The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation, and the biggest portion goes toward pregnancy and childbirth. Despite this, infant mortality rates are appalling. To find out more about this critical issue, visit Rochester, New York, where babies are dying at a rate two times higher than the national average and where mothers of color are three times more likely than white mothers to lose their babies before their first birthday. In the search for answers, learn about programs that are working to reverse these dramatic disparities.
PORTRAITS FOR THE HOME FRONT
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:00pm
Leaving a promising art career behind, Pittsburgh native Elizabeth Black (1912-1983) joined the American Red Cross at the height of World War II. On special assignment, she sketched hundreds of soldiers, sailors and airmen throughout Europe and sent the treasured portraits to worried families back home. Seventy years later, Black's son uncovered photographs of her sketches, scrapbooks, news clippings and other memorabilia from her forgotten footlocker. Through Black's unforgettable sketches, rare archival images and interviews with the veterans and their families, PORTRAITS FROM THE HOME FRONT explores Black's lost art career and her distinguished service during World War II. It also captures memorable scenes of amazed families finally receiving the lost portraits, some of which capture loved ones killed in action.
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:00pm
SERVICE takes the audience on a journey from the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee and from Iraq to urban New York City. It shows women functioning as fully accepted and contributing members of a military unit as well as the devastating isolation and persecution of those who report rape. We see these women as veterans fighting to find homes, demanding services, responding to therapy and gaining their independence. Through interviews in their kitchens, bathrooms, even therapy sessions SERVICE reveals the raw truths of our women warriors fighting in the battlefield called “home.”
Another Day in Paradise
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:00pm
Five thousand sailors and marines are deployed on a super carrier bound for the Persian Gulf. They share the same mission --t o arm and fly jets over Iraq -- but they are not all the same. The film follows a fighter pilot described as "more of a lover than a fighter," an aviation ordnance man who learns his girlfriend is pregnant right before departure and a tough-talking, salsa dancing marine. The film offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of the people who are fighting America's wars.
Sun, 11/09/2014 - 7:00pm
Andrew Ross Sorkin, financial columnist for the New York Times and author of Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System – and Themselves, talks with Bethany McLean, contributing editor to Vanity Fair, co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:00pm
The Navajo serve in the military in greater proportions relative to their population numbers. The veterans of beautiful Canyon de Chelly served as Code Talkers in WWII, Army Rangers in Viet Nam and many across services in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their dedication and courage in battle does not protect them from the challenges they face when they return home. Unemployment, Post Traumatic Stress, rural isolation prevents many from receiving help, but strong women, traditional healing and western talk therapy help others create a new normal.
AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 9:00pm
Asian Americans are the best-educated and highest-income ethnic group in the United States. They are often referred to as the “model minority,” suggesting that all Asians are successful in school and in life. But Southeast Asian Americans have some of the lowest high school completion rates in the nation. Visit Long Beach, California — the city with America’s largest Cambodian community — to find out why this educational crisis is occurring and what people are doing about it.
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:00pm
Produced by NHK, Japan’s leading public broadcaster, NEWSLINE is "Your Eye on Asia." The series provides news and breaking news from around the world, including coverage of the latest in politics, business, technology and culture in Asia. Regular reports from Beijing, Seoul, Bangkok and Tokyo offer different perspectives on events in the region. NEWSLINE's alternating anchors include seasoned NHK reporters Shery Ahn, Yuko Aotani, Catherine Kobayashi, Gene Otani, Ross Mihara and Ron Madison.
RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 1:30pm
Since its debut in 1997, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY has set itself apart from the mainstream media by providing distinctive, cutting-edge news coverage and analysis of national and international events in the ever-changing religious world. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the acclaimed one-of-a-kind TV show examines religion’s role — and the ethical dimensions — behind top news headlines.
Correspondents Bob Faw, Saul Gonzalez, Fred de Sam Lazaro, Tim O’Brien, Deborah Potter, Betty Rollin, Lucky Severson and Judy Valente, along with managing editor Kim Lawton, travel around the nation and the globe to explore how issues of faith, religion and ethics shape both national and international events. Newsmakers, scholars and policy analysts also provide insightful perspectives in roundtable discussions from the show’s studio in Washington, DC.