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TTC Extra: Gender Equality in Islam Preview

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To The Contrary
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Dr. Azizah al-Hibri explains the goal of her group, Karamah. Don't miss this special documentary edition of To The Contrary exploring gender equality in Islam! Continue


TTC Extra: Abstinence-Only Class

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


2015 Daytime Emmy Nominations

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PBS Specials
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PBS and PBS KIDS programs received 49 Daytime Emmy Award nominations. Among the PBS programs with multiple nominations are SESAME STREET (13), ODD SQUAD (6), PEG + CAT (6), THE MIND OF A CHEF (5), and MARTHA BAKES, CYBERCHASE and A CHEF’S LIFE with two nominations each. Continue


TTC Extra: Terror Plot Averted

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2 New York women were arrested in their homes after an undercover officer discovered materials used for making a bomb. Continue


#AskGwen: Staying "Buoyant" Covering Bad News

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Washington Week
PBS


Gwen Ifill is taking questions from YOU! This time, Gwen shares how she handles covering so much bad news. "You have to be serious. You have to tell people the news as it is. But occasionally when you're talking about how politicians work and how politics works, it's OK to have a sense of humor about it," Gwen says. "It always help to let your personality through." Continue


#AskGwen: How Washington Week Comes Together

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Washington Week
PBS


You asked. Gwen Ifill answers. Washington Week moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill answers viewer questions about how the show comes together each week. From the topics to the panelists, Gwen explains who gets to share her "sandbox." "We want to cover the news. We want to tell it right down the middle," Gwen says. Continue


Chat with Gwen Ifill: Submit your question!

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Washington Week
PBS


Gwen Ifill will be answering your questions! So what do you want to know? Politics? Current events? Nothing is off limits. Just put "Chat Question" in the subject! Continue


An avalanche rescue caught on camera

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, earlier this year, an Australian man named James Mort survived being buried in an avalanche while skiing in the Swiss Alps thanks to rescue efforts by his friends, one of whom captured his rescue on a helmet camera. Mort talks to the NewsHour about what he hopes others will learn from his experience. Continue


Not Trending: A new academic gender gap, Kentucky bike caves

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


When we only pay attention to the things that are trending in our social networks, we may be missing some compelling stories. Carlos Watson, CEO of website Ozy, joins Gwen Ifill to share a few overlooked items, including a survey on how teenage girls are outperforming boys in school, how Indian Americans can influence the conversation on immigration reform, plus underground caves for bikers. Continue


100 Lives: Gwen Ifill talks to George Clooney

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Washington Week
PBS


Gwen Ifill speaks to 100 LIVES founder Ruben Vardanyan and George Clooney at the launch of 100 LIVES, a new global initiative around the events of the Armenian Genocide. 100 LIVES hopes to share stories of survivors and the impact on the present and future. Continue


Gwen's Take: Accepting the Urbino Press Award

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Washington Week
PBS


"I tell people that I love covering politics because everything is politics. That, or religion. But politics, in particular, is about more than elections. It is about whether your child will be fed. It is about whether your parents can afford long-term care. It is about whether you have a roof over your head. Or, perhaps, whether your son will be able to survive his next encounter with police." Continue


Gwen's Take: Truth, Justice and the American Way

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Washington Week
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"Truth, is in fact, an elusive concept. It depends almost entirely on where you are standing at the time. It is a human instinct to confuse belief with truth. The best journalists can do is try to scrub our inbred biases (we all have them) by asking more questions. All the time. Every time. This is nearly impossible to do if you have already decided you know the answer." Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: 1971

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Independent Lens
PBS


On March 8, 1971, a group of citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the public. Their actions exposed the FBI's illegal surveillance program of law-abiding Americans. Now, these previously anonymous Americans publicly share their story for the first time. Continue


#AskGwen: Is the Political System Broken?

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Washington Week
PBS


Is the political system so divisive that it's beyond repair? Gwen tackles that question in her latest chat. "I love politics. I'm a political junkie. I think it's really interesting and important. I think it affects people's lives, but occasionally I watch the bad side of politics," Gwen says. "Most of the politicians I've met really mean to do good things." Continue


#AskGwen: How Washington Week Comes Together

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Washington Week
PBS


You asked. Gwen Ifill answers. Washington Week moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill answers viewer questions about how the show comes together each week. From the topics to the panelists, Gwen explains who gets to share her "sandbox." "We want to cover the news. We want to tell it right down the middle," Gwen says. Continue


Collection of stereographs offers a new look at Civil War

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, 87-year-old Robin Stanford, who has been collecting rare Civil War images for five decades, recently donated more than 500 images to the Library of Congress. The Library has digitized dozens of the stereographs, an early form of 3-D image, and made them available online. Continue


Gwen's Take: Getting On With It

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Washington Week
PBS


"Robin Toner did whatever was needed to file the story. In the years before Wi-Fi and coffee shop hot spots, she would stop motorcades, if necessary, to find a landline from which to send her story back to the Times. She was a fabulous gal pal." Continue


Detroit Journalists Stephen Henderson & Curt Guyette

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson of the "Detroit Free Press" and esteemed ACLU investigative reporter Curt Guyette discuss Detroit's past, present, and future. Continue


TTC Extra: SXSW Panel Interruption

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To The Contrary
PBS


The lack of diversity in the tech field was awkwardly displayed at the South By South West festival. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for repeatedly interrupting former Google executive Megan Smith. PANEL: Kellyanne Conway; Neera Tanden; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Continue


Beijing+20: Coverage of Original UN Conference on Women

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To The Contrary
PBS


It's been 20 years since the Fourth UN World Conference on Women's rights in Beijing. To commemorate this landmark, To The Contrary presents our coverage of the 1995 conference. Continue


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