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Women World Leaders: Interviews with Women in Power

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To The Contrary
PBS


Some To The Contrary Classics: interviews with women who have attained the highest office in their countries. We speak with Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, Helen Clark of New Zealand, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Janet Jagan of Guyana, and Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway. Continue


Retirement Gap; Female "Viagra"; Angelina Jolie & Difret

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To The Contrary
PBS


Retirement Gap: Minority families do not have nearly as much in savings as white families do. Female "Viagra": In their third attempt, Sprout Pharmaceutical believes their drug to help women with HSDD will be approved. Difret: Angelina Jolie executive produces an Ethiopian film about child brides. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Jenifer Rajkumar, Francesca Chambers Continue


Journalist Bob Simon on His Early Career

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American Masters
PBS


60 Minutes journalist Bob Simon (1941 - 2015) was interviewed for "American Masters - Don Hewitt: 90 Minutes on 60 Minutes," which premiered in May 1998. In this outtake from the film, Simon details his career path as young man, from the foreign service to the United Nations to his first job as a broadcast journalist, for CBS news. Continue


February 13 Preview: Lynsey Addario

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the show this week, war photographer Lynsey Addario speaks to Charlie Rose about her experiences as a photojournalist and her new memoir, "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War." Continue


Army Rangers; Vatican & Women; Cultures Without Borders

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To The Contrary
PBS


Army Rangers: Women make steps towards becoming Rangers. Vatican & Women: The Holy See tries to appeal to female Catholics. Cultures Without Borders: Former UN official May Rihani says Islam, the west, and other cultures are more similar than many realize. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Anushay Hossain, Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Genevieve Wood Continue


TTC Extra: Michelle Obama Forgoes Headscarf in Saudi Arabia

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To The Contrary
PBS


First Lady Michelle Obama ignited controversy and praise over her decision not to wear a headscarf on an official visit to Saudi Arabia. She has not publicly stated whether her intent was political, but it reignited debate over the role of a first lady in the United States. PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Patricia Sosa, Amber Smith Continue


Baker's Appointment as Secretary-of-State

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James Baker
PBS


By 1988 James Baker is a well-known Washington insider, but when President-elect George H.W. Bush names him Secretary of State, some wonder if his power-player skills will translate to the world stage. David Gergen, former President Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and others comment on Baker’s assets and talents as he assumes the role of America’s top diplomat. Continue


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


Brother Outsider: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Brother Outsider filmmaker Nancy Kates and executive producer Sam Pollard describe the mark that Bayard Rustin left on America. Continue


Gwen's Take: Selma -- Then and Now

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Washington Week
PBS


"But as retold in this film, often through the eyes of people whose names no longer ring a bell, you will be shocked by the saliency of the story." Continue


The Backstory: The Notorious R.B.G.

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Washington Week
PBS


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been making headlines lately by speaking out on decisions and even claiming she wasn't "100% sober" when she fell asleep during President Obama's State of the Union address. Ginsburg's outspoken nature is changing the mold of the traditional aloof justice, and the 81-year-old Clinton appointee has become something of an Internet phenomenon. Continue


Singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The legendary singer-songwriter discusses her highly anticipated new album, "You Gotta Love the Life." Continue


Gwen's Take: On Loss and Opportunity

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Washington Week
PBS


"This has been a wrenching week for those of us in the business of telling the truth on television." Continue


War Photographer Lynsey Addario

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Photojournalist Lynsey Addario, whose new memoir "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War" is out now, recalls a terrifying incident when she was nearly executed by Libyan soldiers while covering a story. Continue


TTC Extra: Half of Millennials Believe in 3 or More Genders

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To The Contrary
PBS


A recent poll finds 50% of millennials believe more than 2 genders exist, compared with 46% who think only 2 exist. Varied gender expression is becoming more prominent in popular culture as well, with celebrities such as Bruce Jenner challenging traditional norms. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Anushay Hossain, Mercy Viana Schlapp, Genevieve Wood Continue


Rape on Campus; Male Allies in Feminism; NFL & Women

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To The Contrary
PBS


Rape on Campus: Will bans on women at frat parties or new laws referring cases to the police be effective in stopping sexual assault? Male Allies in Feminism: We explore what role men should play. NFL & Women: The league is making its pitch to moms & women in time for the Super Bowl. PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Patricia Sosa, Amber Smith Continue


The Man Who Made Washington Work – Preview

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James Baker
PBS


Power-player, deal-maker, diplomat: whether it was ending the Cold War, conducting Middle East peace talks, or settling a disputed presidential election, James A. Baker III was at the center of the action. Premieres Tuesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

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POV
PBS


During his 60-year career as an activist, Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the movement. But his open sexuality forced him to remain in the background. Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin combines rare archival footage with provocative interviews to illuminate the life and work of a forgotten prophet of social change. Continue


Putin's Way

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, Putin's Way reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War. Continue


TTC Extra: Jennifer Aniston & Mom Pressure

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To The Contrary
PBS


Former "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston recently spoke about the pressure she faces from other people who insist she must become a mom. She defended women who did not have kids, saying they mother in different ways. PANEL: Francesca Chambers; Jennifer Marshall; Patricia Sosa; Avis Jones-DeWeever Continue


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