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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


Library of Congress adds 25 recordings to registry

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, the Library of Congress added 25 new songs and recordings to its national registry, acknowledging their cultural, artistic and historic importance. Continue


Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti laments changing San Francisco

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Ninety-six-year-old Lawrence Ferlinghetti settled in San Francisco in the 1950s, where he opened the City Lights bookshop and publishing house. But today San Francisco is better known as a central hub of the tech boom than of countercultural creativity. Jeffrey Brown offers a look at how the poet sees his changing city. Continue


3 Winans Brothers Perform "I Really Miss You"

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Famed gospel singers BeBe and Marvin Winans of 3 Winans Brothers perform the song "I Really Miss You" from their album, "Foreign Land." Continue


How a wheelchair challenge mobilized a high school

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


When a student with cerebral palsy struggled to open his high school doors, he challenged his classmates to spend a day in a wheelchair -- a fundraiser to add automatic doors. Not only did he make his school more accessible for everyone, this report by NewsHour’s Student Reporting Lab in Austin, Texas, was one of 15 chosen for the White House Student Film Festival. Continue


TTC Extra: SXSW Panel Interruption

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To The Contrary
PBS


The lack of diversity in the tech field was awkwardly displayed at the South By South West festival. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for repeatedly interrupting former Google executive Megan Smith. PANEL: Kellyanne Conway; Neera Tanden; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Continue


Actress Anne Heche

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The always spirited actress discusses her latest television role in the adventure thriller "DIG," which airs Thursdays on the USA Network. Continue


Chalkboard ninjas lock the doors and leave art behind

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Dangerdust, an anonymous duo of advertising and graphic design students at the Columbus College of Art Design, create weekly chalkboard designs with an inspiring quote, skillful typography and stealth delivery. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/ Continue


From towers to teapots, Michael Graves left a colorful mark

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Architect Michael Graves brought a whimsical, postmodern style to monumental buildings and even health care facilities. But he also designed practical, popular household goods, including a famous whistling teapot. To remember the architect, who died Thursday at the age of 80, Jeffrey Brown talks to Robert Ivy of the American Institute of Architects about how he left his mark. Continue


The blurred line between creative risk and musical rip-off

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The song “Blurred Lines” was one of the biggest hits of 2013, but a jury has decided that some of that success is thanks to Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.” Gaye’s children were awarded $7.3 million after they sued the songwriters for liberally lifting from the 1977 song. Gwen Ifill talks to Kory Grow of Rolling Stone about how the decision could affect the music industry. Continue


Poet writes slam-dunking kids' novel

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


How do you get reluctant readers to fall in love with a book? Writer and literacy activist Kwame Alexander says you have to offer them something relatable. In "The Crossover," basketball is the hook to persuade kids to pick up a novel written in poetic verse. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Alexander to discuss his award-winning young adult book. Continue


Graham Beal & Swarupa Anila of the Detroit Institute of Arts

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Director-President-CEO and the Head of Interpretation at the Detroit Institute of Arts share on their new Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo exhibit, and discuss the overall art scene in Detroit. Continue


When music is medicine for kids coping with cancer

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Whether for relaxation or rehabilitation, music helps cancer patients cope and fulfill physical and emotional needs. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/ Continue


Actress Felicity Huffman

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Emmy-winning actress discusses her role in the highly anticipated ABC drama, "American Crime." Continue


Bringing the theater of the Supreme Court to the stage

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


To research his latest role, actor Edward Gero had to go to court: the Supreme Court. His character? Real-life Justice Antonin Scalia. But the new play “The Originalist” is more than a portrait of the famously combative leader of the court’s conservative wing. It’s also a story about the polarization of American politics and bridging the gap. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


Musician/Photographer Lenny Kravitz

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The four-time Grammy winning rocker discusses his music and photography, which is currently on display in a new exhibit and companion book, both entitled "FLASH." Continue


Rapper J. Cole

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The prolific rapper discusses his hit album, "2014 Forest Hills Drive," and its coinciding worldwide tour. Continue


Opera singer Pretty Yende

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The South African soprano discusses her role as Susanna in the upcoming run of "The Marriage of Figaro" at L.A. Opera. Continue


100 Lives: Gwen Ifill talks to George Clooney

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Washington Week
PBS


Gwen Ifill speaks to 100 LIVES founder Ruben Vardanyan and George Clooney at the launch of 100 LIVES, a new global initiative around the events of the Armenian Genocide. 100 LIVES hopes to share stories of survivors and the impact on the present and future. Continue


Reviving Timbuktu by preserving its priceless manuscripts

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


For centuries, Timbuktu was a center of learning, home to a university and a vast collection of manuscripts containing priceless written records of Islamic and African history. When, a few years ago, jihadists invaded the city and set about to destroy its cultural treasures, one man organized a mission to smuggle out most of the manuscripts. Jeffrey Brown reports from Mali. Continue


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