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The Mailbag: Viewers React to ‘Roots’ Decision

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Most who wrote to the ombudsman about PBS actions against “Finding Your Roots” series support the program and its host, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continue


A Few Words About Two Words

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Words matter: Viewers object to “religious prejudice” and “socialism” instead of “communism.” Continue


Tough Love: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
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Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal discusses the making of the POV documentary Tough Love. Continue


Greece ‘ready’ for tough measures, says ambassador

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PBS NewsHour
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What’s next for Greece after voters rejected a bailout referendum Sunday? Gwen Ifill speaks to Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos about the path ahead for his nation and the potential global consequences of not reaching a compromise with lenders. Continue


News Wrap: Pair of bombings kill 44 in Nigeria

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In our news wrap Monday, twin bombings rocked a muslim restaurant and a mosque in central Nigeria, killing 44. The attacks were believed to be carried out by Boko Haram militants. Also, President Obama met with military leaders at the Pentagon on the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State militant group. Continue


Will Team USA’s win help level the playing field for women?

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PBS NewsHour
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The U.S. women’s soccer team made a record-breaking victory against reigning champion Japan in the final game of the 2015 World Cup. Judy Woodruff speaks to Deborah Slaner Larkin of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and Cheryl Cooky of Purdue University about the win, and whether it will help to promote equality for women in sports. Continue


Tough Love

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What makes a good parent? How do you prove you are responsible after you've been deemed unfit? Having lost custody of their children to Child Protective Services, two parents - one in New York City and one in Seattle - fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families in Stephanie Wang-Breal's moving film. Continue


For Many, Obamacare Is Becoming the Unaffordable Care Act

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Next Avenue
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Consumer-driven health care is sending out-of-pocket costs soaring. Continue


Where will Greece go from 'No'?

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Greek voters rejected the terms of the European bailout plan in the country's first referendum vote since 1974. PBS NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from Athens with more on where the country goes from here. Continue


The intricate craftsmanship of Native American art

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The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, Illinois has delved deep into its archives for its latest exhibit. On display are the custom clothes and adornments of Native Americans from across the U.S. and Canada. Phil Ponce of WTTW in Chicago reports. Continue


Justice Kennedy Changes His Mind

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the historic majority opinion in Obergefell vs. Hodges that enshrines the right of same-sex couples to marry nationwide, once maintained very different views. In 1985, as an associate judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Kennedy ruled that deporting Australian citizen Tony Sullivan would prompt “no extreme hardship” because Sullivan was not a Continue


Singer/Songwriter Charlie Wilson

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Tavis Smiley
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The legendary R&B singer and former Gap Band frontman opens up about his life, music, and his new autobiography "I Am Charlie Wilson." Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode July 6, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tonight on the program, we examine the result of Greece's voter rejection of more austerity cuts and the country's next moves. Also: Whether the U.S. Women's National Team's World Cup victory level the playing field for women, how 2016 candidates are raising their war chests, the Grateful Dead play their farewell concert, and why foreign retirees are flocking to Mexico. Continue


What are Greece’s options after ‘no’ vote?

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After Sunday’s ‘no’ vote in Greece, all sides are uncertain about what will happen next. Stephan Richter of The Globalist and Paul Krugman of The New York Times offer different perspectives on what the vote means for Greece’s future. Continue


Grateful Dead bids farewell to faithful followers

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PBS NewsHour
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Over three days, the legendary, era-defining Grateful Dead offered a series of final concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field. Jeffrey Brown reports on the rock band's long, strange musical trip that has inspired an almost cult-like following among its fans. Continue


After landslide vote, Greece prepares for new negotiations

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On Sunday, Greek voters voiced a resounding "no" to more austerity cuts. But what happens if Greek proposals fail to impress at an emergency summit of eurozone leaders in Brussels? Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue


Teen poet on loss and growth of the physical being

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In her poem, “I’m Sorry I’m Not a Hugger,” teen poet Madeleine LeCesne writes about loss and growth and “the struggle of being a physical being.” LeCesne is the Southwest National Student Poet, the nation’s highest honor for teen poets presenting original work. We caught up with her at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Minneapolis in April. Continue


Viewers sound off on the effects of poverty's 'toxic stress'

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Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about a recent signature segment concerning the effects the "toxic stress" of poverty can have on the developing brain. Continue


Misdemeanor violations can have lasting consequences

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A growing number of states are opting to 'ban the box' that asks about criminal records on job applications. And with evidence that criminal records could be driving people into poverty, a new proposal to seal past offenses is now on the table. The NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports from Philadelphia. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 5, 2015

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On this edition for Sunday, July 5, Greek voters rejected the economic plan put forward by European creditors. In our signature segment, we look at those unable to find work and being forced into poverty because of a criminal record. And finally, a closer look at Native American fashion. Continue


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