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Chronicling the 'resistance movement' against cancer

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


We have to know the story of cancer, says Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, because everyone comes in contact with the disease at some point in life. "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a new PBS documentary, offers a deep examination of cancer medicine, with signs of hope for the future. Judy Woodruff interviews Mukherjee, author of the book that inspired the series, and executive producer Ken Burns. Continue


Will Indiana’s religious freedom law inform the 2016 race?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Judy Woodruff talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News about the political fallout from a religious freedom bill signed into law by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, and how former President Bill Clinton could be both campaign asset and liability if Hillary Clinton decides to run. Continue


Nigerians fear post-election violence while awaiting outcome

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


After voting Saturday, Nigeria is still waiting for the outcome of the presidential election, the nation's closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999. While turnout was high and voting appeared smooth, there were protests and accusations of vote rigging. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


Collection of stereographs offers a new look at Civil War

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, 87-year-old Robin Stanford, who has been collecting rare Civil War images for five decades, recently donated more than 500 images to the Library of Congress. The Library has digitized dozens of the stereographs, an early form of 3-D image, and made them available online. Continue


Syria's Bashar Al-Assad: War-Crimes Claims Are 'Propaganda'

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


In an exclusive interview, Syria's president tells Charlie Rose that the allegations his forces used barrel bombs and chlorine gas against Syrian civilians was "malicious propaganda." He called the fight against antigovernment forces a battle for hearts and minds, noting that "We cannot win the hearts and minds of the Syrians while we are killing Syrians." Continue


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


News Wrap: Ind. lawmakers to clarify religious freedom bill

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our news wrap Monday, Indiana’s state house speaker said the language in a new religious freedom statute will be modified to make it clear that discrimination is not allowed. The bill sparked protests after opponents, who say it permits businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians. Also, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia stepped up a Yemen military campaign with a naval blockade. Continue


Stockpiles and sanctions threaten Iran nuclear deal deadline

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Less than 24 hours before the deadline, significant gaps stand in the way of a deal over Iran’s nuclear program. Judy Woodruff talks to Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News, who is covering the talks in Lausanne, Switzerland. Continue


Scott Kelly sets out to break an American record in space

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


This week, astronaut Scott Kelly arrived at the International Space Station, where he will stay for a year -- the longest duration of time any American has spent in space. While Scott is in orbit, researchers on Earth will be studying his identical twin brother Mark Kelly for insight into how space affects the human body. Jeffrey Brown learns more from former astronaut Chris Hadfield. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode March 30, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tonight on the program, we examine the state of an Iranian nuclear deal as the deadline looms less than 24 hours away. Also: Nigerians fear post-election violence, whether Indiana's religious freedom law will affect the 2016 GOP race, how biases influence feelings on race, Ken Burns and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee on "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" and Chris Hadfield on astronaut Scott Kelly. Continue


"Desperate Eyes"

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American Experience
PBS


South Vietnamese veteran Dam Pham and U.S. Army veteran Stuart Herrington describe the chaos at the U.S. Embassy during the final days of Saigon in April, 1975. "Last Days in Vietnam" airs April 28, 2015 on PBS American Experience. 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


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