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Poll: Scientists and public differ on what's 'dangerous'

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A new study conducted by the Pew Research Center found a large gap between what the public believes is dangerous and what scientists believe. Pew's Lee Rainie joins William Brangham from Washington with more. Continue


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Jan. 31, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On this edition for Jan. 31, ISIS claims to behead another Japanese captive. Later, what's behind China's crackdown on Internet access? And, in our signature segment, a look at the American city that produces enough renewable energy to cover all its energy needs. Continue


Rap Artist Lupe Fiasco

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Grammy Award-winning rap artist sits down with us to discuss his critically acclaimed album, "Tetsuo & Youth." Continue


ISIS videos often signal it's too late for hostages

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


After days of negotiations over a prisoner exchange apparently broke down, the Islamic State on Saturday reportedly executed a Japanese journalist it had been holding in Syria a week after it beheaded another Japanese citizen. Douglas Ollivant, a senior national security fellow at the New America Foundation and a partner at Mantid International, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington. Continue


January 30, 2015

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the program: Charlie talks to Super Bowl-winning former Steelers coach Bill Cowher and CNN sports anchor Rachel Nichols about Super Bowl XLIX; MIke Allen looks at Mitt Romney's decision not to run for president; Larry Summers on the plight of the working class, maestro Riccardo Muti on the secrets of conducting; and Reese Witherspoon on her new film "Wild." Continue


Is 2016 Ready for Hillary?

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, Dan Balz of the Washington Post and Jeff Zeleny of ABC News report on Hillary Clinton's impending 2016 presidential campaign. When will she officially jump in? And what is she waiting for? Continue


Shields and Brooks on Kochs’ near-billion spending plan

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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 Mitt Romney’s decision not to make a third presidential run, the Koch brothers’ plan to spend $889 million on the next election, plus predictions for the Super Bowl game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 30, 2015

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tonight on the program, we examine civilians caught in the Ukraine conflict and how they are coping. Also: using the human genome to make medicine more precise, what indie movies mean in the age of on-demand, the NFL's image takes a hit in a season of scandal, analysis from Shields and Brooks, and checking a daughter's health three times a night. Continue


What an indie movie deal means in the age of on-demand

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Sundance Film Festival is both celebration and marketplace for those who love, create and deal in independent cinema, making it a touchstone for the health of the industry. While technology has made it cheaper and easier to make a film, it can be harder than ever to break through to audiences. Jeffrey Brown reports from Utah. Continue


How civilians caught in the Ukraine conflict are coping

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Fierce fighting has resumed between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in Eastern Ukraine, killing civilians on both sides. Meanwhile, scheduled peace talks were abandoned when rebel delegates refused to participate. Judy Woodruff talks to Shaun Walker of The Guardian about how civilians are coping with violence and and shortages. Continue


Do cities actually lose money hosting the Super Bowl?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In the days leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, economists are debating the fiscal wisdom of cities that compete to host the big game. Do cities lose money when they host the Super Bowl? Mina Kimes, a senior writer for ESPN, spoke with Hari Sreenivasan on the issue. Continue


Viewers respond to report on background checks

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about a NewsHour Weekend signature segment describing employers doing background checks and the effect that has on people with a criminal record who struggle to find work. Continue


Actress Joanne Froggatt

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Golden Globe-winning actress discusses her role as lady's maid Anna Bates in the hit PBS series, "Downton Abbey." Continue


How extensive is the official crackdown on China's internet?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Jonathan Landreth, managing editor of ChinaFile, the Asia Society's online magazine, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the Chinese crackdown on the country's access to the Internet this week. Continue


Mitt Romney Bows Out of 2016, The Republican Congress Fights

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Washington Week
PBS


2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced that he will not seek the nomination again in 2016. What does this mean for the rest of the 2016 field? Who benefits? Continue


News Wrap: U.S. economy slows but wages rise

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our news wrap Friday, the government reported that GDP growth slowed significantly in the last part of 2014, but wages and benefits rose at the best pace in six years. Also, former Gov. Mitt Romney announced he will not run for president again in 2016. Continue


Checking a daughter’s health three times a night

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, a short documentary from The New York Times explores a family’s daily struggles monitoring and managing their daughter’s Type 1 diabetes. Continue


A push to use the human genome to make medicine more precise

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


President Obama introduced a new plan to create a database of genetic information of a million Americans in order to better tailor medical treatments for groups of patients. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien interviews Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, about the potential of precision medicine, privacy concerns and political roadblocks. Continue


NFL’s image takes a hit in a season of scandal

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


From domestic violence to deflated footballs, this NFL season has been rife with scandal, and yet its viewership has remained loyal. Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Hari Sreenivasan takes stock of the year in pro-football with Kevin Blackistone of ESPN and Christine Brennan of USA Today. Continue


TTC Extra: Michelle Obama Forgoes Headscarf in Saudi Arabia

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To The Contrary
PBS


First Lady Michelle Obama ignited controversy and praise over her decision not to wear a headscarf on an official visit to Saudi Arabia. She has not publicly stated whether her intent was political, but it reignited debate over the role of a first lady in the United States. PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Patricia Sosa, Amber Smith Continue


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