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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


Did leaders of Jehovah's Witnesses cover up child sex abuse?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In San Francisco, a woman is suing the Jehovah's Witnesses for failing to protect her from a known child abuser when she was a child. The Center for Investigative Reporting has shed light on accusations that religious leaders led a cover-up of child sex abuse. Special correspondent Trey Bundy of the CIR’s Reveal reports on how the organization is using the first amendment to fight these charges. Continue


For some Muslims in U.K., conflict of identity and isolation

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Nearly a third of the 15,000 foreign fighters for Islamic State are Muslims from Western Europe, seeking an alternative to the alienation some feel here at home. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from London on how cultural isolation and discrimination can help drive young Western recruits to embrace radicalism. Continue


"Being Mortal" - Trailer

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FRONTLINE
PBS


On Feb. 10, 2015, FRONTLINE follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, "Being Mortal," the film explores how the medical profession can better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction and purpose. Continue


Resentment grows between Christians and Muslims in France

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo puts a spotlight on the growing tensions between France's Muslim and immigrant communities and a large portion of French society, which is traditionally Catholic. The NewsHour’s Megan Thompson recently visited Marseilles, one of the country’s most diverse cities, to report on the root of the conflict and the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in France. Continue


Rev. Rob Bell

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The progressive spiritual leader unpacks his latest text, "What We Talk About When We Talk About God." Continue


Frats & Assault; Debunking Opting Out; Erdogan & Inequality

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To The Contrary
PBS


Frats & Assault: UVA suspends all fraternity related activity after an alleged gang rape occurs at a frat house. Debunking "Opting Out": new study shows women are no longer "opting out". Erdogan & Inequality: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan states women and men can never be equal. PANEL: Erin Matson; Darlene Kennedy; Anushay Hossain; Karin Agness Continue


Truth from Tehran to America

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The Open Mind
PBS


British-Iranian journalist Ramita Navai discusses the hidden lives of modern Tehran and the potential rebirth of Iranian-American ties. Continue


Are we seeing signs of a third intifada?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


As Israeli-Palestinian tensions bubble up over access to the holy site known as the Temple Mount, is the Middle East political conflict at risk of becoming a full-on religious conflict? Judy Woodruff gets background on the conflict from Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force in Palestine and David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Continue


Flex Time; TV War for Women; Young Female Voters

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To The Contrary
PBS


Flex Time: Research shows that a majority of men have a flexible work schedules, but they do not do more house or childcare. Political Ads: Conservatives like Mitch McConnell attempt to gain votes from women. Young Female Voters: Both parties realize how important the young, unmarried women's vote will be. PANEL: Karin Agness; Avis Jones-DeWeever; Danielle Moodie-Mills; Rina Shah Continue


Activist Marian Wright Edelman

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund discusses organization's recently released report, "Ending Child Poverty Now." Continue


Army Rangers; Vatican & Women; Cultures Without Borders

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To The Contrary
PBS


Army Rangers: Women make steps towards becoming Rangers. Vatican & Women: The Holy See tries to appeal to female Catholics. Cultures Without Borders: Former UN official May Rihani says Islam, the west, and other cultures are more similar than many realize. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Anushay Hossain, Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Genevieve Wood Continue


Why alienation drives extremism among European Muslims

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Nearly a third of the 15,000 foreign fighters for Islamic State are Muslims from Western Europe, seeking an alternative to the alienation some feel here at home. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from London on how cultural isolation and discrimination can help drive young Western recruits to embrace radicalism. Continue


What’s driving European Muslims to extremism?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The brothers who attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo had a secular Muslim upbringing before their apparent radicalization. What's leading young European Muslims to embrace extremism? Peter Neumann of King's College London says it’s a conflict of identity and acceptance. Neumann talks to Judy Woodruff talks about increasing polarization and what governments can do prevent attacks. Continue


American Indians Confront "Savage Anxieties"

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Earlier this month, as part of the $585 billion defense bill for 2015, Congress passed a measure that would give lands sacred to American Indians in Arizona to a foreign company. This week, Bill speaks with Robert A. Williams Jr., a professor specializing in American Indian law, about how such deals are a part of American Indian's tragic history of dispossession. Continue


Can a return to Buddhist values offer China a greener path?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how officially atheist, Communist China seems to be supporting a return to traditional Buddhist values in order to convince citizens to care about the environment. Continue


Immigration; Cosby Accusations; Ms. Awards & Gloria Steinem

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To The Contrary
PBS


Immigration: President Obama pushes an executive order that could shield millions from deportation. Cosby Accusations: Over a dozen women allege the comedian raped them, bringing up questions about statutes of limitations Ms. Awards: The magazine honors women fighting assault & Gloria Steinem says rape can be eliminated. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Rina Shah, Genevieve Wood, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Continue


Mormon Church grapples with origins and polygamy

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Aspects of early Mormon history have been discussed and debated, but never officially by the church itself until now. The Mormon Church has been releasing essays that acknowledge that their founder, Joseph Smith, engaged in polygamy. Kristine Haglund, editor of “Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought,” joins Jeffrey Brown for a look at how the issue of polygamy factors in contemporary Mormonism. Continue


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


TTC Extra: Religious Influence

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To The Contrary
PBS


Three-fourths of Americans surveyed in a Pew Study believe that the influence of religion is declining when to comes to politics. This could be due to more people self-identifying as unaffiliated, agnostic, or atheist. However, half of those surveyed believe churches should be more vocal when it comes to political issues. Continue


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