Saturday, April 21, 2012

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Masters of Mercy

Between 1854 and 1863, Japanese artist Kano Kazunobu (1816-1863) created a series of 100 paintings of the Buddha's 500 disciples. Watch our interview about Buddhism and Kazunobu's paintings with James Ulak, senior curator of Japanese art at the Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

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Need To Know | Pasarse de la raya en la frontera (Crossing the line at the border)

En colaboracion con el Fondo Investigativo del Nation Institute, Need to Know investiga si los agentes fronterizos de Estados Unidos utilizaron fuerza excesiva para reducir la inmigracion ilegal.

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Masterpiece | Sherlock Season 2: The Reichenbach Fall Preview

The Reichenbach Fall, the final episode of season two of Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott, premieres on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 9pm ET/CT on PBS. Check local listings.

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Foyle's War | THE FRENCH DROP, Part 1

Foyle gets caught up in the rivalry between the established spy agency MI5 and the newly created Special Operations Executive activities while he is investigating a suspicious death in Hastings. Following a fiery explosion next to the shop of a black market dealer, police find a gold watch, traced to the head of MI5, on the charred remains of a young man. Part 1 of 2

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PBS NewsHour | Political Planking: Everything You Wanted to Know About Shad

In a quick political debrief, Christina Bellantoni talked with NewsHour congressional correspondent Kwame Holman about his trip to rural Virginia to cover the annual shad planking, an event of politics and grilled fish.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Vatican Report on US Catholic Nuns

"I think you could compare it to a hostile takeover," says reporter, author, and Vatican observer David Gibson. Might the Leadership Conference of Women Religious simply disband and reorganize on its own?

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Global Voices | Struggling to Save Mothers in Afghanistan

Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.

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Health Link | Advanced Care Planning

Advance directives are documents that allow you to specify what kind of treatment you want or don't want when faced with a medical crisis. Unfortunately, they are not widely utilized. In this episode of 'Health Link' we examine advance directives. From designating a health care proxy to dealing with family members; find out how to best communicate your health care wishes and protect your rights.

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Revenge of the Electric Car | Documentary on the Electric Vehicle Industry | Independent Lens | PBS
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Less than a decade after the auto industry intentionally destroyed electric cars, the industry is experiencing a renaissance .

Tavis Smiley | Actress Annie Potts

The Emmy-nominated actress explains how she navigated her career after Designing Women and the influence her Southern and church upbringing had in her decision to take the role in the new comedy-drama GCB.

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FRONTLINE | It "Started and Ended With Cause of Death"

Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton on reflections on the not guilty verdict at the end of the murder trial, and why a lack of cause of death may have ultimately made up the jury's mind.

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PBS NewsHour | Congress Agrees on 1 Thing: GSA Scandal an Outrage

A General Services Administration Inspector General report spurred an uproar in Congress when it detailed spending on an $823,000 conference in Las Vegas that included a mind reader, a clown and a $31,000 reception. Kwame Holman updates the GSA spending scandal amid an ongoing investigation and multiple congressional hearings.

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PBS NewsHour | Newly Cast Terra Cotta Warriors Look to More Peaceful Future

Artist Gong Yuebin grew up during China's Cultural Revolution and it shows. His piece "Site 2801," on display at Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif., reflects a re-imagined terra cotta army -- 200 warriors interspersed with 10 modern-looking soldiers, symbolizing an unchanged feeling of militarism. Spencer Michels reports.

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More perfection coming to PBS: Martha Stewart will teach "Cooking School." She'll demonstrate classic cooking techniques and basics - the building blocks of recipes everyone should know, from roasting to poaching, from braising to blanching. MmmmMartha!

PBS NewsHour | Edward Luce: It's 'Time to Start Thinking' America

"Unless America can address government's role in a more pragmatic light," British author Edward Luce writes, "it may doom itself to continued descent. Margaret Warner and Luce discuss his latest book "Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent," a sobering look at the U.S.'s role in the competitiveness debate.

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PBS NewsHour | Edward Luce: It's 'Time to Start Thinking' America

PBS NewsHour | VA Adds 1,600 Workers to Fix Backlog

Responding to a backlog of mental health cases and a blistering federal appeals court ruling, Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Thursday that the agency will hire 1,600 more professionals -- including psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. Jeffrey Brown and the VA's Sonja Batten discuss the new hires' goals.

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PBS NewsHour | Vatican: Are U.S. Nuns Promoting 'Radical Feminist Themes?'

A new Vatican report criticizes the largest group of U.S. Catholic nuns -- the Leadership Conference of Women Religious -- for promoting "radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith." Judy Woodruff discusses the charge with Christendom College's Donna Bethell and Fordham University's Jeannine Hill Fletcher.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: At Least 30 Killed in Blasts Across Iraq

In other news Thursday, bombers struck across central and northern Iraq, killing at least 30 people and wounding nearly 100. Half of the bombs hit security forces and government officials. In Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai denounced photos showing U.S. soldiers posing with corpses of insurgents.

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Antiques Roadshow | Altanta, GA (Hour One) - Preview

A decorative egg with a Faberge mark that may not be all that it seems; a 1787 land grant signed by Benjamin Franklin; and a New York Chippendale corner chair, circa 1760. 4/16/2012

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PBS NewsHour | Remembering Rock Legend Levon Helm of The Band

Levon Helm was the drummer and a singer for The Band, a rock group known for its blend of blues and folk in songs like "The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down" and for its work with Bob Dylan. Helm died Thursday at age 71. Here is an excerpt from one of his group's signature songs, "The Weight."

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PBS NewsHour | How Romney, Obama Camps Use Google Ads to Target Voters

As part of our ongoing series on how the presidential campaign plays out in social media and on the Web, Jeffrey Brown and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of daily-download.com discuss how Google Adwords have changed the way President Obama and Mitt Romney target different demographics based on searches.

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PBS NewsHour | Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tonight on the program, we examine the United Nations' push to send 300 observers into Syria in the midst of a teetering cease-fire agreement. Also: Veterans Affairs adds 1,600 workers to fix backlog, Congress expresses outrage at GSA overspending, the Vatican issues a rebuke to U.S. nuns, Google ads and campaign season, Terra Cotta Warriors, author Edward Luce, and remembering Levon Helm.

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Need To Know | I think I witnessed someone being murdered'

On May 28, 2010, 24-year-old Ashley Young was on a pedestrian bridge along the San Diego-Mexico border when she heard a man below crying out for help. In a nearby U.S. Customs and Border Protection holding area, Young saw what she says was a man on the ground being beaten and tased by agents. She found the scene so troubling that she took out a camera and hit "record."

Need To Know | I think I witnessed someone being murdered
Need To Know | I think I witnessed someone being murdered'

FRONTLINE | "Consistent With Human Decomposition"

Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton on presenting the "smell of death" evidence at the sensational murder trial.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

NOVA | How Can I Study the Sun?

NOVA Labs will launch May, 2012.

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MI5 | Series 9, Episode 6 (78)

MI5 agrees to temporarily use the CIA's computer network, Cybershell, after national security is compromised. But Tariq Masood discovers Cybershell has been breached by Russian and Chinese hackers.

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Independent Lens | Ethnic Chauvinism or Modern Civil Rights Struggle?

When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back. This modern civil rights struggle is born at the epicenter of the immigration debate in the age of identity politics.

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Independent Lens | The Lasting Legacy of the Chicano Student Walkouts

United States Congressman Raul Grijalva, Pima County Legal Defender Isabel Garcia, and others describe how the struggle for Chicano American rights in Tucson stemmed out of the inequality inherent in the school district in the late 1960s in this companion video the Independent Lens documentary, Precious Knowledge.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Shanghai Jewish Ghetto

For Holocaust Remembrance Day we talk with Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin, a brother and sister who have written a memoir about their family's life as Jewish refugees in the Far East during World War II and their connection to the larger Jewish story of survival and endurance.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs Extended Interview

Watch more of Kim Lawton's interview with Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs, co-authors of "An Uncommon Journey: From Vienna to Shanghai to America, a Brother and Sister Escape to Freedom During World War II." They describe their memories of living in Shanghai, an incident when American planes accidentally dropped a bomb in the Jewish ghetto, and the impact of those times on their lives.

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Flicks | Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling for "The Lucky One"

Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling talk with Patrick Stoner about his playing a returning veteran with problems in "The Lucky One"

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Fendt School Violins

Check out Claire Givens' appraisal of a group of Fendt school violins from El Paso Hour 3.

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Tavis Smiley | Journalist Noam Scheiber

The senior editor of The New Republic reflects on President Obama's first term, assesses whether the present administration has learned lessons about the economy and discusses his book, The Escape Artist.

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NOVA | Why Ships Sink

Are you safe aboard a modern cruise ship?

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PBS NewsHour | How Obama, Romney Camps Are Courting Latino Voters

President Obama and Mitt Romney are battling for support from voters in the nation's fastest-growing demographic: Latinos, who account for more than 16 percent of the population. Gwen Ifill discusses campaign efforts with Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Bettina Inclan, director of Hispanic outreach for the RNC.

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FRONTLINE | "Not Worth the Time and Effort"

Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton on presenting the heart-shaped sticker evidence at the sensational murder trial.

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Charles Edwin Ruttan Oil Painting, ca. 1920

Check out Susan Kime's appraisal of a Charles Edwin Ruttan oil painting, ca. 1920, from El Paso Hour 3.

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PBS NewsHour | Photos Dead Insurgents Add to U.S.-Afghan Tensions

Two photos published Wednesday in The Los Angeles Times -- showing U.S. soldiers posing with the severed legs of a suicide bomber and the hand of a dead insurgent -- drew severe condemnation from American officials including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who said it violates U.S. rules and "core values." Jeffrey Brown reports.

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PBS NewsHour | Citigroup Shareholders Assert Say Over CEO's Pay

Shareholders publicly rebuffed Citigroup Tuesday at an annual meeting, rejecting a $15 million CEO pay package. Margaret Warner discusses the implications amid a national debate over income equality with Anne Simpson of the California Public Employees' Retirement System and Russell Miller of Clearbridge Compensation Group.

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PBS NewsHour | Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tonight on the program, we examine the fallout from photos published of soldiers posing with dead Afghan insurgents. Also: President Obama and Mitt Romney's battle for the Latino vote, a public rebuke over CEO pay by Citigroup shareholders, and a debate with authors Ann Patchett and Lev Grossman on why there's no Pulitzer Prize for fiction this year.

PBS NewsHour | Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | Troop Photos With Dead Afghans: How It Affects U.S. Mission

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta condemned photos published Wednesday of soldiers posing with dead Afghan insurgents. Jeffrey Brown discusses how the latest in a series of U.S. humiliations might shape military efforts and U.S.-Afghan relations with The Washington Post's Craig Whitlock and Retired Army Col. Bob Killebrew.

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