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Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:30pm

The McLaughlin Group is a weekly public affairs programwhere a group of five pundits discuss current political issues in a round table format. It has been broadcast since 1982, and is currently sponsored by MetLife. Previous underwriters included: Pfizer, the New York Stock Exchange, and GE (the longest-serving).

The general format for the show consists of moderator John McLaughlin along with four commentators— usually Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, Mort Zuckerman, and a guest commentator. 

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:30pm

The Closer To Truth television program is the definitive series on Cosmos, Consciousness and Meaning, a global journey in search of the vital ideas of existence. 

Closer To Truth explores fundamental issues of universe, brain/mind, religion, meaning and purpose through intimate, candid conversations with leading scientists, philosophers, scholars, theologians and creative thinkers of all kinds. The shows are a rich visual experience, shot entirely on location in high definition with multiple cameras generating rich production values.

Public fascination with questions of Cosmos, Consciousness and particularly of Meaning has grown substantially in recent years. Public debate has been intense, often heated.

Closer To Truth presents to mass audiences these leading-edge ideas in an approachable, rational and balanced manner, and introduces the human personalities behind these ideas. By meeting these change-making characters close-up, the thinkers behind the thoughts, visiting them in their homes, offices, labs, gardens, churches and temples, Closer To Truth humanizes riveting ideas and makes them more accessible and more relevant.

Latino Americans
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:00pm

Survey the history and people from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:00pm

This documentary examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is his transformation from a mainstream, establishment Los Angeles Times reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to the Latino community — which had often criticized his reporting. Featuring material from recently released files, the program removes Salazar from the glare of myth and martyrdom and offers a clear-eyed look at the man.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:00pm

NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, television's longest-running evening business-news broadcast, features in-depth reporting and analysis of the day's leading financial stories. Every weeknight, the Emmy®-winning series — co-anchored by journalists Susie Gharib and Tyler Mathisen — delivers trusted, credible and unbiased information to help business executives, financial professionals and the general public manage their business or personal finances. NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT utilizes the global editorial resources of CNBC, a worldwide newsgathering organization that provides access to some of the world's top business leaders and policy makers.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:00pm

In August of 1943, the last surviving clandestine radio operator in Paris desperately signaled London. Everything depended on her and the Gestapo was at the door. How did a Sorbonne educated musician and author of a book of fairy tales become a daring spy who died fighting the Nazis? With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely unusual British agent, and her life spent growing up in a Sufi center of learning in Paris seemed an unlikely preparation for the dangerous work to come. Yet it was in this place of universal peace and contemplation that her remarkable courage was forged. When the Nazis invaded France, she joined Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force, and was recruited as a spy, going to Paris to support the French Underground. For four crucial months, Noor was the only surviving radio operator in Paris, calling in the air-drop of weapons and supplies, and coordinating the rescue of downed allied fliers. She was ultimately betrayed by a French collaborator, and interrogated for months by the Gestapo. She never gave up any information, not even her real name, and she organized two breakouts from Gestapo headquarters. For this and the damage she did to the Nazis' war efforts, she was executed in Dachau. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of her birth.
 

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:00pm
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F.S. KEY AND THE SONG THAT BUILT AMERICA celebrates the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." Key, a constitutional lawyer, famously penned the lyrics following the 12-hour bombardment of Ft. McHenry in September 1814. Against a backdrop of history, and through the eyes of Key's loving wife Polly (played by Deborah Hazlett), the film highlights Key’s personal life, legal career and artistic development. The documentary covers Key's major cases (including the Aaron Burr conspiracy), his vehement opposition to the War of 1812, his enlistment in the militia, his participation in the ill-fated defense of Washington, D.C., and his penchant for poetry and art.

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 5:30pm

Hosted by NHK's senior commentator Aiko Doden, the weekly series ASIAN VOICES investigates key international issues with Asia's top academics, economists and politicians.

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:00pm
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In March 1936, one of the most devastating floods in over 300 years roared down the Connecticut River, inundating towns, destroying homes and bridges and leaving thousands homeless. Using actual flood footage, archival photography, newspaper accounts and eyewitness interviews, THE GREAT FLOOD OF 1936 reveals the story behind the disaster and its impact on residents of western Massachusetts and 11 other states. Starting at the Vernon Dam in northern Vermont, the program takes viewers down the Connecticut River, stopping at landmarks hardest hit by the flood. One of the first stops is the former location of the Northfield Bridge, which was destroyed by raging waters on March 18, 1936. The program also contains dramatic underwater footage of divers searching for flood wreckage.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:00pm

Join Tavis Smiley as he interviews politicians, entertainers, athletes, authors and other newsmakers in this unique hybrid of news, issues and entertainment.

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