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Great Conversations
Sun, 11/30/2014 - 7:00pm

Great Conversations is a series featuring distinguished authors, each recognized in an area of prominence and each uniquely paired with an interviewer. In this program, author Elizabeth Gilbert discusses her books Eat, Pray, Love and Stern Men with ZZ Packer, author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere.

Elizabeth Gilbert's recent memoir Eat, Pray, Love has been in the top tier of the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list since 2006. Her debut novel, Stern Men, will be reissued by Penguin Books in late February 2009.

ZZ Packer’s short-story collection, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, was included in the New Yorker's Debut Fiction issue in 2000, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Zoetrope, Seventeen, Harper's, The Best American Short Stories, New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, New York Times Book Review, and Salon. Her writing has also been anthologized in 25 and Under: Fiction. In 2008 she edited the annual New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best.

Moyers and Company
Sat, 11/29/2014 - 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.

Kind Hearted Woman
Fri, 11/28/2014 - 7:00pm

In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (“The Farmer’s Wife,” “Country Boys”) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.
Robin’s battles in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of abusive sexual contact with his daughter, illuminates how serious this problem is on the reservation. Her quest to heal her family, find a man worthy of her love, build a career and fulfill her goal of returning to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children, takes her on an intimate and inspiring journey full of heartbreak, discovery and redemption.
“As in my other films profiling rural poverty,” says Sutherland, “I was trying to reach out to another forgotten corner of the American landscape, this time to put a face on a Native family so that we could see them close-up with all the detail that illuminates the rich reality of their lives.”
KIND HEARTED WOMAN is a special co-presentation of FRONTLINE and INDEPENDENT LENS.

Scully/ The World Show
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 1:00pm

SCULLY/THE WORLD SHOW continues its impressive public television run with 52 episodes featuring some of the world's most prominent and famous personalities. Each week, veteran broadcaster Robert Scully — dubbed "the best interviewer on television" by Canadian daily La Presse— discusses topical issues with authors, financiers, entrepreneurs, diplomats, philanthropists and more. The Gemini Award-winning series is produced on-location throughout the Americas. Last season featured Scully's interviews with Colombian presidential candidate and former FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt; Welsh business tycoon Sir Terence Matthews; author and public policy specialist Elaine Karmarck; Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Merton; Nobel Prize-winning cardiologist Bernard Lown and Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dudley Herschbach.

Tavis Smiley
Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:00pm

Join Tavis Smiley as he interviews politicians, entertainers, athletes, authors and other newsmakers in this unique hybrid of news, issues and entertainment.

Spirit in Glass
Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:00pm
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This documentary celebrates the spectacular beadwork of the Northwest Plateau People. The film provides a rare opportunity to experience Plateau culture through the eyes and hearts of artists, who share their history, motivation, and the beadwork that plays an important role in binding their culture together. Native Plateau beadwork is part of the rich tapestry of American culture. Plateau culture is unique and its story of survival a quintessentially American story.

Across the Creek
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:00pm

Broken by the legacy of colonialism, Lakota Tribes struggle for restoration, healing and rebuilding. This film is a conversation between the elder and younger generations about reclaiming their stories and culture. By looking at traditional family structure, spirituality, language and values, they hope to build a vision for the future.

Frontline and Independent Lens collaboration
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:00pm

In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (“The Farmer’s Wife,” “Country Boys”) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.


Robin’s battles in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of abusive sexual contact with his daughter, illuminates how serious this problem is on the reservation. Her quest to heal her family, find a man worthy of her love, build a career and fulfill her goal of returning to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children, takes her on an intimate and inspiring journey full of heartbreak, discovery and redemption.
“As in my other films profiling rural poverty,” says Sutherland, “I was trying to reach out to another forgotten corner of the American landscape, this time to put a face on a Native family so that we could see them close-up with all the detail that illuminates the rich reality of their lives.”
KIND HEARTED WOMAN is a special co-presentation of FRONTLINE and INDEPENDENT LENS.

AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA
Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:00pm

With a collective purchasing power of $3 trillion, people of color are quickly becoming the nation’s most sought-after consumers. Iconic brands are re-examining their marketing strategies in order to stay competitive in the changing marketplace. Latinos, with a buying power of $1.2 trillion, are at the heart of this new consumer focus. Take an exclusive look inside LatinWorks, one of the most successful multicultural ad agencies in the country, and learn how it’s speaking to the multicultural millennial market.

Horse Tribe
Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:00pm

Legendary as one of America's greatest horse tribes, the 21st century Nez Perce decided to bring horses back to their land and lives with the unlikely help of a charismatic Navajo horseman, Rudy Shebala. His mentorship guides at-risk teenagers toward the strong medicine of horses, and his equine skills bring historic Nez Perce horse culture to modern renown. But his personal demons imperil both accomplishments. HORSE TRIBE is an epic story about the connection of human to animal, history to life, individuals to community, grief to resolve, and values to action.

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