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Journalist Jorge Ramos

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The host of Fusion’s AMERICA discusses the political agenda for the Latino community in the new session of Congress, and looks toward the 2016 presidential race. Continue


Economist Jeffrey Sachs

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The world-renowned economist and director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University discusses the President’s State of the Union Address, and the 5th anniversary of the Citizens United case. Continue


TTC Extra: Obama's Paid Family Leave Plan

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To The Contrary
PBS


President Barack Obama is introducing paid family leave for federal workers and is working towards expanding it for all Americans. PANEL: Sam Bennett; Darlene Kennedy; Aisha Moodie-Mills; Sabrina Schaeffer Continue


Special Programming for 2015 State of the Union

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Join PBS NewsHour live from 9-11 p.m. EST on Jan. 20 for President Barack Obama's sixth annual State of the Union address. In addition to a live broadcast of the President’s remarks and the GOP response, co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will be joined by syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss the President’s speech in depth. Continue


Obama administration announces goal to rein in methane leaks

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Obama administration announced a plan to significantly cut methane emissions produced by gas and gas wells by the year 2025 through executive action. Judy Woodruff talks to Coral Davenport of The New York Times and Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University about President Obama’s strategy in addressing climate change and how environmentalists and the industry are reacting to the proposal. Continue


Senators Tim Scott & Cory Booker - Part 1

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Part 1 of an exclusive interview with the only two African-American members currently serving in the U.S. Senate. Continue


Gunned Down

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE goes inside the politics of America's gun debate. Veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk investigates the NRA, its political evolution and influence, and how it has consistently succeeded in defeating new gun control legislation. Continue


The Children’s Climate Crusade

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Moyers & Company
PBS


The very agencies created to protect our environment have been hijacked by the polluting industries they were meant to regulate. It may just turn out that the judicial system, our children and their children will save us from ourselves, Mary Christina Wood, a legal scholar, tells Bill Moyers this week. Continue


"Putin's Way" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


In "Putin's Way," airing Jan. 13,FRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin’s reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, "Putin's Way" reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule. The film is a FRONTLINE production with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Continue


TTC Extra: Uber Safety Concerns

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To The Contrary
PBS


The popular ridesharing company has promised to enact stronger background checks to allay safety concerns, especially those coming from women, after a driver in Boston was charged with rape. Uber is already banned in India after allegations arose against a driver in New Delhi. PANEL: Francesca Chambers; Jennifer Marshall; Patricia Sosa; Avis Jones-DeWeever Continue


Gwen's Take: Washington vs. the Real World

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Washington Week
PBS


"It's good every so often to get on a plane and search out the people at the heart of Washington debates." Continue


Case on judges’ campaign fundraising divides Supreme Court

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Supreme Court heard a case that could unravel state laws on judicial candidates asking for campaign donations. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to explain the arguments in the Florida case, take a look at a unanimous decision to allow a prisoner to grow a beard for religious reasons and offer an update on legal action over military burn pits. Continue


Terrorism; Transgender Discrimination; Domestic Trafficking

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To The Contrary
PBS


Terrorism: Why women and girls join terrorist organizations like ISIS. Transgender Discrimination: The policies surrounding discrimination of transgender people. Domestic Trafficking: The story of one survivor of whose sex trafficking was inter-generational. PANEL: Sam Bennett; Darlene Kennedy; Aisha Moodie-Mills; Sabrina Schaeffer Continue


Senators Tim Scott & Cory Booker - Part 2

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Part 2 of an exclusive interview with the only two African-American members currently serving in the U.S. Senate. Continue


Our Political Future

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The Open Mind
PBS


NBA Hall of Famer, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey and 2000 Presidential Candidate Bill Bradley discusses his prescient past and future advocacy as the progressive conscience of the Democratic Party. Continue


Abortion Debate; Involved Fathers; UN Women: Beijing+20

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To The Contrary
PBS


Abortion Debate: A Texas law requiring clinic upgrades reignites debate. Involved Fathers: Involved dads are more satisfied with their jobs than involved moms. Beijing+20: UN Women Executive Dir. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discusses the progress made towards empowerment. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Genevieve Wood; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Continue


What hurdles will negotiators face in Havana?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Obama administration's lead negotiator in upcoming talks with Cuban officials in Havana, Assistant Secretary of State of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, tells chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner that she's under no illusions about the communist government's willingness to allow freedoms. Continue


American Indians Confront "Savage Anxieties"

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Earlier this month, as part of the $585 billion defense bill for 2015, Congress passed a measure that would give lands sacred to American Indians in Arizona to a foreign company. This week, Bill speaks with Robert A. Williams Jr., a professor specializing in American Indian law, about how such deals are a part of American Indian's tragic history of dispossession. Continue


The New Robber Barons

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Moyers & Company
PBS


We've just watched as Washington paid off financial interests with provisions in the new spending bill that expand the amount of campaign cash wealthy donors can give, and let banks off the hook for gambling with customer (and taxpayer) money. It all sounds strikingly familiar to the First Gilded Age, says historian Steve Fraser. But back then people rose in rebellion against the powers that be. Continue


Sexual Assault; Pregnancy Discrimination; Kids Gone Wild

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To The Contrary
PBS


Sexual Assault: What did we learn from the NFL's response to players misconduct, the UVA rape scandal, and the White House taskforce against campus rape? Pregnancy Discrimination: A former employee says Walmart discriminated against her. Kids Gone Wild: A look at the truth behind the hype surrounding teens & sex. PANEL: Francesca Chambers; Jennifer Marshall; Patricia Sosa; Avis Jones-DeWeever Continue


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