Saturday, February 18, 2012

PBS Presents | PBS Kids iPad App

Your kids can join their favorite PBS friends anytime with the free PBS Kids App, available at the iTunes store.

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Antiques Roadshow | The Pittsburgh Feedback Booth

Guests from Pittsburgh share their family secrets, or at least their family heirlooms, in the ROADSHOW feedback booth.

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FRONTLINE | Kenneth: "I Call My Momma Every Day"

"When you call and tell me you love me, I get worried," Toya tells her son Kenneth, "but I feel good at the same time to hear it." Their relationship is improving, and Toya says that Cobe made a difference in her sons' lives, "because they never really had a male role model."

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PBS NewsHour | Chinese VP Xi Wraps Up U.S. Visit With Focus on Trade

China's Vice President Xi Jinping's concluded his tour of the United States Friday in Los Angeles with a focus on trade, as a new joint venture was announced between DreamWorks Animation and several Chinese media groups. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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PBS NewsHour | Married Poets Craft Love Poems by the Clock

Two married poets take a new approach to crafting their works, participating in a Web experiment that forces them to write their poems in just 15 minutes.

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PBS Online Film Festival | Sizzle Reel

Join us this spring for the first-ever PBS Online Film Festival! We'll showcase 20 short films over five weeks, demonstrating the best of public media. From fact to fiction, these films offer surprising stories only PBS can tell.

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PBS NewsHour | Friday, February 17, 2012

Tonight on the program, we discuss the end of Chinese Vice President Xi Linping's visit to the United States as well as a new deal between Chinese media and DreamWorks Animation. Also: continuing talks on nuclear programs in Iran, accusations of misleading in the war in Afghanistan, the week's political analysis with columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson, and remembering Anthony Shadid.

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PBS NewsHour | Are Chinese Business Partnerships Good for U.S. Companies?

A joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks launched Friday as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up a U.S. tour. Jeffrey Brown discusses the benefits and drawbacks of U.S.-China business partnerships with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' Stephen Orlins and University of California, Irvine's Peter Navarro.

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PBS NewsHour | Shields, Gerson on Rare Bipartisan Deal on Tax Cut

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the week's top news including Congress' bipartisan payroll tax cut extension deal, GOP hopeful Rick Santorum's lack of public support among his former colleagues in Washington and Mitt Romney's chances of winning his home state of Michigan.

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Antiques Roadshow | Web Appraisal: Railroad Posters & Prints

In this web exclusive from Pittsburgh, the owner of a collection of railroad posters and prints has no problem getting on board with Nicho Lowery's appraisal estimate for the group.

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FRONTLINE | The Interrupters (Graphic Language)

From acclaimed producer-director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams") and best-selling author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz ("There Are No Children Here"), an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities.

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Windows to the Wild | Leaf Peeping By Balloon

Willem takes to the skies to get a look at fall foliage from a vantage point that few leaf-peepers get to enjoy: from the skies in a hot-air balloon. Paul DePew is our pilot, and he'll introduce us to the sport of hot-air ballooning over Derry, NH.

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Need to Know | Portraits of Hunger

Food stamps have become a political issue in the campaign, and Need to Know examines why a record number of Americans need help buying food every month.

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PBS NewsHour | Could U.S. Accept Iran Having Some Nuclear Technology?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the world's major powers are reviewing a formal response to a letter from Iran suggesting serious interest in talks about the country's nuclear program. Ray Suarez discusses the possibility of talks with the Council on Foreign Relations' Ray Takeyh and Flynt Leverett of RaceforIran.com.

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NHPTV Special Productions | NH Health Care: Is There Good News?

Can health care be affordable, accessible and provide good results? A look at what's being done in the Granite State to reduce health care costs while improving care for patients.

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Ruba Rombic Decanter Set, ca. 1926

Check out Kathleen M. Bailey's appraisal of a Ruba Rombic decanter set, ca. 1926, from Pittsburgh Hour 2.

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Masterpiece | The Old Curiosity Shop - Preview

Relive one of Dickens' most heartrending tales as a teenage girl and her grandfather lose everything to a maniacal moneylender and flee his relentless pursuit. 2/26/2012

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Church Worship Services in Public Schools

Does allowing churches to worship in public schools create a constitutional problem, or is it an expression of religious freedom?

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Religion and the Simpsons

Over the years, The Simpsons has become known for its sharp-edged satire. But, as Kim Lawton reports, there's also a surprising focus on spirituality.

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Webb Peachblow Glass Vase, ca. 1880

In Pittsburgh Hour 1, Kathleen M. Bailey appraises a Webb Peachblow glass vase, ca. 1880. Watch the appraisal and find out how much it's worth!

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Congress OKs Payroll Tax Cut Extension

In other news Friday, Congress voted to extend a payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans two weeks before the cuts were due to expire. Also, a 29-year-old Moroccan man was arrested after allegedly planning to detonate a suicide bomb near the U.S. Capitol building.

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PBS NewsHour | Conversation: John Legend

Jeffrey Brown recently had a chance to sit down with John Legend as the singer-songwriter helped the Kennedy Center launch "What's Going On...Now," a national arts, education and digital media campaign. The effort is intended to engage youth while marking the 40th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's album of the same name and his 1972 performance at the Kennedy Center during its inaugural year.

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PBS NewsHour | Lt. Col. Davis: Commanders Sending False Info of Afghan War

Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis recently criticized top military brass, including retired Gen. David Petraeus, saying they have misled Congress and the American people about progress in the war in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner speaks with Davis about his whistleblowing, why he went public and what his future may hold in the military.

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Antiques Roadshow | Field Segment: Steel Jewelry

Against the formidable backdrop of Pittsburgh's former Homestead Steel Works, appraiser Peter Shemonsky shows host Mark L. Walberg strikingly delicate examples of centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron.

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Antiques Roadshow | Coming Up Monday, February 27th, at 8/7C,

In a preview from Pittsburgh, Hour 3, Alan Fausel appraises a 1946 Rockwell Kent oil on canvas, titled, "Land of Peace," which was accompanied by an explanatory letter from the artist -- a well-known pacifist.

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Washington Week | February 17, 2012

As the GOP presidential primary race between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney tightens, the panel previews the Arizona and Michigan primaries. Plus, President Barack Obama's proposed budget, a deal to extend payroll tax cuts, and tensions over Iran's nuclear program. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Jackie Calmes, New York Times; Susan Davis, USA Today; Martha Raddatz, ABC News.

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Antiques Roadshow | Coming Up Monday, February 27th, at 9/8C,

In a preview from Los Angeles, Hour 1, Alasdair Nichol appraises a beautiful Maynard Dixon oil painting of a vast Arizona skyscape -- a theme the Western artist was known for.

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PBS NewsHour | Anthony Shadid Remembered

A gifted Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent and a regular on the NewsHour, Anthony Shadid's reporting took him from one conflict zone to the next -- from Egypt to Libya and Syria, where he died Thursday of a severe asthma attack while covering the Assad government's violent crackdown. He was 43. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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To The Contrary | February 17, 2012

A Congressional hearing on birth control featured an all-male panel; women's boxing debuts at the Olympics; and Finnish President Tarja Halonen

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Antiques Roadshow | Web Appraisal: Early 20th-C. Tiffany Leaded Glass Table Lamp

Appraiser David McCarron looks at a Tiffany table lamp that was saved from the trash and sheds some light on how condition issues can affect the value of the highly sought-after collectibles.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

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To The Contrary | Birth Control Politics

A Congressional hearing on birth control versus religious liberty featured an all-male panel. Meanwhile, GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum also opposes birth control calling it harmful to women.

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PBS NewsHour | China's Xi Visits Obama

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited the White House Tuesday, where President Obama cautioned him and his nation that with "expanding power" comes more responsibility. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of U.S.-China relations with the Brookings Institution's Cheng Li and Michael Pillsbury, a Defense Department consultant.

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PBS KIDS Previews | The Cat in the Hat-A-Thon

New Episodes of The Cat in the Hat start March 2

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Need to Know | American Voices: Jeff Greenfield

Jeff Greenfield examines the extent of poverty in the United States.

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PBS NewsHour | 'Accordion' Families Expand for Boomerang Kids to Move Home

In her new book, "The Accordion Family," sociologist Katherine Newman examines why more young adults in the world's wealthiest countries are returning home to live with their parents -- a phenomenon that Paul Solman has come across repeatedly in his reporting on global economic problems as part of his Making Sen$e series.

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PBS NewsHour | Boomerang: The Trend of Grads Living with Mom and Dad

Rather than finding an apartment with friends or buying a home of one's own, sociologist Katherine Newman tells us she has found that after graduation, more and more 20-somethings are returning to live with their parents.

PBS NewsHour | Boomerang: The Trend of Grads Living with Mom and Dad
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PBS NewsHour | Who Makes Apple's Gadgets and Under What Conditions?

While Apple's popularity has grown with products like the iPad, iPod and iPhone, so has criticism of the labor practices at Chinese factories where the products are made. Jeffrey Brown discusses the criticism and an ongoing audit of worker conditions with Peter Burrows of Bloomberg Businessweek.

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PBS NewsHour | Would U.S. or Others Lead Effort to Topple Syrian Regime?

The United Nations issued a non-binding resolution Thursday calling for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down after Russia and China vetoed an earlier Security Council measure. Ray Suarez discusses diplomatic options over Syria with The Wall Street Journal's Joe Lauria and Hisham Melhem of the Al Arabiya News Network.

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PBS NewsHour | Why Not Everyone Supports Black History Month

Black History Month originated in 1925 when the second week of February was made Negro History Week since it contained the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how some African-Americans now oppose the idea of dedicating a special month to black history.

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MI5 | Series 8, Episode 7 (71)

A Pakistani Intelligence officer is stabbed to death in London and it sets off a flurry of undercover activity. MI5 learns of a Pakistani asset who has infiltrated a group of Hindu nationalists planning a attack targeting Muslims. A Muslim with a Hindu name, Ashok Verrkal, is young and terrified he will be discovered; he is pressured to stay undercover to find out when the attack will take place.

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PBS NewsHour | U.N. Calls for End to Syrian Crackdown, Assad to Step Down

While killings continue in Syria, the United Nations demanded change Thursday with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accusing the government of "crimes against humanity." Also, a non-binding General Assembly resolution called for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Iran Might Blockade Strait of Hormuz if Attacked

In other news Thursday, top U.S. officials offered new assessments of Iran's nuclear program, a day after the country claimed major new achievements in producing its own nuclear fuel. Also, claims and counter-claims were plentiful over possible peace talks involving the United States, the Afghan government and the Taliban.

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