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Women World Leaders: Interviews with Women in Power

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To The Contrary
PBS


Some To The Contrary Classics: interviews with women who have attained the highest office in their countries. We speak with Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, Helen Clark of New Zealand, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Janet Jagan of Guyana, and Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway. Continue


Gwen's Take: Demographics as Political Destiny

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Washington Week
PBS


"The years ahead promise far more change than stability, chiefly because the face of the nation is undergoing drastic change," Gwen writes. Continue


African captives rise up against slavery in Talladega murals

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In 1938, the historically black Talladega College commissioned artist Hale Woodruff to create a series of paintings telling the story of the Amistad, when 53 Africans revolted on a Spanish ship carrying them to slavery one century earlier. A traveling exhibition organized by the High Museum in Atlanta showcases the Talladega murals, now on view at the Smithsonian. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue


TTC Extra: Soap Opera Drama?

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To The Contrary
PBS


Former "Young & The Restless" actress Victoria Rowell is suing CBS and Sony Pictures for not renewing her contract in what she says was retaliation after she spoke out on the lack of diversity on the show. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah Bharara, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Patrice Lee Continue


Hartsville - Rural Education

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180 Days
PBS


Multiple jobs, late nights for parents and students, minimum wage, what effect do all these realities have on the future of rural education in America? Monay and her young sons are an example of this daily struggle. Continue


Journalist/Author Jill Leovy

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The award winning Los Angeles Times reporter unpacks her debut book, "Ghettoside."The award winning Los Angeles Times reporter unpacks her debut book, "Ghettoside." Continue


ABA President-elect Paulette Brown

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The President-elect of the American Bar Association discusses the issue of implicit bias in the legal system. Continue


Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

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POV
PBS


During his 60-year career as an activist, Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the movement. But his open sexuality forced him to remain in the background. Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin combines rare archival footage with provocative interviews to illuminate the life and work of a forgotten prophet of social change. Continue


Why did Oscar leave out actors of color, female filmmakers?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


For the first time in almost 20 years, all of the Academy Award nominees for leading and supporting acting roles are white. Gwen Ifill asks Mike Sargent of Pacifica Radio and Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post about the surprises and snubs of the 2015 Oscar nominations, and what it says about power and diversity in Hollywood. Continue


Gwen's Take: Selma -- Then and Now

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Washington Week
PBS


"But as retold in this film, often through the eyes of people whose names no longer ring a bell, you will be shocked by the saliency of the story." Continue


AAPF Co-Founder Kimberlé Crenshaw

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The respected law professor and Co-Founder of the African American Policy Forum discusses the organization's recent report, entitled "Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected." Continue


Black journalist Ethel Payne changed the national agenda

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Ethel Payne, known as the "first lady of the black press," may be the most influential journalist and activist most people haven't heard of. She covered presidencies and Vietnam, traveled often to Africa and was on the front lines of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington. Author James McGrath Morris joins Gwen Ifill to discuss "Eye on the Struggle," a new biography of Payne. Continue


Singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The legendary singer-songwriter discusses her highly anticipated new album, "You Gotta Love the Life." Continue


Striking Picture of Freed Women Slaves Resurfaces

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To The Contrary
PBS


A historical photo depicting women who lived half their lives as slaves and half their lives as free people went viral. The photo was taken in 1916, more than 50 years after the end of the Civil War. The true ages of the women are unknown, though they are all listed at over 100 years. We spoke to two historians about this striking photo. Originally aired September 19, 2014. Continue


Hartsville - Mr. Brown

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180 Days
PBS


Where do role models come from? What effect does it have on a young Black boy to have a young male teacher who looks like him, early in his schooling? Mr. Brown connects with his students. Continue


Hartsville - Boys Scouts

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180 Days
PBS


Rashon is a member of his schools Boys Scout troop and it seems to keep him out of trouble, for the most part - here teachers discuss the benefits and difficulties of this. Continue


TTC Extra: Women & Minorities Speaking First in Class

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To The Contrary
PBS


A panel of professors at a Canadian university think that, by rule, women & minority students should be called on before white males. They say this will help fight misogyny and racism. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Francesca Chambers Continue


Brother Outsider: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Brother Outsider filmmaker Nancy Kates and executive producer Sam Pollard describe the mark that Bayard Rustin left on America. Continue


Evolution of a Criminal: Juvenile Justice Quiz

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Independent Lens
PBS


Try your hand at this challenging but informative quiz on juvenile justice in the USA, in conjunction with the television premiere of Darius Clark Monroe's documentary Evolution of a Criminal. The film is about his own past transgression as a juvenile bankrobber, despite having previously been a good student. This quiz will illuminate some shocking stats about juvenile crime. Continue


Sexual Assault; Pregnancy Discrimination; Kids Gone Wild

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To The Contrary
PBS


Sexual Assault: What did we learn from the NFL's response to players misconduct, the UVA rape scandal, and the White House taskforce against campus rape? Pregnancy Discrimination: A former employee says Walmart discriminated against her. Kids Gone Wild: A look at the truth behind the hype surrounding teens & sex. PANEL: Francesca Chambers; Jennifer Marshall; Patricia Sosa; Avis Jones-DeWeever Continue


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