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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


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


American hostages renew focus on U.S. ransom policy

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


After 22 months in captivity, American journalist Peter Theo Curtis spoke publicly for the first time since his release from an al-Qaida affiliate in Syria. Meanwhile, Islamic State militants have threatened to kill journalist Steven Sotloff unless the U.S. stops airstrikes against their forces in Iraq. Reports also surfaced that the group is holding an American aid worker. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


American hostages renew focus on U.S. ransom policy

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


After 22 months in captivity, American journalist Peter Theo Curtis spoke publicly for the first time since his release from an al-Qaida affiliate in Syria. Meanwhile, Islamic State militants have threatened to kill journalist Steven Sotloff unless the U.S. stops airstrikes against their forces in Iraq. Reports also surfaced that the group is holding an American aid worker. Jeffrey Brown reports. 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


Obama & Border Crisis; Gay Rights; Teach a Woman to Fish

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To The Contrary
PBS


Obama & Border Crisis: The President spars with Congress on how to handle the immigration crisis. Gay Rights: A teacher says discrimination based on sexual orientation is the same as gender discrimination. Teach a Woman to Fish: Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide on why helping women can help entire communities. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Francesca Chambers, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa Continue


The Truth vs. DC's Propaganda Machine

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Moyers & Company
PBS


As the exploding crisis in Iraq spotlights once again the tragic record of American policy in the Middle East, Bill speaks with investigative journalist Charles Lewis, whose new book, “935 Lies” details the many government falsehoods that have led us into the current nightmare. A complicit partner, he says, is a media intent on preserving the status quo and never offending the ruling elite. Continue


Sens. Kaine and McCain discuss the Iraq crisis

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Pressure is mounting for the U.S. to come up with a course of action against the uprising of ISIL in Iraq. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who says reforms have to happen in Iraq before the U.S. decide what kind of assistance to provide. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says the U.S. should launch airstrikes and put some boots on the ground to oppose the extreme elements in Iraq. Continue


Deal to free American prisoner of war generates criticism

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The exchange of five senior Taliban leaders -- transferred to Qatar -- for prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has provoked some pushback. The Afghan government complained it was bypassed, while GOP lawmakers warned of the risk of releasing Taliban inmates. Jeffrey Brown gets views from James Kirchick of the Foreign Policy Initiative and former Defense and State Department official Vikram Singh. 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


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


Sexism & Tech; Immigration Crisis; Fertility Decline

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To The Contrary
PBS


Sexism & Tech: Yet another scandal in the tech industry leads to accusations of "frat culture." Immigration Crisis: Thousands of minors who crossed into the US illegally are being deported. Fertility Decline: Why the US's record-low fertility rate may not be cause for alarm. PANEL: Rina Shah, Kim Gandy, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Darlene Kennedy Continue


Chaos in Iraq

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Bill speaks with combat veteran and historian Andrew Bacevich about the events unfolding in Iraq and what they say about America’s role in the world. Bacevich says we need to look at the real consequences of engaging in the Islamic world since 1980 to decide what to do next. "Is the region becoming more stable? Are we alleviating, reducing the prevalence of anti-Americanism?" Continue


Army will seek Bergdahl’s motivation around disappearance

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Now that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has returned to the U.S. after years spent as a prisoner of war, the military will have the opportunity to question the soldier about his actions and motivations leading up to his capture. Judy Woodruff discusses the coming investigation with New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt and retired Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, former judge advocate general of the Army. Continue


How to Train a Rebel Army (Secretly) in Seven Steps

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Obama said he wants to step up training for rebel groups in Syria. But there's already a covert rebel training program in effect. FRONTLINE's Muhammad Ali explains how it works. Continue


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