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TTC Extra: Paternity Leave Controversy

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To The Contrary
PBS


New York Mets player Daniel Murphy missed opening day for choosing to attend the birth of his first child. Former football star Boomer Esiason criticized Murphy for his decision and suggested that a C-section should have been scheduled ahead of time in stead. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bettina Inclan, Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer Continue


Carter & Religion; Marriage & Divorce; Cindy Chupack

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To The Contrary
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Jimmy Carter & Religion: The former president says most religions are sexist. Marriage & Divorce: why millennials want to get married, but aren't. Behind the Headlines: Cindy Chupack, an award-winning screenwriter, on women and humor. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Anushay Hossain; Rina Shah Continue


Contraception Cases; Ban Bossy; Congresswomen & Leadership

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To The Contrary
PBS


Contraception Cases: Do for-profit corporations have religious rights? Ban Bossy: Sheryl Sandberg says everyone should stop calling young girls "bossy." Behind the Headlines: Congresswomen talk about the past and future of women in leadership. PANEL: Amy Siskind, Kay Coles James, Avis Jones DeWeever, Rina Shah Continue


African American history scholar Dr. Peniel E. Joseph

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The award-winning writer dissects his groundbreaking biography of the controversial Black activist, Stokely Carmichael. Continue


TTC Extra: International Women of Courage

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To The Contrary
PBS


First Lady Michelle Obama presented the 2014 International Women of Courage Award to women who were exceptional leaders in protecting women's rights and empowering women. To The Contrary caught up with one of the women the The State Department honored, Roshika Deo, the youngest-ever candidate to the Fijian Parliament. Continue


Gwen’s Take: The first 47 years

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Washington Week
PBS


"John Davenport, who dreamed up the idea of a Washington Week reporters’ roundtable, could not have known how many imitators would come and go in the next half century. But we’re still here." Continue


TTC Extra: Bachmann Under Fire

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To The Contrary
PBS


Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann comes under fire for remarks claiming the US is not ready for a woman president and President Barack Obama only won the presidency due to society's guilt over past racial injustices. Continue


Jane Pauley: Your Life Calling

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To The Contrary
PBS


Former Today Show host Jane Pauley talks about her latest book Your Life Calling: Re-imagining the Rest of Your Life. She hopes to inspire baby boomers and gen X-ers to find new aspirations and adventures after 50. Continue


Unwed Mothers; Feminist Infighting; Spelman College

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To The Contrary
PBS


Unwed Mothers: Should benefits be capped for children born out of wedlock? Feminist Infighting: Online arguments rage between feminists. Behind the Headlines, and for Black History Month, Spelman College President Beverly Tatum. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, Progressive Commentator Anushay Hossain, IWF President Sabrina Schaeffer Continue


Remembering Pete Seeger

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Next Avenue
PBS


The singer-songwriter left a legacy of songs and was a huge influence on musicians. Continue


Writer Miriam Pawel

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Pulitzer Prize winner explains her interest in the charismatic leader about whom she writes in her latest text, "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez." Continue


TTC Extra: Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan

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To The Contrary
PBS


The federal government is recognizing gay marriages in Michigan even though the state won't. Governor Rick Snyder said while the marriages where legal, the state government would not recognize them. The couples will receive federal benefits such as Social Security after Attorney General Eric Holder stepped in. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah Continue


TTC Extra: "Whining" About The Pay Gap?

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To The Contrary
PBS


The head of a Conservative PAC says women are "too busy" to care about the pay gap, while a Republican lawmaker lawmakers argued that bills that address the gender pay gap make women look like “whiners”. PANEL: The New Agenda’s Amy Siskind, President, Gloucester Institute Kay Coles James, NPR host Avis Jones DeWeever, Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


Writer Brian Jay Jones

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Jones brings to the forefront the complexity that was Jim Henson—as detailed in his biography of the beloved American icon that created the Muppets. Continue


Jehane Noujaim - Director of The Square

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To The Contrary
PBS


Jehane Noujaim talks about Egypt's past and future and the making of her Oscar-nominated documentary The Square. In the film she follows a group of Egyptian protestors in Tahrir Square. Continue


Women In Media; Sochi Olympic Courses; Mountain Top Removal

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women In Media: The 2014 annual Women In The Media report shows that women remain underrepresented; Sochi Olympic Courses: Are courses too dangerous for both genders or just women? Mountain Top Removal: West Virginia residents struggle against pollution. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Kim Gandy, Rina Shah, Janet Keating Continue


Wendy Davis; Women-Owned Businesses; Jane Pauley

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To The Contrary
PBS


Wendy Davis: Are her newest declarations on abortion flip-flopping or consistent? Women-Owned Businesses: They may outlast male-owned companies in certain areas. Behind the Headlines: Jane Pauley on reinventing yourself. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Jennifer Marshall, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah Continue


Sochi Olympics & LGBT; Vatican vs. United Nations; EEOC

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To The Contrary
PBS


Sochi Olympics: Controversy over gay rights at the Winter Olympics. Vatican vs. United Nations: The Holy See is under pressure over the women who worked at the Magdalene laundries. Behind the Headlines: Chai Feldblum on how the EEOC will deal with pregnancy discrimination. PANEL: Hadley Heath, Anushay Hossain, Hilary Rosen, Francesca Chambers Continue


Hawking - Preview

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Hawking
PBS


This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world. Continue


Obama vs. Sexual Assault; Divorce & Religion; Gimme Shelter

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To The Contrary
PBS


Obama vs. Sexual Assault: The president's new task force to fight sexual assault on campus. Divorce & Religion: How religion can increase divorce rates. Behind the Headlines, Gimme Shelter: the movie the pro-life movement can't stop talking about. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Angela McGlowan, Debra Carnahan, Darlene Kennedy Continue


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