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"Being Mortal" - Trailer

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FRONTLINE
PBS


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 doctors—himself included—are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients. 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


The End of Copycat China

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The Open Mind
PBS


Founder of the China Market Research Group, Shaun Rein discusses his new book, "The End of Copycat China," an incisive survey of modern China's economy and politics and her quest for creativity, innovation and individualism. 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


#Gamergate leads to death threats against women

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Members of the gaming community launched a campaign in August called Gamergate as a response to allegations of unethical journalism. But it has grown to include outright threats against women who work in or critique the industry. Hari Sreenivasan talks to one of the targets of the harassment, Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat. Continue


Nobel honors activism to empower most vulnerable of children

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


One's a global icon. The other is largely unknown, even in his home country. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, have been leading advocates for the rights of children on issues like child slavery and universal education. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations about the significance of their activism. 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


Journalist-filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The founder of the Define American campaign describes his documentary, "Documented." 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


Emma Watson & HeForShe; Julia Pierson; Christy Turlington

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To The Contrary
PBS


Emma Watson & HeForShe: The role of men in feminism. Julia Pierson: Did the woman formerly in charge of the Secret Service fall off "the Glass Cliff?" Christy Turlington: This supermodel and advocate helps women around the world, along with her non-profit, Every Mother Counts. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah; Anushay Hossain; Darlene Kennedy 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


What Michael Brown’s autopsy report reveals about his death

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The results of the autopsy on Michael Brown, the teenager shot and killed by a police officer 75 days ago, sparked a new round of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the official report was leaked to the press. Judy Woodruff discusses the forensic evidence and its limitations with Dr. Judy Melinek of the University of California, San Francisco. Continue


Native American Boomtown

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America By The Numbers
PBS


Discovering oil is like winning the lottery... or is it? Find out what happened to the Indian reservation in Fort Berthold, North Dakota following its oil boom in this episode of AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS. 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


Hearing echoes of Berkeley in student activism today

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In 1964, the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley, became the first large-scale campus student movement in the country. The demonstrations set the stage for the anti-Vietnam War movement, the campaign for women’s equality and others. Special correspondent Spencer Michaels looks at the evolution of student protest at Berkeley and beyond. Continue


Looking back at peace-promoting work of Yousafzai, Satyarthi

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Pakistani girl who was almost killed by the Taliban is now the youngest Nobel laureate ever. The 2014 Peace Prize will be shared by Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani advocate for girls’ education, and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist. For Malala, the announcement came two years and a day after her near-deadly encounter with the Taliban. Hari Sreenivasan reports. 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


Supreme Court reignites same-sex marriage as campaign issue

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Same-sex marriage is resurfacing as a campaign issue right before midterm elections. Competitive Senate races are underway in at least five states where gay marriages are or could soon be legal. Gwen Ifill takes a closer look at the political landscape with Jonathan Allen of Bloomberg News. Continue


The Act of Killing: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on the making of his film The Act of Killing. Continue


TTC Extra: The Great Recession & Parenthood

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To The Contrary
PBS


A new report investigates the impact of the Great Recession on prospective parents. Not only did many couples decide not to have babies while economic conditions were uncertain, but many long-term effects persist. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Journalist, Founder, Anushay’s Point, Anushay Hossain; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy Continue


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