Saturday, February 11, 2012

Washington Week | February 10, 2012

President Obama modified a controversial mandate on birth control access. But could there be lingering political fallout? Plus, did Rick Santorum's big wins this week change the GOP presidential race? And a decision on California's same-sex marriage ban. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate & CBS News; Nia Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

Washington Week | February 10, 2012
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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: 1884 Russian Silver & Niello Caviar Dish & Spoons

Check out Michael B. Grogan's appraisal of an 1884 Russian silver & niello caviar dish & spoons, from Eugene Hour 3.

Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: 1884 Russian Silver & Niello Caviar Dish & Spoons
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The Open Mind | In Search of Leadership

Former Girl Scouts CEO and current head of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute discusses teaching and acquiring leadership skills.

The Open Mind | In Search of Leadership
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The consequences of war are co...

The consequences of war are complicated by mysterious arrivals and drastic actions. It's not a fortune cookie, it's DOWNTOWN ABBEY - tonight at 9 p.m. http://ow.ly/8ZKRg

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Need to Know | Fri., Feb. 10, 2012

Need to Know looks at the dilemma many students face: Skip college or rack up mountains of debt. Then we ask: Does going to college make you less religious?

Need to Know | Fri., Feb. 10, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | Greece Reels as Government OKs More Austerity Measures

As Greece signed off on a new round of austerity measures in exchange for another bailout, European finance ministers said the cuts may not be enough. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on the start of a two-day strike over the cuts.

PBS NewsHour | Greece Reels as Government OKs More Austerity Measures
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PBS NewsHour | Friday February 10, 2012

On Friday's NewsHour, Shields and Brooks discuss Obama's contraception compromise, CPAC, and Santorum's latest surge. We also look at the scope of the eurozone crisis as a two day strike starts in Greece in reaction to the government's latest austerity measures. And Margaret Warner reports from Milan on an economy so big that a default could bring about the collapse of the entire euro system.

PBS NewsHour | Friday February 10, 2012
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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Navajo Squash Blossom Jewelry, ca. 1965

In Eugene Hour 3, Rosalie Sayyah examines Navajo squash blossom jewelry, ca. 1965. Watch the appraisal and find out how much it's worth!

Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Navajo Squash Blossom Jewelry, ca. 1965
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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Republicans Pitch Conservative Values at CPAC

In other news Friday, presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney touted their conservative credentials to activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. In Syria, at least 28 people were killed in a pair of suicide car bombings.

PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Republicans Pitch Conservative Values at CPAC
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Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown | The Photographs of Martin Parr

Martin Parr shares his perspective on his unique photography as a subjective medium of everyday life

Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown | The Photographs of Martin Parr
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PBS NewsHour | 'OMG! Meiyu' Introduces China to American Slang

Combining the powers of social media and fluent Mandarin, Jessica Beinecke teaches American slang to eager Chinese minds half a world away. Hari Sreenivasan reports on Beinecke's success with Voice of America's online video program "OMG! Meiyu" and her role as an ambassador of American culture and language to China.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Education Justice

In Tennessee, young Christian teachers in Memphis public schools are trying to get poor children on track to college. "Our Christian faith," says David Montague, director of the Memphis Teacher Residency program, "informs our belief that every child can learn."

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PBS NewsHour | Shields, Brooks on Obama's Contraception Compromise and CPAC

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including, President Obama backtracking on the administration's earlier contraception mandate, the GOP field at the Conservative Political Action Conference and Rick Santorum's latest surge in the delegate race.

PBS NewsHour | Shields, Brooks on Obama
PBS NewsHour | Shields, Brooks on Obama's Contraception Compromise and CPAC

PBS NewsHour | Sebelius Explains White House's Contraception Compromise

In an abrupt shift in policy Friday, President Obama backtracked some, announcing that religious employers would not be required to offer free birth control to employees after all. Instead the burden would be on insurers. Ray Suarez and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius discuss the president's new plan.

PBS NewsHour | Sebelius Explains White House
PBS NewsHour | Sebelius Explains White House's Contraception Compromise

PBS NewsHour | Italy: 'Going the Greece Way' Would Be Disastrous

Languishing amid the eurozone crisis, all of Italy is hurting and under pressure from international creditors to bring down its massive national debt. Margaret Warner reports from Milan on an economy so big that a default could bring about the collapse of the entire euro system.

PBS NewsHour | Italy:
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Tavis Smiley | Sean Penn on Haiti

The Oscar-winning actor and human rights advocate compares Haitians' sentiments towards "Baby Doc" Duvalier to that of Americans' towards Don King.

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Washington Week | Webcast Extra - February 10, 2012

On the Webcast Extra: how big of a deal was the billion dollar mortgage settlement this week? Plus, President Obama reverse decision on Super PACs. Also, notes from CPAC, including Ron Paul's absence, Newt Gingrich's speech, and possible outcomes of the Straw Poll.

Washington Week | Webcast Extra - February 10, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | OMG! Exporting American Slang to China

Meet Jessica Beinecke, the writer, host and producer of "OMG! Meiyu," or "Oh My Gosh! American English." Each weekday the 25-year-old Voice of America employee posts two-to-three-minute videos explaining the hippest American English and culture to a Chinese audience; her many Chinese fans, in turn, tell her what they'd like to learn next.

PBS NewsHour | OMG! Exporting American Slang to China
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Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown | Love, Love, Love

Nicholas Evans examines the kind of love that when faced with tragedy can bridge even the greatest divide.

Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown | Love, Love, Love
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Contraception Controversy

The Obama administration made a significant change in its policy on insurance coverage of contraception by religiously affiliated organizations. Watch a conversation with managing editor Kim Lawton about the revised policy.

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Contraception Controversy
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Need to Know | Anya Kamenetz on the 'Debt Generation'

Ray Suarez interviews Anya Kamenetz, author of "Generation Debt," who says too many students are being given advice that leads them into permanent, overwhelming debt.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Independent Lens | It's Baaaaack!

In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same auto companies that built them. Today, fewer than six years later, the electric car is back ... with a vengeance.

Independent Lens | It
Independent Lens | It's Baaaaack!

Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown | The Artistic Mind of Michael Bedard

Michael Bedard talks about the inspiration for his book 'Sitting Ducks' and the continuing need to learn and grow as an artist.

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To The Contrary | February 10, 2012

President Obama compromises with religious leaders, no longer requiring them to cover birth control for women; the Pentagon is unveiling plans to allow women to serve in military jobs closer to the front lines; the Nation's editor Katrina vanden Heuvel discusses how President Obama is faring with progressive women.

To The Contrary | February 10, 2012
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To The Contrary | TTC Extra: Hollywood Stars Speak Out About Weight

Actress Octavia Spencer and singer Adele speak out about comments and criticism over their plus size figures.

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Tavis Smiley | Suze Orman

Personal finance expert Suze Orman addresses the latest unemployment numbers.

Tavis Smiley | Suze Orman
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Sound Tracks | Quick Hits: Interview with Pianist Yuja Wang

Born in Beijing in 1987, Yuja Wang began playing the piano at the age of six. From a music conservatory in China to the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, she never stopped, and now she roams the world, playing a demanding schedule of concerts across Europe, Asia and North America. She's recorded three critically acclaimed albums for Deutsche Grammophon, her most recent is a Grammy nominee.

Sound Tracks | Quick Hits: Interview with Pianist Yuja Wang
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Egypt's Islamists

"We don't want a religious state," says Muslim Brotherhood member of parliament Ossama Yassin. "We want a modern, civil, democratic state belonging to the people."

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Egypt
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Egypt's Islamists

PBS NewsHour | Conversastion: Pianist Jonathan Biss

Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas remain landmarks in music history, works that pianists in every generation have felt the desire, the inspiration, the need to take on. A new recording by Jonathan Biss is recently out, the first of nine to be released over nine years, that will eventually include the entire cycle.

PBS NewsHour | Conversastion: Pianist Jonathan Biss
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Madeleine L'Engle Extended Interview

Madeleine L'Engle, who is Episcopalian, wrote widely about religion, science, art, theology, fantasy, faith, good, and evil, and she was a writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. She is the author of "A Wrinkle in Time," a popular young adult science-fiction novel.

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Madeleine L
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Madeleine L'Engle Extended Interview

Need to Know | Economics Lesson

With student loan debt now nearing $1 trillion, Need to Know looks at the dilemma facing young people: go to college and likely accumulate tens of thousands of dollars in debt or more, or skip it and risk never qualifying for a higher-paying job.

Need to Know | Economics Lesson
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Sound Tracks | Quick Hits: Yuja Wang's Polka by Strauss

Written in 1858 after a trip to Russia, Johann Strauss' 'Tritsch Tratsch Polka' is a jaunty, high-spirited affair and Yuja Wang obviously delights in playing it. Watch her smile at the end.

Sound Tracks | Quick Hits: Yuja Wang
Sound Tracks | Quick Hits: Yuja Wang's Polka by Strauss

Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Mid 19th Century Haida Bowl and Spoons

Watch Anthony Slayter-Ralph's appraisal of a mid 19th century Haida bowl and spoons, from Eugene Hour 3.

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Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown | The Debutant Divorcee

Plum Sykes tackles the possibility that maybe the sad subject of divorce could not only be glamorous, but downright funny.

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PBS NewsHour | New Orleans Schools Try New Ways to Combat Truancy

John Merrow continues his series on troubled public schools in New Orleans with a report on efforts to curb truancy.

PBS NewsHour | New Orleans Schools Try New Ways to Combat Truancy
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Sound Tracks | Quick Hits: Yuja Wang Plays Gluck and Liszt

In this video, recorded at the Steinway showroom in West Hollywood, Yuja plays two pieces by Gluck and Liszt, stopping briefly in between. It's wonderful to watch her change pace and mood and see the concentration and deep feeling in her expression. At the end, it's almost as if she emerges from an intense dream, smiling, and telling us, "This piano's nice."

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Health Link | Carpal Tunnel | Shoulder Pain

When injury or illness causes pain in our hands or shoulders, it can change the way we live and work. In this episode we examine the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and take a look at a revolutionary type of shoulder replacement surgery that provides relief for arthritis suffers with rotator cuff damage. We also demonstrate how to avoid common ergonomic mistakes.

Health Link | Carpal Tunnel | Shoulder Pain
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My son loves this iPad app, it...

My son loves this iPad app, its hilarious watching his 3 year old fingers deftly swiping across the screen! Anyone have any app recommendations (for PBS kids or adults)? http://video.nhptv.org/video/2094410902/


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Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown | Van Gough and Gauguin

Deborah Silverman uses the letters between Van Gough and Gauguin to examine how their religious views and modernism shaped the art that they made.

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Tavis Smiley | Actresses Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer

The Oscar-nominated actresses passionately discuss their roles in The Help and have a spirited debate about the ambivalence many people have regarding their roles in the film.

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PBS NewsHour | What Greece's Latest Cuts Mean for Workers, EU

Greek political leaders reached a much-anticipated agreement Thursday on yet another round of austerity cuts. Jeffrey Brown and John Psaropolous of the blog The New Athenian discuss implications for Greeks, the country's economy and its relationship with the continent.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Obama Waives NCLB Requirements for 10 States

In other news Thursday, President Obama excused 10 states from No Child Left Behind requirements. The law requires all public school students be proficient in reading and math by 2014. Republicans said the president was overreaching in granting waivers. Also, at least 100 people were killed in Syria by government forces.

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Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown | Uncovering a Secret Language

Lisa See traveled thousands of miles to uncover love and friendship that created a whole new language.

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PBS NewsHour | Story Sheds Light on Treatment of People With Disabilities

A New York Times bestseller, Rachel Simon's "The Story of Beautiful Girl" explores empathy and tolerance in the form of a love story where characters with disabilities overcome heavyweight obstacles. Judy Woodruff and Simon discuss how society deals with disabilities and how they are portrayed in literary works.

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American Masters | Harper Lee: Hey, Boo

One of the biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is the first and only novel by Nelle Harper Lee. Lee won the Pulitzer Prize and became a mystery when she stopped speaking to press in 1964. Harper Lee: Hey, Boo explores the history of the novel and offers an unprecedented look at the life of the novelist. Premieres Monday, April 2 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

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