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.

America Reframed
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 8:00pm

Eighty percent of women in US prisons today are mothers of school-age children.

Many a parent would find it difficult to be away from their child for a day, or even a week. But imagine being separated for ten to twenty years? Filmed over four years at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Jenifer McShane's Mothers of Bedford explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on the relationship between a mother and child.

The documentary follows Melissa, Tanika, Mona, Rosa and Anneathia, five prisoners and mothers who are dealt with struggles and joys. It shows the normal frustrations of parenting as well as the surreal experiences of a child's first birthday party inside prison, the cell that the child lives in with her mother and the biggest celebration of the year, Mother's Day in prison!

A mother herself, Jenifer was drawn to the universal themes of motherhood and the staggering power of the mother-child relationship. As we watch the mothers inside Bedford trying to become their better selves, we see parts of our own selves – and that gives us all hope. Is it possible to become a better mother while serving time in a maximum security prison?

Miller Center's American Forum
Sun, 10/05/2014 - 7:00pm
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The debate series begins with two teams of debaters on Are Unlimited Campaign Contributions Corrupting American Democracy? Ann Ravel, vice chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and University of California-Davis legal scholar Vikram Amar argue that tighter limits are needed to preserve democracy. Arguing that limits are unconstitutional and thwart a free democracy are Shaun McCutcheon, the plaintiff in McCutcheon v. FEC, and former FEC chair Bradley Smith, a legal scholar at West Virginia University.

Produced by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, "American Forum's Beyond Gridlock: Seeking Solutions to the Crisis in American Politics" is a timely and important debate series on crucial national issues. The series brings together some of the nation’s leading thinkers to engage in classic, but civil, debates on four of the key issues facing the country and shaping November’s midterm elections: health care, immigration, campaign finance, and political polarization.

Film School Shorts
Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:30pm

Film School Shorts is a new weekly series that showcases short student films from across the country. Each week, viewers can watch hot new episodes featuring quirky comedies, slice-of-life dramas and hard-hitting thrillers from cutting edge filmmakers. Short Films + Big Productions = Film School Shorts

The Hunter and the Swan Discuss their Meeting (NYU) and God of Love (NYU):

A Brooklyn couple have dinner with a hunter and his girlfriend, a magical swan woman whose captured robe led to their courtship. The evening goes one direction – downhill. Writer/director Emily Carmichael.

2011 Oscar winner for Best Live Action Short, God of Love follows Raymond, an artist who combines singing with his champion dart-throwing ability to harness the power of love. Writer/director Luke Matheny.


Sat, 10/04/2014 - 1:30pm

This half-hour documentary follows a year in the life of 11-year-old Kimberly Torrez. Living steps from the border in Nogales, Mexico, Kimberly crosses each day to attend school just across the line in Arizona. Kimberly’s unemployed father, stricken with Hepatitis C, needs a liver transplant; Kimberly’s mother desperately awaits the visa that will allow her to live in the U.S. with her American children if her husband dies. A slice-of-life portrait told through Kimberly’s eyes, the film illuminates the changing face of America through the story of this one family.

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