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Are US allies risking new chaos in the Middle East?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Even as some United States allies in the Middle East fight against pro-Iranian forces in Yemen, the US is fighting with Iran against the Islamic State in Iraq. Matt Bradley of The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Erbil, Iraq, to discuss the muddled situation. Continue


Inside the new pay day loan rules from the CFPB

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


This week, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took new steps to protect the working poor from people critics describe as predatory lenders, those who make what are known as pay day loans. Chico Harlan of the Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the changes. Continue


The Winans Brothers perform "If God Be For Us"

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The brothers BeBe and Marvin of the supernaturally talented Winans Family perform an inspirational song from their recent album, "Foreign Land." Continue


San Francisco Symphony offers modern take on classical music

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


As part of a growing national movement to revitalize the symphony experience for patrons, the San Francisco Symphony recently launched SoundBox, a show series meant to create new musical experiences and entice new audiences. KQED's Cy Musiker reports. Continue


Investigators probe the life of the Germanwings co-pilot

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


While definitive answers remain elusive, new information emerged Saturday about the young co-pilot who authorities believe deliberately flew a Germanwings airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. For the latest, Jack Ewing of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Montabaur, Germany, where the co-pilot was from. Continue


March 27, 2015

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the program: CSIS Analyst Anthony Cordesman on the latest in Yemen; an early look at Charlie's exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; and Mike Allen on Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Harry Reid. Plus: author Michael Lewis talks about Wall Street's reaction to his bestselling book "Flash Boys," and Bill Nighy returns to India in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Continue


Harry Reid Announces Retirement, U.S. Troop Drawdown

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Washington Week
PBS


Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid made a surprise announcement Friday that he will not run for re-election in Nevada in 2016 which set off discussions inside the Democratic leadership about who will replace the long-time leader. Also this week, President Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and announced that 9,800 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan through the end of the year. Continue


How women in tech see Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination case

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A jury of six men and six women found gender was not a factor in the firing of former junior partner Ellen Pao at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The case drew attention to sexism and gender imbalance in Silicon Valley, as well as the wider tech world. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Fran Maier, founder of TRUSTe, about the significance of the case and verdict. Continue


Why Assad sees an opening for dialogue with the U.S.

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sat down for an interview with PBS host and CBS News anchor Charlie Rose on Thursday in Damascus. Assad denied reports of chemical weapon use by his military and signaled openness to dialogue with the United States. Rose joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what he learned in the interview and the state of Damascus today. Continue


Armor-like shark skin may offer defense from superbugs

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Do sharks offer a key to fighting deadly bacteria? The White House unveiled a new campaign Friday to contain drug-resistant bacteria known as “superbugs,” and one of the unlikely resources that researchers are turning to is shark skin. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 29, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On this edition for Sunday, March 29th, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry cancels an event in the U.S. to try wrap up the Iran nuclear deal, the future of television is examined in our signature segment as more young people cut the cord with cable, and the government takes new steps to crack down on lenders charging the working poor. Continue


Decoding Silicon Valley's puzzling tech billboards

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Billboards with confusing language aimed at the tech industry have begun popping up along a 49-mile stretch of freeway between San Francisco and San Jose. KQED San Francisco's Scott Shafer reports. Continue


Judge Damon J. Keith

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Senior Judge for the U.S. court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and longtime "crusader for justice" talks about his extraordinary life and career. Continue


Viewers respond to report on controversy of sports gambling

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments responding to a previous report on the controversies surrounding illegal sports betting in the U.S. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 28, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On this edition for Saturday, March 28th, 2015, new revelations about the German co-pilot who authorities say deliberately crashed a Germanwings jetliner into the French Alps, and in our signature segment, a nationwide movement encourages doctors and patients to talk about end-of-life decisions with loved ones. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from KQED in San Francisco. Continue


Congress Holds on Loretta Lynch

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Washington Week
PBS


While Congress accomplished a lot this week, they did not act on the nomination of Loretta Lynch, the woman the president has selected to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General. Continue


Nigeria wages offensive against Boko Haram ahead of election

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Nigeria’s upcoming election between current President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari could be the nation’s closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999. But hanging over the election is the threat of Boko Haram, the militant group that controls northern parts of the country and has killed 1,000 civilians this year alone. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Mar. 27, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Friday on the NewsHour, Syrian President Bashar Assad sat down for an interview with Charlie Rose, rejecting charges that his military used chemical weapons. Also: a verdict in a Silicon Valley gender bias lawsuit, Nigeria goes to the polls amid terror concerns, how sharkskin could be the key to fighting superbugs, Mark Shields and David Brooks on the week’s news and a dance masterpiece on TV. Continue


News Wrap: Search finds doctor’s note for German co-pilot

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our news wrap Friday, no suicide note was found in the search of the home of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, but a torn-up doctor’s note suggests that he was hiding an illness from employers before he crashed a plane into the French Alps. Also, Saudi Arabia targeted new airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, targeting three areas, including the rebel-controlled capital. Continue


Shields and Brooks on Harry Reid’s retirement

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s retirement announcement, Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential prospects and U.S. involvement in the Yemen conflict. Continue


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