Saturday, September 29, 2012

Need To Know | Interview: Elaine Kamarck

Jeff Greenfield interviews Elaine Kamarck of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on how and why women make the decisions they do when they vote at the polls in November.

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Need To Know | Women's choice

Need to Know reports on the ground in Virginia to determine whether women's issues will play a role in which presidential candidate takes this swing state in November.

Need To Know | Women
Need To Know | Women's choice

Bird Tales | Ometepe School Visit

Willem Lange visits an elementary school on the island of Ometepe where students exchange letters and artwork about migratory birds with children in Washington DC.

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The Dust Bowl | Okies

Woody Guthrie sings "I Ain't Got No Home" and talks of how the migrant families traveling to California inspired him. The immigrant population explodes in California as thousands of people move there to find work and a better life. Those from the Dust Bowl, whether they are from Oklahoma or not, are called "Okies."

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The Dust Bowl | Mechanized Agriculture

Modern machinery made wheat farming more efficient and profitable.

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Bird Tales | Late Dinner

After 18 hours of travel, Willem Lange and crew finally reach their destination at Ometepe. It's a long journey with an interesting ending.

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PBS NewsHour | Average Scores for SAT Tests Drop

Many parents and teachers have looked to SAT scores as a measure for the quality of education students receive. This year, national average scores on SAT reading and writing tests edged down while math scores remained stagnant. Ray Suarez looks at the significance of the drop in SAT national scores.

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PBS NewsHour | Consumer Confidence Is Higher Than Before

New data shows consumer confidence and home prices rose, possible signs of further economic recovery. But other numbers show that growth remains slow. Judy Woodruff talks to Harvard University's Kenneth Rogoff and PIMCO CEO Muhamed el-Erian on what are the most important data indicators to gauge the economic temperature.

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Washington Week | Webcast Extra -September 28, 2012

In the Washington Week Election 2012 Town Hall: Gwen and the panel talk with citizens and voters in St. Louis, Missouri about the 2012 presidential campaign. Also, what is the temperature of the Missouri senate race? Can Todd Akin still win or is he politically dead?

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PBS NewsHour | How Voters, Pollsters and Historians Judge Presidents

Congressional Quarterly's Robert Merry argues presidencies rise and fall as voters judge presidents' performance. Merry decided to explore how voters' perceptions compared with those of historians. He joins Judy Woodruff to talk about his new book, "Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians."

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PBS NewsHour | Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tonight on the program, we analyze President Obama's speech at the United Nations General Assembly and his 'tough love' approach. Also: more on the president's foreign policy and GOP criticisms, examining if searching for employment on job sites is the right move, SAT scores dropping as base taking them widens, and a look at U.S. presidents and 'Where They Stand.'

PBS NewsHour | Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | Friday, September 28, 2012

Tonight on the program, we examine new data that shows consumer confidence and home prices rose, possible signs of further economic recovery. Also: hunting for mines in the Persian Gulf, former political star Bo Xilai ousted from Communist Party in China, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's top political stories, and how violence affects students' ability to learn.

PBS NewsHour | Friday, September 28, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | China Prepares for Tranistion to New Government

With the fall of Bo Xilai, an outspoken voice of opposition and reform, the Chinese government revised its selection for new leadership in China's Communist Party. Margaret Warner talks to George Washington University's David Shambaugh for more on what the decision to oust Bo means for China and its ruling party.

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PBS NewsHour | Shields and Brooks on Early Voting, Preparing for the Debate

NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the start of early voting, the challenge Mitt Romney faces in trying to recoup in the polls, and how the candidates should prepare for the first 2012 presidential debate.

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PBS NewsHour | Former Star of China's Communist Party Ousted

Once considered a contender for leadership in China's Community Party, the fallen Bo Xilai's fortunes have changed: his once political allies are charging him with corruption, taking bribes, having multiple sexual affairs, and abusing his powers of office. Margaret Warner reports.

PBS NewsHour | Former Star of China
PBS NewsHour | Former Star of China's Communist Party Ousted

PBS NewsHour | Hunting for Mines in the Persian Gulf

The U.S. Navy and more than 30 countries went out into the Persian Gulf to search and destroy underwater mines. The military exercise is one of many preparations being made as fears mount over Iranian threats to mine the Strait of Hormuz should Israel ever attempt to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. Ray Suarez reports.

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Masterpiece | MASTERPIECE 2012 Emmy Wins!

Congratulations to Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, Great Expectations and Page Eight on their 2012 Primetime Emmy Award wins!

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Need To Know | Need to Know 9/28/12

Need to Know reports on the ground in Virginia to determine whether women's issues will play a role in which presidential candidate takes this swing state in November. Anchor Jeff Greenfield interviews Elaine Kamarck of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and in this week's essay, Greenfield offers an analysis of how the abortion debate has had an impact on previous presidential elections.

Need To Know | Need to Know 9/28/12
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Need To Know | Muddled Middle

Nothing divides the nation like the abortion issue. Both the Republican and Democratic parties have made clear their position on the topic, but recent polls show the majority of the country do not agree with either party's stance on abortion.

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PBS NewsHour | Oil Brings Student Boom and Schools Struggle to Accommodate

As people flock to Williston, N.D., for jobs in the booming oil industry, the public systems struggle to keep up, converting one-room school houses to accommodate the rapid rise in student enrollment. Like much of Williston's infrastructure, there are financial hurdles to meet needs of teachers and students. Ray Suarez reports.

PBS NewsHour | Oil Brings Student Boom and Schools Struggle to Accommodate
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The Open Mind | Americans' Health Care - Seen With 20/20 Vision

Karen Davis, an economist with a distinguished career in public policy and research, discusses the American health care system.

The Open Mind | Americans
The Open Mind | Americans' Health Care - Seen With 20/20 Vision

PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: More Global Support for Syrian Opposition

In other news Friday, world leaders from countries collectively known as the "Friends of Syria" met in New York to discuss ways to get more global support, including humanitarian aid, for rebel opposition in Syria. Meanwhile, government troops and rebel fighters clashed in Aleppo, as both sides attempted to take back the city.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Economic Report Paints Mixed Picture

In other news Thursday, despite the fact that jobless claims filed last week were the lowest in 2 months, the Commerce Department revised economic growth estimates down by 0.4 percent to 1.3 percent. And the Obama and Romney campaigns used the latest economic numbers as fodder on the campaign trail.

PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Economic Report Paints Mixed Picture
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The Dust Bowl | Environmental Catastrophe

As the Great Depression sets in, farmers on the Great Plains begin to feel its effects. A combination of natural and made-made factors begins to turn the profitable farming land into a vast wasteland. The effect of these factors on individuals and families is documented.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | The UN and Muslim Protests

"We're trying to convince fellow Muslims of the fact that the idea of free speech is a foundational part of the Quran itself," says Haris Tarin, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council's Washington office.

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The Dust Bowl | Modern Machinery

Modern machinery made farming more profitable and changed the structure of the land for growing wheat. The result was more land speculation, more acreage turned over to wheat farming, and a blind faith that the good times wouldn't end, but warning signs were evident.

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Bird Tales (reminder!)

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Bird Tales (reminder!)

Coming up on NHPTV - Bird Tales
Why are people so devoted to birds? Join Willem Lange as he meets migratory bird enthusiasts who reveal fascinating BIRD TALES. Thursday @ 8 p.m. - Airing: 10/4/2012


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Friday, September 28, 2012

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Nonviolent Peaceforce

Nonviolent Peaceforce

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Bird Tales | Oh GPS

After leaving the airport at Managua, Willem Lange and crew set off on a journey to the island of Ometepe. Even the vehicle's GPS has difficulty locating their destination.

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The Dust Bowl | The Depression Comes to the Southern Plains

Wheat prices continue to fall and a drought begins, farmers elect a democrat, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, for president.

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POV | Give Up Tomorrow: Paco's Arrest

In this clip from 'Give Up Tomorrow,' a man is arrested for a crime which occurred 350 miles away from where he was at the time.

POV | Give Up Tomorrow: Paco
POV | Give Up Tomorrow: Paco's Arrest

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Sukkot 2012

Rabbi James Michaels of the Hebrew Home of Great Washington, DC says Sukkot reminds Jews of the experience of wandering in the desert, open to the elements, and of simply "being alive."

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Broadway or Bust | Sneak Performance: "Tonight" and "You Can't Get a Man..."

BROADWAY OR BUST's Sheridan Hearn sings "Tonight" from "West Side Story" by by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim and "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" from "Annie Get Your Gun" by Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields, and Herbert Fields.

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The Dust Bowl | Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie moves to Los Angeles in the second half of the 1930s and supports himself with odd jobs. He finally gets a radio show of his own and a newspaper column called "Woody Sez" and gains a reputation as a radical for sympathizing with the migrants.

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The Dust Bowl | The Wheat Bubble Burst

The stock market crashed on what came to be called Black Tuesday. In response to the lower wheat prices more wheat was planted.

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