Friday, October 12, 2012

Masterpiece | Upstairs Downstairs, Season 2: A Scene from Episode 2

Watch a scene from Upstairs Downstairs, Season 2, episode 2, before it airs on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 9pm ET. (Check local listings.)

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POV | Sun Kissed: Remembering the Long Walk

Harry C. Myers explains the significance of creating the Long Walk National Historic Trail and importance of remembering this episode in Navajo history.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

History Detectives | Early Transistor Radio

Joe Bidwell still remembers buying his first Motorola transistor radio in 1959 and the freedom he felt listening to music with a radio he could fit in his pocket. Now Joe owns a Regency TR-1, the first transistor radio model made in 1954. His has a serial number of 2067, which Joe thinks seems very low. Joe asks Tukufu Zuberi to find out whether he has one of the first transistor radios ever mad

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Saving the Ocean | Swordfish, Part 1 - Preview

In a two-part special, Carl Safina goes to sea with some of the last remaining swordfish harpooners to experience firsthand one of the world's most sustainable fisheries and to find out why swordfish are the world's best big-fish comeback story.

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PBS KIDS Previews | CURIOUS GEORGE: Meets the Press

Curious George meets the press

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Secret Life of Scientists | 30 Second Science: Sue Barry

Susan Barry a neurobiologist and professor at Mt. Holyoke College. Born with crossed eyes, she only learned to focus them so she could see the world in three dimensions at the age of 48. She says that what she most loves about her work is that it's "optimistic."

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PBS KIDS Previews | Sesame Street: Do the Guacamole

Do the Guacamole with Elmo

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Last night we had 2 sold-out s...

Last night we had 2 sold-out screenings and Q&As of Ken Burns (PBS) THE DUST BOWL, with Ken, writer/producer Dayton Duncan and producer Julie Dunfey at Red River Theatres -- excellent evening! We're looking forward to his upcoming films, too -- on The Roosevelts, Jackie Robinson, Vietnam,and country music.

Last night we had 2 sold-out s...

Last night we had 2 sold-out screenings and Q&As of Ken Burns (PBS) THE DUST BOWL, with Ken, writer/producer Dayton Duncan and producer Julie Dunfey at Red River Theatres -- excellent evening! We're looking forward to his upcoming films, too -- on The Roosevelts, Jackie Robinson, Vietnam,and country music.

PBS KIDS Previews | Martha Speaks: Night of the Phantom Scarecrow

Night of the Phantom Scarecrow

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PBS NewsHour | Science of Superheroes

NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan talks to physics professor Jim Kakalios about how superheroes occasionally get their physics correct. Kakalios was the science consultant for The Amazing Spider-Man film released July 2012.

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POV | Sun Kissed: Protecting Homes from UV Rays

Michelle Evans Milota, Executive Director of the XP Family Support Group, travels to a house on the Navajo reservation to help a family protect their home from UV rays which would be extremely harmful to their child who has XP.

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NOVA | Secrets of the Viking Sword

A modern-day swordsmith reverse engineers the ultimate weapon of the Middle Ages - a sword both prized and feared.

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Medal Quest | Two Sisters, One Race

For Tatyana McFadden, London 2012 is her third Paralympics, a chance to add even more medals. For her sister Hannah, 15 years old, it's a first-time experience. Their mother says she's already won gold, having these two remarkable athletes as daughters.

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NOVA scienceNOW | What Makes Us Human?

Find out if you're part Neanderthal, about the evolution of laughter, what language may owe to tool-making, and more.

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History Detectives | Our Colored Heroes

The roles are switched for an investigation of a WW1-era poster owned by Tukufu Zuberi. Titled Our Colored Heroes, text on the poster tells an incredible World War I story of bravery in combat by a pair of African American soldiers. Tukufu and fellow host Elyse Luray track down the story, and call on the insight of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer to answer Tukufu's question.

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PBS NewsHour | Pakastanis Protest in Support of Yousafzai

While some Pakastanis protested and military leaders condemned the attack on the teenage activist, many conservative religious figures were conspicuously silent. Judy Woodruff talks to NewsHour special correspondent Saima Mohsin from Islamabad about the way average citizens have stood up in anger against the extremist actions.

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Tavis Smiley | Filmmaker Ava DuVernay

The winner of this year's best director award at the Sundance Film Festival describes her new feature, Middle of Nowhere.

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PBS NewsHour | As Goes Jefferson County so Goes Colo.? Candidates Make Case

Jefferson County, Colo., is comprised of one-third Democrats, one-third Republicans, and those who have yet to decide whether they will vote for Mitt Romney or President Obama. As one of the most populous purple counties in Colorado, both candidates have become repeat visitors, hoping to swing some votes. Gwen Ifill reports.

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PBS NewsHour | Pakistan Expresses Its Anger Over Attack on Teen Activist

Pakistani teen Malala Yousufzai first gained international attention for her blog advocating for girls' education. This week a gunmen allegedly associated with the Taliban shot Yousufzai in the head and neck, and the group vowed to try to kill her again if they failed at first. Judy Woodruff reports on the global condemnation.

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PBS NewsHour | Report Depicts Lance Armstrong as Ring Leader of Doping Ring

In a report by the USADA, cyclist Lance Armstrong is characterized as leader of a sophisticated team doping operation. The first established paper trail documenting allegations and evidence against him includes testimony of teammates and big payments made by wire. Ray Suarez talks to Bill Strickland of Bicycling magazine.

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PBS NewsHour | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tonight on the program, we examine the Supreme Court's hearings on the use of affirmative action in education. Also: hearings on the attacks in Libya last month, a town in Colorado could hold the key to winning the state in November, Pakistan rallies behind a teenage activist who survived a murder attempt by the Taliban, and a report says cyclist Lance Armstrong was the head of a doping ring.

PBS NewsHour | Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | Supreme Court Hears Affirmative Action Challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court took up a case on whether race should be considered in college applications. Gwen Ifill talks to National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle who explains the arguments. Ray Suarez talks to NAACP's Debo Adegbile and the Century Foundation's Richard Kahlenberg about potential implications for public institutions.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Polls Show President Obama Narrowly Leads in Ohio

In other news Wednesday, new polls show that President Obama still leads in Ohio. Following the first presidential debate, the gap between the two candidates narrowed, energizing both campaigns' efforts to win over the last undecided voters before Election Day.

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PBS NewsHour | Congress Probes Security Failures in Libya

The House Oversight Committee began its examination of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Testimony was given by officials from the State Department and former members of the security team in Libya about the security situation in Benghazi. Judy Woodruff reports.

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Idea Channel | Can Dungeons & Dragons Make You Confident & Successful?

There are some deeply ingrained stereotypes about Dungeons & Dragons, and those stereotypes usually begin and end with people shouting "NERD!!!" But the reality of the D&D; universe is a whole lot more complex. Rather than being an escape from reality, D&D; is actually a way to enhance some important real life skills, including problem solving, visualization, interaction, organization, and others.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | None of the Above: Panel Discussion

Watch video excerpts of an October 9, 2012 panel discussion at the National Press Club hosted by Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly about the political implications of the rising number of "nones," those who say they are not affiliated with any particular religion.

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PBS Presents | PBS Wins 33 Emmys

PBS congratulates its producers, who claimed a total of 33 Emmy Awards this year.

PBS Presents | PBS Wins 33 Emmys
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History Detectives | Valley Forge Map

The Newport Historical Society discovered a faded, hand drawn map of Valley Forge among the papers of John Austin Stevens, who founded the Sons of the Revolution in 1876 to preserve the history of the Revolutionary War. John Austin Stevens' grandfather served in the Revolutionary War. Did General Washington hold this map in his hands during the critical winter at Valley Forge?

History Detectives | Valley Forge Map
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PBS NewsHour | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tonight on the program, former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky received a sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison after being convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse. Also: U.S. House Committee charges two Chinese telecom companies of being a security risk, messages on the campaign trail as Romney takes poll leads, green roofs keep Chicago cooler, and Mexico's war on drug cartel leaders.

PBS NewsHour | Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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Independent Lens | Is the American Dream Out of Reach?

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream is a film about the invisible wall that America's richest citizens have erected around themselves. In roughly the last 40 years, the establishment of that wall - politically and economically - has resulted in a United States in which the divide between the richest and poorest is at its greatest in modern history.

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PBS NewsHour | Poet Sharon Olds Reads From Her Book 'Stag's Leap'

Sharon Olds is one of the country's best-selling poets. We recently visited her in New Hampshire where she read from her most recent book, "Stag's Leap."

PBS NewsHour | Poet Sharon Olds Reads From Her Book
PBS NewsHour | Poet Sharon Olds Reads From Her Book 'Stag's Leap'

PBS NewsHour | Urban Designer on Making Greener Cities

Urban designer Peter Calthorpe says there is one simple thing cities can do to cool down every summer: plant trees. NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Calthorpe at the Aspen Environment Forum this summer about how cities need to have more vegetation and fewer cars in order to adapt to a changing climate.

PBS NewsHour | Urban Designer on Making Greener Cities
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PBS NewsHour | Extended Interview: Salman Rushdie

More of Jeffrey Brown's interview with Salman Rushdie, author of "Joseph Anton: A Memoir."

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FRONTLINE | La Alternativa 2012

Un viaje a los lugares, personas y momentos decisivos en la formación de los dos hombres que compiten por la presidencia. Cientos de horas de investigación y decenas de entrevistas revelan nuevos ideas y detalles sobre los dos candidatos - y nuestra decisión este noviembre.

FRONTLINE | La Alternativa 2012
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PBS NewsHour | Targeting Cartel Leaders Is Key to Mexico's Drug War Offense

For Mexican President Felipe Calderon, the fall of Herbito Lazcano is part of a larger strategy to injure drug cartels' operations by targeting their leaders. Judy Woodruff talks to Reuters News Agency's Simon Gardner for more on how this success plays into the larger goals for curbing drug-related violence in Mexico.

PBS NewsHour | Targeting Cartel Leaders Is Key to Mexico
PBS NewsHour | Targeting Cartel Leaders Is Key to Mexico's Drug War Offense

PBS NewsHour | Chicago Fights Extreme Urban Heat With Greener Ideas

One of Chicago's most beautiful and hidden gardens is located on top of City Hall, part of an effort to 'green' roofs in order fight rising temperatures. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the actions the city of Chicago is taking to mitigate climate change in an urban landscape.

PBS NewsHour | Chicago Fights Extreme Urban Heat With Greener Ideas
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PBS NewsHour | Chinese Tech Companies in U.S. Potentially Stealing, Spying

Two of the largest telecom companies in the world are looking to expand to the U.S. market. But the House Intelligence Committee has charged that Huawei and ZTE have ties to the Chinese government and run a potential cyber-security risk, recommending their products and services should be avoided. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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PBS NewsHour | Opposing Views on Congress' Claims Huawei Technologies

Jeffrey Brown discusses the House Intelligence Committee's report with Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., which suggests Chinese telecoms pose a national security threat. Then Brown talks to Huawei Technologies spokesman William Plummer who refutes any claims of an inappropriate relationship between Huawei and China's government.

PBS NewsHour | Opposing Views on Congress
PBS NewsHour | Opposing Views on Congress' Claims Huawei Technologies

PBS NewsHour | Jerry Sandusky Receives 30 to 60 Years Behind Bars

Three months after being convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse, former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appeared in court to receive a sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison. Judy Woodruff talks with The Associated Press' Mark Scolforo for more on the reactions from Sandusky and his victims after the sentence was read.

PBS NewsHour | Jerry Sandusky Receives 30 to 60 Years Behind Bars
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Tavis Smiley | Personal tech writer David Pogue

The award-winning technology writer talks about his new role as host of PBS' acclaimed science magazine series, NOVA scienceNOW.

Tavis Smiley | Personal tech writer David Pogue
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PBS NewsHour | Romney Cuts into Obama's Lead, Both Vie for Swing States

After the first presidential debate the tides were turned for Mitt Romney, who had been trailing President Obama. In almost every post-debate poll Romney is now statistically tied or leading President Obama. Gwen Ifill reports on the candidates' messages on campaign trail post-debate, especially in swing states.

PBS NewsHour | Romney Cuts into Obama
PBS NewsHour | Romney Cuts into Obama's Lead, Both Vie for Swing States

FRONTLINE | The Choice 2012

A journey into the places, people, and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. Hundreds of hours of research and dozens of original interviews reveal new details and fresh insights about the two candidates - and our choice this November.

FRONTLINE | The Choice 2012
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Ken Burns (PBS) will be at Red...

Ken Burns (PBS) will be at Red River Theatres tonight for 2 screenings of THE DUST BOWL (sorry, we're sold out!)! Meanwhile, read his thoughtful op/ed for USA Today about the value of PBS, including a conversation he had with Ronald Reagan about public/private partnerships.


Ken Burns: Romney's war on public TV is a loss for USA
www.usatoday.com
The businessman presidential candidate knows the price of things, but he clearly doesn't know their value.

Ken Burns (PBS) will be at Red...

Ken Burns (PBS) will be at Red River Theatres tonight for 2 screenings of THE DUST BOWL (sorry, we're sold out!)! Meanwhile, read his thoughtful op/ed for USA Today about the value of PBS, including a conversation he had with Ronald Reagan about public/private partnerships.


Ken Burns: Romney's war on public TV is a loss for USA
www.usatoday.com
The businessman presidential candidate knows the price of things, but he clearly doesn't know their value.

PBS NewsHour | China's Economic Slowdown Felt By Its Young Generation

As China's GDP growth slows, its young generation feels its effects the most. Raised in a time of unprecedented prosperity, the youth population now faces record competition for skilled jobs and a housing market where ballooning prices makes it harder for them to buy homes.

PBS NewsHour | China
PBS NewsHour | China's Economic Slowdown Felt By Its Young Generation