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    Government shutdown deadline looms amid new concerns about potential effects

    9/26/2023 - 6:55 pm

    More warnings about the potential effects of a government shutdown came Tuesday with concern from both the Department of Justice and the American Legion that national security could be affected and a signal from Moody's that it would downgrade U.S. credit. Congress has until Saturday to figure this out. Congressional Correspondent Lisa Desjardins reports on where things stand.

  • News Wrap: American soldier who fled to North Korea back in U.S. custody

    9/27/2023 - 6:55 pm

    In our news wrap Wednesday, an American soldier who fled to North Korea in July is now back in U.S. custody, Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges, the mass exodus of ethnic Armenians out of Nagorno-Karabakh is accelerating after Azerbaijan recaptured the region and President Biden announced a $100 million research effort against drug-resistant bacteria.

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    GOP Rep. Lawler on the disagreements in his party that could lead to a government shutdown

    9/27/2023 - 6:50 pm

    As the nation moves closer to a government shutdown, there is still no sign of a way out ahead of the Saturday night deadline. Whenever a deal is ultimately struck to avoid a shutdown or reopen the government, moderate Republicans will likely play a prominent role. Congressional Correspondent Lisa Desjardins discussed that with GOP Rep. Mike Lawler of New York.

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Sunny and Jess' personal lives go from bad to worse while they struggle to keep focused. Meanwhile, the suspect list grows, and a mother and son are put under the microscope.

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Episode 4: Redemption in Amsterdam (Part Two)

Van der Valk

Now released under a new name and a new identity, has the suspect from Van der Valk’s past started killing again? Or is someone else killing in her name? It’s a tale of redemption and potential second chances that is mirrored by ex-girlfriend Lena’s request for a second chance. Will Van der Valk let her back in?

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DNA of a Murderer

Professor T

An artisan baker is found dead after receiving death threats. Is it a case of revenge or is the killer closer to home? Professor T uses his criminological insight to help the police identify the murderer.

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The Making and Breaking

Becoming Frida Kahlo

Explore the early life of Frida Kahlo as she discovers her genius for painting following a tragic, life-changing accident, leading her to encounter world-famous muralist Diego Rivera who she later marries, twice.

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New Mexico: Timeless

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

New Mexico was first inhabited by Ancient Puebloans millennia ago, and some of the most stunning ruins on the continent can be found here. From turkey hunting to river rafting on the Rio Grande and ancient pueblos built in alignment with the stars, Baratunde explores how the area’s deep history still shapes the outdoor culture, even as people there are reimagining their outdoor lives.

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The Busing Battleground

American Experience

The Busing Battleground viscerally captures the class tensions and racial violence that ensued when Black and white students in Boston were bused for the first time between neighborhoods to comply with a federal desegregation order.

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The Harvest: Integrating Mississippi's Schools

American Experience

Explore what happened when the small Mississippi town of Leland integrated its public schools in 1970. Told through the remembrances of students, teachers and parents, the film shows how the town – and America – were transformed.

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Sansón and Me

Independent Lens

Filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes wants to document Sansón's story, an immigrant serving life in prison. Unable to film Sansón, the documentary creatively shares his narrative through reenactments of his letters, featuring his own family as actors.

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Bulls and Saints


After 20 years living in the United States, an undocumented family decides to return home. Little do they know it will be the most difficult journey of their lives and reawaken an intense desire for a place to belong. Set between the rodeo arenas of North Carolina and the spellbinding Mexican town they yearn for, Bulls and Saints is a love story about reverse migration, rebellion, and redemption.

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WETA Arts September 2023


WETA Arts and host Felicia Curry are back! This month, experience the power of words at the Spoken Word to Go-Go finals, learn about Chelsea Ritter-Soronen’s transformative street art with ChalkR!ot in Silver Spring, and explore how Woolly Mammoth’s artistic director Maria Manuela Goyanes navigates the challenge of upholding the theater’s legacy while continuing to push artistic boundaries.

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Evolution Earth

Travel to the hottest and driest extremes to see animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive. From the Sahara Desert to Australia, animals provide new clues about our changing planet and what it will mean for the future of our heating world.

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The Golden Gate Bridge

Iconic America

The Golden Gate bridge is an engineering marvel that symbolizes America’s can-do spirit. Can America continue to execute bold and ambitious infrastructure projects in the 21st century?

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Inside the Iranian Uprising


With a trove of gripping footage filmed by protestors, this documentary goes inside the uprising that rocked Iran after the death of a young woman in police custody — and sheds new light on a regime under unprecedented pressure.

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Children of the Mist


Children of the Mist traces the story of Di, a 13-year-old girl coming of age in an indigenous Hmong community in the mountains of Northwest Vietnam. As part of the first generation in her village with access to formal education, Di navigates the cultural and social challenges faced by young girls in her community while balancing inherited tradition with change.

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Eat Your Catfish


Paralyzed by late-stage ALS and reliant on round-the-clock care, Kathryn clings to a mordant wit as she yearns to witness her daughter's wedding. Drawn from 930 hours of footage shot from her fixed point of view, Eat Your Catfish delivers a brutally frank and darkly humorous portrait of a family teetering on the brink, grappling with the daily demands of disability and in-home caregiving.

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A House Made of Splinters


In the shadow of war by the frontlines in Eastern Ukraine, a safe haven provides refuge for children who have been temporarily separated from their parents. A House Made of Splinters chronicles three displaced kids who, despite the perils surrounding them, find moments of joy, friendship, and childhood wonder, with the aid of dedicated social workers who work tirelessly to protect them from harm.

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Putin's Crisis


With Vladimir Putin facing down a mutiny, how the Russian leader reached this moment of crisis. The story of Putin’s rise, his clashes at home and abroad, and how his troubled Ukraine war led to the greatest threat yet to his grip on power.

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Liquor Store Dreams


In Liquor Store Dreams, two Korean American children of liquor store owners reconcile their own dreams with those of their immigrant parents. Along the way, they confront the complex legacies of LA's racial landscape, including the 1991 murder of Latasha Harlins and the 1992 uprisings sparked by the police beating of Rodney King, while engaged in current struggles for social and economic justice.

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To The Lighthouse

Doc Martin

Martin's medical career remains under scrutiny as a GMC representative has come to assess him and his surgery. Meanwhile, Al accidentally proposes to Morwenna, and Mrs Tishell has a new lease on life.

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America's Dangerous Trucks


FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate deadly truck accidents and the fight over measures that could save thousands of lives. As deaths rise, the documentary examines decades of legal maneuvering, political influence, lax regulation and industry opposition.

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