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TTC Extra: Normalizing Relations With Cuba

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To The Contrary
PBS


President Barack Obama has announced his intentions to normalize relations with Cuba. The US has not had formal diplomatic relations with and had maintained an embargo against the island nation since the Cold War. We take a look back at a discussion on To The Contrary from 2002 which discusses Cuban-American relations. Continue


Granito: When the Mountains Tremble: Update (English)

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POV
PBS


Filmmaker Pamela Yates finds out she got a scene in her 1983 film When the Mountains Tremble wrong, and returns to Guatemala to investigate. Continue


Moms vs. Police Brutality; Sexual Assault; Bacha Posh

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To The Contrary
PBS


Moms vs. Police Brutality: Mothers demand police reform. Sexual Assault: New Department of Justice study shows differences for survivors on and off campus. Bacha Posh: Jenny Nordberg chronicles Afghanistan's hidden third gender in "The Underground Girls of Kabul." PANEL: Megan Beyer; Genevieve Wood; Darlene Kennedy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Continue


"Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE takes you inside the politics and the power of the NRA. "Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA" premieres Tues., Jan. 6 on PBS and online at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


The United States of Ferguson

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Moyers & Company
PBS


In the wake of decisions by grand juries in both Missouri and New York’s Staten Island not to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed African-Americans, this week we present an encore broadcast of Bill’s conversation earlier this year with journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. Continue


Will immigration conflict derail Congress’ to-do list?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The final weeks of the 113th Congress are here, leaving House and Senate members scrambling to finish business before the holidays. Big-ticket items -- from government funding to tax breaks for corporations and teachers -- remain up in the air, and Republicans are hoping to find a creative way to limit the president’s executive action on immigration. Political editor Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue


Supreme Court tests limits of free speech online

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Is an angry online post a real threat or an exercise of free speech? The Supreme Court will determine whether a man’s violence-filled rants on Facebook about his ex-wife -- posts that led to his arrest -- are protected by the First Amendment. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the case with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal. Continue


The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics

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Moyers & Company
PBS


In this turbulent midterm election year, two academics -- Lawrence Lessig and Zephyr Teachout -- left the classroom and confronted the reality of down-and-dirty politics, attempting to replace moneyed interests with the public interest. Neither was successful – this year, at least – but on this week’s show, Bill speaks with them about the hard-fought lessons learned on the state of American. Continue


The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

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To The Contrary
PBS


Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural. Continue


Why is Obama weighing in on net neutrality?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


More than 3 million commenters crashed the Federal Communications Commission website in July to weigh in on the issue of net neutrality. Now President Obama has added his strong support, directing the FCC to protect equal access to all web content. Judy Woodruff speaks with U.S. chief technology officer Megan Smith about the president’s move. Continue


Granito: When the Mountains Tremble: Update (Spanish)

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POV
PBS


Pamela Yates descubre que se equivocó una escena de su película, vuelve a Guatemala para investigar. Continue


Democrats Bow Down to Wall Street

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Bill speaks with outspoken veteran journalist John R. MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper’s Magazine, about the problems with the Obama-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated in secret and Hillary Clinton's possible presidential campaign. Continue


Brennan strikes back at scathing CIA interrogation report

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In a rare news conference, CIA Director John Brennan defended the agency’s record on so-called enhanced interrogation techniques and conceded abuses. While Brennan said that in some cases harsh tactics led to or confirmed important information, he admitted the cause-and-effect “is unknown and unknowable.” Gwen Ifill learns more from Siobhan Gorman of The Wall Street Journal. Continue


Understanding the risks of rescuing hostages

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In the wake of the failed mission to rescue American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, Brian Jenkins of the RAND Corporation joins Judy Woodruff to explore the risks of such raids, as well as what other alternative options the U.S. has to consider. Continue


Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice

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To The Contrary
PBS


Deep in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, something extraordinary is starting to take hold. “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free. Host Bonnie Erbé calls their remarkable transformations to equal caregiving, “the final chapter in feminism.” Don't miss this special documentary episode. Continue


Cozy relationship between Fed and big banks draws scrutiny

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


While monitoring Goldman Sachs, New York Federal Reserve supervisor Carmen Segarra made secret recordings that suggested the Fed was too soft on the big bank. She was fired a few months later, for reasons the Fed claimed were unrelated. Judy Woodruff speaks with Jake Bernstein of ProPublica about how these issues are being investigated. Continue


How Public Power Can Defeat Plutocrats

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Moyers & Company
PBS


This week, Lawrence Lessig and Zephyr Teachout return to talk about the corrupting influence of money in politics — a subject both have studied as scholars — and how they’re fighting to reform the system. Continue


TTC Extra: Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde

To The Contrary
PBS


To The Contrary spoke with Liliana Ayalde, the US ambassador to Brazil, about her duties and experiences in the role. Don't miss our special documentary episode, "The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity", for more with Ambassador Ayalde. Continue


Answering health care questions as open enrollment nears

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Americans who don’t have health care coverage will have another chance to sign up under open enrollment. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court agreed to consider a legal challenge to some federal subsidies. Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and health policy analyst Susan Dentzer join Judy Woodruff to answer common questions about enrollment and the health care law. Continue


TTC Extra: First Female African American Attorney General

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To The Contrary
PBS


President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general. She would be the first black woman to serve in that capacity. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Sabrina Schaeffer; Erin Matson; Clara Del Villar Continue


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