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TTC Extra: Groundbreaking Transgender Rights Case

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To The Contrary
PBS


A veteran and civilian software engineer for the army has won a groundbreaking gender discrimination case. She was called "sir" and "it" by coworkers and management. She was also forced to use a separate bathroom. The Army has agreed to institute new policies to be more sensitive to LGBT people. PANEL: Karin Agness; Avis Jones-DeWeever; Danielle Moodie-Mills; Rina Shah Continue


12 sitting governors at risk of losing in November

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The midterm elections will determine the power structure in Washington for the next two years. But in 36 states across the country, midterms could also mean a shift in state leadership, especially for 12 sitting governors. Judy Woodruff sits down with Political Editor Domenico Montanaro for a breakdown of November’s governor races. Continue


Obama Names Ebola Czar, Economic Recovery Anxiety, Midterm D

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Washington Week
PBS


We discuss the role of the new EbolaCzar, the likelihood of a travel ban and Obama's efforts to build a global effort against this endemic disease. Also, what the Federal Reserve, Treasury and Wall Street tell us about national economic anxiety. A preview of the issues, personalities and tight races in the midterm elections. Plus, the resiliency of ISIS and Obama's coalition-building strategy to f Continue


Women CEOs; Egg Freezing; Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women CEOs: According to the HBR, only 2 of the best-performing 100 CEOs are women. Egg Freezing: Facebook & Apple offer to pay for women freezing their eggs. Male Sexual Assault Survivors: Men break the silence on the problems of abuse both in the military and civilian life. PANEL: Genevieve Wood, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa, Kim Gandy Continue


Supreme Court rules on voting rights, Obama and Romney

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Washington Week
PBS


In the first week of their new term, the Supreme Court blocked voter ID laws ahead of November's elections. While President Obama has been largely absent from the 2014 mid-term campaigning, he is still raising big donations for the Democratic Party. Plus 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney is campaigning for Republican candidates. “He's wanted again,” CNN's Gloria Borger says. And in Colorado, a figh Continue


Shields and Brooks on same-sex marriage sea change

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the Supreme Court decision not to hear cases on gay marriage bans, criticism for the government’s handling of and response to the Ebola epidemic, plus a tribute to former White House press secretary and gun control activist James Brady. 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


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


"The Rise of ISIS" - Trailer

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FRONTLINE
PBS


On Oct. 28, in "The Rise of ISIS," FRONTLINE's Martin Smith reports from Iraq on how and why the brutal Islamist group came to power, how Iraq began coming undone after the American withdrawal, and what it means for the U.S. to be fighting there again. Premiering Oct. 28 on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


Secret Service Failures, Ebola in America and Midterm Previe

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Washington Week
PBS


The alarming revelations about recent Secret Service failings and the concerns of agency's ability to protect the presidency; a Liberian man being treated in Dallas became the first case of Ebola in the U.S.; and in our new feature “Friday Focus with John Harwood”, we look at the political campaign landscape in Colorado as we start the countdown to the midterm elections. Continue


The Fight — and the Right — to Vote

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Moyers & Company
PBS


The Supreme Court has upheld Texas' harsh voter ID law for the upcoming midterm elections. The law is part of a nationwide effort to suppress the vote, nurtured by the right’s desire to hold onto power. Bill speaks with Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Ari Berman, a journalist with The Nation, about the ongoing vote suppression controversy. Continue


Voter ID Laws, Florida's Fan Debate and More

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Washington Week
PBS


On this week’s Webcast Extra, courts are striking down voter ID laws ahead of the midterm elections. In Florida's gubernatorial debate, Gov. Rick Scott temporarily refused to debate former Gov. Charlie Crist because of an electric fan. John Dickerson reports on #fangate. Plus, the FBI wants cell phones to have a backdoor for government surveillance, and the U.S. has named the campaign against ISIS Continue


Shields and Gerson on Ebola as election issue

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the response to Ebola in the U.S. and how it affects national politics, as well as the outlook for the midterm elections and the gubernatorial debate in Florida. 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


Tackling Ebola Anxiety, Same-Sex Marriage Surge

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Washington Week
PBS


Alexis Simendinger explores how the U.S. government is tackling Ebola globally and allaying national concerns about the virus. Also, Pete Williams reports on the immediate impact of the Supreme Court's decision to reject any same-sex marriage cases. Gloria Borger interviewed former CIA head Leon Panetta on his recent memoir and criticism of Obama. Plus, Karen Tumulty reports on the “wild card” rac 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


Ark. Republicans fall in line to support minimum wage hike

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


This November, Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota will vote on proposals to raise their states’ minimum wages. In Republican-controlled Arkansas, where the hourly wage is lower than the federal minimum, polls show overwhelming support for the measure. Jacob Kauffman of KUAR Public Radio in Little Rock reports. Continue


Restoring an America That Has Lost Its Way

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Reporter and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert talks to Bill about his new book, “Losing Our Way,” the stories of brave, hard-working men and women battered by the economic downturn. Herbert travelled across the US and found that jobs have disappeared, infrastructure is falling apart and the “virtuous cycle” of well-paid workers spending their wages to power the economy has been broken. Continue


White House Security Blunder

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Washington Week
PBS


On this week’s Webcast Extra, Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post discusses the Secret Service's negligent response to Oscar R. Ortega-Hernandez attack on the White House; Peter Baker of the New York Times covers how the Obama Administration underestimated ISIS's influence in Iraq Continue


PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 3, 2014

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tonight on the program, we take a look at the Ebola situation in Dallas and examine questions over the hospital's handling of the Ebola patient. Also: why Turkey is reluctant to fight the Islamic State, broad-based jobs growth signals a stronger U.S. economy, a doctor's argument against living longer, a budget crisis for Philadelphia's public schools and Shields and Brooks. Continue


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