo, New York, braced for warming temperatures, rain and potential flooding after being buried by a storm that dumped up to 7 feet of snow. More than 30 roofs have collapsed from the weight of snow already. Also, Republicans in the House of Representatives sued President Obama over the health care law. Continue


Outspoken cleric decries Islamic State as anti-Islamic

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PBS NewsHour
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Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, a prominent Syrian Sunni cleric and vocal critic of the Islamic State, led prayers at the funeral of American beheading victim Peter Kassig. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner interviews al-Yaqoubi, exiled from his country, about atrocities committed by the Islamic State, why the militant group is able to gain followers and the fight against the Assad regime. Continue


TTC Extra: Pro-Choice Activists Launch "1 in 3 Campaign"

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To The Contrary
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Pro-choice activists say its time to change the culture of shaming women who have had an abortion. The "1 in 3 Campaign" is named after the claim that one of every three women has had an abortion. It encourages women to share their personal stories related to abortion in an effort to create a more accepting society. Continue


Special Report: President Obama announces immigration reform

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PBS NewsHour
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President Obama announced a three part plan to reform immigration law in the United States, giving the parents of children who are citizens, students, and law-abiding undocumented immigrants opportunities to come out of "the shadows." Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 20, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
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Thursday on the NewsHour, President Obama announces an executive action to halt deportation for some undocumented immigrants. Also: Congress grills airbag company Takata, the U.N. sounds the alarm on world’s refugee ‘mega-crisis’, Uber comes under fire for cut-throat business tactics, a veteran cleans up unexploded bombs in Vietnam and remembering Mike Nichols. Continue


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