Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Woodwrights Shop | Case of the Corner Cupboard - MZ

That's how you join the coffin-like case of this 18th-century corner cupboard. See how to make the special jigs to hand plane this crucial joint with precision and dignity.

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The Open Mind | Living Better and Longer Thanks to Jane Brody

New York Times Personal Health Columnist Jane Brody discusses American health behavior.

The Open Mind | Living Better and Longer Thanks to Jane Brody
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POV | American Gypsy

It is one man's obsessive pursuit of justice and dignity that led Jasmine Dellal into the Gypsies' hidden thousand-year-old culture. Charming and outspoken, Spokane resident Jimmy Marks defies widely held stereotypes-and his own people's code of secrecy-to unlock a Romani world in America and tell a story which is at once humorous and poignant and speaks of the community's continuing persecution.

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PBS NewsHour | Stephen Greenblatt Reads an Excerpt From 'The Swerve'

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt reads an excerpt from "The Swerve."

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PBS NewsHour | 'The Swerve': When an Ancient Text Reaches Out & Touches Us

In his new book, "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," author Stephen Greenblatt unearths the tale of a book collector whose discovery of poet Lucretius' "On the Nature of Things" helped change the direction of human thought. Jeffrey Brown and Greenblatt discuss the book and its many cross-generational messages.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: International Space Station Grasps SpaceX Dragon

In other news Friday, the unmanned SpaceX "Dragon" spacecraft was captured by the International Space Station's robot arm in a rendezvous high over Australia. In Syria, anti-government activists reported an army assault killed at least 50 people in the central part of the country.

PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: International Space Station Grasps SpaceX Dragon
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PBS NewsHour | Are U.S. Nuclear Plants Ready for a Fukushima-Like Meltdown?

When Chairman Gregory Jaczko resigned from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week, reports suggested it was linked to battles within the commission over safety requirements. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Miles O'Brien reports on how government regulators in the U.S. set the safety bar for nuclear plants.

PBS NewsHour | Are U.S. Nuclear Plants Ready for a Fukushima-Like Meltdown?
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PBS NewsHour | After Murder Suspect's Arrest, a Look at Legacy of Etan Patz

For three decades, the question hung over the New York City Police Department: What happened to Etan Patz, the 6-year-old boy who disappeared 33 years ago? This week, police arrested Pedro Hernandez, charging him with murdering Patz. Ray Suarez and guests discuss the case and its impact on how we now search for missing kids.

PBS NewsHour | After Murder Suspect
PBS NewsHour | After Murder Suspect's Arrest, a Look at Legacy of Etan Patz

PBS NewsHour | Ahead of Memorial Day Travel, a Timely Drop in Gas Prices

Nearly 35 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles this Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association. Drivers will find the average price of gas is down 14 cents a gallon from this time last year and 25 cents since the end of March. Judy Woodruff reports.

PBS NewsHour | Ahead of Memorial Day Travel, a Timely Drop in Gas Prices
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PBS NewsHour | Brooks, Marcus on New Recession Fears, Bain Debate

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, sitting in for Mark Shields, discuss the week's top news including Europe's ongoing debt crisis, debate over Mitt Romney's role at Bain Capital and a Congressional Budget Office warning about political decisions that could trigger another recession.

PBS NewsHour | Brooks, Marcus on New Recession Fears, Bain Debate
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Foyle's War | THEY FOUGHT IN THE FIELDS, PART 1

Three German airmen land in Cornwall when their planes crash in the Hastings countryside. But as fast as Foyle and Milner capture them, Major Cornwall, who works for the PO interrogation service, claims the enemy airmen even when they seem to be a part of a murder investigation. Part 1 of 2

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Foyle's War | THEY FOUGHT IN THE FIELDS, PART 1

Washington Week | May 25, 2012

A special "President's Club" edition of Washington Week: we look at the bipartisan solidarity between current and former presidents. Joining Gwen, four white house reporters covering 4 different presidents: Michael Duffy, TIME magazine; Peter Baker, The New York Times; John Harris, POLITICO; Christi Parsons, Tribune News.

Washington Week | May 25, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | Partial Vote Count in Egypt Reveals Deep Rifts Among Public

Preliminary results from Egypt's first free presidential election show the two most-polarizing candidates for president might face each other in a mid-June run-off -- a potential battle between Hosni Mubarak's final prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, and the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi. Jeffrey Brown reports.

PBS NewsHour | Partial Vote Count in Egypt Reveals Deep Rifts Among Public
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PBS NewsHour | What a Muslim Brotherhood Win in Egypt Could Mean for U.S.

Two of the most-polarizing candidates for Egypt's presidency might face off in a run-off after a partial vote count Friday in the country's first free presidential election. Jeffrey Brown and McClatchy reporter Nancy Youssef discuss the candidates, Ahmed Shafik of the Mubarak regime, and the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi.

PBS NewsHour | What a Muslim Brotherhood Win in Egypt Could Mean for U.S.
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Catholic Institutions v Obama Administration

Catholic groups filed lawsuits in federal courts on May 21 to stop the Obama administration from implementing a mandate that would require them to cover contraceptives in their health plans.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Washington Week | Webcast Extra - May 25, 2012

On the Webcast Extra: Obama attacks Romney's record at Bain Capital as both try to control Romney's image. National Journal's Political Insiders poll asks if this tactic is effective. And has Obama abandoned bringing people together in favor of more aggressive campaigning?

Washington Week | Webcast Extra - May 25, 2012
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Juvenile Justice

A U.S. Supreme Court decision is expected soon on whether juveniles convicted of murder can be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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RT: @nhpubcaster: Honor our military on

@nhpubcaster: Honor our military on Memorial Day - PBS' online series @MedalQuest features the 2012 Warrior Games. Watch now! http://t.co/X1tRFxy6

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Women in Theology and Ministry

More and more Christian women are graduating from seminary and pursuing careers in theology and ministry. Kim Lawton visits Union Theological Seminary in NYC and talks with its first female president, Serene Jones, about the opportunities for women in theology, as well as the limitations they still face.

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Tavis Smiley | Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 1

In part one of this two-night conversation, the two-time Oscar winner reflects on his body of work and the moment he fully committed to becoming a thespian and discloses the one thing he feels people would envy of him.

Tavis Smiley | Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 1
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Honor our military on Memorial...

Honor our military on Memorial Day weekend: PBS's online series @MEDAL QUEST highlights the 2012 Warrior Games-a chance for injured service men and women to show their abilities and bring glory, again, to the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force.


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Paralympic athletes say it's "humbling" to be mentors and coaches to the injured service men and women competing in the 2012 Warrior Games.

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PBS NewsHour | Man vs. Machine: Will Human Workers Become Obsolete?

Part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman has been showcasing the future of technology from a recent conference run by a California think tank -- things such as 3-D printing of prosthetic legs and iPhone heart tests. But the conference also resurfaced an age-old question about the future of human workers.

PBS NewsHour | Man vs. Machine: Will Human Workers Become Obsolete?
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Independent Lens | Left by the Ship

For nearly a century, American servicemen were stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines, and many of them fathered children with the women who lived nearby. When the base closed in 1991, hundreds of these children were left behind, stripped of their fathers and their sense of identity.

Independent Lens | Left by the Ship
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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Egyptian Election Results Expected on Tuesday

In other news Thursday, Egyptians flocked to the polls for a second day of voting in their first freely contested presidential election. Results are expected to be announced on Tuesday. Also, Iran's nuclear negations with the U.S. and five other countries ended in Baghdad with no breakthrough.

PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Egyptian Election Results Expected on Tuesday
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PBS NewsHour | Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tonight on the program, we analyze the continuing struggles of the Eurozone as economic divisions between France and Germany were reinforced at a summit on Europe's debt crisis. Also: Europe's debt crisis's affect on the U.S., man vs. machine in the workforce, strained ties between the U.S. and Pakistan, and justice for a wrongly executed man.

PBS NewsHour | Thursday, May 24, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | Fate of Eurozone: Back on the Brink?

Economic divisions between France and Germany were reinforced Wednesday at a summit on Europe's debt crisis with austerity, promises of economic growth and a potential euro exit by Greece among the topics of open and vocal debate. Jeffrey Brown and The Economist's Zanny Minton discuss what's ahead for the eurozone.

PBS NewsHour | Fate of Eurozone: Back on the Brink?
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PBS Specials | Chris Isaak Live! Beyond the Sun | Preview

Chris Isaak and Wanda Jackson relive the glory days of the legendary Memphis Sun Studio in this exciting rockabilly concert.

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PBS NewsHour | Bin Laden Raid Had Large Effect on Aid Groups in Pakistan

New tension has emerged in the already troubled U.S.-Pakistani relationship after an Islamabad court sentenced Dr. Shakil Afridi to 33 years for helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden last year. Margaret Warner and The Washington Post's Pamela Constable discuss the new fallout for diplomatic ties and humanitarian groups.

PBS NewsHour | Bin Laden Raid Had Large Effect on Aid Groups in Pakistan
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PBS NewsHour | U.S.-Pakistani Relations Re-Strained After Doctor Punishment

A year after a U.S. raid killed Osama Bin Laden at his compound in Abbottabad, a Pakistani court sentenced Dr. Shakil Afridi to 33 years in prison this week for helping the CIA locate the al-Qaida leader. Margaret Warner reports on the latest strain in an already tense relationship between the two countries.

PBS NewsHour | U.S.-Pakistani Relations Re-Strained After Doctor Punishment
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PBS NewsHour | Eurozone's Possible 'Lehman Moment': What it Means for U.S.

As the U.S. election season heats up amid rising debt, Europe's woes, expiring Bush-era tax cuts and a scheduled round of spending cuts, the Congressional Budget Office warned the economy could head back into recession. Judy Woodruff speaks with Harvard University's Ken Rogoff and Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute.

PBS NewsHour | Eurozone
PBS NewsHour | Eurozone's Possible 'Lehman Moment': What it Means for U.S.

PBS NewsHour | Balancing Germany's Austerity Push With Hopes for Growth

After an inconclusive meeting of European leaders in Brussels ended Wednesday, new data showed a worsening economic contraction throughout the continent. Jeffrey Brown reports.

PBS NewsHour | Balancing Germany
PBS NewsHour | Balancing Germany's Austerity Push With Hopes for Growth

PBS NewsHour | The Fight to Prove an Innocent Man Was Executed

A new report published by Columbia Law School professor James Liebman and his students aims to clear the name of Carlos DeLuna, who was executed for a murder that he swore he didn't commit. Ray Suarez speaks with Liebman about the quest to prove DeLuna was innocent and put to death for another man's crime.

PBS NewsHour | The Fight to Prove an Innocent Man Was Executed
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MI5 | Series 10, Episode 3 (83)

Radioactive material has been detected at an airport, MIF receive intelligence that an ararcyhist with a penchant for dirty bombs has secretly entered the country.

MI5 | Series 10, Episode 3 (83)
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Serene Jones Extended Interview

"There is a whole historical world of women who have risen as leaders in religious communities because they were called to do it, not because someone said they could," according to the first woman president of Union Theological Seminary. Watch additional excerpts of correspondent Kim Lawton's interview with Serene Jones on women in theology and ministry.

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Serene Jones Extended Interview
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

PBS NewsHour | Egypt's Historic Election: 'Even the Most Jaded Were Moved'

Across Egypt, at least 50 million people were eligible to choose from a field of 13 candidates in the country's first free presidential election. Gwen Ifill and McClatchy reporter Nancy Youssef discuss what the historic election means for Egypt's future.

PBS NewsHour | Egypt
PBS NewsHour | Egypt's Historic Election: 'Even the Most Jaded Were Moved'

PBS Specials | Kathy Smith: Ageless Energy | Preview

Fitness pioneer Kathy Smith shows you how to maintain an active lifestyle and stay effortlessly energetic.

PBS Specials | Kathy Smith: Ageless Energy | Preview
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Need To Know | Need to Know, Fri., May 25, 2012: Green jobs, volunteerism

Need to Know correspondent Mona Iskander updates her report from Greenville, Mich., about a town that tried to reinvent itself by bringing in a solar panel manufacturing company.

Need To Know | Need to Know, Fri., May 25, 2012: Green jobs, volunteerism
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PBS NewsHour | As Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75, Its History Is Revised

The Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 27, 1937. This weekend, 75 years later, San Francisco plans to celebrate while honoring the engineer whose contributions to the design were purposefully obliterated: Charles Ellis. Spencer Michels delves into Ellis' story, and into the man who did get the credit -- Joseph Strauss.

PBS NewsHour | As Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75, Its History Is Revised
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Great Performances | Tony Bennett: Duets II - Preview

Thrill to the singing of the legendary Tony Bennett, who's joined by contemporary artists. 6/1/2012

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PBS NewsHour | Facebook's 'Botched' IPO: What Went Wrong and Why?

Just four days after it went public on the stock market, Facebook became the center of intense attention Wednesday -- both on Wall Street and in Washington -- as shares hit $32, well below the initial offering price. Jeffrey Brown, Dartmouth's Anant Sundaram and Rob Cox of Reuters Breakingviews discuss what went wrong.

PBS NewsHour | Facebook
PBS NewsHour | Facebook's 'Botched' IPO: What Went Wrong and Why?

Flicks | Will Smith and Josh Brolin for "Men in Black 3"

Will Smith and Josh Brolin talk with Patrick Stoner about how Will developed the idea and Josh captured the Tommy Lee Jones impression for "Men in Black 3"

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PBS NewsHour | Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tonight on the program, we analyze the first day of Egyptian presidential elections that gave the people their first chance to choose their leader in the aftermath of Hosni Mubarak's removal during the Arab Spring. Also: Facebook's IPO controversy, austerity in Europe, Iran beginning to cooperate on nuclear issues, and looking at the Golden Gate Bridge's history on its 75th birthday.

PBS NewsHour | Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | Iran Holds New Talks Over Curbing Nuclear Program

Hoping to rein in Iran's uranium enrichment and prevent the production of nuclear weapons, the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany presented a proposal Wednesday that included unspecified "confidence-building" measures, according to State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. Margaret Warner reports.

PBS NewsHour | Iran Holds New Talks Over Curbing Nuclear Program
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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Doctor Who Helped CIA Find Bin Laden Sentenced

In other news Wednesday, a Pakistani court sentenced Dr. Shakil Afridi to 33 years in prison for helping track down Osama bin Laden by secretly helping the CIA collect DNA. Also, a Senate investigation discovered 64 allegations or complaints of sexual misconduct against Secret Service employees in the last five years.

PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Doctor Who Helped CIA Find Bin Laden Sentenced
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PBS NewsHour | Millions in Egypt Cast Ballots in First Free Election

Fifteen months after mass protests toppled the regime of President Hosni Mubarak, voters across Egypt went to the polls Wednesday for their first free and genuinely competitive presidential election. Election monitors said the first of two days of voting went smoothly. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS NewsHour | Millions in Egypt Cast Ballots in First Free Election
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Tonite at 9p after WINDOWS TO ...

Tonite at 9p after WINDOWS TO THE WILD: Scientists decipher the koala communication code & gain insight into the language and social structure of these marsupials.


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