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‘New American Girls’- Lorella

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PBS
PBS


Born in Peru, Lorella lost her leg at age 2 in a car accident. Her parents brought her to the US for ongoing medical treatment. At age 10, Lorella and her mother relocated to Connecticut. She excelled in school, but couldn’t qualify for in-state tuition, and lived in fear of deportation. Inspired by other DREAMers she formed a student group to try to change Connecticut’s in-state tuition law. Continue


Obama's Strategy to Combat ISIS and Immigration Reform Delay

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Washington Week
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Analysis of President Obama's anti-terror strategy, Congress' outlook, and the U.S. public opinion toward the threat from ISIS. Also, why has Obama put immigration reform on the backburner? Joining Gwen Ifill: James Kitfield; National Journal; Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; and Carrie Budoff Brown, POLITICO. Continue


TTC Extra: Malala Yousafzai Shooters Arrested

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To The Contrary
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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


Climate Change: Faith and Fact

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Moyers & Company
PBS


While a majority of Americans think global warming is real and that human activity’s a factor, some two-thirds of white evangelical Christians aren’t convinced. Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian, believes that her faith is compatible with science. She speaks to Bill about ending the gridlock between politics, science and religion to combat global warming. Continue


Obama seeks 'buy-in' on Islamic State strategy from Congress

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


President Obama called congressional leaders to the White House to review his strategy against the Islamic State, ahead of a planned national address. Party leaders remain conflicted about how to best oppose the group. Meanwhile, new polls found that a majority of Americans support an expanded assault. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue


Bob McDonnell's fall from grace, ISIL social media and immig

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Washington Week
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On the Webcast Extra, Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife found guilty of corruption this week. What led to the stunning convictions? Also, President Obama has said he will take executive action on immigration if Congress doesn't act. Will it happen before the midterm elections? Plus, Yochi Dreazen reports on the sophisticated social media strategy of terrorist group ISIL. And for the seco Continue


Elizabeth Warren on Fighting Back Against Wall St. Giants

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Moyers & Company
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Before returning to Washington for the start of Congress, Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks to Bill Moyers about the problems facing middle class Americans. "Washington works for those who can hire armies of lobbyists, armies of lawyers and get just the rules they want. It doesn't work so well for American families," Sen. Warren tells Moyers. Continue


Once rising GOP governor convicted of fraud

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The corruption case against former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen has come to a close. In a dramatic end to the emotional saga, the former governor wept as the jury charged him with 11 counts of corruption and his wife with eight. Judy Woodruff debriefs with Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post. Continue


TTC Extra: "What Women Want" by Deborah L. Rhode

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To The Contrary
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Scholar Deborah L. Rhode says the "no problem" problem - that not all people think women face important issues - is one reason why the women's movement may be stalling. Rhode discusses how to restart the movement. Continue


Why Americans Hate Politics; Immigration Politics

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Washington Week
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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


‘New American Girls’- Mandeep

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PBS
PBS


Mandeep was brought to the Bay Area as a child by her Indian parents, voted “mostly likely to save the world” in high school. In In her second year in the pre-med program at UC Davis, she was suddenly informed she was being deported in two weeks. Thanks to a viral social media campaign led by her best friend, Mandeep’s deportation was put on hold, and she became an eloquent spokesperson. Continue


Female swing-voters,two senators star in “Rival Survival” &

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Washington Week
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On the Webcast Extra, shifting priorities among swing-voting women aheade of the midterm elections.Plus, what are the Obama administration's concerns ahead of the November elections? And what happens when two senators — one Republican and one Democrat — find themselves stranded on an island? A reality show, “Rival Survival.“ Plus Mark Sanford splits with his soul mate. Continue


Domestic Violence & NFL; ISIS; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

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To The Contrary
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Domestic Violence & NFL: The league's handling of the Ray Rice case is questioned as survivors share personal stories. ISIS: The terrorist group both recruits and enslaves women. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: The Democratic senator talks about how to empower women in her new book, "Off the Sidelines." PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Sam Bennett, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Darlene Kennedy Continue


Freedom from Religion

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The Open Mind
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American Civil Liberties Union President Susan Herman reviews the 2014 Supreme Court decisions and those she feels threaten individual liberty, including the Hobby Lobby decision affecting women's reproductive rights. Continue


Senators debate president’s power to fight the Islamic State

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


President Obama has consulted key lawmakers on his strategy against the Islamic State group and polls show the American public supports action. But the president has not sought formal congressional approval for an expanded military campaign. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., join Gwen Ifill to offer their views on the possible mission against the militant group. Continue


NATO Summit & U.S. Strategy to Combat ISIL and Contain Ukrai

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Washington Week
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Our reporters' roundtable explores President Obama's strategy to unite NATO to combat and destroy the threat of ISIL in Iraq and find a solution to the Ukraine-Russia crisis. Also, will Congress support Obama's foreign policy strategy? Joining guest moderator John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy Magazine; John Dickerson, Slat Continue


Can an Independent steal Kansas from the GOP?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In a last ditch effort to steal Kansas from the Republican Party, Democrat Chad Taylor withdrew from the Senate race leaving Independent Greg Orman to challenge Republican incumbent Pat Roberts. Taylor, who was criticized for his weak ties to Kansas, sidestepped after recent polls suggested Orman was a more competitive candidate. Judy Woodruff speaks with Jonathan Martin of The New York Times. Continue


Ukraine, Syria, Iraq & Islamic State - What should Obama do?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Unrest in Ukraine, Islamic State militants in Iraq and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have dominated news coverage for the past three months. Judy Woodruff evaluates the Obama administration’s response to these challenges with Vali Nasr, a former State Department official, Eric Edelman, a former State and Defense Department official and David Ignatius of The Washington Post. Continue


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
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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


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