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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.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 7:00pm

CREATIVE HEARTS explores the power of synergy through art. Creative Clay is a grass roots organization dedicated to providing art education to the mentally challenged and disadvantaged. The program focuses on one of Creative Clay's distinguished programs — Artlink — during a five-month collaboration between ten community artists paired with ten clients of Creative Clay. CREATIVE HEARTS documents the works in various stages of progress, from the initial meetings to the "hands-on" creation stage. The documentary captures how the students and mentors grow in ability and in their relationship to one another, specifically during the ever-evolving and sometimes chaotic acts of creativity.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:00pm

Every five years, 30,000 people gather on the same stage in the small country of Estonia to join voices at Laulupidu, the National Song Festival, to become the largest choir in the world.
More than a song festival, Laulupidu is an Estonian miracle that at least twice in history gave freedom to that country. TO BREATHE AS ONE explores the beauty and meaning of the choral festival through the eyes of the young members of the San Francisco-based Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, one of the few American choirs invited to participate. Learning complex songs – all in Estonian – the youngsters prepare for months and then set off to join the many thousands from around the world who gather every five years in Tallinn.

Forming cross-cultural friendships that span the oceans, there they discover the unique role that music has played for Estonians for over 150 years, as an integral force in maintaining strength and identity for a people who have faced cultural genocide – more than once.

From the filmmakers of the acclaimed, “The Singing Revolution”, the film reveals that for Estonians singing is not just a means of cultural expression, but a defining part of their identity.

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:00pm

Most people don’t think about singing when they think about revolution. But song was the weapon of choice when Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of Soviet occupation. The Singing Revolution is an inspiring account of one nation’s dramatic rebirth. It is the story of humankind’s irrepressible drive for freedom and self-determination. It is the story of David defeating Goliath without even a slingshot.

The Singing Revolution shares how, between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of thousands of Estonians gathered publicly to sing forbidden patriotic songs and share protest speeches, risking their lives to proclaim their desire for independence. While violence and bloodshed was the unfortunate end result in other occupied nations of the USSR, the revolutionary songs of the Estonians anchored their struggle for freedom, which was ultimately accomplished without the loss of a single life.

The Singing Revolution tells the moving and dramatic story of how the Estonian people peacefully regained their freedom--and helped topple an empire along the way.

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 4:00pm

Join Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.This new Friday night program will provide a retrospective of the best stories and interviews from the nightly PBS program CHARLIE ROSE. The show will capture the defining moments in politics science, business, culture, media and sports.

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