New York Times: Editors' Choice - Season 2011

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  • Toxic Coffee in Bahrain
    Toxic Coffee in Bahrain
    Episode 12.28.11
    12/28/11
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    A coffee shop serves as a makeshift command center for some opposition leaders of Bahrain's stumbling pro-democracy movement. As a result, police often attack it with tear gas.
  • Love on the Spectrum
    Love on the Spectrum
    Episode 12.25.11
    12/25/11
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    Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students living in Greenfield, Mass., discuss how autism affects their lives and relationship.
  • An Unexpected Debut
    An Unexpected Debut
    Episode 12.09.11
    12/9/11
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    Boyd Lee Dunlop found his musical talent during the Great Depression. But after years of playing in bars and nightclubs, it took a damaged piano in a Buffalo nursing home for him to be discovered.
  • Touch of Evil
    Touch of Evil
    Episode 12.07.11
    12/7/11
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    A video gallery of cinematic villainy, inspired by nefarious icons and featuring the best performers from the year in film.
  • The Case of Juan Rivera
    The Case of Juan Rivera
    Episode 11.25.11
    11/25/11
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    DNA analysis has helped exonerate dozens of people who had confessed to violent crimes. But against Juan Rivera, prosecutors used new and novel theories to explain away the scientific evidence.
  • Meaning in Madness
    Meaning in Madness
    Episode 11.25.11
    11/25/11
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    Milton Greek, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, believes that decoding the messages in delusions can help some people recover.
  • The Umbrella Man
    The Umbrella Man
    Episode 11.21.11
    11/21/11
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    On the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Errol Morris explores the story behind the one man seen standing under an open black umbrella at the site.
  • Restoring Gun Rights to Felons
    11/13/11
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    Every year, thousands of felons across the country have their gun rights reinstated, often with little or no review.
  • Haiti: The Police on Trial
    Haiti: The Police on Trial
    Episode 11.01.11
    11/1/11
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    A public theater in Les Cayes, Haiti, has been transformed into a courtroom as over a dozen police and prison officials stand trial in connection with a prison massacre last year.
  • A Village Divided
    A Village Divided
    Episode 10.25.11
    10/25/11
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    A plan to begin offshore drilling next year could change the way of life for the Inupiat Eskimos of Point Hope, Alaska.
  • iPhone's Siri vs. My Human Assistant
    10/12/11
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    To help resolve his ---girlfriend situation,--- filmmaker Casey Neistat pits the iPhone 4S---s virtual assistant, Siri, against his real-life personal assistant, Thurman.
  • Just a Family
    Just a Family
    Episode 10.12.11
    10/12/11
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    A multiracial family gathers to talk about being mixed race in America.
  • Susan Desmond-Hellmann
    Susan Desmond-Hellmann
    Episode 10.10.11
    10/10/11
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    An interview with the oncologist, translational scientist and former Genentech executive now leading the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Trapped in Tijuana
    Trapped in Tijuana
    Episode 10.03.11
    10/3/11
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    Illegal immigrants sent from the United States back to their native Mexico end up trapped in border towns like Tijuana, desperate to return to their families in the states.
  • After War, From Wife to Caregiver
    9/27/11
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    April Marcum has joined a community of spouses, parents and partners who drop most everything in their lives to care for injured loved ones returning from war.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    Episode 09.19.11
    9/19/11
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    An interview with the evolutionary biologist, best-selling author and outspoken atheist.
  • The Wild Dolphin Project
    The Wild Dolphin Project
    Episode 09.19.11
    9/19/11
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    For 25 years, Denise Herzing has returned to the same place in the Bahamas to study a group of wild dolphins. Next year, she will pioneer a project to communicate with them.
  • The Practice Round
    The Practice Round
    Episode 09.17.11
    9/17/11
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    A year with Justin Canha, a young man with autism who is part of an new transition program to ready him for an independent life as an adult.
  • An Education
    An Education
    Episode 09.15.11
    9/15/11
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    Three American siblings attend an experimental school in Moscow where instruction is only in Russian and classes are videotaped to improve teaching.
  • The Commercial Campus
    The Commercial Campus
    Episode 09.10.11
    9/10/11
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    Corporations are hiring popular students to promote their brand on campus. At the University of North Carolina, American Eagle helps first-year students move-in, while Target hosts the inaugural party
  • Learning Begins at Home
    Learning Begins at Home
    Episode 09.02.11
    9/2/11
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    An innovative principal in the Bronx uses home visits to introduce his new teachers to their students--- lives and convince parents that the school is taking the child---s future seriously.
  • The Sky Cowboys
    The Sky Cowboys
    Episode 09.01.11
    9/1/11
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    The best view in New York belongs to the fearless ironworkers who are stacking the top floors of One World Trade Center.
  • Ruin and Hope on Haiti---s Reefs
    9/1/11
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    Volunteers from Port-au-Prince begin training for a team of eco-divers that will be responsible for surveying, and perhaps one day helping save, Haiti's endangered coral reefs.
  • Filming China's Dark Side
    Filming China's Dark Side
    Episode 08.13.11
    8/13/11
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    Zhao Liang's films, which explore the relationship between the Chinese government and its citizens, have received critical acclaim abroad but are not screened in China.
  • Living With Voices
    Living With Voices
    Episode 08.06.11
    8/6/11
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    Joe Holt, a computer consultant and entrepreneur who has a diagnosis of schizophrenia, describes how he's learned to manage the voices in his head.
  • Without Words
    Without Words
    Episode 06.30.11
    6/30/11
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    Jack Ag--eros, a New York poet with Alzheimer's disease, has lost the ability to read and write, but still has moments of lucidity.
  • A Military Education
    A Military Education
    Episode 06.19.11
    6/19/11
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    An overcrowded, immigrant-dominated public high school in Queens is the unexpected home of one of the largest Junior ROTC programs in the nation, and it produces impressive results.
  • In the Family: Dinner Night
    In the Family: Dinner Night
    Episode 06.17.11
    6/17/11
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    Carol Einhorn's son, Griffin, was conceived with a sperm donation from her best friend, George Russell, who is gay. He and his partner get together with Ms. Einhorn for family dinners on Sundays.
  • Coming Home
    Coming Home
    Episode 06.06.11
    6/6/11
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    The men and women of First Battalion, 87th Infantry, return home from Afghanistan to joy, loneliness and new risks.
  • Venezuela's Prison Paradise
    Venezuela's Prison Paradise
    Episode 06.03.11
    6/3/11
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    On the outside, the San Antonio prison on Margarita Island looks like any other Venezuelan penitentiary. But venture inside and you'll see how far the rabbit hole goes.
  • Life and Death in Diepsloot
    Life and Death in Diepsloot
    Episode 06.02.11
    6/2/11
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    The Times's Barry Bearak examines the culture of crime and xenophobia in a town in South Africa. Warning: This video contains graphic scenes.
  • Two, United as One
    Two, United as One
    Episode 05.25.11
    5/25/11
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    Krista and Tatiana Hogan are craniopagus conjoined twins --- joined at the head, they share a neural bridge.
  • Life Is Short, Opera Is Long
    Life Is Short, Opera Is Long
    Episode 05.19.11
    5/19/11
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    Young opera hopefuls prepare for the final competition of the National Council Auditions at the Metropolitan Opera, a career-launching contest held every year.
  • Albert Brooks's First Novel
    Albert Brooks's First Novel
    Episode 05.18.11
    5/18/11
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    Albert Brooks has written his first novel, ---2030.--- The Book Review---s editor, Sam Tanenhaus, interviews the acclaimed actor, screenwriter and director about the art of writing fiction.
  • Jane Goodall, Illustrated
    Jane Goodall, Illustrated
    Episode 05.13.11
    5/13/11
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    Two new children's books explore the life of Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee expert and prominent conservationist. The Times spoke with Dr. Goodall about living out her childhood dreams.
  • The Dry Season
    The Dry Season
    Episode 05.04.11
    5/4/11
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    A drought in the Oklahoma Panhandle is poised to do what the Dust Bowl couldn't --- drive towns in this parched region out of existence.
  • Food Fight
    Food Fight
    Episode 03.27.11
    3/27/11
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    Michael Moss investigates the relationship of our brain's reward system and the bottom line.
  • Strangers in a Strange Land
    Strangers in a Strange Land
    Episode 03.20.11
    3/20/11
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    Haitians living in the United States but convicted of misdemeanors and drug offenses are now being deported to Haiti again after a one-year moratorium.
  • Ancient Chinese Art
    Ancient Chinese Art
    Episode 03.17.11
    3/17/11
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    Maxwell Hearn, the new head of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, demonstrates the ancient art of understanding and appreciating Chinese scroll paintings.
  • Morocco: The Youth Rise Up
    Morocco: The Youth Rise Up
    Episode 03.17.11
    3/17/11
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    An inside look at Morocco's youth-led revolt, where a group of activists, formed on Facebook, organize nationwide protests demanding democracy.
  • Libya: A Fighter Departs
    Libya: A Fighter Departs
    Episode 03.07.11
    3/7/11
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    A construction worker is among the civilian volunteers at Benghazi preparing to join rebel forces.
  • Citizens on Patrol
    Citizens on Patrol
    Episode 03.02.11
    3/2/11
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    Faced with budget cuts and layoffs, Fresno, Calif., is giving police volunteers more responsibility.
  • Egypt's Disappeared
    Egypt's Disappeared
    Episode 02.17.11
    2/17/11
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    Human rights groups are reporting that illegal detention and torture continue in a post-Mubarak Egypt.
  • Cairo's Facebook Flat
    Cairo's Facebook Flat
    Episode 02.08.11
    2/8/11
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    A new generation of revolutionaries, ensconced in a communal apartment, are trying to bring down President Hosni Mubarak's government by broadcasting the revolt on Facebook.
  • Cairo: The Morning After
    Cairo: The Morning After
    Episode 01.29.11
    1/29/11
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    Egyptians awoke Saturday morning to the aftermath of Friday's violent protests. President Hosni Mubarak's regime is still there, but its authority has been openly flouted.
  • The Fisherman's Son
    The Fisherman's Son
    Episode 01.06.11
    1/6/11
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    A Gulf Coast fisherman comes of age in the wake of the BP oil spill.