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Remembering Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee, who was best known for leading the paper during its breaking of the Watergate scandal, died Tuesday at 93 in his home in Washington. By publishing the most controversial reports of the 1970s, Bradlee ushered the Post’s transition from a struggling local paper to a nationally revered publication. Judy Woodruff remembers Bradlee with members of Washington media. Continue


TTC Extra: Feminist Critic Anita Sarkeesian & #GamerGate

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To The Contrary
PBS


Feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian cancelled her event in Utah after receiving death and rape threats. She has been the target of these threats for making videos critiquing misogynistic portrayals of women in video games. These threats intensified after the creation of the #GamerGate campaign. PANEL: Genevieve Wood, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa, Kim Gandy Continue


Sitcom creator Norman Lear talks evolution of TV

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Groundbreaking in its day, ‘70s sitcom “All in the Family” didn’t back down from tackling controversial topics. Legendary TV writer and producer Norman Lear, author of a new memoir, “Even This I Get To Experience,” discusses the changing medium and changing audiences with Jeffrey Brown. Continue


War on Women; Yes Means Yes; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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To The Contrary
PBS


War on Women: Have Republicans defused the "war on women" rhetoric? Yes Means Yes: An initiative to end campus rape faces criticism. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The representative on her advocacy on breast cancer awareness and the Free the Data campaign. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Sabrina Schaeffer; Erin Matson; Francesca Chambers Continue


Leon Panetta on leadership and ‘Worthy’ fights

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Leon Panetta was involved in the war on terror, the assassination of Osama bin Laden and the wind-down of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the former CIA director and defense secretary is out with a memoir that has made headlines for its criticism of President Obama’s leadership. Panetta joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his book, “Worthy Fights,” the Islamic State and Washington dysfunction. Continue


Emma Watson & HeForShe; Julia Pierson; Christy Turlington

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To The Contrary
PBS


Emma Watson & HeForShe: The role of men in feminism. Julia Pierson: Did the woman formerly in charge of the Secret Service fall off "the Glass Cliff?" Christy Turlington: This supermodel and advocate helps women around the world, along with her non-profit, Every Mother Counts. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah; Anushay Hossain; Darlene Kennedy Continue


''Security Moms'' & ISIS; Money & Marriage; Wendy Davis

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To The Contrary
PBS


"Security Moms" & ISIS: Women contribute to the struggle against ISIS. Money & Marriage: The correlation between the decline in marriages among young adults and their financial status. Wendy Davis: We speak to the woman running to become the first Democratic Governor of Texas in 20 years. PANEL: Debra Carnahan, Rina Shah, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Jennifer Marshall. Continue


NewsHour executive producer retires after nearly 40 years

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Linda Winslow will produce her final episode of NewsHour from the control room before retiring. She talks to Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill about some career highlights, her role as a mentor, the future of journalism and the anchors' now iconic "fist bump" from the 2012 Republican convention. Continue


TTC Extra: Senator Wendy Davis

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To The Contrary
PBS


Senator Wendy Davis, currently in the running for Governor of Texas believes there are a number of issues to improve upon to develop a better economy. Here she discusses her plans for Texas' education system. Continue


Saving South Africa's Constitutional Court art collection

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Justice Edwin Cameron of South Africa's Constitutional Court talks to senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown about the symbolism and importance of the high court's art collection and the need to preserve it. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Family’s losses propel battle against military suicides

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Two brothers from a military family were lost in separate tragedies just months apart. Jeff Graham was killed while on duty in Iraq; his younger brother Kevin, a ROTC cadet, took his own life during a bout of depression. Yochi Dreazen, author of “The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War,” talks to Jeffrey Brown about the Graham family’s story and the stigma of suicide. Continue


Looking back at peace-promoting work of Yousafzai, Satyarthi

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Pakistani girl who was almost killed by the Taliban is now the youngest Nobel laureate ever. The 2014 Peace Prize will be shared by Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani advocate for girls’ education, and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist. For Malala, the announcement came two years and a day after her near-deadly encounter with the Taliban. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue


TTC Extra: Microsoft CEO on Women & Pay Raises

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To The Contrary
PBS


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women they should not ask for raises and instead "trust the system." These comments were widely criticized, leading him to change his stance. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; IWF’s Sabrina Schaeffer; Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson; Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers Continue


Do we burden the presidency with impossible expectations?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Americans tend to view the Founding Fathers favorably but aren’t as kind to the modern presidents. Aaron David Miller argues that the American “addiction” for greatness sets today’s leaders up against impossible standards. Margaret Warner sits down with Miller to discuss his new book, “The End of Greatness.” Continue


TTC Extra: The Great Recession & Parenthood

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To The Contrary
PBS


A new report investigates the impact of the Great Recession on prospective parents. Not only did many couples decide not to have babies while economic conditions were uncertain, but many long-term effects persist. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Journalist, Founder, Anushay’s Point, Anushay Hossain; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy Continue


Deadly Speed at Rush Hour

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Independent Lens
PBS


In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Brakeless, we see the extensive and incredibly busy Japanese commuter train system that goes to Osaka, including the train that fatefully crashed into an apartment complex, killing 107 people. What would make a train driver dangerously speed up, all to save 8 seconds? Continue


Koch: Political Personality

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POV
PBS


Get to know Ed Koch's political personality. Continue


Koch: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Filmmaker Neil Barsky discusses the making of his film Koch. Continue


TTC Extra: Malala Yousafzai Shooters Arrested

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To The Contrary
PBS


The Pakistani army has apprehended ten members of the Taliban who are accused of shooting Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who campaigned for the girls' access to education. PANEL: Independent Women’s Forum’s Sabrina Schaeffer, Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Sam Bennett, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy Continue


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