New York Times: Editors' Choice - Season 2008

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Episode Guide

  • Forming Simple Priests in Complex Times
    12/29/08
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    A priest shepherds young men through the seminary in India, where bishops trek from the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Australia looking for spare priests.
  • Friars of the South Bronx
    12/24/08
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    Franciscan friars in the South Bronx give up material possessions and devote their lives to prayer and charity.
  • Riders Through the Snow
    12/23/08
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    During the Iditarod Trail Invitational, racers brave hundreds of miles of frozen Alaskan wilderness on foot, ski or bicycle.
  • Living With Prostate Cancer
    12/22/08
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    Dana Jennings talks about prostate cancer and the response to his posts on the Well blog.
  • Home, at Last. For Now.
    12/4/08
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    Knocking on doors all day, Sister Judith Brun provides support to families still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
  • A Refugee Crisis in Afghanistan
    12/3/08
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    Nearly 300,000 Afghans returned home from Pakistan in 2008. With winter approaching, many are on the brink of desperation in the eastern desert.
  • Last Word: Odetta
    Last Word: Odetta
    Episode 1202
    12/2/08
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    Odetta became a force of the folk music revival in the 1950s. In the 1960s her renditions of spirituals and blues became part of the soundtrack of the civil rights movement.
  • Acid Attacks
    Acid Attacks
    Episode 1129
    11/29/08
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    Westerners associate terrorism in Pakistan with suicide bombers, but an emerging terrorist threat for Pakistani women is acid attacks, often by their own husbands, Nicholas D. Kristof says.
  • America's Disappearing Forests
    11/18/08
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    The mountain pine beetle, an insect pest, is destroying massive swaths of American lodgepole pine.
  • Boys in the Scrum
    Boys in the Scrum
    Episode 1114
    11/14/08
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    The Hyde Leadership Public Charter School in Washington has the country's first all African-American high school rugby team.
  • Choosing a President
    Choosing a President
    Episode 1104
    11/4/08
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    The Times's Katharine Q. Seelye narrates a look back at the two-year campaign.
  • Breaking the Silence
    Breaking the Silence
    Episode 1017
    10/17/08
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    The United Nations says Congo has the worst sexual violence in the world. For years, rape survivors were shamed into silence, while the government denied the epidemic. Now people are speaking out.
  • Small Business and the Economic Crisis
    10/16/08
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    The Times checks in with small businesses around New York City to see how they're faring through these hard times.
  • The Most Dangerous Job?
    9/19/08
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    An epidemic of disability claims by veteran Long Island Rail Road retirees is unprecedented.
  • Salvia: A Virtual Drug Craze
    9/8/08
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    YouTube videos of people tripping on the hallucinogenic herb Salvia divinorum are helping fuel a wave of legislation to ban it.
  • The Debt Trap
    The Debt Trap
    Episode 0718
    7/18/08
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    Last summer Amy and Robert Ahleman were late with their mortgage payment. Now they are on the verge of losing their dream home.
  • War Torn
    War Torn
    Episode 0708
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    Veterans who return home with psychological damage may engage in self-destructive violence. About half the time, substance abuse is involved.
  • In Brooklyn, a Prom for All Nations
    6/22/08
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    Students at Brooklyn's International High School have discovered the all-American rite of the high school prom.
  • The Death of Boubacar Bah
    5/5/08
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    The death of a detainee in the custody of U.S. immigration authorities raises questions about oversight in the immigration detention system.
  • A Heavy Load
    A Heavy Load
    Episode 0408
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    Being a mother of three and a business owner has not stopped Melanie Roach from trying to make the U.S. women's weightlifting team.
  • A Walk in the Clouds
    A Walk in the Clouds
    Episode 0313
    3/13/08
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    Walking between canyon walls along a taut rope with only a parachute for protection, climber Dean Potter is pioneering the new extreme sport of baselining.