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Humanity from Space
PBS


A trip through 12,000 years of development, the film shows how seemingly small flashes of innovation have changed the course of civilization. The program considers the challenges humanity will face in order to survive as our global population soars. Premieres Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Retweeting and Reimagining our Relationship with Technology

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


The architecture of how we live our lives is badly in need of renovation and repair. One of the things that makes it harder and harder to connect with ourselves — and thus our creativity, intuition, and wisdom — is our increasing dependence on technology. We are not just distracted by devices, texts, emails, constant notifications, and social media, but addicted to them. Continue


Food Security

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To The Contrary
PBS


Part I: The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Amber Smith, Rina Shah, Debra Carnahan. Part II: The transportation of goods. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Karin Agness, Erin Matson, Clara Del Villar Continue


11 Best Apps for Retirement Planning

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Next Avenue
PBS


GoBankingRates says they can make planning for retirement easier. Continue


2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 & 2015 Ford Mustang GT

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MotorWeek
PBS


In this episode, we shred some Spanish asphalt in the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce. Pat Goss shows us why quicker isn’t always better. Zach Maskell goes over the edge with Land Rover in Iceland. Later, we get another dose of track work in the Ford Mustang GT. Continue


2016 Honda Pilot & 2015 Dodge Charger/Challenger Hellcat

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MotorWeek
PBS


In this episode, we navigate with us through suburbia in the Honda Pilot. Pat Goss needs us to stop, collaborate, and listen. Brian Robinson goes retro on the Royal Enfield Continental GT. Yolanda Vazquez was on hand on Detroit’s Belle Isle for the reveal of an all-new sixth generation Camaro. Next, we hit the track, and let the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats really strut their stuff. Continue


Tweet, Tweet

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The Open Mind
PBS


Twitter co-founder and author of "Things a Little Bird Told Me" reflects on the creation of the social media platform and its social ramifications. Continue


Drivers' Choice Awards & Best of the Year

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MotorWeek
PBS


In this episode, we roll out the red carpet for our annual Drivers’ Choice Awards. Pat Goss stops by to ease our tension down at Goss’ Garage. We check out the latest advances for a clean fleet. We’ll grab a Quick Spin for our first impressions of Fiat’s first all-wheel drive, the 500X. Later, we introduce the 2015 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards best of the year. Continue


#AskGwen: Social Media in Journalism

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Washington Week
PBS


After three decades as a journalist, Gwen Ifill reflects on how social media has changed her day-to-day job. "You don't start and end with social media," Gwen says. "You still have to do good old-fashioned, shoe-leather reporting, and if you do it right it actually enhances what we do in journalism." Continue


Flying a drone in a slum of Freetown, Sierra Leone

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Cameron Hickey flies a drone in the Crew Bay slum of Freetown, Sierra Leone for Miles O'Brien's four-part series, Cracking Ebola's code. Continue


The Afternoon of Conversation: Peter Thiel

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Venture capitalist Peter Thiel sits down with David Bradley, chairman of the Atlantic Media Company. Continue


I am or AI am?

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


There has been a lot of controversy lately on the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, some important elements appear to be missing in the debate so far. Professor Edward Frenkel will talk about the issues surrounding AI from the perspective of a mathematician, and a human. To what extent is it possible to represent reality by numbers and algorithms? Continue


Libraries Are the Original and Future Open Source Platform

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


On the surface, it seems that the revolution in information technology is a threat to traditional libraries, but it’s actually the greatest opportunity in the history of the mission of libraries of providing public access to knowledge. Physical availability of collections need no longer be looked at as a constraint. Imagine the wave of creativity unleashed and how many more can contribute ideas. Continue


Our Climate Future Is Brighter Than It Looks

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Ready for some reality-based optimism? The pundits like to say federal action on climate change is hopelessly stalled, but outside the Beltway there’s a real conversation happening around new energy opportunities, innovation and resilience that is bringing together businesses, environmentalists, and voices from across the political spectrum to drive change. Continue


Blackout, Chapter 1

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American Experience
PBS


July 14, 1977 dawned hot and humid in New York City. By 9:30pm the city would be plunged into darkness for more than 24 hours. In the wake of the power outage, tensions that had been simmering for years erupted into looting and violence. "Blackout" premieres July 14 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience. Continue


Out in the Night

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POV
PBS


A moving account of four women sensationalized by the media as a "Gang of Killer Lesbians" reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system. Continue


Blackout Preview

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American Experience
PBS


On the night of July 13, 1977, lightning strikes took out several critical power lines, causing a catastrophic power failure and plunging some 8 million people into darkness in the New York City area. First responders, journalists, shop owners, Con Edison employees, and other New Yorkers tell about what happened when the lights went out. Premieres 7/14 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience. Continue


3 Must-Have Cell Phones for Seniors

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Next Avenue
PBS


We vetted phones and picked the best options for your elderly parent. Continue


TTC Extra: "Trouble With Girls"

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To The Contrary
PBS


Biochemist Tim Hunt resigned as honorary professor at University College London after backlash from his commentary on the issue with working with women. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Karin Agness, Francesca Chambers Continue


2015 BMW 740Ld & 2015 Chervolet Corvette Z06

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MotorWeek
PBS


In this episode, we go for some diesel decadence in the BMW 740Ld. Zach Maskell hits high speeds and beyond, over the edge. Pat Goss shows us how tires come together, from the ground up. Yolanda Vazquez shows us a way to find the best auto service centers possible. Next, we’ll drive way beyond the stingray, in the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Continue


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