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2015 Lincoln Awards | Caregiver | Britnee Kinard

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The Lincoln Awards
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Get to know Britnee Kinard, recipient of the 2015 Caregiver Lincoln Award. In July 2014, Kinard founded the SD Gunner Fund, inspired by her 15-month struggle to get her husband’s service dog approved by the V.A. Through the fund, she provides assistance to soldiers and their families in Evans County, GA. Narrated by Alec Baldwin Continue


2015 Lincoln Awards | Entertainer | Bruce Springsteen

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The Lincoln Awards
PBS


Get to know Bruce Springsteen, recipient of the 2015 Entertainer Lincoln Award. Rock star Bruce Springsteen has been a strong supporter of veterans for several decades, having dedicated many of his tracks and performances to Vietnam Veterans of America. Narrated by Alec Baldwin Continue


ISIS Victories in Iraq & Syria, Congressional Debates & 2016

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Washington Week
PBS


Islamic State forces made significant gains in Iraq and Syria this wee. With ISIS controlling half of Syria, Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy reports on the U.S. efforts to fight back. Back home, Congress prepares to leave town for Memorial Day while continuing fights on contentious bills including fast-track trade authority and reauthorization of NSA data collection. Plus the 2016 race heats up. Continue


May 22 Preview: Robert Gates

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the show this week, Robert Gates, the former U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to Charlie Rose about the difficulty of fighting ISIS in Iraq, and the challenges posed by Iran. Continue


Filmmaker Tells Story of Citizens Who Revealed FBI Secret

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Independent Lens
PBS


Long before Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA surveillance, activist-burglars exposed COINTELPRO, the FBI's illegal surveillance program that involved the intimidation of law-abiding Americans. For forty years the burglars kept their identities secret, but in Johanna Hamilton's new film 1971, these previously anonymous Americans publicly tell their story for the first time. Continue


9 Movies About American Radicals

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Independent Lens
PBS


Critic Noel Murray writes about docs and features — from Chicago 10 to Night Moves — centering around American activists and radicals who've defied the status quos, sometimes questionably, and sometimes in ways that today seem more noble than dangerous. Continue


"Obama at War" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
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On Tuesday, May 26, veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker and correspondent Martin Smith goes inside the Obama administration’s struggle to deal with ISIS and the civil war in Syria. Learn more at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


The Homefront | Raising a Family

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Stories of Service
PBS


Navy Command Master Chief Petty Officer Veronica Holliday describes the role of her husband, Michael, in raising their three children. Michael talks about the satisfaction he takes in being a father and how proud he is of Veronica’s achievements in the Navy — which have been made possible in part by his role as a stay-at-home dad. Continue


The Homefront | Sharing Deployment Experiences

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Stories of Service
PBS


Army Staff Sergeant Leo Gruba and his wife Serena talk about his six deployments to Iraq and how he has learned over time to share more about his experiences there with his family. Leo and Serena also discuss how their life in the Army has changed since the birth of their son LJ — and how it will likely change again soon when their second child, Austin, is born. Continue


The Homefront | Preview

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Stories of Service
PBS


View intimate portraits of America’s military families, with unprecedented access to soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen and women in the all-volunteer military. The revealing documentary tells stories of pride and patriotism, sacrifice and resilience. Airs May 25, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


2015 Lincoln Awards | Corporate Citizen | Walmart

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The Lincoln Awards
PBS


Get to know Walmart, recipient of the 2015 Corporate Citizen Lincoln Award. Walmart has a rich history with veterans, those continuing to serve and military families. Launched in 2013, the Welcome Home Commitment offers veterans priority access to open jobs throughout the U.S. Narrated by Alec Baldwin Continue


2015 Lincoln Awards | Medical & Science | Dean Kamen

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The Lincoln Awards
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Get to know Dean Kamen, recipient of the 2015 Medical & Science Lincoln Award. Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology. After eight years of research, Kamen has developed a prosthetic arm with near-natural control to improve quality of life for amputees. Narrated by Alec Baldwin Continue


A Concert for Veterans and The Military Family

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The Lincoln Awards
PBS


Enjoy a concert in celebration of the Lincoln Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to veterans and military families. 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


Get a Closer Look at The Homefront

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Stories of Service
PBS


Flip through photos of different military families featured in The Homefront. More than two million men and women serve in America’s all-volunteer military force, and another three million are their husbands, wives, sons and daughters. Learn more about their experiences with this inside look at the military family. Premieres Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Get a Closer Look at the Lincoln Awards 2015 Performers

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The Lincoln Awards
PBS


Flip through photos of The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & the Military Family. The awards recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to our nation’s veterans and military families, with a musical celebration featuring performances by Aloe Blacc, Gavin DeGraw, Nick Jonas and more. Premieres Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET. Continue


The Homefront | Military Families

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Stories of Service
PBS


Army Specialist Samantha Van Fossen says goodbye to her parents and sisters as she prepares to leave the small town of Lodi, Wisconsin, for her first overseas deployment to the Middle East. Although Samantha is prepared and excited for her mission, she struggles with leaving her family. Later, senior military leaders and experts discuss the experiences of military families in the post-9/11 era. Continue


The Homefront | Leaving for a Deployment

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Stories of Service
PBS


Army Colonel Jeffrey French describes the months leading up to his deployment to Afghanistan in 2009, when he was ordered to take command of an infantry unit on very short notice. His children, Kyle, Sarah and Annemarie, talk about how difficult it was to prepare for a long and dangerous deployment without much warning. Continue


The Homefront | Gonzales Family Homecoming

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Stories of Service
PBS


Marine Gunnery Sergeant Ramiro Gonzales is welcomed home from an 8-month deployment on the USS Boxer by his wife, Misty, and their three children, Alex, Lillie, and Hunter — who was born during this deployment and who Ramiro is meeting for the first time. After their joyful reunion, Ram and Misty face the challenges of reintegration as they readjust to family life. Continue


Poverty & Geography; #TalkPay; Mothers Who Leave

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To The Contrary
PBS


Poverty & Geography: a re-analysis of the anti-poverty experiment "Moving to Opportunity." #TalkPay: How Twitter could end the pay gap. Mothers Who Leave: Author Melissa Cistaro discusses her life after her mother left. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Anushay Hossain, Mercy Viana Schlapp Continue


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