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A Social Media President?

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The Open Mind
PBS


Boston University's Feld Professor of Emerging Media James Katz assesses President Obama's use of new technology at the midpoint of his second term and the challenge of translating his campaign's successful virtual engagement into good governance. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues September 24th

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PBS Presents
PBS


Think Wednesday, Think PBS. Continues Wednesday September 24 at 8/7c. Continue


Best-selling author James Patterson on the crisis in books

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Despite having dozens of best-selling titles to his name in crime, mystery and even children's books, James Patterson is very worried about the present and future of books in America, as the publishing world grapples with the advent of ebooks and their major distributor, Amazon. Continue


Behind-The-Scenes of Snow Monkeys, Part 2: Post-Production

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Nature
PBS


After two years in the field in Japan documenting the lives of a snow monkey troop, producer and cinematographer Joe Pontecorvo compiled over 700 hours of footage. In this segment, learn about the post-production process, from video and sound editing, to color correction, to music composition. Continue


Profile: Adrien Treuille

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NOVA Labs
PBS


Computer scientist Adrien Treuille creates groundbreaking games, including FoldIt, which turns protein-folding—a task that’s difficult for even the most powerful computers—into a puzzle that a ten-year-old can master in minutes. Now, Treuille is hoping to use his clever crowd-sourcing approach to tackle the mysteries of another biological powerhouse, RNA. Continue


"Generation Like" Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and how big brands are increasingly co-opting young consumers' digital presences. Continue


Journalism's transition to the Digital Age

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The Open Mind
PBS


Founding Dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Stephen Shepard discusses his new book Deadlines and Disruptio" which Walter Isaacson calls "a personal and insightful book about one of the most important questions of our time: how will journalism make the transition to the digital age?" Continue


Five New Gadgets to Make You Healthier

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Next Avenue
PBS


These devices track everything from weight loss to how well you brush your teeth. Continue


3 New Tools to Grow Your Retirement Nest Egg

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Next Avenue
PBS


These online services can help you choose and manage investments. Continue


The Ruthless, Fruitless Pursuit of Immortality

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Next Avenue
PBS


Technology is bringing us closer to the dream of living forever. What might we surrender in the quest? Continue


Mobilizing Movements Through Social Media

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America After Ferguson
PBS


Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media played an important role in mobilizing protest in Ferguson and around the country after the killing of Michael Brown. Rashad Robinson was one of those who started the online movement. Continue


The Marshall Project

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The Open Mind
PBS


Former New York Times journalist Bill Keller discusses his new venture as Editor-in-Chief of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit digital hub for information on the legal and corrections system, and its mission to make criminal justice part of the national conversation by the 2016 presidential race. Continue


Decisions on Deadline Journalism Game

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Independent Lens
PBS


Connected to Samantha Grant’s film A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times, which premiered this week on Independent Lens, a new game explores the ethical debate central to Blair’s story. Decisions on Deadline is a fun and fast-paced browser and tablet-based journalism game that puts players in the shoes of working journalists. Continue


Equal Pay Study; Campaign Finance; Modern Technology

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To The Contrary
PBS


Equal Pay Study: Sons earn more than their fathers but daughters don't. Campaign Finance: Will weaker campaign finance regulations benefit women? Behind the Headlines: A look at the pros and cons of modern technology. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bettina Inclan, Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer Continue


Civilization (Hour 2) - Preview

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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson
PBS


Examine the West’s rise to global dominance based on Niall Ferguson’s six principles of prosperity. Continue


How to Give Away Your Digital Fortune

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Next Avenue
PBS


From iTunes and e-books to Bitcoins, be sure to plan ahead. Continue


How LinkedIn Is Thwarting Your Job Search

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Next Avenue
PBS


Its "Say congrats" messages may keep you from landing new work. Continue


TTC Extra Amanda Hess

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To The Contrary
PBS


Freelance writer Amanda Hess sparked a great deal of public discussion with her Pacific Standard cover story on internet trolls and the dangers faced by women online. Hess spoke with To The Contrary about her personal experience with threats of rape and murder. Continue


The Lost Art of Conversation and Connection

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Next Avenue
PBS


Projects designed to get people to talk and bond are all the rage. But what do they say about us? Continue


Lincoln@Gettysburg - Preview

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Lincoln @ Gettysburg
PBS


Learn how Lincoln exerted control through the telegraph and its effect on the Gettysburg Address. Continue


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