Barry Kibrick interviews top thinkers, writers, business leaders, artists, and others, drawing out the essence of the subject and the layers that lie between the lines. This 9-time EMMY nominated series and winner of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Los Angeles EMMY for Best host and Studio show is going national.
Half the Sky
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 2:00pm
HALF THE SKY follows stories of challenge and triumph, traveling with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde on a journey to 10 countries, where they meet inspiring individuals and discover how they’re confronting the oppression of women and girls. The special, based on the widely acclaimed book Half the Sky by columnist Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, reveals the real, meaningful solutions being fashioned through health care, education and economic empowerment for women and girls.
AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:00pm
Anchor Maria Hinojosa returns to Clarkston, Georgia, home to more than 40 different nationalities, to document its November 2013 city council and mayoral election — with three former refugees on the ballot. These candidates, many from war-torn countries, are exercising voting rights and actively engaging in democracy as political candidates and election workers for the first time. View the impact that the dream of democracy and citizenship has on immigrants and many of the South’s new residents.
Nightly Business Report
Wed, 10/29/2014 - 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.
Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:30pm
Martha Stewart, Emmy® Award-winning TV host, author and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, conducts a culinary master class for American home cooks each week. She demonstrates classic cooking techniques and basics. Using her signature step-by-step, how-to teaching process, she illustrates the building blocks of recipes everyone should know. Each episode features Martha’s tips and tricks, inspiring and educating home cooks everywhere.
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:00pm
On an early autumn afternoon, gay teen Zack Harrington killed himself with a gunshot to the head in his parent’s ranch in Norman, Oklahoma. One week earlier, Zack allegedly attended a local city council meeting in support of a proposal for LGBTQ History Month. When the floor opened up for public comment, some community members made highly controversial statements equating being gay with the spread of diseases such as HIV and AIDS.
Against the backdrop of a town bitterly divided on the issue of homosexuality, Zack’s parents, both conservative Republicans and military veterans, are forced to reconcile their own social and political beliefs with their son’s death. Determined to understand him, they discover a diary, which paints a portrait of a boy in crisis, and a chilling secret that Zack kept hidden for almost two years. It leads them to some painful conclusions about their son’s life and death.
When an outspoken conservative citizen runs for City Council, the Harringtons decide to join the politically active group, “MOMS: Mothers of Many." Over the course of the local election season, witness Zack’s family, once private and politically conservative, come out of their own closet, moving from private denial to a climactic and very public acceptance of their son’s legacy.
After the film, America ReFramed host Natasha del Toro, Penn State professor Anthony D'Augelli and LGBT youth advocate Jordan Scruggs talk about growing up and coming out as an LGBTQ youth in rural communities.
Film School Shorts
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:30pm
Episode 104 -
Fireworks (Columbia), Pearl Was Here (Cal Arts) and Spark (Univ. of Texas):
Against a Fourth of July backdrop in Los Angeles, two boys with firecrackers go on a quest to impress a group of girls. Directed by Victor Hugo Duran
A scraggly girl slips away from her mother to hide among stuffed animals in the safe and sealed environment of a claw machine. Written, directed by Kate Marks.
Ricky is left outside while his dad visits a lady friend. Suddenly, he’s confronted by her daughter, Callie. Written, directed by Annie Silverstein.
Sat, 10/25/2014 - 5:00pm
This all-female news analysis series continues as an essential, timely forum for women to discuss national and international issues and policies. The program covers news and offers a platform for views that are rarely, if ever, available elsewhere on television. TO THE CONTRARY continues to make women’s voices heard on all issues affecting women, families and communities of color.
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:00pm
Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.
AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:00pm
The Bakken oil boom is bringing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to North Dakota. A substantial part of the oil production is concentrated on an Indian reservation. Fort Berthold Reservation’s 1,000-plus oil wells have brought in money and jobs for some, but oil has also brought danger — organized crime, hard drugs, traffic fatalities — and other problems. Tribal members speak about the benefits and consequences of the boom.