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    Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose

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    This talk show has no frill involved. Just a round oak table and intelligent discussion as journalist Charlie Rose engages newsmakers, celebrities, and authors each night.
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    NOVA

    NOVA

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    Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Each week NOVA takes an in depth look at a particular topic or individual in the science field. NOVA's topics cover all branches of science and engineering. NOVA's unique way of presenting each topic can be interesting to both those with no prior knowledge or those whose life's work is being covered.moreless
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    Frontline

    Frontline

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    Since it began in 1983, ‘Frontline' has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline's goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change.moreless
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    American Experience

    American Experience

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    Since 1988, PBS has broadcast a series that focuses on the history of the United States and what has made it unique. Called American Experience (originally titled The American Experience), the program examines the people, events, technology, and natural resources that have shaped the country. Hosted by David McCullough until 2002 and narrated by a number of well-known personalities - American Experience uses historians and authors, period images and film, music, dramatic re-enactments, and contemporary context to set the stage for its topics.

    The series continues to this day with a variable number of installments produced each year. Episodes are generally 60 minutes in length, but some longer episodes and multi-part series have also been produced. The show airs at different days and times on local PBS stations.

    Though American Experience has used many films from independent film makers and has been assisted by various PBS stations throughout the country, it has always been spearheaded by WGBH in Boston.moreless
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    Nightly Business Report

    Nightly Business Report

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    Nightly Business Report (NBR) is the long running financial news program delivering the latest from Wall Street and other major markets from across the world. The current hosts are Tom Hudson, reporting from Miami, and Susie Gharib, reporting from New York. Reporters include Darren Gersh, Diane Estabrook, Erika Miller, Suzanne Pratt, Stephanie Dhue, Scott Gurvey, and Dana Bate. NBR was first broadcast in 1979, and was hosted by anchors Linda O'Bryon and Merwin Sigale, with assistance from Paul Kangas. It wasn't until 1981 that Nightly Business Report began airing across the United States. Throughout its run, NBR has won many awards for its excellence in news coverage. In 2005, NBR was awarded the Emmy for its series on "China's Emergence as an International Economic Power. In 2008, NBR won a Gerald Loeb Award for "India's Promise," an in-depth report on the Indian economy. Nightly Business Report is distributed by PBS and can be seen around the world.moreless
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    PBS NewsHour

    PBS NewsHour

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    PBS NewsHour is the long running news magazine broadcast every weeknight on PBS. The show was created by veteran newsmen Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, and has been on the air since 1975. In 2009, the show previously known as The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer became The PBS NewsHour. This updated version also featured co-anchors, something that hadn't been implemented since the mid 90's when MacNeil co-anchored. Current correspondents and contributors for PBS NewsHour include Jeffrey Brown, Gwen Ifill, Hari Sreenivasan, Ray Suarez, Margaret Warner, and Judy Woodruff. One of the major differences between network news and the PBS NewsHour is that because the show is publicly funded, there are no commercials. This allows the NewsHour to dedicate more time to comprehensive reporting. Since its premiere, the show has been the recipient of countless awards. In 2009, it won the National Association of Media Literacy Education, Media Literate Award; in 2008 PBS NewsHour was awarded the News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine.moreless
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    Need to Know

    Need to Know

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    This show is hosted by, Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek. He will speak about current public affairs.
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    Blueprint America

    Blueprint America

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    Blueprint America is a television program that airs on the PBS Network. Each episode deals with a different topic related to the infrastructure of the United States in the context of current events. Recent episodes have covered President Obama's high-speed rail plan, demographic shifts in American suburbs, the current economic recession, the Republican-dominated United States Transportation Committee, and issues in urban planning and design. The program aims to increase awareness of the problems facing the aging and neglected infrastructure in the United States, and to promote discussion about the most efficient and beneficial ways to update and improve the nation's roads, railways, and other public works. The developers of Blueprint America believe that the nation's decaying infrastructure forms a serious impediment to the American quality of life, and is causing serious damage to our economy as well. Each episode stresses the urgency to find funding to fix American airports, bridges, dams, levees, roads, waterways, and other elements of the infrastructure, and urges Americans to put aside partisan differences and collaborate towards these important goals.moreless
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    The War

    The War

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    Learn about World War II through the memories and personal accounts of American men and women who experienced it firsthand in this seven-part series. This Ken Burns-produced series features dramatic historical footage and photographs of battle scenes.moreless
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    Great Cars Collection

    Great Cars Collection

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    Great Cars Collection from PBS profiles some of the most exotic automobiles in the world. Each episode includes archival footage of the inventors, financiers and history of each car. The impact of these automobiles on society, culture and our lives is also discussed. Included is rare footage of the great minds behind these cars - Enzo Ferrari, James Dean, Carroll Shelby and others. The first episode reveals the connection between World War II soldiers returning from Europe and America's mechanical sweetheart, the Corvette. The inexpensive, sporty Mustang is discussed in the second episode along with the Cobra, the automobile that frightened the racing elite, and the GT-40, America's secret weapon against Ferrari. The third episode spotlights the enviable and much desired Porsche. Other episodes feature Mercedes-Benz - the first cars powered by internal combustion, the stylish and fast BMW, the formidable race machine of Ferrari and the lightweight and powerful Alfa Romeo.moreless
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    Frontline/World

    Frontline/World

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    Frontline: World features first person stories that take viewers on adventures around the world. Bringing light to many international issues, this show educates as well as entertains.
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    Planet Forward

    Planet Forward

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    Planet Forward is a program produced and aired by PBS, an hour-long special which premiered in April of 2009. This television special focuses on informing viewers about new developments in the world of green energy, and is hosted by former CNN journalist Frank Sesno. The program is also supplemented by an online forum which allows users to discuss current topics concerning the program content. This innovative format allows programs to be generated by the interests of its viewers. The show's pilot featured James Connaughton, former environmental advisor to the president and Shai Agassi, founder of Better Place, a company which seeks to reduce the nation's dependency on petroleum. The discussion in this episode centered around the question, "Can we move rapidly away from fossil fuels in the near future?" Viewers were also told to engage in the conversation by submitting their own ideas to the program's website. Subsequent episodes have continued with this format by asking questions such as "How can we reduce our carbon footprint?" and "What is an innovation that improves how we generate or use energy?" The program is funded by groups such as the Tawani Foundation and Noblis.moreless
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    NOVA scienceNOW

    NOVA scienceNOW

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    "NOVA scienceNOW" is a magazine-style offshoot of the popular NOVA series. Airing five times a year, NOVA scienceNOW covers the latest news in the most controversial and headline-making fields of science such as the origins of life, artificial life, hurricane tracking, hydrogen fuel cells, and stem cell research.moreless
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    Now

    Now

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    NOW is a weekly newsmagazine focusing mainly on socio-political issues such as war, health care, media, and the environment. The program utilizes documentary reports, one-on-one interviews and thoughtful commentary. NOW was originally titled NOW with Bill Moyers until Moyers retired as the host at the end of 2004. Then co-host David Brancaccio took over hosting duties at the start of 2005, and the program was shortened from 1 hour to 30 minutes.moreless
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    Commanding Heights

    Commanding Heights

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    Commanding Heights is a 6-hour television documentary television series made by PBS in 2002. The series is based off of a book called "Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy" written by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw in 1998. The documentary has since been broken up into three 2-hour long segments which are all available for viewing on PBS. In short, the documentary attempts to document the rise of the free-market economy which reigns in most countries today. The series kicks off at the beginning of WWI in 1914. After a most dreadful war, the economies of most countries are nonexistent. Capitalism comes to rise, but these markets are soon trumped by Hitler and others with their communist and fascist ideas. WWII takes place and after the disintegration of communism, economies are stagnant once again. Things changed when Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan came into power during the 1980's. Both leaders disowned a central planning idea, and adopted ideas of free-market economies with little government regulation. Many countries adopted the free-market idea, and as a result, prospered overall. However, Yergin and Stanislaw, the authors of the book, argue that the era of globalization didn't really begin until 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. As the documentary reaches an end, Yergin and Stanislaw argue the improbability of a globalized, free-market economy existing forever. They argue that many third world countries do not have the resources needed to support such economies, and this will lead to a decline of yet another era of globalization. Watch the series and brush up on your economics!moreless
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    Worldfocus

    Worldfocus

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    Worldfocus is a half-hour nightly news program documenting world events.
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    Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

    Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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    Religion & Ethics Newsweekly is a unique newsmagazine that specializes in covering the latest developments in religion from around the world. Since 1997, the show has been hosted by journalist Bob Abernathy. Correspondents include Saul Gonzalez, Fred de Sam Lazaro, Tim O'Brien, Deborah Potter, Betty Rollin, Lucky Stevenson and Judy Valente and managing editor Kim Lawton. Religion & Ethics Newsweekly shoots its segments on location across the globe, while various contributors gather at the show's studio in Washington, DC for roundtable discussions. In addition to the weekly broadcast, additional content can be found on Religion & Ethics Newsweekly's Webby Award Nominated website. Other awards bestowed on the program include The Cracie Allen Award, The Chicago TV Fest Award, and the CINE Golden Eagle Award. Funding is provided by the Lily Endowment, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Mutual of America Life Insurance Company. Religion & Ethics Newsweekly is produced by Thirteen/WNET New York.moreless
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    Design: e2

    Design: e2

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    Learn about the pioneers in the field of sustainable architecture from around the world in this Planet Green series narrated by Brad Pitt. Each episode focuses on how a building can have a positive effect on climate change.moreless
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    America in Primetime

    America in Primetime

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    Since its inception, television has served as a lens on American society, and in the expansive world of modern TV, today's heroes and villains have come a long way from their predecessors. America in Primetime showcases this iconic American art form, which has both reflected and shaped our national character. America in Primetime presents some of the most compelling shows on television today, as well as those of the past, by focusing on key character archetypes - the man of the house, the independent woman, the misfit and the crusader - that have remained a staple of primetime through the generations, capturing both the continuity of the character and the evolution.moreless
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    Bill Moyers Journal

    Bill Moyers Journal

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    A PBS news program that features important issues, strong interviews with individuals in politics, the arts, science, religion, and the media.
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