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Predicting Pandemics

Video duration: 26:46

How do we fight both the swine flu pandemic and our fear of it? NOW sits down with Dr. Larry Brilliant, one of the most prominent figures in world health, to find out. The two discuss how high tech tools are making it easier for scientists to detect global outbreaks, the critical importance of early detection and early response, and how the current pandemic has yet to show its real hand.

Episodes of NOW on PBS51

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS The Best of NOW: Issues and Insight

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The Best of NOW: Issues and Insight

The series finale of NOW on PBS: A must-see television event.

24:03

The Best of NOW: Issues and Insight

24:03

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS The Best of NOW: The Wars

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The Best of NOW: The Wars

The wars in Iraq in Afghanistan -- on the ground over eight years.

24:15

The Best of NOW: The Wars

24:15

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS The Best of NOW: In-Depth Investigations

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The Best of NOW: In-Depth Investigations

Going inside the economic meltdown and the role of government.

24:20

The Best of NOW: In-Depth Investigations

24:20

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS A Town Revitalized?

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A Town Revitalized?

Revitalizing America's towns: Has one unorthodox mayor found a path to success?

24:09

A Town Revitalized?

24:09

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Clips of NOW on PBS12

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS Banking on the Locals

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Banking on the Locals

A bank cultivates prosperity by lending locally and giving profits back.

4:13

Banking on the Locals

4:13

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS Economist Editor: Think Long-Term

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Economist Editor: Think Long-Term

US Editor of The Economist says fix captialism by ending obesession with stock values.

5:26

Economist Editor: Think Long-Term

5:26

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS Economist: 401K Meet Local Co-op

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Economist: 401K Meet Local Co-op

Economist Jane D'Arista says retirement funds can be invested locally, avoiding Wall St.

11:24

Economist: 401K Meet Local Co-op

11:24

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS Economist: Wake up to "Misplaced Priorities"

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Economist: Wake up to "Misplaced Priorities"

Economist David Korten says power is moving from Wall St. to Main St, which is ok by him.

12:57

Economist: Wake up to "Misplaced Priorities"

12:57

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS Good Jobs, Locally Grown

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Good Jobs, Locally Grown

A community in Washington state pulls together to grow local jobs, using local resources.

6:30

Good Jobs, Locally Grown

6:30

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS Industrial-sized Co-ops?

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Industrial-sized Co-ops?

Worker-owned cooperatives - with lofty goals - are on the rise and scaling up.

6:31

Industrial-sized Co-ops?

6:31

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS Learning to Run a Co-op

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Learning to Run a Co-op

Four women start a catering co-op; part of a national movement to and train co-op groups.

4:32

Learning to Run a Co-op

4:32

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS Living Large in Tiny Homes

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Living Large in Tiny Homes

A man creates a stunning tiny office that improves his work life and his bottom line.

2:24

Living Large in Tiny Homes

2:24

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Previews of NOW on PBS1

Video thumbnail: NOW on PBS Trailer: Fixing The Future

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Trailer: Fixing The Future

Innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity in our new economy.

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Trailer: Fixing The Future

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