Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ken Burns | Hyperpartisan Politics Two Americas

The 1924 Democratic Convention between William McAdoo and Al Smith pitted rural vs. urban america and would set the stage for 1928

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Ken Burns | Scofflaw

In 1924 the Boston Herald held a contest for a word that captured the nations hypocracy over Prohibition

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Nightly Business Report | Warren Buffett Upbeat About the U.S. Economy

The Oracle of Omaha visits Wall Street and says the U.S. economy is doing pretty well. Buffett comments on Berkshire stock buyback, investment in BAC, tax on super-rich. Business Wire CEO Cathy Tamraz comments about Berkshire leadership after Buffett retires plus increased revenues and hiring at Business Wire.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Catholic Charities and Gay Adoption

Catholic Charities in Illinois refuses to accept same-sex couples for adoption or foster parenting. Should the state, which recognizes civil unions, withdraw its funding of the charity?

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The Open Mind | Google's Loss: The Public's Gain

Harvard Historian Robert Darnton discusses the Google Books Library Project.

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Will you be flaunting PROHIBITION during the premiere of Ken Burns (PBS) new documentary tomorrow at 8p? And if so, with what beverage?


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PROHIBITION is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series on PBS directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story o f the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.

PBS Specials | An Evening with Smokey Robinson Preview

Gwen Ifill talks with Smokey Robinson, giving viewers an insider's look at the life and career of the Motown legend.

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PBS Specials | Made in Spain

MADE IN SPAIN is a series exploring the culinary and cultural riches of Spain. Hosted by chef Jose Andres, the series highlights the extraordinary cooking traditions of a country whose food and wine are capturing the world's imagination.

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Masterpiece | Inspector Lewis: Filming Locations in Oxford

The Inspector Lewis cast and crew offer their favorite Oxford filming locations and places to relax.

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PBS Specials | Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution Preview

Haiti's revolution was the only successful slave insurrection in history. It grasped the full meaning of French revolutionary ideas of liberte, eqalite, fraternite and used them to create the world's first Black republic.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Using Drones Outside Combat Zones

The September 30 killing in Yemen of radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is reigniting an ethical debate: Should the US use armed drones outside combat zones? Watch excerpts from recent interviews on drones and the ethics of war.

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POV | A Mother Leaves Her Child for Work in the City

In this clip from 'Last Train Home,' a Chinese mother remembers how it felt to leave her 8-month-old in the care of her family in order to seek a better life in the city.

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Need To Know | In Perspective: Jon Meacham on America's regulatory history

Jon Meacham examines the effect that programs initiated by FDR and LBJ continue to have on Americans, despite unawareness of the role government plays in our everyday lives.

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Washington Week | September 30, 2011

Airstrikes killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. At home, dissatisfied GOP voters want Gov. Chris Christie to join the presidential race. Also, President Obama feuds with his base. Plus, a stopgap bill temporarily prevents a government shutdown. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Sam Youngman, The Hill; Major Garrett, National Journal; Pierre Thomas, ABC News.

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Ken Burns | Whispering Wires Whispering Wires

Roy Olmstead is caught in a wiretap and sentanced to four years hard labor. His convicition is uphead by the Supreme Court, but Olmstead receives a pardon in 1935.

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PBS NewsHour | Was U.S.-Backed Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki Legal?

Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-level U.S.-born cleric linked to al-Qaida, was killed in Yemen Friday by a U.S. airstrike targeting his convoy. Ray Suarez discusses the implications and legality of his killing with Brian Fishman of The New America Foundation and Juan Carlos Zarate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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PBS NewsHour | Rita Moreno Acts Out Own Career in 'Life Without Makeup'

Actress Rita Moreno, 80, now has a solo show about her life as a star of stage and screen called "Life Without Makeup." In a joint production with KQED San Francisco, correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the performer's transformation from a "utilitarian ethnic" actress to becoming a "show business animal."

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PBS NewsHour | Shields, Brooks on al-Awlaki Killing, Florida's Primary Bid

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the possibility of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joining the GOP 2012 field, and Florida's bid to move its primary to January.

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Ken Burns | Al Capone Beer Wars

Summer of 1926, Al Capone grows in notoriety as the gang violence of Chicago escalates

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PBS NewsHour | Obama Hails al-Awlaki Death as 'Significant Milestone' in al-Qaida Fight

A U.S. airstrike in Yemen killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-level U.S.-born cleric linked to al-Qaida who had been involved in several terror plots against the United States. Ray Suarez reports.

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Nightly Business Report | Solar Decathalon Home Tour

Encouraging innovation and reviewing practicality in energy saving homes designed by college teams with Frank Sesno and Don Ferrier, President, Ferrier Custom Homes.

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PBS NewsHour | Bank of America Adds Monthly Debit Card Fee, Risking Public Ire

Bank of America announced Thursday it will tack on a new $5 monthly fee for customers who use a debit card to make purchases. Jeffrey Brown leads a debate about the new fees and what they mean for banks and consumers with David Lazarus of The Los Angeles Times and Richard Hunt of The Consumer Bankers Association.

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PBS NewsHour | The Doubleheader: Killing al-Awlaki, Occupy Wall Street and Red Sox Failure

Mark Shields and David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to debate the moral and legal questions behind the killing of American Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, their thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street protests and the unlikely demise of the Boston Red Sox's season.

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PBS NewsHour | Joint Chiefs Chairman Mullen Bids Farewell After 40 Years of Military Service

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen is retiring after four years overseeing the U.S. military and 40 years of military service. Kwame Holman reports on Mullen's legacy and the farewell to one of the most influential military leaders in modern U.S. history.

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