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TTC Extra: Discrimination Against Overweight Women

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To The Contrary
PBS


The pay gap between overweight women and other women has been known for years, but a new study attempts to explain why that is. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall; Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee; National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy Continue


Breaking Big Money’s Grip on Elections

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Days ahead of the midterm elections, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s independent US Senator, is angry about what he sees as big money’s wholesale purchase of political power. It’s a grave threat, he believes, not only to our electoral process but to democracy itself. Continue


An ISIS Jailbreak at Abu Ghraib: "Hell Is Coming"

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FRONTLINE
PBS


A violent confrontation between government forces and Sunni protesters in April 2013 drives many Sunnis to take up arms and join ISIS. Three months later, the group mounts a spectacular attack on Abu Ghraib, releasing 500 prisoners. "The Rise of ISIS" airs Tues. Oct. 28, 2014 on PBS. Continue


Flex Time; TV War for Women; Young Female Voters

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To The Contrary
PBS


Flex Time: Research shows that a majority of men have a flexible work schedules, but they do not do more house or childcare. Political Ads: Conservatives like Mitch McConnell attempt to gain votes from women. Young Female Voters: Both parties realize how important the young, unmarried women's vote will be. PANEL: Karin Agness; Avis Jones-DeWeever; Danielle Moodie-Mills; Rina Shah Continue


How Sotomayor influences the Court behind the scenes

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Since 2009, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has brought her unique style to a traditionally reserved Supreme Court. In “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice,” Reuters journalist Joan Biskupic explores how the court’s first Latina justice is making her mark. Biskupic joins Gwen Ifill for an inside look. Continue


TTC Extra: Feminist Critic Anita Sarkeesian & #GamerGate

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To The Contrary
PBS


Feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian cancelled her event in Utah after receiving death and rape threats. She has been the target of these threats for making videos critiquing misogynistic portrayals of women in video games. These threats intensified after the creation of the #GamerGate campaign. PANEL: Genevieve Wood, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa, Kim Gandy Continue


Uncovering secret chemical weapon victims of the Iraq war

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


During the Iraq war, American soldiers were unknowingly exposed to old chemical weapons long-abandoned by Saddam Hussein’s regime. The story of the troops who were injured trying dismantle the contaminated weapons has been kept secret until now. Judy Woodruff learns more from C.J. Chivers of The New York Times about his investigation. Continue


The Trouble with Antibiotics

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Plus an exclusive interview with the family of a young man who died in a superbug outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health. Continue


Leon Panetta on leadership and ‘Worthy’ fights

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Leon Panetta was involved in the war on terror, the assassination of Osama bin Laden and the wind-down of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the former CIA director and defense secretary is out with a memoir that has made headlines for its criticism of President Obama’s leadership. Panetta joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his book, “Worthy Fights,” the Islamic State and Washington dysfunction. Continue


"The Rise of ISIS" - Trailer

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FRONTLINE
PBS


On Oct. 28, in "The Rise of ISIS," FRONTLINE's Martin Smith reports from Iraq on how and why the brutal Islamist group came to power, how Iraq began coming undone after the American withdrawal, and what it means for the U.S. to be fighting there again. Premiering Oct. 28 on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


Powerless Filmmakers Capture India’s Shocking Energy Crisis

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Independent Lens
PBS


Fahad Mustafa, who was born in Kanpur, and Deepti Kakkar tell us about how they decided to return to that industrial Indian city to make their film Powerless, including their own experiences growing up dealing with power shortages, working with Indian bureaucracy and discovering the "Robin Hood of Electricity." Continue


Why the Fed frets about both jobs and inflation

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


After six years of financial stimulus to mitigate the fallout from the 2008 collapse, the Federal Reserve is ending its money creation programs. But the country is still in economic recovery and the role of the Federal Reserve is still being debated. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the dual nature of its mission to keep inflation in checking while creating jobs. Continue


TTC Extra: Groundbreaking Transgender Rights Case

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To The Contrary
PBS


A veteran and civilian software engineer for the army has won a groundbreaking gender discrimination case. She was called "sir" and "it" by coworkers and management. She was also forced to use a separate bathroom. The Army has agreed to institute new policies to be more sensitive to LGBT people. PANEL: Karin Agness; Avis Jones-DeWeever; Danielle Moodie-Mills; Rina Shah Continue


The Fight — and the Right — to Vote

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Moyers & Company
PBS


The Supreme Court has upheld Texas' harsh voter ID law for the upcoming midterm elections. The law is part of a nationwide effort to suppress the vote, nurtured by the right’s desire to hold onto power. Bill speaks with Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Ari Berman, a journalist with The Nation, about the ongoing vote suppression controversy. Continue


Women CEOs; Egg Freezing; Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women CEOs: According to the HBR, only 2 of the best-performing 100 CEOs are women. Egg Freezing: Facebook & Apple offer to pay for women freezing their eggs. Male Sexual Assault Survivors: Men break the silence on the problems of abuse both in the military and civilian life. PANEL: Genevieve Wood, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa, Kim Gandy Continue


What the shrinking U.S. deficit says about stability

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Worries about Ebola, Europe and the U.S. economy drove another dive on Wall Street. On the same day, the Obama administration announced the national deficit has declined to its lowest level since 2007. Gwen Ifill talks to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Budget Director Shaun Donovan about signs of a stabilizing economy, as well as why Americans are skeptical of the improvement. Continue


The Trouble with Antibiotics

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Continue


War on Women; Yes Means Yes; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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To The Contrary
PBS


War on Women: Have Republicans defused the "war on women" rhetoric? Yes Means Yes: An initiative to end campus rape faces criticism. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The representative on her advocacy on breast cancer awareness and the Free the Data campaign. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Sabrina Schaeffer; Erin Matson; Francesca Chambers Continue


Restoring an America That Has Lost Its Way

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Reporter and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert talks to Bill about his new book, “Losing Our Way,” the stories of brave, hard-working men and women battered by the economic downturn. Herbert travelled across the US and found that jobs have disappeared, infrastructure is falling apart and the “virtuous cycle” of well-paid workers spending their wages to power the economy has been broken. Continue


Death By Fire: An Update

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Did a Texas prosecutor cut a deal with a jailhouse informant that helped convict an innocent man? Continue


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