Saturday, July 20, 2013

POV | High Tech, Low Life: Zola

The 26-year-old Zhou Shuguang, aka Zola, seeks fame by reporting news that has been suppressed throughout China.

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PBS NewsHour | Friday, July 19, 2013

Tonight on the program, we take a look at President Obama's speech today on race and prejudice in the wake of Trayvon Martin. Also: Detroit files for bankruptcy, Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political stories, Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe prepare for Virginia's gubernatorial debate, and the media eagerly awaits the birth of the 'royal baby' in England.

PBS NewsHour | Friday, July 19, 2013
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POV | High Tech, Low Life: Tiger Temple

The retired businessman â?oTiger Templeâ? makes sense of the past by chronicling the struggles of rural villagers.

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Masterpiece | MASTERPIECE Earns 13 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations

MASTERPIECE was honored with thirteen 2013 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Hispanic Protestants

Most Hispanics in the U.S. still call themselves Catholic, but more and more are joining Protestant churches, especially among the younger generation. The explosive growth of the Protestant Hispanic population can be seen in places like New Life Covenant Church in Chicago, which draws more than 17,000 worshipers every week.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Combating Extremism in Britain

In the wake of terrorist bombings by British-born Muslims in 2005, the British government set up an initiative called "Prevent" to engage with the Islamic community and to intervene before a person became radicalized. But many British Muslims feel that the policy amounts to religious profiling, and others have criticized "Prevent" for being misguided and ineffective.

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Washington Week | Zimmerman's Acquittal, Obama Reacts, Avoiding â?oNuclear Optio

The political aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict with the Justice Department's investigation and Obamaâ?Ts remarks, the Senateâ?Ts tentative deal to avoid â?onuclear optionâ?, and Liz Cheney's bid to unseat fellow Republican Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report; Charles Babington of the Associated Press.

Washington Week | Zimmerman's Acquittal, Obama Reacts, Avoiding â?oNuclear Optio
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Flicks | Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga for "The Conjuring"

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga talk with Patrick Stoner about how they approached playing real life characters in completely different ways for "The Conjuring".

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MotorWeek | 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee & 2012 Lamborghini Aventador

In this episode, hit the trail in a freshened up 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and tear up the track in Lamborghini's elusive 2012 Aventador. Brian Robinson takes us Two Wheelin' on a 2013 Triumph Explorer. Pat Goss helps choose the right winch, and impression on the 2014 Kia Cadenza.

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PBS | Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still - Preview

Enter a world of dance, the artists who dedicate their lives to it and a place where it flourishes. 7/26/2013

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When you look at the moon toni...

When you look at the moon tonight, remember that 44 years ago today (July 20, 1969) astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. http://ow.ly/n95VX


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When you look at the moon toni...

When you look at the moon tonight, remember that 44 years ago today (July 20, 1969) astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. http://ow.ly/n95VX


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PBS NewsHour | Alexei Navalny, Voice of Dissent, Convicted of Embezzlement

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was convicted of embezzling $500,000 worth of timber and sentenced to five years in prison. But he and his supporters say the sentence is politically motivated due to Navalny's crusade against corruption and criticism of President Vladmir Putin. Ray Suarez reports.

PBS NewsHour | Alexei Navalny, Voice of Dissent, Convicted of Embezzlement
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NOVA scienceNOW | Unravelling Bolero

An unusual brain disorder links two extraordinary works of art.

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PBS NewsHour | Will Health Reform Law Make Premiums More Affordable?

President Barack Obama defended the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in a news conference, part of a broader effort to sell the law amid continuing criticism from Republicans. MIT's Jonathan Gruber and Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute join Jeffrey Brown to debate the cost of coverage under the health reform law.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy

In other news Thursday, state-appointed emergency manager Kevin Orr filed for bankruptcy on behalf of the city of Detroit, making it the largest American metropolis every to do so. Also, a new bipartisan deal to rescind the recent student loan hike surfaced in the Senate.

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PBS NewsHour | More Than 20 Indian Students Die After Eating School Lunches

In India, at least 23 children died after eating school lunches that may have been contaminated by insecticide. Judy Woodruff talks to Arvind Subramanian of the Peterson Institute for International Economics about the heartache for the victims' parents and the lack of government accountability when calamities occur.

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PBS NewsHour | Thursday, July 18, 2013

On tonight's program, we examine President Barack Obama's response to Republican lawmaker criticism of the effectiveness and expense of the health reform law. Also: More than 20 children are dead in India after eating tainted school lunches, a prominent Russian opposition leader is sent to prison, a Connecticut school battles over bilingual education and Nelson Mandela turns 95 years old.

PBS NewsHour | Thursday, July 18, 2013
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PBS NewsHour | Navalny Case Offers 'Chilling Effect' for Russians

Ray Suarez talks to Fiona Hill of Brookings Institution about how most Russians see the conviction of Alexei Navalny, how the prominent case has affected the opposition movement in that country and whether the sentence adds more strain to U.S.-Russia relations.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Jubilee | J.D. Crowe & The New South, Audie Blaylock and Redline

Bluegrass legend J. D. Crowe and his group The New South and award-winning vocalist and guitarist Audie Blaylock and his group Redline perform at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville.

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PBS NewsHour | Should Spanish-Speaking Students Be Taught in English Only?

Educators have struggled to improve students' reading proficiency in the mostly Latino school district of New Britain, Conn. When administrators decided to eliminate a dual-language program for native Spanish-speaking students, not everyone agreed with that tactic. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports.

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PBS NewsHour | South Africa Honors 95-Year-Old Nelson Mandela

South Africans celebrated Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday by volunteering 67 minutes -- the number of years Mandela spent fighting apartheid and serving as his nation's first black president. Kwame Holman reports on how people around the world marked the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's milestone.

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Tavis Smiley | James Cromwell

The Emmy & Oscar nominee reflects on his romantic lead role in the highly praised indie film, "Still Mine."

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The Buddha | The Buddha - Preview

Review the life of the Buddha, an Indian sage who gained enlightenment. Richard Gere narrates. 7/23/2013

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Is it hot enough for you? Che...

Is it hot enough for you? Check out these men of PBS to see what real hotness is all about! Who is your favorite? http://ow.ly/n8yZN


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Is it hot enough for you? Che...

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Great Performances | The Hollow Crown: Richard II

In this scene, King Richard, played by Ben Wishaw, relinquishes the crown to Henry Bolingbroke. This adaptation is part of "The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare's History Plays" series.

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Masterpiece | Sherlockâ?Ts Martin Freeman & Benedict Cumberbatch; Comic-Con

Did you miss being at Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego? So did Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, stars of Sherlock on PBS's MASTERPIECE See what the stars had to say to Comic-Con and Sherlock fans in this exclusive video greeting.

Masterpiece | Sherlockâ?Ts Martin Freeman & Benedict Cumberbatch; Comic-Con
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Tavis Smiley | Michael B. Jordan & Ryan Coogler

The actor and filmmaker share their thoughts on the considerable buzz being generated by their award-winning movie, "Fruitvale Station."

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On this date in history in 184...

On this date in history in 1848 the Seneca Falls Convention for women's rights convened. http://ow.ly/n8fCl



On this date in history in 184...

On this date in history in 1848 the Seneca Falls Convention for women's rights convened. http://ow.ly/n8fCl



Tavis Smiley | Amy Grant

The Grammy-winning Christian singer-songwriter-turned-pop crossover sensation explains why it took a decade to make her new CD.

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POV | High Tech, Low Life - Preview

Trail two of Chinaâ?Ts first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of rapid development. 7/22/2013

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TvFilm | The Notebook | Space Nurses | DxONE

'The Notebook' by Scott Danni is a suspenseful story of a couple living in a small town, on a quiet homestead. 'Space Nurses' by Mike Feurstein is about a young boy who uses his special gift to try to repair a family divide. 'DxONE' by Dan Masucci tells a story about a family experiencing ups and downs while coming to terms with their son's diagnosis with type 1 diabetes.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lewis & Clark | Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery Ep 2

The mission of the Corps of Discovery was to explore the uncharted West. Beginning February 28, 1803 It would be led by Meriwether Lewis, and Lewisâ?T friend, William Clark. Over the next four years, the Corps of Discovery would travel thousands of miles, experiencing lands, rivers and peoples that no Americans ever had before.

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PBS NewsHour | Lawmakers Push Back on Scope of NSA Surveillance Programs

At a hearing on Capitol Hill, Congress members debated the scope of domestic surveillance programs operated by National Security Agency in light of the recent disclosures made by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Meanwhile, Snowden officially applied for asylum in Russia in a handwritten note. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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Antiques Roadshow | Vintage Hartford - Preview

See how the values of items appraised in Hartford have changed dramatically â?" for better and worse. 7/22/2013

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PBS NewsHour | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tonight on the program, we examine the scope of the NSA's surveillance and analyze Snowden's justification for his leaking as lawmakers push back at the agency. Also: Researchers see decline in dementia, D.C. wages fight with Walmart over higher wages for low-income workers, Myanmar's government grabs farmland for factories, and Liz Cheney challenges Wyoming Republican incumbent Enzi.

PBS NewsHour | Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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PBS NewsHour | Researchers See Decline in Dementia, Offering Optimism

Two European studies show a significant decline in dementia and severe memory loss among healthier and better educated populations. Can successive generations continue to encourage this downward trend? Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Murali Doraiswamy, a practicing physician and professor at Duke University School of Medicine.

PBS NewsHour | Researchers See Decline in Dementia, Offering Optimism
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PBS NewsHour | Liz Cheney Challenges Wyo. Republican Incumbent Enzi

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced her plans to challenge three-term incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., in the 2014 primary. Gwen Ifill talks to Jonathan Martin of The New York Times for more on the coming fight in the Cowboy State.

PBS NewsHour | Liz Cheney Challenges Wyo. Republican Incumbent Enzi
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Design Squad host Nate Ball wi...

Design Squad host Nate Ball will be part of a special "We the Geeks" Google Hangout about the stuff superheroes are made of. Nate will talk about his Batman-esque Ascender! You'll aslo hear from a grad studnet working on an invisibility cloak and hear from James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes. http://ow.ly/n6fOk


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On Friday, June 19th, "We the Geeks" will be hosting a Google Hangout on "The Stuff Superheroes Are Made Of."

Design Squad host Nate Ball wi...

Design Squad host Nate Ball will be part of a special "We the Geeks" Google Hangout about the stuff superheroes are made of. Nate will talk about his Batman-esque Ascender! You'll aslo hear from a grad studnet working on an invisibility cloak and hear from James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes. http://ow.ly/n6fOk


We the Geeks: The Stuff Superheroes Are Made Of | The White House
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On Friday, June 19th, "We the Geeks" will be hosting a Google Hangout on "The Stuff Superheroes Are Made Of."