Saturday, December 22, 2012

Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Haviland Sandoz Tea Set, ca. 1920

Check out David Lackey's appraisal of a Haviland Sandoz tea set, ca. 1920, in ROADSHOW's Special: Greatest Gifts.

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American Experience | Who is Angelina Grimke?

The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family in Charleston, South Carolina, Angelina Grimke believed that slavery was a sin and a stain on the nation. In 1829, she moved north to Philadelphia and became a leader in the abolitionist movement.

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PBS NewsHour | Student Reporting Labs React to Newtown

As young people across the country began to mourn and process the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the NewsHour asked students from the 45 schools participating in its Student Reporting Labs to talk with their classmates about their initial reactions. Here are some of their stories.

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: 1990 Wayne Thiebaud Pen & Ink Drawing

Check out Todd Weyman's appraisal of a 1990 Wayne Thiebaud pen & ink drawing, in ROADSHOW's Special: Greatest Gifts.

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PBS NewsHour | Remaking of Foreign Policy Team: Kerry Up for Sec. of State

President Obama nominated Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. The announcement came after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name after some political contention. Jeffrey Brown discusses the upcoming Cabinet changes with journalist James Mann and The Washington Post's David Ignatius.

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PBS NewsHour | Sec. Duncan on Finding Community Solutions to Gun Violence

A special PBS broadcast called "After Newtown" will air Friday at 8 p.m. ET, continuing a national dialogue about the issues raised by the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. As part of the collaboration, Gwen Ifill spoke with Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Here is the broadcasted excerpt of their conversation.

PBS NewsHour | Sec. Duncan on Finding Community Solutions to Gun Violence
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PBS NewsHour | Congress Goes Home After House GOP Spurns Boehner's Plan

Congress broke for Christmas after conservative House Republicans spurned Speaker John Boehner's so-called "Plan B" budget deal. Boeher's plan would have raised tax rates for households making more than $1 million. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on efforts to resolve the fiscal crisis before the new year.

PBS NewsHour | Congress Goes Home After House GOP Spurns Boehner
PBS NewsHour | Congress Goes Home After House GOP Spurns Boehner's Plan

PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Opponents Clash in Alexandria

In other news Friday, the streets of Egypt's Alexandria were filled with clashing Islamists and their opponents. It was the eve of a final-round vote on a draft constitution that's backed by Islamists and President Mohammed Morsi. Also, North Korea has detained an American citizen and says he confessed to unspecified crimes.

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PBS NewsHour | NRA Rejects Calls for New Gun Laws, Advocates Armed Guards

Since the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the NRA has been the subject of criticism, but its leaders hadn't made any public statement. The group broke its silence in Washington when NRA leader Wayne LaPierre reacted to the attack. Ray Suarez gets a response to the NRA's address from Mark Glaze of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

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PBS NewsHour | Friday, December 21, 2012

Tonight on the program, we examine President Obama's nomination of Sen. John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Also: we analyze the NRA's press conference, Congress goes home for Christmas after the House rejects Plan B, Shields and Gerson analyze the week's top news, Arne Duncan talks community ways to end gun violence, and students respond to the Newton, Conn. shooting.

PBS NewsHour | Friday, December 21, 2012
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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: 1937 Clyfford Still Oil Painting

Watch Alasdair Nichol's appraisal of a 1937 Clyfford Still oil painting, in ROADSHOW's Special: Greatest Gifts.

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American Experience | Who is Frederick Douglass?

After escaping slavery from Baltimore, Frederick Douglass headed north and joined the abolitionist movement. He became one of the most well-known and eloquent orators of the 19th century.

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PBS NewsHour | Shields and Gerson on Cabinet Noms, Gun Laws, John Boehner

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the week's top political news with Judy Woodruff, including the president's second-string Secretary of State John Kerry, House Speaker John Boehner's fledgling following and the NRA press conference.

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FRONTLINE | The Untouchables Preview

Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to America's financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

PBS NewsHour | Extended Interview: Poet Christian Wiman

More of Jeffrey Brown's conversation with Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine.

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PBS NewsHour | What Immigrants Can Teach the Rest of America

Journalist Claudia Kolker talks with Ray Suarez about her recent book, "The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness and Hope."

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American Experience | Historians on "The Abolitionists"

Historians John Stauffer and Lois Brown talk about the value of the abolitionists' story. See Stauffer and Brown in "The Abolitionists", premiering January 8, 2013 at 9/8c on PBS.

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MotorWeek | 2013 BMW M5 & 2013 Tesla Model S

In this episode, BMW unleashes a highly civilized M5, then it's the Tesla Model S. Plus, first driving impressions of the SRT Viper and long-term updates on the Mazda CX-5 And the Nissan Leaf. Also, how bad internet advice can harm your vehicle, and a look at the evolving EV infrastructure.

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PBS NewsHour | Greek Poet Titos Patrikios Reads 'Molyvos'

Greek poet Titos Patrikios reads "Molyvos."

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American Experience | Silicon Valley Preview

Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future, launching the world into the Information Age.

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PBS NewsHour | Greek Poet Titos Patrikios Reads 'Lionsgate'

Greek poet Titos Patrikios reads "Lionsgate."

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Tavis Smiley | Actor Damian Lewis: December 20th, 2012

The British actor reflects on portraying American history in 'Band of Brothers' and weighs in on President Obama's comment on Lewis' latest star vehicle, Showtime's Peabody Award-winning drama series 'Homeland.'

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American Experience | Who is John Brown?

While most abolitionists believed in the strategy of moral suasion, John Brown's belief that slavery was evil led him to martyr himself for the cause of abolition. His actions rallied Northern support and, in many ways, provoked the oncoming of the Civil War.

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Antiques Roadshow | Season 17 Sneak Preview

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW executive producer Marsha Bemko shares a few of her favorite stories from Season 17. Take an early look at treasures from the upcoming season including a rare violin found in a dumpster and a Revolutionary War cartridge box. Season 17 begins on January 7, 2013 at 8/7C.

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Masterpiece | Downton Abbey: Cast Members on Social Media

Cast members from MASTERPIECE's Downton Abbey talk about social media and how they use it (or don't!)

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PBS NewsHour | Poet A.E. Stallings Reads 'On a Greek Proverb'

Poet A.E. Stallings reads "On a Greek Proverb."

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American Experience | Who is Harriet Beecher Stowe?

After the loss of her young son in 1849, Harriet Beecher Stowe empathized with the enslaved mothers whose children were taken away from them, inspiring her to write "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Published in 1852, the book became an international bestseller, exposing thousands to the cruelties of the "peculiar institution" of slavery.

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Mughal Indian Reversible Necklace, ca. 1900

Check out Peter J. Shemonsky's appraisal of a Mughal Indian reversible necklace, ca. 1900, in ROADSHOW's Special: Greatest Gifts.

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American Experience | Who is William Lloyd Garrison?

After moving from his hometown of Newburyport, Massachusetts, to Boston, William Lloyd Garrison set out to persuade the American public that slavery was wrong. In 1831, with the help of the black community, he founded what would become the most influential abolitionist publication, "The Liberator." He continued to publish this newspaper until 1854 with the ratification of the 13th amendment.

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American Experience | Garrison Introduces Douglass

William Lloyd Garrison speaks to a crowd of abolitionists in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He introduces the self-emancipated Frederick Douglass, soon leading to a powerful partnership with a common cause -- immediate abolition of slavery.

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Tavis Smiley | Actor John Slattery: Decemebr 20th, 2012

The Emmy-nominated actor discusses the the evolution of the depiction of women on 'Mad Men' and life before fame from the award-winning series.

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Secret Life of Scientists | 30 Second Science: Robert Lynch

Robert Lynch is currently completing his doctorate in Evolutionary Biology at Rutgers University. One of his main areas of study is the evolutionary utility of laughter, i.e. why laughter is so important to the human species. Robert doesn't just talk and write about laughter; he also creates it as a stand-up comedian in New York City comedy clubs.

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PBS NewsHour | Understanding Why Delivering Aid Can Be a Dangerous Endeavor

While aid groups operate with apolitical, humanitarian intentions, workers trying to bring relief in the middle of conflicts often find themselves in danger. Ray Suarez talks to Joel Charny of InterAction about the recent deaths of health workers trying to eradicate polio in Pakistan and the "erosion of safety" for aid groups.

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PBS NewsHour | House GOP Opt for 'Plan B': Little Chance of Agreement

Prospects for a budget agreement before Christmas looked slim as the House moved towards a vote on Speaker John Boehner's plan for limiting tax increases by raising rates only for those making more than $1 million. Jeffrey Brown talks to Norman Ornstein of American Enterprise Institute and political editor Christina Bellantoni.

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PBS NewsHour | Sen.-Elect Heidi Heitkamp on Gun Control, Keystone Pipeline

Former North Dakota attorney general and the first female in that state elected to the Senate, Democratic Sen.-elect Heidi Heitkamp talks to Jeffrey Brown about how she might react as a legislator to the violent events in Newtown, Conn., her support for the Keystone Pipeline and what's ahead for budget negotiations in Congress.

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PBS NewsHour | Benghazi Hearings Focus on Painful Lessons, Party Politics

Congress heard testimony on the "painful lessons" of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi after a report on systemic security failures made by State Department. Kwame Holman reports on the tough questions by Republicans on the early characterizations made by Susan Rice and other members of the administration.

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American Masters | Joffrey: Making Altman's The Company

The Joffrey Ballet's role in director Robert Altman's 2003 ballet film The Company.

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American Masters | Joffrey: Making Altman's The Company

PBS NewsHour | Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tonight on the program, we analyze the House GOP's fiscal cliff 'Plan B' being put to a vote tonight under Speaker John Boehner. Also: polio eradication efforts halted after 9 aid workers were killed in Pakistan, pressing questions and party politics during the Benghazi hearings in the Senate, whether to spend or save this holiday season, and we talk to incoming North Dakota senator Heidi Heitkamp

PBS NewsHour | Thursday, December 20, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Sen. Inouye Lies in State at Capitol Rotunda

In other news Thursday, members of the House and Senate paid final respects to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, who passed away this week. His body lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda, an honor that has been bestowed on just 31 people in history.

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PBS NewsHour | Remembering Robert Bork: Conservative, Supreme Court Nominee

Federal judge and former solicitor general Robert H. Bork died at age 85 of complications from heart disease. A World War II and Korean War veteran, he is best known for his failed nomination for a U.S. Supreme Court and his conviction that judges should interpret the Constitution with the founders' "original intent" in mind.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Obama Urges GOP to be Bipartisan for Fiscal Fix

In other news Wednesday, President Obama said in a press conference that he and John Boehner are close to a budget deal. Mr. Obama said he had offered a compromise to Republicans of raising the tax rate increase threshold to incomes of $400,000 or more.

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PBS NewsHour | 'Tis the Season to Save or Spend? A Holiday Money Conundrum

Is saving money during the holidays smart or Scrooge-ish? Is shopping a way of forging social bonds and expressing your freedom or is it giving in to crass commercialism? Following the lessons of some "economist Christmas carols," economics correspondent Paul Solman weighs the economic and social theories of both sides.

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PBS NewsHour | 'Tis the Season to Save or Spend? A Holiday Money Conundrum

Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Royal Doulton Sung Ware Bowl, ca. 1930

Watch Stuart Slavid's appraisal of a Royal Doulton Sung Ware bowl, ca. 1930, in ROADSHOW's Special: Greatest Gifts.

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PBS NewsHour | Appropriate Security and Preventing Future Attacks Abroad

The State Department was held responsible for the lack of embassy security and accurately measuring risks that led to attacks on U.S. Consulate in Libya. Jeffrey Brown talks to Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., who say what's important is not who is to blame, but how to prevent such attacks in the future.

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PBS NewsHour | President Obama Declares Gun Control a 'Central Issue'

The White House stepped up its response to Sandy Hook by planning to give Congress recommendations prevent mass shootings, from mental health services to gun control laws. Gwen Ifill talks to Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., who is pushing for statewide bans in Illinois on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.

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American Experience | A Eulogy to the Movement

At the death of William Lloyd Garrison in 1879, Frederick Douglass offers a eulogy to the abolitionists and to the movement itself.

American Experience | A Eulogy to the Movement
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Look Back 2012

We discuss the major religion and ethics stories of 2012 with Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne, Religion News Service editor-in-chief Kevin Eckstrom and Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

American Masters | Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance - Preview

Uncover the story of the first quintessentially American dance company, the Joffrey Ballet. 12/28/2012

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American Experience | Fugitive Slave Act

The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 made the hunting down of escaped slaves, even in free states, fully legal. To abolitionists, this represented a huge blow to their efforts. Not only had the federal government endorsed slavery, but it had also committed to preserving the institution indefinitely.

American Experience | Fugitive Slave Act
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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: 1904 Van Briggle Vase & Expo Medal

Check out David Rago's appraisal of a 1904 Van Briggle vase & expo medal, in ROADSHOW's Special: Greatest Gifts.

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