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Cuban Missle Crisis

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Three Men Go to War
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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


Islamic State; Russia-Ukraine crisis; Fleeing Taxes

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Washington Week
PBS


The growing ISIL threat and the Obama administration’s strategy to diminish the terror group. U.S. response to Russian troops entering southeastern Ukraine. Also, why U.S. companies, like Burger King, are heading abroad. Plus, a preview of the races to watch and the top issues in the midterm elections. 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


How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class

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Moyers & Company
PBS


In part two of his interview, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz talks to Bill about his new plan for overhauling America's current tax system, which he believes contributes to making America the most unequal society of the advanced countries. Continue


Preview: Politics of the New South

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America By The Numbers
PBS


Until recently, Clarkston had predominately white residents. It is now home to many refugees from all over the world, and for the first time, three former refugees are running for local elections. Are the changes in the electorate enough to change the face of local government in this small Southern town? Find out in this episode of AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS, premiering Nov 1 (check local listings). Continue


Russian Convoys in Ukraine & Hostage Journalists in Syria

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, Bloomberg's Indira Lakshmanan reports on Russian convoys rolling into Ukraine. Some call it "invasion," while others call it "humanitarian relief." Plus, the state of journalists abducted in Syria, Bank of America's record billion dollar mortgage settlement and remembering Sen. James Jeffords who single-handedly changed control of the Senate in 2001. Continue


Marcus and Gerson on the Islamic State threat

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Washington Post columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the legacy of mistrust that laid the groundwork for unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as the shifting U.S. stance on pursuing the Islamic State group after the murder of American journalist James Foley. Continue


Rick Perry's Indictment and Government Watchdogs

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Washington Week
PBS


On this week’s Webcast Extra, Jeff Zeleny of ABC News discusses the seriousness of the Grand Jury Indictment charge against Texas Governor Rick Perry; Carrie Johnson of NPR speaks on a new threat to government transparency; and Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy Magazine identifies the rift that exists between ISIL and Al Qaeda. Continue


One Market Basket employee's loyalty to Artie T.

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Market Basket office manager Mary Jane Findeisen explains why she's protesting in support of ousted Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, who took a personal interest in her family. Continue


U.S. Begins Airstrikes in Iraq, Kerry Visits Afghanistan and

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Washington Week
PBS


The U.S. has started military engagement in Northern Iraq, Secy. John Kerry is in Afghanistan to push for a national election resolution, and the latest public opinion polls show Americans remain frustrated with the government. Joining Gwen: Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Paper; Michael Crowley; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report. Continue


Why Americans Hate Politics; Immigration Politics

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Washington Week
PBS


On the Webcast Extra, Washington Post's Dan Balz on Rick Perry's 2016 political strategy and why Americans detests politics; RealClearPolitics' Alexis Simendinger on the key players involved in immigration politics, and McClatchy Newspapers' Hannah Allam on the possibility of peace in Gaza. Plus The Economist's Greg Ip on the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium conference this past week. Continue


TTC Extra: Child Accidentally Shoots Gun Range Instructor

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To The Contrary
PBS


A 9-year-old child accidentally shot and killed her gun range instructor in Arizona, which is one of many states that allows children under 18 into gun ranges with adult supervision. This incident has stirred up debate about children and firearms. PANEL: Patricia Sosa, Betsy Mullins, Rina Shah, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy Continue


After Tiller

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POV
PBS


Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's After Tiller is a deeply humanizing and probing portrait of the only four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas—and in the face of intense protest from abortion opponents. Continue


Former and current governors go head-to-head in Florida race

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


With a resounding Democratic primary victory and a critical party switch, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist moved a step closer to winning back his old job. His Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, scored his own big win. The Sunshine State matchup is expected to be one of the most expensive and negative of the cycle. Adam Smith of The Tampa Bay Times joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the race. Continue


MAKERS Season 2 - Preview

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics. Airs Tuesdays, September 30-November 4, 2014 at 9/8c. Check your local listings. Continue


ISIL Executes Foley; Holder in Ferguson; Perry Indicted

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Washington Week
PBS


The ISIL threat and President Obama's response following the execution of journalist James Foley; Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson, Plus, the felony indictment against Texas Governor Rick Perry. Joining Gwen: Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News, Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report. 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


Missouri Teen Shooting, Upheaval in Iraq, Obama-Hillary Rela

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Washington Week
PBS


The investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teen, the fast-changing developments in Iraq and the status of the U.S. humanitarian rescue mission, and the reported rift between Hillary Clinton and President Obama over U.S. foreign policy. Joining Gwen: Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy Magazine; Carrie Johnson, NPR; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News Continue


Africa's Changing Reputation

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Washington Week
PBS


On this week’s Webcast Extra, The Los Angeles Time's Doyle McManus and TIME Magazine's Michael Crowley discuss the successes and failures the US-Africa Leadership Summit and the changing narrative of the continent; Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers details the problems that persist for the US military in Afghanistan, and more. Continue


Dick Cavett's Watergate - Preview

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PBS
PBS


Mark the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation with archival clips from “The Dick Cavett Show.” Continue


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