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TTC Extra: Michelle Obama Forgoes Headscarf in Saudi Arabia

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To The Contrary
PBS


First Lady Michelle Obama ignited controversy and praise over her decision not to wear a headscarf on an official visit to Saudi Arabia. She has not publicly stated whether her intent was political, but it reignited debate over the role of a first lady in the United States. PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Patricia Sosa, Amber Smith Continue


White House Pay Gap; Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

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To The Contrary
PBS


White House Pay Gap: Are women in the White House paid fairly? Microcredit & Poverty: Is microcredit living up to expectations as a tool for poverty reduction? Anonymous: Does the secretive hacking group help or hurt women? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Francesca Chambers Continue


Gwen's Take: Selma -- Then and Now

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Washington Week
PBS


"But as retold in this film, often through the eyes of people whose names no longer ring a bell, you will be shocked by the saliency of the story." Continue


Vast Common Good

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The Open Mind
PBS


PBS and FCC Chairman Emeritus Newton Minow recounts the history of public television's origins and charts our path from a "Vast Wasteland" to the future of a civic-conscious American discourse. Continue


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


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


TTC Extra: Pro-Choice Activists Launch "1 in 3 Campaign"

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To The Contrary
PBS


Pro-choice activists say its time to change the culture of shaming women who have had an abortion. The "1 in 3 Campaign" is named after the claim that one of every three women has had an abortion. It encourages women to share their personal stories related to abortion in an effort to create a more accepting society. Continue


Women & Midterm Elections; Maternity Leave; Melanne Verveer

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women & Midterm Elections: How female voters and candidates shaped the midterm elections. Maternity Leave: Helpful policies can have unintended consequences. Melanne Verveer: The diplomat and scholar on why including women in peace negotiations will lead to a more secure world. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Sabrina Schaeffer; Erin Matson; Clara Del Villar Continue


Our Digital Future

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The Open Mind
PBS


Chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation, creator of one of the world's most successful Web browsers, Mitchell Baker probes the most daunting obstacles to a free, fair and flourishing Internet. Continue


Every Mother's Son

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POV
PBS


Every Mother's Son profiles three New York mothers who unexpectedly find themselves united to seek justice and transform their grief into an opportunity for profound social change. Continue


Gwen's Take: When Movies Are More Than Reality

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Washington Week
PBS


"It’s refreshing to go to the movies and allow myself to sink into someone else’s fairy tale or into a different vision of history... Apparently this approach is now fraught with peril. Going to see a film lately has become a political act." Continue


Abortion Debate; Involved Fathers; UN Women: Beijing+20

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To The Contrary
PBS


Abortion Debate: A Texas law requiring clinic upgrades reignites debate. Involved Fathers: Involved dads are more satisfied with their jobs than involved moms. Beijing+20: UN Women Executive Dir. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discusses the progress made towards empowerment. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Genevieve Wood; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Continue


TTC Extra: Jennifer Aniston & Mom Pressure

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To The Contrary
PBS


Former "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston recently spoke about the pressure she faces from other people who insist she must become a mom. She defended women who did not have kids, saying they mother in different ways. PANEL: Francesca Chambers; Jennifer Marshall; Patricia Sosa; Avis Jones-DeWeever Continue


Sexual Assault; Pregnancy Discrimination; Kids Gone Wild

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To The Contrary
PBS


Sexual Assault: What did we learn from the NFL's response to players misconduct, the UVA rape scandal, and the White House taskforce against campus rape? Pregnancy Discrimination: A former employee says Walmart discriminated against her. Kids Gone Wild: A look at the truth behind the hype surrounding teens & sex. PANEL: Francesca Chambers; Jennifer Marshall; Patricia Sosa; Avis Jones-DeWeever 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


Frats & Assault; Debunking Opting Out; Erdogan & Inequality

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To The Contrary
PBS


Frats & Assault: UVA suspends all fraternity related activity after an alleged gang rape occurs at a frat house. Debunking "Opting Out": new study shows women are no longer "opting out". Erdogan & Inequality: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan states women and men can never be equal. PANEL: Erin Matson; Darlene Kennedy; Anushay Hossain; Karin Agness Continue


Immigration; Cosby Accusations; Ms. Awards & Gloria Steinem

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To The Contrary
PBS


Immigration: President Obama pushes an executive order that could shield millions from deportation. Cosby Accusations: Over a dozen women allege the comedian raped them, bringing up questions about statutes of limitations Ms. Awards: The magazine honors women fighting assault & Gloria Steinem says rape can be eliminated. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Rina Shah, Genevieve Wood, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Continue


WORLD Channel Vets Coming Home

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World Channel
PBS


In honor of the men and women who have served in all branches of the United States armed forces, WORLD Channel commemorates Veterans' Day with twenty-two films by and about veterans. Listen to stories of those who served from the Civil War to the Vietnam War to the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq today. Understand what returning to civilian life was and is like for vet Continue


Women & Midterm Elections; Female Marines; Lean Together

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women & Midterm Elections: With women expected to play a huge role at the polls, how will female candidates perform? Female Marines: Women getting farther into the marines' infantry training courses, though not completing them. Lean Together: The Independent Women's Forum offers an alternative to the progressive agenda. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Jennifer Marshall; Patrice Lee; Kim Gandy 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


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