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Actor Ed Asner

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Emmy-winning actor reflects on his career, discusses his new projects, and shares on his advocacy for the autism community. Continue


The Trouble with Chicken

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in meat - particularly poultry - and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Focusing on an outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg at one of the nation's largest poultry processors, the documentary reveals how contaminants are evading regulators and causing more severe illnesses as Americans consume more chicken than ever. Continue


OUTBREAK

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE filmmaker Dan Edge spent months on the ground in West Africa, uncovering the hidden story of what happened during the Ebola outbreak before the world started paying attention. From the jungles of Guinea to the slums of Monrovia, OUTBREAK exposes the tragic missteps in the response to the epidemic, relying on firsthand accounts of global decision-makers, health responders and victims. Continue


Teens take HIV epidemic into their own hands

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Holli Reynolds “didn’t even know what HIV was” when the news broke that 11 people in her tiny town had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. “I was like, ‘Well, we’re going to have to do something about it so everyone’s aware of what’s going on around them. Because you’re living in it,” Holli said. Continue


Get excited for the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

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Healthy Eating
PBS


Join First Lady Michelle Obama and kid chefs from around the country for the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' "State Dinner." Learn more and submit a recipe at pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge. Continue


TTC Extra: Abstinence-Only Class

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To The Contrary
PBS


A professor's tweets went viral recently after expressing disappointment in her high school's son's abstinence-only sexual education program. Continue


Environmental Activist Erin Brockovich

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The renowned environmental activist unpacks a troubling new bill that makes it easier for companies to bring untested chemical products into the marketplace. Continue


African American Studies Scholar Darnell Hunt

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Emmy winning actress talks about her latest film, "I'll See You In My Dreams," and discusses her work with the Oral Cancer Foundation. Continue


Chronicling the 'resistance movement' against cancer

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


We have to know the story of cancer, says Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, because everyone comes in contact with the disease at some point in life. "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a new PBS documentary, offers a deep examination of cancer medicine, with signs of hope for the future. Judy Woodruff interviews Mukherjee, author of the book that inspired the series, and executive producer Ken Burns. Continue


Episode Three: Finding the Achilles Heel

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


This episode starts at a moment of optimism: Scientists believe they have cracked the mystery of the malignant cell, and the first targeted therapies have been developed. But very quickly cancer reveals new layers of complexity and a formidable array of defenses. Many call for a new focus on prevention and early detection as the most promising fronts in the war on cancer. Continue


Christianity in United States & Food Security

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To The Contrary
PBS


Christianity in the US: The percentage of people that call themselves Christian is in steep decline according to a new Pew Study. Food Security: We explore the threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Amber Smith, Rina Shah, Debra Carnahan Continue


Actress/Author Mariel Hemingway

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Academy Award-nominated actress helps raise mental health awareness, and discusses her two new books, "Out Came the Sun" and "Invisible Girl." Continue


Caring for Mom & Dad

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Caring for Mom & Dad
PBS


Examine an unprecedented demographic shift — the 75 million baby boomers now entering their retirement years — and the problems in caring for this aging population when they can no longer care for themselves. Continue


AfroPoP l The Carrier

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AfroPop
PBS


This lyrical film follows Mutinta Mweemba, a 28-year-old subsistence farmer living in a polygamous marriage. After learning she is HIV positive and pregnant, Mutinta sets out to keep her unborn child virus-free and to break the cycle of transmission. Continue


Vatican & Nuns; Reddit & The Wage Gap; Stay-at-Home Moms

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To The Contrary
PBS


Vatican & Nuns: The Vatican cut short its investigation of the largest order of American nuns. Reddit & The Wage Gap: Interim CEO Ellen Pao bans salary negotiations for entry-level positions in an attempt to level the playing field. Stay-at-Home Moms: Is motherhood a career? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Genevieve Wood, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Mercedes Viana Schlapp Continue


"Outbreak" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


"Ebola was not an exception. Ebola is a precedent." Coming May 5 on FRONTLINE: The vivid, inside story of why the Ebola outbreak wasn't stopped before it was too late. Learn more and check local listings at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


Actress Blythe Danner

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Emmy winning actress talks about her latest film, "I'll See You In My Dreams," and discusses her work with the Oral Cancer Foundation. Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: The Homestretch

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Independent Lens
PBS


Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against the odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home. Continue


House approves permanent fix for Medicare doctor payment

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


For more than a decade, doctors who treat Medicare patients have been threatened with pay cuts due to a faulty formula of how doctors are reimbursed. But in a rare bipartisan agreement, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a deal to permanently end the problem and reward quality of care, not quantity. Gwen Ifill learns more from Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News. Continue


Episode Two: The Blind Men and the Elephant

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


This episode picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a “war on cancer” by Richard Nixon in 1971 and the search for a cure. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, leading to the revolutionary discovery of the genetic basis of cancer, but few new therapies become available. Continue


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