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MAKERS Season 2 - Preview

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics. Airs Tuesdays, September 30-November 4, 2014 at 9/8c. Check your local listings. Continue


TTC Extra: Mo'ne Davis & Little League World Series

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To The Contrary
PBS


Young pitcher Mo'ne Davis has become a sensation, bringing in record viewership numbers for ESPN. She's only the 18th girl to play in the LLWS. Sportswriters and scouts say she could be top pitcher when she grows up. What does it mean for girls playing sports? PANEL: Jennifer Marshall, Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Avis Jones DeWeever Continue


Dick Cavett’s Watergate

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


From 1972 to 1974, the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of “The Dick Cavett Show.” In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. With exclusive access to the archive of the show, DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it. Continue


Pro-Choice Label; Prostitution Debate; Gender Lens Investing

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To The Contrary
PBS


Pro-Choice Label: Activists move away from labeling themselves "pro-choice." Prostitution Debate: Should selling sex be legal? Gender Lens Investing: Jackie Vanderbrug of US Trust on why investing with a gender lens is a growing trend. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Megan Beyer, Patrice Lee Continue


TTC Extra: Republicans and Abortion

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To The Contrary
PBS


According to reports, Republican women think they can woo voters by talking about abortion. They see their victory in the Hobby Lobby case as proof that this is a winning issue for the right. PANEL: Focus Point Host Avis Jones DeWeever, RH Reality Check Editor Erin Matson, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


Obama & Border Crisis; Gay Rights; Teach a Woman to Fish

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To The Contrary
PBS


Obama & Border Crisis: The President spars with Congress on how to handle the immigration crisis. Gay Rights: A teacher says discrimination based on sexual orientation is the same as gender discrimination. Teach a Woman to Fish: Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide on why helping women can help entire communities. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Francesca Chambers, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa Continue


A Reporter's Notebook

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The Open Mind
PBS


Wesley Lowery, named a 2014 Emerging Journalist of the Year, reflects on his and colleagues' Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe coverage of the 2013 marathon massacre and on his evolving views of media access, intelligence gathering and police procedure. Continue


USAID & Maternal Health; Abortion & Film; PAST Act

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To The Contrary
PBS


USAID & Maternal Health: The agency is spending more money on saving mothers and children. Abortion & Film: "Obvious Child" depicts abortion in a rare light by movie standards. PAST Act: The law the US Humane Society says will stop cruelty against horses. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Nicole Kurokawa Neily, Erica Williams SImon, Holly Hazard Continue


Gwen's Take: On Liars, Prostitutes and Shrinking Civility

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Washington Week
PBS


"I believe it has been well established in this space that I like politics and generally respect politicians. Sometimes, however, it is a challenge." Continue


Home Births; Pope Francis; Hillary Clinton & World Bank

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To The Contrary
PBS


Home Births: A new reality show chronicles women having babies in the wild. Pope Francis: The pontiff says couples should have children, not raise pets. Hillary Clinton & World Bank: Clinton and other leaders weigh in on the economic advantages of empowering women. PANEL: Erin Matson; Karin Agness; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Linda Chavez Continue


ISIL, Terrorism & Women; Ethics of Surrogacy; Child Abuse

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To The Contrary
PBS


ISIL, Terrorism & Women: How terrorists use violence against women as a weapon of war. Ethics of Surrogacy: a new film, "Breeders", says using a surrogate is unethical. Behind the Headlines: Child Abuse. Dr. Rachel Clingenpeel of Arkansas Children's Hospital on how to prevent maltreatment. PANEL: Jennifer Marshall, Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Avis Jones DeWeever Continue


Dick Cavett's Watergate - Preview

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PBS
PBS


Mark the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation with archival clips from “The Dick Cavett Show.” Continue


Dick Cavett’s Watergate Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


From 1972 to 1974, the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of “The Dick Cavett Show.” In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. With exclusive access to the archive of the show, DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it. Continue


Arresting Parents, Promoting Diversity, What Women Want

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To The Contrary
PBS


Arresting Parents: Mothers are being arrested for child endangerment. Promoting Diversity: Female and minority executives are penalized for advancing workplace diversity. What Women Want: Deborah Rhode says the women's movement needs a jump start. PANEL: Avis Jones DeWeever, Erin Matson, Jennifer Marshall, Rina Shah Continue


July 18, 2014

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


This week: Hillary Clinton sits down with Charlie Rose to talk about Ukraine, Israel, 2016 and more. Mike Allen brings Charlie up to date on the latest from DC. Keith Olbermann chats about his return to ESPN, and Colin Firth and Emma Stone talk about their work in the new Woody Allen film "Magic in the Moonlight". Finally, we look back on the life of legendary South African writer Nadine Gordimer. Continue


The Films of Alvarez, Kolker, Odabashian and Stekler

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POV
PBS


Ten days of hilarious and provocative clips from the archives of Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler in anticipation of the national broadcast of their new film on POV! Continue


The Marshall Project

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The Open Mind
PBS


Former New York Times journalist Bill Keller discusses his new venture as Editor-in-Chief of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit digital hub for information on the legal and corrections system, and its mission to make criminal justice part of the national conversation by the 2016 presidential race. Continue


Cultivating Wit

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The Open Mind
PBS


Internet trailblazer, comedic philosopher and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir How to Be Black Baratunde Thurston intimately examines the identity politics, social attitudes and moral conscience of the American experience through humor that embraces humanity. Continue


Playing whack-a-mole: Hit or miss on politics and policy

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Washington Week
PBS


"Had a bad week? One that made you cry? One where you got smacked sideways by a setback you never saw coming? John Boehner has some advice for you: change the subject." Continue


Vivre

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AfroPop
PBS


A teacher asks her pupils what they want to do when they grow up. While his classmates answer lightly and with great fun, Tom a quiet 10-year-old boy slips away. When his turn comes to speak, Tom embarks himself upon a striking monologue. With passion, humor and bewildering maturity he describes three possible life choices that will inevitably lead him to dramatic ends. Continue


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