Saturday, October 20, 2012

Masterpiece | Upstairs Downstairs, Season 2: A Scene from Episode 3

Watch a scene from Upstairs Downstairs, Season 2, episode 3, before it airs on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 9pm ET. (Check local listings.)

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The Open Mind | Serious Evil, Serious Injury and Citizens United

First Amendment advocate Floyd Abrams discusses Citizens United.

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Austin City Limits | The Shins "Simple Song"

The Shins return to Austin City Limits, this time with a new band lineup. Here's "Simple Song" from their upcoming October 27th episode. Check your local PBS listings for dates and times.

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The Dust Bowl | Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Follett Texas

Trixie Travis Brown talks about her father moving to Follett, TX.

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American Experience | Two Abolitionists Unite

Abolitionist activists Angelina Grimke and Theodore Weld declared their love for one another and got married in 1838. Both a black and a white minister officiated and mixed-race guests intermingled freely. News of the event caused a stir in Philadelphia.

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Washington Week | Webcast Extra- October 12, 2012

On the Webcast Extra: Both Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan hit the campaign trail the day after the debate. Did their performance have an impact on the election? Also, we compare their style to past vice presidential debates. Plus, the panelists discuss the expectations and predictions for both President Obama and Governor Romney in the second presidential debate next week.

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The Dust Bowl | The Coens Talk About How They Ended Up In The Great Plains

The Coens talk about how they ended up in the southern Great Plains.

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Global Voices | Family Portrait in Black and White

Olga Nenya, from a small Ukrainian town, is raising 16 black orphans in a country of Slavic blue-eyed blondes. The reality of growing up as a bi-racial child in Eastern Europe - a rare and truly visible minority - is not for the faint of heart. These children always have to be on guard against the world that surrounds them.

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PBS NewsHour | Friday, October 19, 2012

Tonight on the program, we examine the aftermath of a car bomb that has inflamed Lebanon-Syria tensions. Also: Campaigns push get-out-the-vote for Hispanics, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair recounts behind-the-scenes information in her book, and Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week's top political stories.

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Washington Week | Webcast Extra | October 19, 2012

In the Webcast Extra: We dissect what is driving the outcome of the election in each battleground state. The panelists discuss the auto bailout's effect in Ohio and unemployment rates in places like Nevada. Plus, is state targeted advertising working? Also, are there any political red herrings on the campaign trail?

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This Old House | AskTOH | Bluestone Patio, Bikes

Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage.

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Washington Week | October 19, 2012

As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for their final debate, the roundtable analyzes the fiesty, second debate, the ever-tightening poll numbers, and the issues that are most important in the countdown to Election Day. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; Amy Walter, ABC News; Charles Babington, Associated Press.

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Tavis Smiley | Actor Michael Chiklis

The Emmy-winning actor talks about his return to the small screen, in the new crime drama series, Vegas.

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American Experience | Douglass and Garrison Meet

In September of 1838, Frederick Douglass traveled to Nantucket to hear the publisher of Boston's "The Liberator" abolitionist newspaper, William Lloyd Garrison, speak. After hearing Douglass tell his story, Garrison realized he had found the man he had been looking for. Garrison approached Douglass with a proposition.

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Austin City Limits | Dr. Dog "Lonesome"

Dr. Dog showcase their latest record Be the Void on Austin City Limits. Here they perform "Lonesome." Episode premieres October 27th. Check local PBS listings.

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Need To Know | Need to Know 10/19/2012

In a special edition of Need to Know, anchor Maria Hinojosa travels to the critical swing state of Florida where one in seven registered voters is Hispanic. The show will examine how both presidential campaigns are courting the Hispanic vote and how those voters are receiving the candidates' messages.

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PBS NewsHour | Campaigns Speak to Hispanics Through Spanish-Language Media

With a tight presidential race, growing Hispanic populations in key swing states -- Colorado, Nevada, Florida and Virginia -- could provide the margin of victory. Ray Suarez reports on the campaigns' efforts, including spanish-language ads, appearances on Univision, and more, to capture Hispanic votes that are up for grabs.

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The Dust Bowl | Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Black Sunday

Trixie Travis Brown Talks About Black Sunday.

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American Experience | The Burning of Pennsylvania Hall

Inside Pennsylvania Hall in 1838, an abolitionist meeting was disrupted when members of an anti-abolitionist mob threw rocks through the windows. The following night, the protestors set fire to the building -- completely destroying Philadelphia's monument to free speech.

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PBS NewsHour | Sheila Bair Takes on Tim Geithner, Gets Tough on Wall Street

Throughout the height of the financial crisis in 2008 and afterward, Sheila Bair was known for being an outspoken regulator willing to confront her peers head-on. Her new book "Bull by the Horns" is an insider account of that turbulent time.Here's more of Judy Woodruff's conversation with Bair about Geithner, the Dodd-Frank law and what President Obama or a President Romney should do if elected.

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The Dust Bowl | Dale Coen Talks About Dust Storms

Dale Coen talks about dust storms.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Father Shay Cullen

He arrived in the Philippines in 1972, inspired by the Second Vatican Council to "get out of the rectory and into the streets" to fight human trafficking.

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Global Voices | Global Elections Project: Rules of the Game

Papua New Guinea is one of the most remote places on Earth--fragmented by tribes and clans that collectively speak 800 different languages. RULES OF THE GAME follows the 2007 elections in which three candidates are vying to be the next governor in a system often plagued with political corruption and violence.

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Need To Know | Need to Know 10/19/2012

Web extra interview with Maria Padilla, the editor of La Prensa, the biggest Spanish language newspaper in Central Florida

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Friday, October 19, 2012

PBS NewsHour | NPR's Debbie Elliott with Florida Voters

NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott chats with voters in central Florida about the deluge of campaign ads hitting their airways.

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PBS NewsHour | NPR's Debbie Elliott with Florida Voters

Antiques Roadshow | Coming Monday, October 29, at 8/7C, Unique Antiques

This pottery pig flask might look like a practical joke waiting to happen, but appraiser Nick Dawes isn't kidding around when he delivers an astonishing appraisal value in this preview from Unique Antiques.

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PBS NewsHour | Political Checklist

Christina Bellantoni chats with Ray Suarez about the effort to rally Hispanic voters to the polls on Nov. 6th.

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Tavis Smiley | Foreign policy expert Phyllis Bennis

The director of the Institute for Policy Studies' New Internationalism Project assesses the impact of foreign policy on the presidential campaign.

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Call the Midwife | The Cast on Working Together

The cast of Call the Midwife share their thoughts on their characters and each other. See why Helen George calls the cast the Spice Girls of midwifery. Call the Midwife airs Sundays, September 30 - November 4, 8/7c.

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Call the Midwife | The Cast on Preparing for Their Roles

Laura Main, who plays Sister Bernadette, and Jessica Raine, who plays Jenny Lee, share how they prepared for their roles. Call the Midwife airs Sundays, September 30 - November 4, 8/7c

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PBS NewsHour | Louise Erdrich Reads From Her Novel 'The Round House'

Louise Erdrich reads from her novel, "The Round House," which was nominate for a National Book Award.

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The Dust Bowl | Photographers of the Dust Bowl

During the Great Depression FDR's administration sought to document the economic crisis. Roosevelt's Farm Security Administration (FSA) was put in charge of the effort, which employed some of the country's most talented photographers.

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PBS NewsHour | Conversation: Louise Erdrich, Author of 'The Round House'

A woman is attacked, a family is altered forever, the only child, a 13-year-old boy, seeks to solve the mystery surrounding the crime. The dramatic outline of the new novel, "The Round House," is further complicated by its setting on a reservation in North Dakota, where tribal law and ways clash with state and federal jurisdictions. "The Round House" has been nominated for National Book Award.

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The Dust Bowl | Arthur Rothstein

Arthur Rothstein was 21 years old when he went to No Man's Land to take pictures for the federal government's Resettlement Administration.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | None of the Above: Political Implications

How will the Democratic Party appeal to religious voters without alienating the rising numbers of religiously unaffiliated voters?

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The Dust Bowl | Robert Boots McCoy Talks About The Southern Great Plains

Robert Boots McCoy talks about the southern Great Plains

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Station of the Year and some f...

Station of the Year and some first place awards last night at the Granite Mikes!

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Yahoo & yippee! We just won #GraniteMike Station of the Year from New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters! Also, 1st place for Saving Songbirds & Willem got a 1st for Windows to the Wild on-air personality!

Station of the Year and some f...

Station of the Year and some first place awards last night at the Granite Mikes!

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Call the Midwife | Episode 3

Jenny is placed on the district nursing roster for a few weeks, to extend her experience of community practice. During her rounds, she attends to Joe, a gentle old soldier, and a friendship forms. At the antenatal clinic, Trixie and Cynthia enroll Winnie as a new patient. In her 40s, Winnie, who thought her days of diapers and babies were long gone, seems upset by her pregnancy.

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POV | Sun Kissed

When a Navajo couple uncovers a hidden link between their children's rare genetic disorder and the American government's conquest of their tribe, their lives are changed forever.

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PBS NewsHour | Female Candidates Seek Rematches with Male Opponents in N.H.

New Hampshire is poised to make history if three women running for national political office all win their bids. Anna Sale of WNYC Radio reports from the Granite State, where unemployment is relatively low and independence is highly valued, about how social issues are playing out in local elections and the presidential race.

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PBS NewsHour | New Collection Listens in on JFK's Secret White House Tapes

A new book, "Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy," shares a treasure trove of the president's secretly-recorded phone calls, meetings and private reflections. Gwen Ifill talks to Ted Widmer, historian and librarian of Brown University, who edited and annotated the tape transcripts.

PBS NewsHour | New Collection Listens in on JFK
PBS NewsHour | New Collection Listens in on JFK's Secret White House Tapes

Saving the Ocean | Swordfish! Part 1

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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Austin City Limits | Behind the Scenes: Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples

Two legends perform the classic "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" on the Austin City Limits stage. Premieres October 20th.

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Tavis Smiley | Comedian-actor D.L. Hughley

The veteran funnyman comments on bringing comedy to social commentary on the world.

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Independent Lens | A Vote on Marriage Equality in New Hampshire

In this video companion piece to the Independent Lens documentary, Love Free or Die, Bishop Gene Robinson -- the first openly gay person to be elected Episcopal Bishop, attends an important event in the New Hampshire Legislature. A vote on Marriage Equality.

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Sound Tracks | "Dirty Money" - Antibalas | QUICK HITS

A fast-paced song for the trying economic times we live in, "Dirty Money" is the signature track from the band's latest album on the Brooklyn-based Daptone label. It's a two-pronged response to the 2008 financial crisis that still looms large around the world and the pressure of living in an oil-based economy.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | None of the Above: Religiously Unaffiliated Interviews

We continue our series on the rise of the religiously unaffiliated with a report from managing editor Kim Lawton on political implications. Watch clips of her interviews with young "nones" in Akron, Ohio about their views on religion and politics.

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