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Terrorism; Transgender Discrimination; Domestic Trafficking

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To The Contrary
PBS


Terrorism: Why women and girls join terrorist organizations like ISIS. Transgender Discrimination: The policies surrounding discrimination of transgender people. Domestic Trafficking: The story of one survivor of whose sex trafficking was inter-generational. PANEL: Sam Bennett; Darlene Kennedy; Aisha Moodie-Mills; Sabrina Schaeffer 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: 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


What a lapse in terrorism insurance means for businesses

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Since 9/11, businesses have been able to insure themselves against terrorist attacks through the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. But for the first time in 13 years, Congress ended a session without renewing its funding, due to opposition from Sen. Tom Coburn. Judy Woodruff sits down with Leigh Ann Pusey of the American Insurance Association for how the move will affect businesses nationwide. Continue


Moms vs. Police Brutality; Sexual Assault; Bacha Posh

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To The Contrary
PBS


Moms vs. Police Brutality: Mothers demand police reform. Sexual Assault: New Department of Justice study shows differences for survivors on and off campus. Bacha Posh: Jenny Nordberg chronicles Afghanistan's hidden third gender in "The Underground Girls of Kabul." PANEL: Megan Beyer; Genevieve Wood; Darlene Kennedy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Continue


New book stresses importance of disaster prep, not recovery

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Only communities that prepare for the unpredictable -- from health scares to cyber attacks -- can quickly bounce back. But how can we flip the paradigm for dealing with disaster? Author Judith Rodin joins Gwen Ifill for a conversation about her book “The Resilience Divided,” on what defines resilience and how cities can move their focus from relief and recovery to preparedness and readiness. 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


TTC Extra: Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde

To The Contrary
PBS


To The Contrary spoke with Liliana Ayalde, the US ambassador to Brazil, about her duties and experiences in the role. Don't miss our special documentary episode, "The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity", for more with Ambassador Ayalde. 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


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. Continue


TTC Extra: Agent Carter

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To The Contrary
PBS


ABC's attempt towards making the superhero genre more woman-friendly. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Genevieve Wood; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Bharara Continue


Gwen's Take: Ping-Pong Politics

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Washington Week
PBS


"So here we are. No matter how trivial or horrific, it seems we have reached a stage in our national and international debates where no event is allowed to rise or fall on its own merit any more." Continue


Sony cancels movie at the center of security worries

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Sony Pictures canceled the release of “The Interview,” a movie about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, after the nation's largest theater chains had said they wouldn't play the movie. Sony has been the target of a large-scale hack of its computer data, with a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace claiming responsibility for leaks. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


Extreme Realities: Program Preview

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Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


In the wake of recent political conflicts and severe weather events, we ask these fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats? Continue


Brennan strikes back at scathing CIA interrogation report

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In a rare news conference, CIA Director John Brennan defended the agency’s record on so-called enhanced interrogation techniques and conceded abuses. While Brennan said that in some cases harsh tactics led to or confirmed important information, he admitted the cause-and-effect “is unknown and unknowable.” Gwen Ifill learns more from Siobhan Gorman of The Wall Street Journal. Continue


Extreme Realities Preview

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Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


In the wake of recent political conflicts and severe weather events, we ask these fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats? Continue


Extreme Realities: Program Preview

Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


Host/narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode investigating the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to national security. Continue


The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

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To The Contrary
PBS


Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural. 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


StoryCorps Shorts: 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

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POV
PBS


In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. En route, their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Of Travis's entire 12-person team, he alone survived. Here, he reflects on the hours and days after the explosion, as well as his life now, and pays tribute to the men he left behind. Continue


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