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Gwen's Take: Demographics as Political Destiny

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Washington Week
PBS


"The years ahead promise far more change than stability, chiefly because the face of the nation is undergoing drastic change," Gwen writes. Continue


Do business dress codes trump religious freedom?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Supreme Court is considering a case brought by a young Muslim woman who was not hired for a job at a clothing store after she wore a headscarf to the interview. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal offers background on the case, plus Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Rae Vann of the Equal Employment Advisory Council and civil rights attorney Munia Jabbar. Continue


Sen. Bernie Sanders

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Tavis Smiley
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The longest serving Independent member in Congressional history discusses what he thinks is missing — from both the left and the right — in the run-up to 2016. Continue


Activist Marian Wright Edelman

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund discusses organization's recently released report, "Ending Child Poverty Now." Continue


TTC Extra: Soap Opera Drama?

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To The Contrary
PBS


Former "Young & The Restless" actress Victoria Rowell is suing CBS and Sony Pictures for not renewing her contract in what she says was retaliation after she spoke out on the lack of diversity on the show. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah Bharara, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Patrice Lee Continue


2002 Authorization for Military Force in Iraq

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Washington Week
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President Obama is officially asking Congress to authorize military action against the Islamic State militant group. Obama's three-year proposal would limit the use of ground troops in the fight. This is the first formal request for military force by President Obama and the first since the 2002 resolution that gave President George W. Bush the authority to invade Iraq. Continue


Army Rangers; Vatican & Women; Cultures Without Borders

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To The Contrary
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Army Rangers: Women make steps towards becoming Rangers. Vatican & Women: The Holy See tries to appeal to female Catholics. Cultures Without Borders: Former UN official May Rihani says Islam, the west, and other cultures are more similar than many realize. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Anushay Hossain, Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Genevieve Wood Continue


Gwen's Take: The Perils of Tripping Over One's Tongue

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Washington Week
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"It’s hard to know when a random issue is going to come to dominate the day, but it’s good to be politically agile when it does." Continue


ERA Coalition President Jessica Neuwirth

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The life-long human rights advocate discusses her latest book, "Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment Is Now." Continue


January 30, 2015

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Charlie Rose The Week
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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


The Backstory: The Notorious R.B.G.

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Washington Week
PBS


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been making headlines lately by speaking out on decisions and even claiming she wasn't "100% sober" when she fell asleep during President Obama's State of the Union address. Ginsburg's outspoken nature is changing the mold of the traditional aloof justice, and the 81-year-old Clinton appointee has become something of an Internet phenomenon. Continue


What’s dividing Republicans over Homeland Security funding

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


With just days before the deadline to fund Homeland Security, it’s congressional Republicans who are divided over blocking President Obama’s immigration reform efforts and avoiding a shutdown. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the political battles at the Capitol. Continue


Singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The legendary singer-songwriter discusses her highly anticipated new album, "You Gotta Love the Life." Continue


Gwen's Take: The Jeb and Hillary Chronicles

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Washington Week
PBS


"Living in the shadows can be such a drag. But it’s demonstrably worse if the shadow is cast by somebody who used to be President of the United States." Continue


Rising Hate Crimes; Challenged CEOS, Minority Women in STEM

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To The Contrary
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Rising Hate Crimes: 5 transgender women of color are recent victims of social injustice. Targeted Women CEOS: certain companies have proven itself biased as more female CEOs get challenged by investors than males. Diversifying STEM: Women hold 46% of degrees in STEM fields, but less than 30% maintain a career. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah Bharara, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Patrice Lee Continue


Parents of U.S. hostage mount campaign to win his release

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In the summer of 2012, Austin Tice was working as a freelance journalist in Syria when he suddenly disappeared. A shaky video showing Tice alive but held by unknown captors remains the only clue about his fate. Now, his parents are urging the U.S. government to improve how they handle the safe return of hostages. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


Sen. Gillibrand Questions Sec. of Defense Nominee Carter

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To The Contrary
PBS


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand questions Sec. of Defense Nominee Ashton Carter on sexual assault in the military and women's opportunities in combat. Continue


Hartsville - Rural Education

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180 Days
PBS


Multiple jobs, late nights for parents and students, minimum wage, what effect do all these realities have on the future of rural education in America? Monay and her young sons are an example of this daily struggle. Continue


Sound of Torture

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AfroPop
PBS


Since Europe closed its borders in 2006, thousands of Eritrean refugees have fled their military dictator-ruled country towards Israel. The only way out is across the Sinai desert in Egypt. There, many are kidnapped by Bedouin smugglers and taken to camps where they are tortured and raped as they are forced to call their relatives begging for ransom for their release. Continue


Rape on Campus; Male Allies in Feminism; NFL & Women

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To The Contrary
PBS


Rape on Campus: Will bans on women at frat parties or new laws referring cases to the police be effective in stopping sexual assault? Male Allies in Feminism: We explore what role men should play. NFL & Women: The league is making its pitch to moms & women in time for the Super Bowl. PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Patricia Sosa, Amber Smith Continue


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