World

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:00pm

Join moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill each week as she leads a robust roundtable discussion with award-winning journalists who provide reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the nation’s capital.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 5:00pm

NEWSLINE is "Your Eye on Asia" and features global news and current affairs, business, sports, science and technology trends plus global weather forecasts from more than 30 news bureaus throughout the world. The series, fed multiple times daily, is produced by NHK, Japan’s leading public broadcaster. NEWSLINE's alternating anchors include seasoned NHK reporters Shery Ahn, Yuko Aotani, Catherine Kobayashi and Gene Otani. Other presenters include: Ross Mihara and Raja Pradhan.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:00am

Women account for roughly 14 percent of the active-duty U.S. military and more than 24 percent of the National Guard, yet they often receive less than a hero's welcome upon their return to civilian life. Many face poverty, homelessness and joblessness; deal with the psychological and physiological effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from military sexual trauma and combat-related injuries; and often receive poor service from a Veterans Administration ill-equipped and, in some cases, unwilling to help them. The Emmy®-nominated documentary WAR ZONE/COMFORT ZONE uncovers the plight of these veterans through the intense and personal stories of four women veterans coping with life after their military service. Each seeks a sense of normalcy and peace without the benefit of a comprehensive support system. WAR ZONE/COMFORT ZONE weaves together intimate interviews with the story of two women — Shalini Madaras and Joy Kiss — struggling to establish transitional housing for homeless female veterans in Bridgeport, Connecticut, despite virulent community opposition.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00pm

NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, television’s longest-running evening business news broadcast, features in-depth coverage and analysis of the biggest financial news stories of the day and access to some of the world’s top business leaders and policy makers. Co-anchored by award-winning journalists Susie Gharib and Tyler Mathisen, NBR produced by CNBC explains the day’s leading stories in a comprehensive and accessible way to public television viewers.

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 3:00pm

A Vietnam veteran brings five men, severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the rivers of Montana. He teaches them to fish. And to hope. Experience a frank, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking look at the impact of war and the journey to recovery.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 7:00pm

Exploring the impact of wartime Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LONG ROAD HOME offers compelling stories of Pittsburgh-area military veterans of Iraq, Vietnam, Korea and World War II still coming to terms with the emotional wounds of war. The film explores successful therapies and documents the promising research underway at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where doctors study the sleep and brain patterns of PTSD sufferers. The program concludes on a hopeful note, with a visit to a weekend retreat for veterans dealing with PTSD and combat stress. United by their experiences, the former servicemen and women discuss their feelings, their struggles in civilian life, their need for closure and their optimism for the future.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 9:00pm

“Making a Way Out of No Way” portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans left the South, fleeing the threat of racial violence and searching for opportunities in the North and West. Leaders like Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey organized, offering different strategies to further black empowerment and equality. The ascendance of black arts and culture showed that a community with a strong identity and sense of pride was taking hold in spite of Jim Crow. “The Harlem Renaissance” redefined how America saw African Americans — and how African Americans saw themselves.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 6:30pm

The Telly-award winning UNCONQUERED SEMINOLES traces the history and identity of Florida's resilient Seminole tribe, one deeply rooted in a pattern of obstacle and challenge, survival and success. Three wars in the 1800s sought to remove the Seminoles from Florida, but they adapted to life in the Everglades and eventually thrived while still preserving their cultural traditions. UNCONQUERED SEMINOLES charts the significant moments in the history of the Seminoles through archival stills and interviews with historians.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 5:30pm

Hosted by NHK's senior commentator Aiko Doden, ASIAN VOICES investigates global and regional issues with Asia’s top academics, economists and politicians. The weekly series explores global issues from the Asian perspective and transmits the voices of Asia to the world.

Life On Fire
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:00pm

In the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands. In the Tongan archipelago, two little-known animals have learned to cope with these ephemeral lands risen from the ocean depths: the sooty tern, a seabird that never dares wet its wings for fear of drowning, and the Alvin shrimp, a blind crustacean that manages to find its way around the abyss. When an underwater volcano becomes an island, the fates of these two extraordinary paradoxes are linked.

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