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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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    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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    MotorWeek

    MotorWeek

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    MotorWeek is an award-winning television series focused on the latest developments in the automotive world. The show began in 1981 and has been hosted by car expert John H. Davis ever since. MotorWeek shares its format with newsmagazine shows, and often features reviews, previews, comparisons, and interviews. Rounding out the rest of the Motorweek team include master technician Pat Goss, who always provides practical advice for maintaining your vehicle, and reporters Yolanda Vazquez, Jessica Choksey, and Steven Chupnick. Since 1983, MotorWeek has been behind the annual Drivers' Choice Awards, which honor the best vehicles of the year. The show is broadcast on both PBS and on the SPEED channel. Minor differences between the two versions include the lack of sponsor announcements, video ordering, and the Long Term Test Update segments. MotorWeek's historic 29th season, which began in 2009, saw the upgrade to high definition video. MotorWeek was originally broadcast on Maryland Public Television.moreless
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    Independent Lens

    Independent Lens

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    Celebrate independent films with this Emmy award-winning PBS series. Each week spotlights new documentaries, dramas, shorts and other cinematic artistry by different filmmaking visionaries.
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    The Tavis Smiley Show

    The Tavis Smiley Show

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    Tavis Smiley hosts interviews with newsmakers, politicians and celebrities.
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    Washington Week

    Washington Week

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    Washington Week in Review first aired on February 23, 1967 and became the first local program to air on the new Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 1969. With its 40 years of broadcasting it became the longest-running public affairs program on PBS. Every week a group of journalists participate in a roundtable discussion of current news events. Since October 01, 1999 Gwen Ifill is moderating the show. In 2001, the show was renamed Washington Week.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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    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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    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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    The Human Spark

    The Human Spark

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    Some people have special abilities and unique human talents, but where did these abilities derive? Alan Alda looks for the reason behind this spark in the human brain.
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    Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century

    Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century

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    This one-hour program works to expose different artists in America today. Each show compares the artists presented and allows the audience to analyze them.
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    Botany of Desire

    Botany of Desire

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    Botany of Desire is a nature documentary developed by PBS inspired and based on Michael Pollan's book of the same name that centers on the relationship between nature, specifically vegetation, and humans as seen through the plants' point of view. Pollan focuses on four distinct aspects of the relationship between human and plant: the sweetness of the apple, the beauty of the tulip, the pleasure sought from marijuana, and the sustenance needed from the potato. Even though those plants began in nature, human scientists have reached out to control them through selection, genetic engineering, and processing. Botany of Desire shows viewers just how the lines blur of control as the craze for a tulip bulb could cost a total of a new house or the importance of a potato field in Idaho and Peru. With a history of the four plants from their origins to their modifications, whether it is in habitat or genes, Botany of Desire shows just how much we rely on plants born from a single tiny seed.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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    Mexico: One Plate At A Time

    Mexico: One Plate At A Time

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    Rick Bayless demonstrates the culture, locations, and ideas, creating a new sort of cooking show that matches the diversity and depth of Mexico.