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  • Africa: House Calls and Health Care

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    S 2009 : Ep 09.10.09 - 9/10/09

    NOW travels to the village of Rwinkwavu to meet the Rwandan doctors, nurses and villagers who are teaming up with Boston-based Partners in Health and the Rwandan government to deliver medicine and medical counseling door-to-door. Would such an innovation work in America?moreless
  • After Guantanamo

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    S 2009 : Ep 09.03.09 - 9/3/09

    NOW on PBS investigates the controversial tactic of "preventative detention," a government plan that may detain suspects indefinitely without trial or even formal charges. Implementing such a plan may have far-reaching consequences on not just our fight against terrorism, but the integrity of the U.S. Constitution and the cause of human rights.moreless
  • Home Grown

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    S 6 : Ep 2 - 1/12/07

    The diesel engine is a century old invention originally built to use biodiesel fuel derived from corn. "BioWillie" is a new company started by country music singer Willie Nelson. It is a blend of vegetable oil and petroleum diesel. This fuel helps U.S. family farmers by creating an alternate market for growing new types of crops. NOW interviewer Brancaccio illustrates the growing demand for the fuel by average Americans, environmentalists, and even several giant energy corporations. Biodiesel fuel produces less greenhouse gases responsible for global warming and acid rain, and the fuel is useable in any diesel engine, says Willie Nelson.moreless
  • Corporate Compassion

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    S 5 : Ep 49 - 12/8/06

    NOW's David Brancaccio takes an in-depth look at big businesses and how they relate to compassion. While most corporations are known for being self-interested, some CEOs are taking a novel approach. Guests include Jonathan Schwartz of Sun Microsystems and Vinod Khosla, a venture capitalist. Both men are taking a new stance regarding compassionate behavior.moreless
  • Norman Lear on Minding our Media

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    S 5 : Ep 48 - 12/1/06

    Television producer Norman Lear sits down with the NOW team to discuss the relationship between American citizens and the media. Lear discusses most people's distrust in the media and how conglomerates can restore this trust by covering the news people really care about. Guests include Martin Kaplan, an associate dean at a leading School of Communication.moreless
  • Live and Learn

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    S 5 : Ep 47 - 11/24/06

    The Live and Learn episode of Now looks at how Lafayette Academy, one of the public schools in New Orleans that re-opened as an independently-run charter school after Hurricane Katrina. Through interviews with the students, their parents and Principal Eileen Williams, the show brings out the challenges in educating the youth to get rid of poverty.moreless
  • Fog of War

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    S 5 : Ep 46 - 11/17/06

    NOW chats with the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq about her distress at being told conflicting stories by the government about her son's death. This story is one of many reagarding concerns that have been raised about whether the military has been wholly truthful in regards to the circumstances of the passing of some its servicemen.moreless
  • Election Day Outcomes

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    S 5 : Ep 45 - 11/10/06

    Salon.com Editor-in-Chief Joan Walsh joins NOW's David Brancaccio to take a look at what the mid-term election results will mean for the future of the USA. They also re-examine previous unanswered questions that were raised in earlier investigations into political corruption, immigration, clean campaigning and the misuse of the minimum wage.moreless
  • Sway the Course?

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    S 5 : Ep 44 - 11/3/06

    David Brancaccio examines one of the hot-button issues of the 2006 midterm Congressional elections. The "NOW" staff visit the Texas 31st, one of the most pro-war districts in the country and home to Fort Hood, to discover how the military's presence in Iraq will affect voters. The episode features interviews with retired Army Major Jerry Morris and writer Andrew Sullivan.moreless
  • Votes for Sale?

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    S 5 : Ep 42 - 10/20/06

    Votes for Sale? from the PBS series NOW discusses how campaigns may be conducted in the future. Both Maine and Arizona have adopted a funding experiment where each candidate receives a certain amount of money from the state to fund their campaign. The candidates then promise to use only the money received for the campaign run. NOW visits these areas to see if this approach is working or if it is just a waste of money.moreless
  • My Country, My Country

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    S 5 : Ep 41 - 10/13/06

    My Country, My Country is a Now episode detailing the efforts that documentary film-maker Laura Poitras went through in Iraq to make a film of the same title. Her documentary is based on the hopeful struggle of an Iraqi doctor and his family in the midst of the battlefield. Poitras tells interviewer David Brancaccio that she wanted to bring out the human perspective of war.moreless
  • Cleaning House?

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    S 5 : Ep 40 - 10/6/06

    Florida republican, Mark Foley resigned due to improper communication with a young page. While this is a distressing issue, more distressing are the claims that many members of the House may have already knew about the inappropriate behavior and did nothing to remedy the situation. NOW explores the question whether the Congress needs more policing in the form of political and ethical oversight.moreless
  • Alien Nation?

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    S 5 : Ep 39 - 9/29/06

    On this episode, the debate around illegal immigration is examined. While the topic is hotly contested, many of the most vocal opponents of immigration reform are from states far from the border. The show interviews politicians and businessmen in Indiana to show the role of xenophobia and political strategy in the border debate. John Danforth also appears for an interview to discuss the role of religious faith in government, and the role of moral values in politics.moreless
  • Taking the Initiative

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    S 5 : Ep 38 - 9/22/06

    This episode sees NOW investigate how administrations associated with Howard Rich, a powerful New York resident, are influencing local government policies by means of secret donations. Also, some US states have received funding from the likes of Grover Norquist, who since 2001 has been invited to the White House on almost one hundred separate occasions, six of which were private meetings with President Bush.moreless
  • Blog the Vote

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    S 5 : Ep 37 - 9/15/06

    Political blogs are the hot topic for this episode, as the show examines how much influence these websites hold over elections. This episode features a visit to the YearlyKos, a large liberal blogger convention, to meet the writers behind some of the largest websites and hear their thoughts on the future of blogging. The show also takes a look at online advocacy for Senate candidate Jon Tester, and whether bloggers were having an impact on his campaign.moreless
  • Down for the Count

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    S 5 : Ep 36 - 9/8/06

    "Down for the Count" from the show "Now" airing September 8,2006 examines the implementation of the 2002 Help America Vote Act. The show investigates how the new voting machines purchased under the law undergo evaluation to avoid the controversial ballot recounts of the 2000 Presidential Election. Industry analyst talk about the issues with the technology in the new voting machines and the government's failure to fully test and vet them.moreless
  • Block the Vote

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    S 5 : Ep 35 - 9/1/06

    Block the Vote examines voter fraud legislation. The crew discusses the negative impact that a 2006 surge of anti-fraud laws has on innocent minority, poor and elderly voters. Blogger and Washington D.C. insider, Eric Boehlert, also stops by to provide his thoughts on the Bush Administration's efforts to use the media to drum up support for the Iraq War.moreless
  • Lawmakers or Lawbreakers?

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    S 5 : Ep 34 - 8/25/06

    Scandals such as the Abramoff affair saw many, many Congressman caught up in allegations of corruption in the nation's Capital, one of which was Californian Republican Jerry Lewis, accused of being too close to lobbyist Bill Lowery. NOW examines what impact these allegations will have on voters, and whether they even care.moreless
  • Wiretapping Setback / Dancing With Wolves

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    S 5 : Ep 33 - 8/18/06

    Wiretapping Setback / Dancing With Wolves from the show Now, airing August 18, 2006, discusses the an important court ruling that declared warrantless wiretapping unconstitutional with Tara McKelvey, one of the plaintiffs in the case. Now then travels to Big Sky to investigate whether the newly resurgent wolf population can coexist successfully with humans as they leave the endangered species list.moreless
  • Orville Schell on a Responsible Press

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    S 5 : Ep 31 - 8/4/06

    NOW interviews veteran journalist, Orville Schell, in this two-part episode. Host David Brancaccio sits down to get Schell's opinion on ethics in media and how reporting on moral principles affects the general public and a nation's democracy. Schell also gives his thoughts on the US involvement in Iraq and on the war on terror.moreless
  • The Prisoner

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    S 5 : Ep 30 - 7/28/06

    The Prisoner from the show Now airing July 28, 2006 is an exclusive primetime interview with Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg. A British citizen snatched from his home in Pakistan 3 years earlier, Begg details the treatment of his fellow inmates in the prison during his 20 month detainment. Host David Brancaccio also delves further in Begg's background in Birmingham, England, to find out how his involvement in a street gang led to his targeting.moreless
  • A Fish Tale

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    S 5 : Ep 29 - 7/21/06

    Menhaden, a tiny, bony type of fish that humans don't even consume has been causing a stir across state lines in Chesapeake Bay. NOW teams up with Mother Jones Magazine to take a look at this small water creature that is a vital part of the local ecosystem and to find out why it has garnered such attention.moreless
  • Do No Harm?

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    S 5 : Ep 28 - 7/14/06

    Do No Harm from the show Now reviews the role of medical professionals in state executions. Several states require nurses, physicians, or anesthesiologists to be present when a prisoner is put to death. The program contrasts the statement of a nurse who assists in carrying out the death penalty in Georgia (she sees the state, rather than the medical professional, as the executioner) with the official stance of the American Medical Association (which opposes the involvement of all medical professionals in executions).moreless
  • Toxic Transport

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    S 5 : Ep 26 - 6/30/06

    Toxic Transport deals with the U.S. Federal government's loose security measures around the cross-country transportation of hazardous chemicals by various modes of transport and the catastrophic implications of terrorists' easy accessibility to them. Later in the show, the host David Brancaccio interviews former senior Navy lawyer John Hutson about a new Supreme Court ruling disallowing the U.S. to try terrorist suspects in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.moreless
  • The Final Offer

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    S 5 : Ep 25 - 6/23/06

    The Final Offer from the show Now on PBS documents the largest buyout program in corporate history. After years of struggling to remain profitable, General Motors offers 113,000 workers $140,000 each to quit their jobs. Follow filmmakers as they go behind the scenes to find out what is happening to the automobile industry and what they will have to do to stay in business. The episode originally aired on June 23, 2006.moreless
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