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Medal of Honor winner honored for Afghan battle heroism

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PBS NewsHour
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Sgt. Ryan Pitts was nearing his second tour in Afghanistan when his team began an operation that took a deadly turn. Hundreds of fighters initiated a large-scale attack on his unit and nine soldiers died. Pitts was hit with shrapnel in both legs and in his right arm, but he continued to fight and relay vital information before being airlifted out. Judy Woodruff talks to Medal of Honor winner. Continue


Dance For Me: The Partnership

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POV
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With Mie's help, Egor adjusts to his new life in Denmark away from his family. Continue


TTC Extra: Sexual Assault on Campus

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To The Contrary
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A new report commissioned by Sen. Claire McCaskill shows that colleges are not addressing the problem of rape on campus. More than 40% of colleges have made no investigations in the past 5 years. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Francesca Chambers of the Daily Mail, Independent Women’s Forum Fellow Patrice Lee, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa Continue


The Rhino Who Joined the Family - Preview

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My Wild Affair
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Join the search for clues to the fate of an orphaned rhinoceros brought up in a wildlife vet’s home. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Can't Have It All

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To The Contrary
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At the Aspen Ideas Festival Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi admitted to the difficult balancing act of being a wife, mother and CEO. She says women can't have it all. PANEL: National Network to End Domestic Violence’s President Kim Gandy, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, DC Congresswoman Del. Norton (D), and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


USAID & Maternal Health; Abortion & Film; PAST Act

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To The Contrary
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USAID & Maternal Health: The agency is spending more money on saving mothers and children. Abortion & Film: "Obvious Child" depicts abortion in a rare light by movie standards. PAST Act: The law the US Humane Society says will stop cruelty against horses. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Nicole Kurokawa Neily, Erica Williams SImon, Holly Hazard Continue


Frederick Law Olmsted - Preview

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
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Review the biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life. Continue


Remembering Maya Angelou’s iconic voice

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PBS NewsHour
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Drawing on a childhood of abuse and segregation, writer and author Maya Angelou moved the nation. Works such as her 1978 poem, “And Still I Rise,” explored the effects of racism and sexism on personal identity, with a voice that married oral and written literary traditions. Jeffrey Brown discusses with Elizabeth Alexander of Yale University why the voice of Angelou resonates so profoundly. Continue


Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice

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To The Contrary
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Deep in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, something extraordinary is starting to take hold. “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free. Host Bonnie Erbé calls their remarkable transformations to equal caregiving, “the final chapter in feminism.” Don't miss this special documentary episode. Continue


Jill Abramson; GOP Women; Women's History Museum

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To The Contrary
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The first female executive editor of the New York Times controversially fired. The Republican party lags behind the Democratic Party when it comes to female candidates. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) & Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) on why they'd like to see the museum built. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sam Bennett, Mercedes Vianna Schlapp, & Darlene Kennedy. Continue


Clinton vs. Warren; Hobby Lobby; Female Genital Mutilation

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To The Contrary
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Clinton vs. Warren: Elizabeth Warren is being touted as a possible “spoiler” against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Hobby Lobby: The Green family who owns the craft store chain aims to build a bible museum in Washington, DC. Female Genital Mutilation: The cultural tradition is an American problem. PANEL: Cari Dominguez, Debra Carnahan, Darlene Kennedy, Anushay Hossain Continue


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

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To The Contrary
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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


Think Wednesday Continues July 23rd

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PBS Presents
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Delve into the story of an orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus on MY WILD AFFAIR. See how life stormed the beaches and came to dominate planet Earth on NOVA'S "Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes" and journey to Borneo with Joy and Mark to explore the reproduction challenges of our orangutan cousins on SEX IN THE WILD. Continue


The Ape Who Went to College - Preview

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My Wild Affair
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Delve into the story of an orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus. Continue


Sexism & Tech; Immigration Crisis; Fertility Decline

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To The Contrary
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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


Hillary Clinton talks ‘Hard Choices’ and battle scars

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PBS NewsHour
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Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, senator and first lady, joins Gwen Ifill for an extended conversation on international concerns like the crisis in Iraq and political upheaval in Ukraine, as well as the state of economic recovery in the United States, why Democrats should be embracing health care reform and the reason she's waiting to decide whether she'll rub for president in 2016. Continue


Mass Shootings; Arianna Huffington's Thrive; Maya Angelou

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To The Contrary
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Mass shootings are looked at through a gendered lens. Arianna Huffington's new book teaches us how to Thrive with rest and recovery. Remembering poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Dr. Lara Brown, Donna Brazile, Francesca Chambers Continue


Menopause The Musical

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To The Contrary
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Watch this video on the hit show Menopause the Musical for a chance to win 4 tickets to opening night, June 13th, at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC. Continue


TTC Extra: Women, Interrupted

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To The Contrary
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Women are interrupted more than men, according to a new study. Men and women were given conversation topics and their chats were analyzed by researchers. Both men and women were more likely to interrupt women than men. PANEL: Darlene Kennedy, Sam Bennett, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mercedes Viana Schlapp Continue


TTC Extra: Mothers, Babies, & Paid Leave

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To The Contrary
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand & Rep. Rose DeLauro spoke in support of paid family leave at the Best for Babies event, organized by Zero To Three, MomsRising, and National Partnership for Women & Families. Continue


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