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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


Emma Watson & HeForShe; Julia Pierson; Christy Turlington

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To The Contrary
PBS


Emma Watson & HeForShe: The role of men in feminism. Julia Pierson: Did the woman formerly in charge of the Secret Service fall off "the Glass Cliff?" Christy Turlington: This supermodel and advocate helps women around the world, along with her non-profit, Every Mother Counts. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah; Anushay Hossain; Darlene Kennedy Continue


Why did every security layer fail during White House breach?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


How was Omar Gonzalez, the man who jumped the White House fence and ran into the mansion, able to breach every layer of security designed to keep intruders out? Judy Woodruff speaks with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who broke stories on the most recent threat, as well as how the Secret Service fumbled the investigation of a 2011 shooting at the White House. Continue


TTC Extra: Religious Influence

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To The Contrary
PBS


Three-fourths of Americans surveyed in a Pew Study believe that the influence of religion is declining when to comes to politics. This could be due to more people self-identifying as unaffiliated, agnostic, or atheist. However, half of those surveyed believe churches should be more vocal when it comes to political issues. Continue


"Losing Iraq" and "The Rise of ISIS" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


On Oct. 21, in an hour-long version of FRONTLINE's acclaimed July special, FRONTLINE revisits reporting on U.S. missteps in Iraq since 2003. "Losing Iraq" will be followed on Oct. 28 by "The Rise of ISIS" -- a chilling new report from Iraq on how and why the brutal jihadist group came to power. Visit pbs.org/frontline for more info. Continue


ISIS Bride; Transgender Students; LGBT Lessons

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To The Contrary
PBS


ISIS Bride: How western women are being recruited to join the terrorist organization as wives. Transgender Students: Women's colleges starting to openly welcome transwomen. LGBT Lessons: Activist Jay Michaelson says the women's movement should emulate the gay rights movement's winning strategy. PANEL: Erin Matson, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Francesca Chambers, Clara Del Villar Continue


Obama & Hillary; Domestic Violence; Night Shelters

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To The Contrary
PBS


Obama & Hillary: Should Clinton run against Obama's record on women? Domestic Violence: The NFL and immigration officials take steps that may help victims. Night Shelters: Protecting the children of sex workers in India. PANEL: Patricia Sosa, Betsy Mullins, Rina Shah, Darlene Kennedy Continue


What does it take to free a captured American?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A wave of American hostages held by Islamic extremists has raised questions about the U.S. policy not to pay ransoms. Jeffrey Brown talks to David Rohde of Reuters and Brian Jenkins of RAND Corporation for views on the divergence between the United States and other countries on this issue. Continue


Losing Iraq

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FRONTLINE
PBS


U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq in 2011, ending America’s military commitment in the country. Now, chaos is once again engulfing Iraq. The team behind "The Lost Year in Iraq," "The Torture Question" and "Bush's War" takes a look at how we got here, what went wrong, and what happens next. Continue


"The Americans Had Their Man"

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FRONTLINE
PBS


When he was elected Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki was so inexperienced that President Bush himself scheduled frequent video conferences to school him in the art of politics. FRONTLINE’s "Losing Iraq," U.S. television’s first big-picture look at what went wrong and how we arrived at the current chaos, premieres July 29 on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline. 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


''Security Moms'' & ISIS; Money & Marriage; Wendy Davis

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To The Contrary
PBS


"Security Moms" & ISIS: Women contribute to the struggle against ISIS. Money & Marriage: The correlation between the decline in marriages among young adults and their financial status. Wendy Davis: We speak to the woman running to become the first Democratic Governor of Texas in 20 years. PANEL: Debra Carnahan, Rina Shah, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Jennifer Marshall. Continue


Secret Service under scrutiny for White House breach

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The intruder who jumped the fence and entered the White House made it much farther into the mansion than previously reported, according to The Washington Post. At the same time, new information has been revealed about the botched handling of a previous attack in 2011. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


America’s New War in the Middle East

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Moyers & Company
PBS


President Obama announced this week that the US was taking the lead in bombing jihadists in Iraq and Syria, opening what is being widely interpreted as another long and costly American military campaign in the Middle East. Bill discusses the conflict with Jonathan Landay, a national security reporter for McClatchy Newspapers and Matthew Hoh, a former foreign service officer in Afghanistan. Continue


Domestic Violence & NFL; ISIS; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

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To The Contrary
PBS


Domestic Violence & NFL: The league's handling of the Ray Rice case is questioned as survivors share personal stories. ISIS: The terrorist group both recruits and enslaves women. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: The Democratic senator talks about how to empower women in her new book, "Off the Sidelines." PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Sam Bennett, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Darlene Kennedy Continue


Cuban Missle Crisis

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Three Men Go to War
PBS


Premiering on the 50th anniversary of the missile crisis, "Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War" focuses on three central figures in the crisis — President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Continue


What does it take to free a captured American?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A wave of American hostages held by Islamic extremists has raised questions about the U.S. policy not to pay ransoms. Jeffrey Brown talks to David Rohde of Reuters and Brian Jenkins of RAND Corporation for views on the divergence between the United States and other countries on this issue. 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


"There Is No Other Alternative"

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is now facing mounting international pressure to resign -- but senior U.S. officials have had their doubts about his ability to unify the fractured country for some time. "Losing Iraq," U.S. television’s first big-picture look at how we arrived at the current chaos, premieres July 29 on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


Exclusive: David Petraeus Explains His Bold Move

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FRONTLINE
PBS


In this excerpt from FRONTLINE’s "Losing Iraq," Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) discusses putting Sunni insurgents on the U.S. payroll in 2007 — a move he says he initiated without getting approval from the president. "Losing Iraq," U.S. television’s first big-picture look at how we arrived at the current chaos in Iraq, premieres July 29 on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


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