Saturday, May 11, 2013

PBS NewsHour | Boston Marathon Victim on Her Road to Recovery

Roseann Sdoia was waiting for her friend to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon when the second bomb exploded only a few feet away. Sdoia's right leg was badly damaged and had to be amputated above the knee. She talks about her road to rehabilitation with Emily Rooney of WGBH in Boston.

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PBS NewsHour | Cyber ATM Robbers Grab $45 Million Worldwide Within Hours

A network of thieves swiped $45 million dollars from ATMs across the world within a matter of hours. Jeffrey Brown reports on the reach of the global cyber-gang and how they hacked companies to steal prepaid debit card numbers.

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PBS NewsHour | Pakistan Prepares for Historic Vote Amid Threats of Violence

In Pakistan, citizens are enthusiastically preparing to vote in a historic election. But in the lead up to the parliamentary vote, attacks by the Taliban have killed more than 100 people with the promise of suicide bombs on election day. Ray Suarez takes a look at the various candidates and the attitudes of the voters.

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PBS NewsHour | Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tonight on the program, we take a look at the beginning of immigration reform plan discussions in Congress. Also: Ariel Castro in court charged with rape and kidnapping after three Cleveland girls were found after missing almost a decade, continuing testimony in Congress on Benghazi, looking at female genital mutliation culture in Africa, and Marcia Coyle talks her new book on John Roberts' court.

PBS NewsHour | Thursday, May 9, 2013
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TED Talks Education | Sir Ken Robinson

The most-watched speaker on TED.com, Sir Ken Robinson is an author, educator and creativity expert who advocates for diverse a curriculum, local input into education strategies, and moving successful "alternative" education programs into the mainstream. He has lived in Los Angeles with his family for over a decade.

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PBS NewsHour | Shields and Gerson on Immigration Debate, Benghazi Hearings

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the immigration reform bill's first day in Congress, Congressional hearings on the security leading up to the consulate attack in Benghazi and handling of the facts afterwards, as well as Mark Sanford's political victory in South Carolina.

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Jake Shimabukuro: Life On Four Strings | Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

Follow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season. Enjoy dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road and visits to Shimabukuroâ?Ts native Hawaiâ?Ti, where he has risen from local hero to international star.

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PBS NewsHour | International ATM Cyber Hackers Hid 'in Plain Sight'

The global network of thieves who targeted ATMs struck 2,904 machines over 10 hours in New York alone, withdrawing $2.4 million. For more on the attack and the aftermath, Jeffrey Brown talks with Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the eastern district of New York and the federal prosecutor in the heist case.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Carbon Dioxide Level Hits Grim Milestone

In other news Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has reached a level not seen in millions of years. Also, the new skyscraper at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan now stands at its full height. The new structure will be the tallest in the U.S.

PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Carbon Dioxide Level Hits Grim Milestone
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Washington Week | Benghazi Hearings and Syrian Diplomacy

The latest on the House Oversight Committee hearings on Benghazi, the diplomatic dance between the U.S. and Russia over the Syrian civil war, Congress addresses immigration and guns, and African-Americans in 2012 voted at a higher rate than white Americans. At the roundtable: Peter Baker, New York Times; Charles Babington, AP; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; and Jeff Zeleny of ABC News.

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PBS NewsHour | How Is the Garment Industry Working to Improve Conditions?

The garment factory disaster in Bangladesh has raised concern about the conditions of factories abroad. Ray Suarez talks with Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times about consequences for the owner of the factory and Bangladesh's safety standards, as well as what's being done by Western retailers to improve working conditions.

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Washington Week | The IRS Audits the Tea Party, Prince Harry Visits Washington

In the Webcast Extra, our panelists discuss the rise in sexual assaults in the military. Also, the IRS is under fire for auditing conservative tea party groups. Bloombergâ?Ts Jeanne Cummings reports on the Mark Sanfordâ?Ts victory in the South Carolina special election. And ABCâ?Ts Jeff Zeleny reports about Prince Harryâ?Ts visit to Washington.

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PBS NewsHour | Bangladeshi Seamstress Rescued From Factory Rubble

Seventeen days after a Bangladeshi garment factory collapsed and only hours before the remains were to be demolished, rescuers pulled a woman out of the rubble alive. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the miraculous discovery and the news that the disaster has now claimed more than 1,000 lives.

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Foyle's War | All Clear, Part 1

Tension builds in Hastings the first week of May 1945 as people await the official announcement of victory in Europe. Soldiers and others wounded in mind and spirit find returning to peace difficult. Sam searches for a new job. Foyle prepares for retirement. Milner is about to become a father. And murder is just around the corner. Part 1 of 2

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

A support group called Footsteps is providing counsel to those who have chosen to leave the confines of the ultra-Orthodox world in which they were raised.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Samuel Heilman Extended Interview

Watch more of our interview with sociology professor Samuel Heilman about the difficulties of leaving the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

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Need To Know | Echoes of a shooting

PBS Need to Know sat down with survivors of the Simon's Rock shooting, as well as family members of the victims, to learn how a trauma of this magnitude continues to reverberate even two decades later.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Prison Nonviolence Project

"These are safe men. Not only will they not create conflict and violence in your community, they can help resolve it," says Jacques Verduin. His program in San Quentin prison is helping inmates deal with the emotional pain at the root of their criminal behavior.

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American Experience | Mel Brooks: Make a Noise - Preview

Laugh along as comedy giant Mel Brooks shares stories about his personal life and career. 5/20/2013

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Health Link | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Recent data suggests that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is skyrocketing in the US. Approximately 11% of kids have been diagnosed with the disorder and 2/3 of them are being treated with medications. Examine whatâ?Ts behind the increase and what parents need to know about ADHD from diagnosis to treatment. Plus a look at another childhood disorder with symptoms that resemble ADHD.

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POV | The Law in These Parts - Trailer

Acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz has pulled off a tour-de-force examination of the system of military administration used by Israel since the Six Day War of 1967 - featuring the system's leading creators. In a series of thoughtful and candid interviews, Israeli judges, prosecutors and legal advisers paint a complex picture of the Middle East conflict.

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PBS NewsHour | Scene From 'Other Desert Cities' at Arena Stage

A scene from the Arena Stage production of Jon Robin Baitz's play "Other Desert Cities." Daughter Brooke (Emily Donahoe) confronts her mother Polly (Helen Carey) and father Lyman (Larry Bryggman) about her memoir as they warn her about the pain she may cause for all.

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POV | 5 Broken Cameras - Trailer

Nominated for an Oscar®, '5 Broken Cameras' is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bilâ?Tin, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. The filmmakers follow one familyâ?Ts evolution over five years, witnessing a childâ?Ts growth into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him. The film is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production.

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Flicks | The directors and star of "Kon Tiki"

The directors and star of the most expensive film in Norway's history talk with Patrick Stoner about the classic tale of Thor Heyerdahl's "Kon Tiki".

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PBS NewsHour | Conversation: Jon Robin Baitz's 'Other Desert Cities'

After a Broadway run, "Other Desert Cities" has been produced in several major theaters around the county. Jeffrey Brown talks to playwright Jon Robin Baitz about his play, a family drama that take its characters and audience to strange and dark places with a lot of humor along the way.

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On Canvas | Ed Kowalczyk

Since leaving his role as former lead singer and main songwriter of the band "Live", penning such hits as "I Alone" and "Lightning Crashes", Kowalczyk has enjoyed a successful solo career. His vocal delivery and visceral lyrics communicate an energy of a full band. In this episode, Kowalczyk keeps the intensity of rock alive with an acoustic approach on this "I Alone" world tour.

On Canvas | Ed Kowalczyk
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TED Talks Education | Angela Duckworth: What Is Grit?

What's the best predictor of success in a person's life, including when it comes to goals in education? "Grit," says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth. What is grit? Find out in her TED Talk, in which Duckworth explains that grit is a better indicator of personal success than IQ, family income and other factors.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

PBS KIDS Previews | Curious George: Mother's Day Surprise

Mother's Day Surprise

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POV | Ping Pong - Trailer

Championships in China's Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold. Inge, 89, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. 'Ping Pong' is a wonderfully unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love and sheer human tenacity.

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PBS KIDS Previews | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Playdate Week with Daniel!

Starting May 20, it's Playdate Week with Daniel Tiger!

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Tavis Smiley | Musician John Densmore

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer shares the backstory of his book, "The Doors Unhinged," which chronicles his fight to defend the bandâ?Ts legacy.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Boston Police Commissioner Testifies to Congress

In other news Thursday, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis testified before Congress, saying the FBI never passed along Russian warnings about Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Also, another fire broke out in a Bangladeshi garment factory in Dhaka, killing eight people.

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PBS NewsHour | Immigration Reform Plan Debuts with Emphasis on Flexibility

The comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform plan survived its first day in Congress. Judy Woodruff reports on the battles and revisions underway Jeffrey Brown talks to Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown and Brian Bennett of the Los Angeles Times about whether the bipartisan gang of eight can bring undecided Republicans on board.

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PBS NewsHour | Ariel Castro Appears in Court to Face Charges

Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding three women captive in a Cleveland home for a decade, appeared in court and was arraigned on charges of rape and kidnapping. Prosecutors say Castro repeatedly beat and sexually assaulted the women. Ray Suarez reports.

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PBS NewsHour | Trust and Comfort May Be First Steps in Healing for Victims

Ray Suarez talks to Matthew Dolan of The Wall Street Journal for more details on the case, and then gets analysis from Dr. Frank Ochberg, clinical professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University, about the healing process for the Cleveland kidnapping victims and what can be learned from past cases of abuse and trauma.

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PBS NewsHour | In Senegal, a Campaign on a Painful Rite of Passage

Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the West African nation of Senegal, where some advocates are working to discourage the widespread and painful traditional practice of female circumcision (or genital mutilation) through education and compassionate discussion.

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PBS NewsHour | Congress Sorts Through Charges, Counter-Charges in Benghazi

Amid a steady flow of partisan arguing by members of Congress, three State Department officials testified that senior government officials withheld embarrassing facts and didn't take responsibility for security at the Benghazi facilities. Judy Woodruff sorts out the facts with Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal.

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PBS NewsHour | An Inside Look at Backstories of Decisions in Supreme Court

In her new book, "The Roberts Court," Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and regular NewsHour contributor takes a look at the landmark decisions that have reached the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice John Roberts. She talks to Jeffrey Brown about her observations and interviews with the justices.

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Under H20 | When a Volcano Erupts Underwater

On the southeast coast of the big island of Hawaii, lava flowing from the Kilauea crater collides with the Pacific Ocean. As new lava emerges, it quickly cools, forming billowy, round shapes called pillow lava. The constant accumulation of new rock results in frequent collapse and avalanche on the reef slope -- an accelerated cycle of creation and destruction.

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TED Talks Education | Ramsey Musallam: Curiosity Comes First

Flames, propulsion, and electricity were part of chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam's TED Talk, all safely demonstrated on video behind him. The San Francisco teacher also included a video of a student's experiment, which she had conducted at home after being inspired by a lesson. Musallam emphasized the need to engage students' curiosity, and let their questions be a guide for teaching.

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TED Talks Education | Pearl Arredondo: Good Schools in All Neighborhoods

Pearl Arredondo is a Los Angeles educator who overcame the odds stacked against her, beginning in middle school. She traveled out of her district 1.5 hours by bus to get to a better school. After college, she went back to the same middle school to teach, to the surprise of other teachers there. She then went on to found the San Fernando Insthe San Fernando Institute for Applied Media (SFiAM).

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TED Talks Education | Malcolm London: A Poet Performs

The Chicago-based poet Malcolm London performs an excerpt of his poem, â?oHigh School Training Ground.â? It begins, â?oAt 7:45 a.m., I open the doors of a building dedicated to building, yet only breaks me down.â?

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On Canvas | Preview: Ed Kowaczyk

Since leaving his role as former lead singer and main songwriter of the band "Live", penning such hits as "I Alone" and "Lightning Crashes", Kowalczyk has enjoyed a successful solo career. His vocal delivery and visceral lyrics communicate an energy of a full band. In this episode, Kowalczyk keeps the intensity of rock alive with an acoustic approach on this "I Alone" world tour.

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TED Talks Education | John Legend Performs "True Colors"

Musician, philanthropist and host of TED Talks Education, John Legend performs "True Colors" live at the piano during the program.

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PBS NewsHour | From Guatemalan, Scientists Unearth Signs of Genocide

In Guatemala, investigators using forensic science have compelling evidence that thousands of innocent indigenous Ixil Mayans were the target of extermination in the 1980s. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on how murder, politics and science intersect in the genocide trial of former leader Efrain Rios Montt.

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PBS NewsHour | House Hearing Is Latest in Dispute Over Benghazi Attack

At a House hearing, clear battle lines were drawn and arguments were renewed over the Benghazi consulate attack and the Obama administration's initial explanation of events last September. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman covers the political wranglings and testimony by three State Department officials.

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POV | POV Season 26 Preview

Join POV at 2PM ET on Friday May 10, 2013 for a special preview of our upcoming season on PBS, and learn ways that you can screen POV films for free in your local communities. https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/ul7np

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Secret Life of Scientists | 30 Second Science: Hugh Herr

Hugh Herr is Associate Professor and leads the Biomechatronics research group at MIT's Media Lab. The focus of Hugh's work is on developing bionic limbs for amputees. Two of those bionic limbs are Hugh's own legs, which he uses for rock-climbing and living his life.

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Tavis Smiley | Actress-comedienne Carol Burnett

The award-winning entertainer discusses her relationship with her late daughter, as detailed in the book, "Carrie and Me."

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Tavis Smiley | Writer Joyce Carol Oates

The best-selling writer and college professor explains her new historical novel, set in Princeton, NJ.

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