Saturday, August 4, 2012

The War | FUBAR - Preview

Episode Five "FUBAR" September 1944-December 1944

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Washington Week | August 3, 2012

Mitt Romney and President Obama rally undecided voters in battleground states. The Tea Party scores a big victory in Texas with Senate nominee Ted Cruz. Plus July jobs numbers and Congress starts its summer recess with key legislation left undone. Joining Gwen: Amy Walter, ABC News; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal; Susan Davis, USA Today.

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Foyle's War | CASUALTIES OF WAR, PART 1

Foyle's life is turned upside down when his god-daughter, Lydia, and her seven year old son, James, turn up on his doorstep . James has been severely traumatised by a bombing at his London school where most of his classmates and teachers were killed; he hasn't spoken a word since. Part 1 of 2

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Foyle's War | CASUALTIES OF WAR, PART 1

Queen & Country | Queen & Country, "The Queen's Possessions" - Preview

Find out which possessions constitute "peculiars of the crown." 7/15/2012

Queen & Country | Queen & Country, "The Queen

The War | The Ghost Front - Preview

Episode Six "The Ghost Front" December 1944-March 1945

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Need To Know | American Voices: Garrett Ebling

Garrett Ebling's world literally came crashing down when the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge that he was traveling on collapsed on August 1, 2007.

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PBS NewsHour | Political Firestorm Flares As Sequestration Looms

Should Congress fail to pass a deficit reduction plan by the end of the year, the 2011 Budget Control Act will trigger budget cuts of $1.2 trillion, evenly split between defense and non-defense spending. The result has been a political brawl on the campaign trail and between the political parties. Margaret Warner reports.

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PBS NewsHour | When Twitter Followers Can Track a Lost Phone

When New York Times tech reporter David Pogue lost his iPhone, he turned to his 1.4 million Twitter followers for help. And the online crowd responded, tracking his phone down in just a few hours. Though the story had a happy ending, the experience revealed real questions about modern privacy. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

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PBS NewsHour | Shields and Brooks on the Job Report, Sequestration

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the latest report on jobs, what sequestration means for the presidential campaigns and recent Tea Party wins in election primaries.

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PBS Presents | PBS Nominated for 95 Emmys

PBS has been nominated for 58 Primetime and 37 News & Documentary Emmy Awards this year, with Downton Abbey leading the charge. Congratulations to all of our nominated producers and we appreciate your support in bringing the best to broadcast.

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PBS NewsHour | Friday, August 3, 2012

Tonight on the program, we analyze the recent jobs report that showed improvements in unemployment, but again not at the level people are hoping for. Also: Congress goes on recess with unfinished business, Shields and Brooks discuss the week's top political stories, NASA's Mars Rover 'Curiosity' is due to land early Monday, and how finding your lost iPhone with an app ties into privacy issues.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Congress Leaves Unfinished Business for Recess

In other news Friday, Congress began its five-week recess in disagreement. While the House voted to extend all Bush-era tax cuts, the Senate voted to end tax cuts for additional income above $250,000. Also, the U.N. General Assembly criticized the Security Council for failing to act against the Syrian regime.

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PBS NewsHour | Dueling Data on Jobs in July

Though 163,000 jobs were created in the month of July, the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent. Jeffrey Brown talks to former Labor Department chief economist Lisa Lynch and University of California, Berkeley's Enrico Moretti on why the pace for job growth still lags behind demand.

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Washington Week | Webcast Extra - August 3, 2012

On the Webcast Extra: The feud between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Mitt Romney over tax records. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) retires, becoming the latest moderate to leave Capitol Hill. David Wessel discusses his new book, Red Ink. What does the Chic-fil-A controversy say about our media culture? Also, the panelists discuss their favorite moments from the Olympics.

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PBS NewsHour | Mission to Mars: Anticipating NASA Rover Touchdown

NASA will soon attempt to land the rover Curiosity on the surface of Mars. If all goes as planned, Curiosity will enter the Martian atmosphere, slowing its descent by releasing a parachute, and lower to the surface on a tether with the help of a 'sky crane.' Miles O'Brien previews the anticipated rover landing on the Red Planet.

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Mark Twain | Samuel Clemens

On Feb, 3, 1863 Sam Clemens signed himself, Mark Twain. It is the point where safe water becomes dangerous water.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Queen & Country | The Queen's Possessions

The Queen has some surprising possessions. Among them are Westminster Abbey and the Chapels Royal. These are "peculiars of the crown" - as are the Channel Islands, where they still call Her Majesty the Duke of Normandy to remind outsiders that they were with William the Conqueror on the winning side at the Battle of Hastings. The queen also owns the Tower of London.

Queen & Country | The Queen
Queen & Country | The Queen's Possessions

POV | Sin País (En Español)

Sin País sigue el viaje emocional de una familia, ya que están separados por la deportación. Después de haber vivido en California durante casi 20 años, Sam y Elida Mejía fueron deportados a Guatemala y sus hijos adolescentes Gilbert y Helen se quedaron en los EE.UU. Con el acceso íntimo y sorprendentes imágenes, Sin Pais explora la complejidad de la nueva realidad de Los Mejia como una familia s

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Need To Know | Rahm's grand plan

Crumbling streets, decaying water pipes and a decrepit subway system pose serious challenges to those who are trying to fix Chicago's infrastructure after nearly four decades of neglect.

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Need To Know | Rahm's grand plan

PBS NewsHour | Conversation: Marcus Samuelsson Says "Yes, Chef" In New Memo

In his New York Times best-selling memoir, "Yes, Chef", Celebrity chef and restaurant owner Marcus Samuelsson traces his life from Ethiopia to winning "Top Chef Masters" and opening his renowned restaurant, "Red Rooster," in Harlem. He speaks with Ray Suarez about the serendipitous nature of life, leaving his mark in Harlem and how race has impacted his life.

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History Detectives | Preview: One Heirloom, Two Stories

Can History Detectives solve a family feud? Two cousins have different stories on this picture frame. Both say the piece was carved from wood their great grandfather salvaged from a shipwreck. But is the wood from the Titanic or the Lusitania? Elyse Luray answers their questions.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Episcopal-to-Catholic Converts

"The theology of Rome, the authority of Rome-that was appealing to us," says Father Mark Lewis of St. Luke's Parish, the first US Episcopal church to join the Catholic Church under new Vatican rules.

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Antiques Roadshow | Tucson, AZ (Hour 2) - Preview

A vibrant 19th-century Navajo chief's blanket; a silver brooch made in the 1940s; and a 1776 French harp. 8/13/2012

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Need To Know | Interview: Ed Rendell

Ray Suarez interviews Ed Rendell, the former Governor of Pennsylvania, about whether or not Chicago's infrastructure plan may be scaled for use in other cities.

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American Masters | The Education of Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal never lacked for labels: Witty, irreverent, and shrewd, a propagandist, a truth-teller, and an agent provocateur. Dramatist, novelist, screenwriter, actor, and public debater. In THE EDUCATION OF GORE VIDAL, a broad cast of interviewees illuminates Vidal's work, his life, his contradictions, and his ability to dramatize and animate history, while sticking to the truth.

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PBS Presents | Helen of Troy - Preview

Travel with Bettany Hughes across the eastern Mediterranean to find out the truth about Helen of Troy. 8/12/2012

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The Open Mind | The Lemon of Illness and the Demand for Lemonade

Founder of the Center for Advancing Health, Dr. Jessie Gruman discusses the notion of illness as something that's empowering.

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Queen & Country | Traveller

The queen is head of the 16 realms that make up the Commonwealth. In Perth, Western Australia, Queen Elizabeth is on tour before opening the Heads of Government Meeting, which is especially important for the monarchy. The Commonwealth is being asked to change the rules of succession so that a first-born girl may inherit the crown. If approved, it will be the single biggest change in centuries.

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Mark Twain | Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn is one of Mark Twain's most beloved characters, and the book Mark Twain's masterpiece. It was told from the southern perspective, and Twain takes romanticism away from slavery.

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PBS NewsHour | Historic Win for U.S. Gymnast Douglas; U.K. Gets First Gold

Gabby Douglas became the first woman of color to win an Olympic gold medal for the women's all-around in gymnastics. The United Kingdom took home three gold medals, its first since the games began. And Rafalca, a horse owned by Mitt and Ann Romney, competed in the first day of dressage. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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PBS NewsHour | Kofi Annan Quits Post as U.N. Envoy

The U.N. Envoy for Peace in Syria, Kofi Annan, resigned Thursday, citing unwillingness from both Syrian factions, and disunity and name-calling in the U.N. Security Council. Inigo Gilmore of Independent Television News reports.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: European Central Bank Buys Bonds to Down Rates

In other news Thursday, the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi announced a plan to purchase government bonds in hope that it will drive down borrowing costs for distressed countries. Also, the U.S. House voted in favor of a Republican drought bill to help livestock producers.

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Michael Wood's Story of England | Peasants' Revolt and the Black Death

Follow the village of Kibworth as its people become entangled in the Civil War of Simon de Montfort, survives worst famine in European history, and then, as revealed in the astonishing village archive in Merton College Oxford, two-thirds of the people die in the Black Death.

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The War | A Deadly Calling

Americans are shocked by terrible losses on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, while in Italy Allied forces are stalled for months at Monte Cassino, and a risky landing at Anzio fails utterly. At home, as overcrowded "war towns" boom, economic transformation leads to confrontation and ugly racial violence.

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PBS NewsHour | California Water: Will Thirsty Interests Divert More Water?

The San Joaquin delta is a merging spot of rivers, sloughs, and canals, where water and snow from the Sierra Nevada Mountains flows to the Pacific Ocean. But there are some residents, especially farmers, who worry that thirsty interests will divert more of their water and ruin their livelihoods. Spencer Michels reports.

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History Detectives | Lincoln Oath

The Royal Oak Museum in Webster, Michigan has a note that Abraham Lincoln signed. Supposedly. The museum's curator is always suspicious of Lincoln forgeries, so she asks Tukufu Zuberi to verify this signature. The words are scribbled on the back of a square cut from an unfamiliar document. This message, coupled with the document, reveals a key Civil War practice history textbooks often overlook.

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PBS NewsHour | Syrian Diplomatic Failure May Foreshadow Military Resolution

With the Syrian government and rebels at diplomatic loggerheads and several members of the international community 'irreconcilable' on how to address the Syrian conflict, there seems to be no leverage in negotiating peace. Jeffrey Brown talks to the New America Foundation's Randa Slim and Colum Lynch of the Washington Post.

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PBS NewsHour | Why the U.S. Government Bought 'Troubled Assets'

The Troubled Asset Relief Program was created in 2008 to prevent financial collapse by allowing the U.S. government to buy up troubled assets. But it ended up being used to bailout big banks. Paul Solman talks to Neil Barofsky, author of the new book "Bailout," about his role as the former TARP Special Inspector General.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mark Twain | Sage

Every reporter wanted a quote from Twain on every event. He became the sage of the country.

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POV | POV Short Cuts - Preview

Savor brief documentaries, including an Oscar nominee, a Student Academy Award® winner and "StoryCorps." 8/9/2012

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Flicks | Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel "Total Recall"

Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel talk with Patrick Stoner about the difficulty of adding acting to quick shots during action as in "Total Recall"

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Medal Quest | Sabra Hawkes: "I always wanted to be an athlete."

Growing up in a small town, according to runner Sabra Hawkes, she didn't know people even had cerebral palsy. She was amazed when the Paralympics "discovered" her. Now she runs the 100m, 200m and 400m, and says "I just like to run so much."

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History Detectives | Bird of War, Lincoln Oath and War Spoils of a Peace Chief

In this episode we investigate an evocative symbol of a bird dropping a bomb. Did these patches belong to a World War II unit? Then, Gwen connects a swatch of tattered red fabric to a pivotal moment in U.S. Civil War history. And, did this neckpiece and these leggings once belong to Chief Black Kettle, long known as a Cheyenne Peace Chief? Finally, did President Lincoln actually sign this oath?

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Happy National IPA Day! Today is the day we celebrate the India Pale Ale in all of its hoppy glory! Coincidence that VIP tickets to PASSPORT, our 9/15 craft beer & food pairing fest, sold out yesterday?

History Detectives | World War II Patch: Bird of War

A Louisiana man received a military style foot locker filled with papers that apparently belonged to a World War II airman, Lionel B. Potter. Also inside were two patches embroidered with an evocative symbol: a bird in the clouds dropping a bomb. Is this a unit insignia? He's turned the investigation over to Wes Cowan. Were these patches used in World War II? Who made them and why?

History Detectives | World War II Patch: Bird of War
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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Maria Martinez Pot, ca. 1925

Check out Roy Harrell's appraisal of a Maria Martinez pot, ca. 1925, in Vintage Pittsburgh.

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Michael Wood's Story of England | Romans to Normans

Join historian Michael Wood to recover - with the help of the local people and the use of archaeology, landscape, language and DNA - the lost history of the first thousand years of Kibworth, featuring a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and evidence of life after the Norman Conquest. Learn how the oppressive Norman occupation affected the villagers.

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Michael Wood's Story of England | Romans to Normans

PBS NewsHour | More Americans Live in Economically Segregated Neighborhoods

Racial segregation in U.S. neighborhoods is on the decline, but income level is increasingly an indicator of where people live. Gwen Ifill talks to Pew Research Center's Paul Taylor about a recently released study on the connections between income inequality and neighborhood segregation.

PBS NewsHour | More Americans Live in Economically Segregated Neighborhoods
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PBS NewsHour | ACA Benefits Begin, Including Women's Preventative Care

Some benefits outlined in the Affordable Care Act begin this week, including for preventative services for women. Covered benefits include OB/GYN visits, HIV and other STD testing and birth control. Margaret Warner talks to NPR's Julie Rovner about the latest updates regarding health care reform.

PBS NewsHour | ACA Benefits Begin, Including Women
PBS NewsHour | ACA Benefits Begin, Including Women's Preventative Care