Saturday, December 15, 2012

Great Performances | Paul Simon's Graceland Journey Preview

An epic journey following Paul Simon back to South Africa, where, decades earlier, he created his seminal album Graceland. The film includes revealing interviews with Simon and such musical legends as Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney and David Byrne. "Paul Simon's Graceland Journey" airs January 4, 2013 on PBS. (Check local listings).

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Great Performances | Paul Simon's Graceland Journey Preview

Need To Know | 12/14/2012: Family Rewards

Need to Know travels to Memphis, Tennessee to cover the Family Rewards Program - an initiative that aims to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty by offering cash incentives. The program rewards low-income families with cash payments for good attendance, good grades, steady employment, and going to the doctor and dentist.

Need To Know | 12/14/2012: Family Rewards
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Need To Know | Katori Hall on Martin Luther King Jr. and Memphis

Playwright Katori Hall ("The Mountaintop") talks about the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis. The city was the site of King's last speech and a famous outcry to begin a "War on Poverty."

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PBS NewsHour | How to Protect Against Mobile Apps That Gather Kids' Data

Investigations are underway to see if companies that make apps are violating the privacy rights of kids by collecting personal data and sharing it with advertisers. Ray Suarez talks to Jessica Rich of the Federal Trade Commission and the Association for Competitive Technology's Morgan Reed on how to ensure privacy for children.

PBS NewsHour | How to Protect Against Mobile Apps That Gather Kids
PBS NewsHour | How to Protect Against Mobile Apps That Gather Kids' Data

PBS NewsHour | Lawmakers Consider Cutting Tax Deductions to Cut Deficit

While tax breaks are popular, their future may be limited. Congressional leaders are deliberating on how they can increase revenue in order to bring down the deficit, and deductions may be on the chopping block. Paul Solman explores write-offs for charitable donations, mortgage interest and state and local taxes.

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PBS NewsHour | Offering Protection for Kids in the Wake of Shooting

How can parents and schools keep kids safe, and how can they reassure them when tragedies occur? Judy Woodruff speaks with a panel of experts, including Stephen Brock of California State University, Dewey Cornell of University of Virginia and Mo Canady of the National Association of School Resource Officials.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: US Contributes Troops, Missiles for Turkey

In other news Friday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the U.S. will send patriot missiles and 400 U.S. troops to Turkey. American soldiers will be part of a larger NATO force meant to protect Turkey from possible Syrian missile attacks.

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PBS NewsHour | Janet Napolitano Discusses Immigration Agenda

President Obama and Congress have stated immigration reform will be a top priority in the president's second term. Ray Suarez speaks with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano about border security, comprehensive immigration reform and the role of Homeland Security to shape political agenda and legislation in Congress.

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PBS NewsHour | How Tragic Events Unfolded at Sandy Hook in Connecticut

Half an hour after classes began at Sandy Hook Elementary School, police received 911 calls alerting them that a gunman had entered the school and opened fire. Ray Suarez reports on how the day unfolded and Margaret Warner talks to WSHU public radio reporter Craig LeMoult from Newtown, Conn., for the latest confirmed details.

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PBS NewsHour | Supporters, Opponents of Morsi at Rallies Before Referendum

Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi's government -- primarily political Islamists -- and opponents, primarily secular liberals and religious minorities -- staged rival rallies in Cairo to express diverging opinions on a proposed constitution draft. Ray Suarez reports on faction-driven violence that has gotten out of control.

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PBS NewsHour | Rep. Allyson Schwartz Discusses Budget Options

Socially liberal and fiscally conservative, Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Penn., leads the centrist New Democratic Coalition, serving as a go-between between House leaders and moderate lawmakers. Gwen Ifill talks to the congresswoman for an update on budget negotiations and finding a solution before Christmas.

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PBS NewsHour | Shields and Brooks on Gun Control Policy, Susan Rice

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Judy Woodruff about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School and ways to approach gun control reform, as well as Susan Rice's decision not to pursue the nomination for Secretary of State and the state of the 'fiscal cliff' conversations.

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Tavis Smiley | Dr. Linda Bradley

Our Road to Health series continues with the internationally recognized surgeon and a look at efforts to empower women toward a more pro-active healthcare approach.

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Washington Week | Conn. School Shooting, Susan Rice Yields and Fiscal Cliff

Gun control debate is again at the forefront after a tragic Conn. school shooting. Amidst continued fiscal cliff talks, Susan Rice chooses not to pursue the Secretary of State nomination. Plus, the U.S. recognizes the Syrian opposition. Joining Gwen: Reid Wilson, National Journal Hotline; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; David Sanger, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News.

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PBS NewsHour | Art, China and Censorship According to Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei has spent his career creating art with a direct social and political message. His photos, sculptures and installations highlight issues like Chinese censorship and corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on Ai's artistic career and "According to What?," an exhibition of his work at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Christmas Gift Giving

More and more churches are urging "alternative" Christmas giving. "Christmas is about Jesus' birth and honoring Jesus with the priorities that Jesus would have in the world, especially amongst marginalized people. But what we've done is made it more about us," says Rev. Mike Slaughter.

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PBS NewsHour | President Obama Mourns School Massacre

A gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and opened fire, killing at least 27, among whom 20 were children. In a press conference at the White House, President Obama spoke emotionally of the nation's sorrow for the many victims of the deadly shooting and their families.

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American Masters | Joffrey: Film Excerpt - Parade

The Joffrey's revival of Leonide Massine's 'Parade'.

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PBS NewsHour | In His Own Words: Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, arguably one of the most well known artists and dissidents in the world, told the PBS NewsHour that he will "never be optimistic" about the new Chinese leadership announced in November.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

PBS NewsHour | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tonight on the program, we examine Michigan enacting 'Right-to-Work' laws and what it means for labor unions. Also: Egyptian military reaches out in an attempt for reconciliation, Rep. Allyson Schwartz give an update on budget negotiations, HSBC settles its lawsuit on money laundering, Ai Weiwei's art comments on China's censorship, and protecting kids' privacy against apps.

PBS NewsHour | Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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American Masters | Joffrey: Film Excerpt - Astarte

Astarte, choreographed by Robert Joffrey, was the first live, multi-media ballet.

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Need To Know | Interview: Linda Gibbs

Anchor Ray Suarez interviews Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor in New York, where Michael Bloomberg is a major backer of the "Family Rewards" program. Gibbs talks about how changing behavior may help lift young people out of poverty.

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PBS NewsHour | Egypt Military Calls for Dialogue Between Polarized Groups

Facing heightened tensions between pro- and anti-Morsi supporters in Cairo, the Egyptian military called for unity talks before a draft constitution goes to national referendum. Ray Suarez talks to Financial Times' Borzou Daragahi about unprecedented polarization between rival groups that have different ideas for Egypt's future.

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Great Performances | L'Elisir d'Amore: Act II love duet

Anna Netrebko as Adina and Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino perform the Act II love duet in L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love). Gaetano Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore airs Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

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Great Performances | L'Elisir d'Amore: "Una Furtiva Lagrima"

Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino performs "Una Furtiva Lagrima" from L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love). Gaetano Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore airs Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

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PBS NewsHour | 'Right-to-Work' Law in Michigan Points to Weak Labor Union

What will the passage of 'right to work' laws in Michigan mean for unions in what had once been a stronghold for organized labor? Judy Woodruff talks to Forbes.com contributor Micheline Maynard in Ann Arbor and Bill Ballenger of Inside Michigan Politics, who explain why unions' political power has weakened.

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Need To Know | Linda Gibbs Web Extra

Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor of New York talks about the importance of financial education in creating a path out of poverty.

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Live From Lincoln Center | Gerald Finley & Marcello Giordani perform "Pearl Fishers"

Bizet's "Les Pecheurs de Perles" gets a rousing interpretation from two of opera's leading lights, Marcello Giordani and Gerald Finley.

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Live From Lincoln Center | Audra McDonald, Host of "Live From Lincoln Center"

Audra McDonald has performed on every stage of Lincoln Center. Here she describes what this performing arts center so special to her.

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Live From Lincoln Center | Erwin Schrott performs "Rojo Tango"

Erwin Schrott brings a little of Argentinian flavor to the festivities of the Richard Tucker Opera Gala, performing the title number from his hit CD "Rojo Tango."

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Live From Lincoln Center | Olga Borodina & Dmitri Hvorostovsky sing "The Tsar's Bride"

Old friends Olga Borodina and Dmitri Hvorostovsky reunite to perform a dramatic scene from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "The Tsar's Bride."

Live From Lincoln Center | Olga Borodina & Dmitri Hvorostovsky sing "The Tsar

Live From Lincoln Center | Introducing Ailyn Pérez

Ailyn Pérez is the first Hispanic ever to win the Richard Tucker Award. She is also married to Stephen Costello, who won the award in 2009 - the first time a husband and wife have shared this honor. We meet this opera power-couple and learn what lies behind the shimmering voice showcased December 13, 2012 on "Live From Lincoln Center."

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Finding Your Roots | Education | Facing Muslim Stereotypes after 9/11

Sheikh Yasir Qadhi describes hatred and stereotypes encountered after September 11, 2001.

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Live From Lincoln Center | Quinn Kelsey performs Giordano's "Andrea Chenier"

Hawaiian-born Quinn Kelsey tells Audra McDonald how this aria from "Andrea Chenier" was the first piece he ever trained for, and delivers a passionate rendition of "Nemico della patria."

Live From Lincoln Center | Quinn Kelsey performs Giordano
Live From Lincoln Center | Quinn Kelsey performs Giordano's "Andrea Chenier"

Live From Lincoln Center | Tara Erraught performs Rossini's "Barber of Seville"

Irish diva makes her New York debut at the 2012 Richard Tucker Opera Gala, performing a number from Giaochino Rossini's "Il barbiere di Siviglia."

Live From Lincoln Center | Tara Erraught performs Rossini
Live From Lincoln Center | Tara Erraught performs Rossini's "Barber of Seville"

Antiques Roadshow | Orlando, FL (Hour 2) - Preview

A circa 1835 Regency-style etagere; an animator's plaster model of Geppetto, created for the Disney movie Pinocchio in 1940; and a painting by Fern Coppedge, of the renowned early 20th-century Pennsylvania Impressionist school. 12/24/2012

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Live From Lincoln Center | 2012 Richard Tucker Opera Gala

Olga Borodina, Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and opera's leading lights come out to perform passion-filled moments from "La Traviata," "The Barber of Seville," and other opera favorites. And a new star, soprano Ailyn Pérez, is crowned this year's winner of the prestigious Richard Tucker Award. We'll meet Ailyn and share intimate moments with the artists.

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Tavis Smiley | Musician Jakob Dylan

The singer-songwriter discusses his return to the Grammy-winning band, the Wallflowers, with the new disc, 'Glad All Over'-the group's first album in seven years.

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Downton Abbey 3 Tea Screening

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Downton Abbey 3 Tea Screening

Guests enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea and an intriguing preview screening of Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 3 at the NHPTV Broadcast Center on December 11, 2012. (Photos by Schuyler Scribner & Adam Goodine)

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Downton Abbey 3 Tea Screening

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Downton Abbey 3 Tea Screening

Guests enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea and an intriguing preview screening of Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 3 at the NHPTV Broadcast Center on December 11, 2012. (Photos by Schuyler Scribner & Adam Goodine)

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Downton Abbey 3 Tea Screening

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Downton Abbey 3 Tea Screening

Guests enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea and an intriguing preview screening of Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 3 at the NHPTV Broadcast Center on December 11, 2012. (Photos by Schuyler Scribner & Adam Goodine)

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