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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.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 11:00am

Easy Company, the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, widely known as the "Screaming Eagles," remains one of the most revered combat units in U.S. military history. The Army company's legendary exploits in World War II inspired Stephen Ambrose's book, Band of Brothers,and the Emmy®-winning HBO miniseries of the same name. Following two years of hard training, the soldiers of Easy Company parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and, later, into Holland for Operation Market Garden. They fought their way through Belgium, France and Germany, survived overwhelming odds, liberated concentration camps, and drank a victory toast in April 1945 at Hitler's hideout in the Alps. In 2009, 20 of the few remaining survivors from Easy Company shared their rarely told stories of sacrifice and courage for Marcus Brotherton's oral-history book project, We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories From the Band of Brothers. In A COMPANY OF HEROES, those same veterans — along with the families of three deceased others — recount the horrors and the victories, the bonds they made, the tears and blood they shed, and the friends they lost.

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 7:00pm

AUGUST TO JUNE, filmed in rural Northern California, celebrates values we are on the brink of losing in the single-minded pursuit of higher test scores/ Come inside a public school happily and purposefully going against current trends and join 26 8-10 year olds, their teacher, and their parents for a year bursting with opportunities for curiosity, creativity and compassion.

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 6:00pm

Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska. He gets hungry for smoked salmon, nostalgic for his childhood, and decides to spend a summer smoking fish at his family’s traditional fish camp. The unusual story of his life and the untold history of his people interweave with the process of preparing traditional food as he struggles to pay his bills, keep the IRS off his back and keep his business afloat. By turns tragic, bizarre or just plain ridiculous, SMOKIN’ FISH tells the story of one man’s attempts to navigate the messy collision between the modern world and an ancient culture.

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