Film School Shorts
Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:30pm

Episode 103 - “LETTING GO” TV-PG(L,V)

The Chair (NYU) and Bunny (Columbia): Inspired by a true childhood event, a young boy in Philadelphia marches into the ghetto to retrieve his pet rabbit from the boy who stole him. Written and directed by Robert Snow.

Moyers and Company
Sat, 10/18/2014 - 7:00pm

MOYERS & COMPANY investigates issues that matter to American democracy, particularly the continuing influence of big money and corporate self-interest on politics, the economy and daily life. Each week, veteran journalist Bill Moyers hosts compelling conversations with today's top thinkers about new ideas, crucial issues and workable solutions. Select episodes also feature Moyers' own meticulously researched essays on a variety of topics.

American Masters
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:00pm

Most famous for her seminal novel The Color Purple, writer/activist Alice Walker celebrates her 70th birthday. Born February 9, 1944, into a family of sharecroppers in rural Georgia, she came of age during the violent racism and seismic social changes of mid-20th-century America. Her mother, poverty and participation in the civil rights movement were the formative influences on her consciousness, becoming the inherent themes in her writing. The first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Walker continues to shine a light on global human rights issues. Her dramatic life is told with poetry and lyricism, and includes interviews with Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, Howard Zinn, Gloria Steinem, Sapphire and Walker herself.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:00pm

American suburbs are becoming more diverse, but the “exurbs” that surround them remain overwhelmingly white. In fact, while whites account for only eight percent of total U.S. population growth, they make up 73 percent of growth in exurban areas. Visit Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a town that successfully ousted the Aryan Nations in 2000, but remains more than 94 percent white. Explore both the allure and complexity of living in a homogenous community.

PBS NewsHour
Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:00pm

PBS NEWSHOUR continues to provide in-depth analysis of current events with the NEWSHOUR’s team of seasoned and highly regarded journalists. Co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, the nightly broadcast features Jeffrey Brown, chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society; and Margaret Warner, chief foreign correspondent, who deliver compelling original reporting and newsmaker interviews from the field. Senior correspondent Hari Sreenivasan delivers news to the digital world and anchors the news summary on the television broadcasts.
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America Reframed
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:00pm

Rachel is mysterious, funny, difficult and full of contradictions but she wants what most people her age want -- to move out of her mother's house. This dream of independence seems impossible. Rachel, who is developmentally disabled, can't be left alone and the social services needed for her to live an "adult life" are unavailable.

Her mother Jane is at her breaking point. The relationship between mother and daughter is full of fighting and frustrations with both wanting independence from each other but it comes at a cost. What is Jane willing to sacrifice for Rachel to be independent? And what happens to a parent when they don't have the support they need to give their child a good life?

Rachel Is is an honest, heartbreaking and funny film about parenthood, disability, and the universal struggle for happiness. It captures the most raw and revealing moments of Rachel and Jane's relationship. Filmmaker, and Rachel's sister, Charlotte Glynn dives into her family's life in order to understand how Rachel sees the world and how the world sees her.

After the film, America ReFramed host Natasha del Toro, The New York Times writer Amy Harmon, and author Susan Senator talk about neurodiversity, and how individuals, families and communities can help adults with developmental disabilities transition into living independent lives.

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 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, 10/10/2014 - 8:00pm

The 29th Imagen Awards recognizes and rewards positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as encourages and recognizes the achievements of Latino celebrities in the entertainment and communications industries.

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:00pm

Pacific Islanders serve in the U.S. military in disproportionally high numbers, and have suffered the highest casualty rates in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The men and women of Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific, are American citizens and serve in our country’s military at a rate three times higher than the rest of the country. Learn why the island’s returning veterans say they can’t get the healthcare they need.

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 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.

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