Saturday, August 18, 2012

Up Close & Natural | Fish

Visits to Squam Lake and the New England Aquarium provide an "up close" look at scales, gills, and fins of a trout, sunfish, and catfish and their behavior.

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Retirement Revolution | Expert Terry Savage

What's the difference between savings and investments?

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Wildlife Journal Junior | Project Osprey

Having a place to breed is critical to the survival of species like the osprey. Learn more about this bird and what scientists are doing to help the osprey breed and thrive.

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Washington Week | Webcast Extra - August 17, 2012

On the Webcast Extra: how voter laws in Pennsylvania and Ohio may influence the election. Also, how Democrats are using the Paul Ryan vice presidential pick in swing Senate races to court older, white voters. Plus, crowd sizes at political rallies.

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PBS NewsHour | Russian Court Gives Punk Band Pussy Riot Two Years in Prison

The three members of Pussy Riot were smiling today as a Russian judge announced a guilty verdict on charges of hooliganism for an anti-Putin performance in a Moscow cathedral. Each member was sentenced to two years in prison. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports.

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Retirement Revolution | All That...

Many are hoping to find financial shelter by putting their money in a variety of unconventional places.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Coordinated Bombings and Shootings in Iraq

In other news Friday, Iraq suffered heavy violence from a string of bombings and shootings, leaving more than 90 people dead. Also, the South African government launched an investigation into deaths of platinum miners after a bloody confrontation with police.

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Up Close & Natural | Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders

Compare a bullfrog, a leopard frog, and a spotted salamander and learn about the double life of amphibians. The difference between a frog and a toad is explained.

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Need To Know | Saving Carla

Carla Ellis and her family work against the odds in one of the poorest communities in the country to transform their eating habits. Our report considers the activist approach on childhood obesity taken by the New York City Health Department and one innovative hospital.

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Retirement Revolution | Family Story Michele Piastro

Michele Piastro sees recycling and gardening as an important part of her environmentally friendly lifestyle. Itâ??s a little extra effort that adds up to money saved and interesting adventures in frugality.

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Washington Week | August 17, 2012

Mitt Romney's campaign received a jolt after announcing his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. Both campaigns came out swinging with new attacks ranging from policy to personal. Will Paul Ryan's addition to the campaign change the direction of election? Joining Gwen: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; John Harris, POLITICO.

Washington Week | August 17, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | Shields and Lowry on GOP Veep Choice Paul Ryan, Medicare

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review editor Rich Lowry discuss the week's top political news, including how having Rep. Paul Ryan as the GOP vice presidential candidate has energized the Republican base, the debate of Medicare on the campaign trail and continuing calls to release Romney's tax returns.

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PBS NewsHour | U.S. Soldier Suicides Spike Even as Deployment Declines

There were two more 'green on blue' attacks by Afghan troops on U.S. and coalition forces. And the U.S. military has seen active-duty and veteran soldier suicides more than double since last year. Jeffrey Brown talks to Time magazine's Mark Thompson on the situation in Afghanistan, and suicides increasing as deployments decline.

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PBS NewsHour | Russian Dissidents Hope Pussy Riot Trial Aids Opposition

The political context of the Pussy Riot trial extends far beyond the walls of the courthouse, where three members of a Russian punk band were each sentenced to two years in prison. Margaret Warner talks to Columbia University's Steve Sestanovich about the broader implications for opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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PBS NewsHour | Making Sense of Summer Work Visas For Foreigners

Since the 1960s, the State Department has sponsored young foreigners for temporary, low-wage summer jobs in the U.S. But with high youth unemployment, some believe the program takes summer jobs away from American youth. So is the program's motivation truly 'good will' or a source of cheap labor? Paul Solman reports.

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PBS NewsHour | Friday, August 17, 2012

On the NewsHour tonight, U.S. soldier suicides have spiked over the summer, even as deployment declines. Also, Russian punk band members sentenced to two years in prison, making sense of J-1 summer work visas and this week's top political news with Mark Shields and Rich Lowry.

PBS NewsHour | Friday, August 17, 2012
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Wildlife Journal Junior | In Search of Bats

Not all bats want to live in our attics... the red, the silver-haired and the hoary bat are strictly forest-dwellers, often using the cavities of dead trees to roost or raise young. But for the types of bats that like attics -- and caves and other "hibernacula" -- the loss of historical structures and improved batproofing in buildings may be causing a decline in populations.

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Need To Know | Need to Know 8/17/12

On this week's episode, we report on the nation's high obesity and diabetes rates, which are disproportionately impacting children in low-income communities.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Retirement Revolution | Expert Harlan J. Berk

What is the importance of doing your homework when dealing with ancient coins?

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Catholics and Paul Ryan

"I do not believe that the preferential option for the poor means a preferential option for big government," says Republican vice presidential candidate and Roman Catholic Paul Ryan.

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Need To Know | Interview: Ross Hammond

Scott Simon speaks with Ross Hammond on the role that public policy can play in solving America's obesity epidemic.

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PBS NewsHour | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tonight on the program, the mayor of Dallas declared a state of emergency after an cases of West Nile Virus. Also: U.K. puts pressure on Ecuador to hand over Wikileaks' Julian Assange, Michigan cherries suffer a sour season, young undocumented immigrants have chance to defer deportation, and how the Obama and Romney campaigns are targeting social media users.

PBS NewsHour | Thursday, August 16, 2012
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Need To Know | Web extra: Interview with Kerry McLean of WHEDco

Kerry McLean, community director at WHEDco, a woman's housing and economic development corporation in the Bronx, speaks about her work helping local residents start their own Green Carts in NYC.

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Up Close & Natural | Turtles

Specialized bodies and behavior adapt turtles to many different habitats. Learn the difference between box turtles and painted turtles and how they got their names.

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FRONTLINE | Dropout Nation Preview

FRONTLINE spends a semester embedded inside Houston's Sharpstown High School, a once notorious "dropout factory" that is part of an ambitious experiment aimed at turning around failing schools and cutting the dropout rate. A troubling and inspiring journey, Dropout Nation investigates the causes, challenges and potential solutions of a national emergency.

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Need To Know | American Voices: Haile Johnston

Haile Johnston, one of the founders of Common Market in Philadelphia, speaks with Need to Know about the importance of getting low-income neighborhoods better and more affordable access to fresh, locally-produced foods.

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Wildlife Journal Junior | Moose Round-Up

Learn about the moose and how population impacts the survival of a species. Discover how scientists are using technology to learn more about wildlife. Then see how animals use a home range, establish territory, and explore the history behind the names of some common New Hampshire animals.

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PBS NewsHour | Conversation: Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" won international acclaim as an autobiographical tale, told first in the form of a graphic novel, later turned into a film, of a young girl coming of age amid the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran. Now comes the film version of "Chicken With Plums," another story based on her family's history.

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Baking With Julia | A Three-Tiered Wedding Cake with Martha Stewart, Part 1

Martha Stewart joins Julia to bake one grand and glorious three-tiered wedding cake.

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Retirement Revolution | Family Story Alice Williams

Retiree Alice William found fulfillment by going back to work, but her encore career is more than just a job. It feeds her spirit and gives back to her community.

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Retirement Revolution | Family Story Allen and Muriel Watts

Allen and Muriel Watts rely on gardening to maintain healthy minds, bodies, and a strong bottom line.

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Retirement Revolution | Expert Alexis Abramson

Why is respite so important for caregivers?

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Up Close & Natural | Snakes

Both a garter snake and a seven-foot eastern indigo snake have scutes, scales, a hinged jaw, and a one-piece skin. Both benefit humans.

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Retirement Revolution | Family Story Dimitri Tretiakoff

As more men step into the role of primary caregiver, they are finding that the job requires far more than home health skills.

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Wildlife Journal Junior | Return of the Seabirds

The common tern has not been that common on the Isles of Shoals for the last 60 years. Learn more about how scientists are working to bring back the common tern to Seavey Island. Discover how coastal habitats are threatened by coastal development and what is being done to protect wildlife that lives in coastal areas.

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PBS NewsHour | A Sour Year for Michigan Cherry Farmers

An early spring followed by 19 frost events killed Michigan's cherry crop and farmers' livelihoods this year. Climatologists say that these shifting seasons could mean more hard years for cherry farmers in the future. Hari Sreenevasan reports as part of our Coping with Climate Change series.

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Baking With Julia | Poppyseed Torte with Markus Farbinger

Master chef at The Culinary Institute of America, NY, Markus Farbinger teaches Julia Child how to create a special Viennese pastry treat, a poppy seed torte.

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PBS NewsHour | U.K. Threatens Ecuador for Protecting Julian Assange

For the more than 50 days, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. But British officials are determined to extradite Assange to Sweden, where he faces charges of rape and sexual assault. Independent Television News' Jonathan Miller reports.

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Retirement Revolution | Retirement Revolution Introduction

Host Paula Zahn

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PBS NewsHour | Undocumented Immigrants Line Up for Deportation Waivers

A policy change by the Obama administration opened the doors for certain young, undocumented immigrants to come forward in order to avoid or defer deportation, and thousands of people have flocked in response. WTTW's Paris Shutz reports from Chicago, and Judy Woodruff talks to Brian Bennett of the Los Angeles Times.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Up Close & Natural | What is a Bird?

A pigeon, a great horned owl, loons, and a great blue heron illustrate what birds have in common and how they've adapted to their environments.

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Wildlife Journal Junior | The Secret Life of Lobsters

They live on the bottom of the ocean floor, far from the eyes of man! See how scientists are using technology to peek in on the secret life of the lobster and learn more about the role the lobster plays in the economy of New England and the role it played in the history of our region.

Wildlife Journal Junior | The Secret Life of Lobsters
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Great Performances | Wagner's Ring Cycle Preview

Robert Lepage's acclaimed new production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, will air on Great Performances at the Met, September 11-14 in prime time each night on PBS stations (check local listings), as a major television event.

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Great Performances | Wagner's Ring Cycle Preview

Medal Quest | Dartanyon Crockett: "I set my mind on one goal."

Dartanyon Crockett was a high school wrestler, just "a kid from Cleveland," when the U.S. Paralympics Judo team came calling. Moving to Colorado and learning a new sport were hard, but he "fell in love with judo" and is ready for his first Paralympics in London.

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Flicks | Anna Kendrick and Kodi Smit-McPhee for "ParaNorman"

Anna Kendrick and Kodi Smit-McPhee talk with Patrick Stoner about identifying with their animated characters in "ParaNorman"

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Retirement Revolution | Living With Alzheimer's Disease

Learn more about Alzheimer's Disease, current research, and the benefits of early diagnosis.

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Retirement Revolution | Living With Alzheimer's Disease

Need To Know | Money & Medicine promo

In addition to illuminating the so-called waste and overtreatment that pervade our medical system, this timely documentary explores promising ways to reduce health care expenditures while improving the overall quality of medical care.

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Up Close & Natural | Mammals

A baby raccoon and two newly born fawns introduce the distinctive characteristics of all mammals, even dolphins.

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Baking With Julia | Pumpernickel Bread & Matzos with Lauren Groveman

Lauren Groveman, teacher and cookbook author, demonstrates these easy European breads.

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