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    Marcus and Abernathy on the deadly police beating in Memphis

    1/27/2023 - 6:30 pm

    Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus and her Post colleague Gary Abernathy join Amna Nawaz to discuss the week in politics, including the deadly police beating in Memphis and mass shootings in California as America once again reckons with its chronic struggle to prevent violence and hold the powerful accountable.

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    Memphis prepares for protests as video of police beating Tyre Nichols is released

    1/27/2023 - 6:55 pm

    Authorities in Memphis and other cities are urging peaceful protests as they prepare for the release of graphic video of the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols. The 29-year-old died this month after police beat him for three minutes following a traffic stop. The five fired police officers are charged with his murder. Geoff Bennett spoke with Rev. Earle Fisher about the Memphis community's response.

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    Shooting attack in Jerusalem

    News Wrap: Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

    1/27/2023 - 6:50 pm

    In our news wrap Friday, new violence erupted in the Middle East when a Palestinian gunman opened fire near a synagogue in east Jerusalem, the head of the UN Refugee Agency accused Russia of kidnapping Ukrainian children and the U.S. Justice Department charged three men in an Iran-backed plot to kill an Iranian American journalist and activist on U.S. oil.

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    FDA eases blood donation restrictions against men who have sex with men

    1/27/2023 - 6:45 pm

    The FDA announced plans to ease a decades-old restriction preventing men who have sex with men from donating blood. A lifetime ban was put in place during the AIDS epidemic over fears of HIV transmission. The new guidelines would ask all potential donors about their recent sexual history. Cole Williams of Pride and Plasma joined Amna Nawaz to discuss the change.

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    Anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

    Why so many Americans know little about the history of the Holocaust

    1/27/2023 - 6:40 pm

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day comes at a moment when there is growing worry about antisemitism in the U.S. and around the world. There's also been concern that too many people don't know enough about what happened during the Holocaust. John Yang reports.

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All Creatures Great and Small

Siegfried’s First World War experiences resurface as he struggles to save a racehorse. Helen faces a decision over James’s TB testing plan.

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American Masters

American Masters: Roberta Flack follows the music icon from a piano lounge through her rise to stardom. From “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” to “Killing Me Softly,” Flack’s virtuosity was inseparable from her commitment to civil rights. Detailing her story in her own words, the film features exclusive access to Flack’s archives and interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Peabo Bryson and more.

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Episode 3 | The God of Shadows Part 1

Vienna Blood

Max Liebermann applies his neurological expertise to a man suffering from delusions, a retired soldier who served in the Boxer Rebellion. Captain Steiner is convinced that he is cursed and tortured by vengeful spirits operating in the shadows.

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Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming A Space

American Experience

Meet the influential author and key figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Also a trained anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston collected folklore throughout the South and Caribbean — reclaiming, honoring and celebrating Black life on its own terms.

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Finding Your Roots

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

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Miss Scarlet & The Duke

Eliza is on the trail of a notorious conman and tracks him down to a hotel in a remote part of France. She believes she has finally caught Scotland Yard’s most wanted man, but she’s not the only hotel guest who wants to claim the reward.

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Vladimir Putin’s clashes with American presidents as he’s tried to rebuild the Russian empire. FRONTLINE traces the miscalculations and missteps of American presidents over five administrations, culminating in Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Mount Vernon

If You Lived Here

Once home to George Washington’s farmland, Mount Vernon prides itself on its history. Led by realtor Lauren Kolazas, hosts John and Christine guess the listing prices on a quaint starter home built in 1950, a mid-century modern home designed by architect Charles Goodman, and a breathtaking colonial with influences from the 1770s.

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Secret Lives

Finding Your Roots

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash decode scandals hidden within their roots, exposing secrets that their ancestors concealed and celebrating the virtue of accepting one’s relatives—whoever they may be.

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If You Lived Here

With help from realtor Kirstin Whitaker, John and Christine visit the nautical town of Annapolis, Maryland’s capital. They tour and guess the listing prices of three homes, from historic to modern, all with water views. Also, follow along to learn about the famous naval history of the town, as well as the arts, culture and buildings that make the story of Annapolis come to life.

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The Big Payback

Independent Lens

An Evanston, Illinois rookie alderwoman led the passage of the first tax-funded reparations bill for Black Americans. While she and her community struggle with the burden to make restitution for its citizens, a national racial crisis engulfs the country. Will the debt ever be addressed, or is it too late for a reparations movement to finally get the big payback?

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Navy Yard

If You Lived Here

From a row home built in 1915 to a condo overlooking Nationals Park, the season premiere explores both old and new homes in D.C.’s Navy Yard. Guided by realtor Chris Chambers, hosts John and Christine tour three homes in the Southeast D.C. neighborhood to guess the listing prices of each location and learn about the area’s meaningful history from some of Navy Yard’s long-time residents.

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Let the Little Light Shine


National Teachers Academy (NTA) is considered a beacon for Black children: a top-ranked, high-performing elementary school in the fastest growing neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. As the neighborhood gentrifies, a wealthy parents’ group seeks to close NTA and replace it with a high school campus. How will NTA's community fight to save their beloved institution?

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Korean Flavors

Signature Dish

A wide range of Korean flavors can be found across the DMV. In this episode, Seth heads to Annandale, VA, the heart of the local Korean community, to try haemul pajeon, a seafood scallion pancake, at Gom Ba Woo, followed by a visit to Sō Korean BBQ in Centreville, VA for galbi, soy marinated short ribs. He finishes up at Seoul Food DC in Takoma Park, MD, to sample a vegan “Korean fried chicken.”

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European Classics

Signature Dish

French, Italian, and German cooking techniques come to life in this episode. Chateaubriand – a perfectly cooked beef tenderloin – is the signature dish at L’Auberge Chez Francois in Great Falls, VA, while Piccolina in D.C.’s Penn Quarter offers up scacce, a delicious Sicilian stuffed flatbread. Seth's tour ends with a German classic, jäegerschnitzel, at the Old Stein Inn in Edgewater, MD.

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TikTok, Boom.

Independent Lens

What does it mean to be a digital native? TikTok, Boom. dissects the platform along myriad cross-sections—algorithmic, socio-political, economic, and cultural—to explore the impact of the history-making app. Balancing a genuine interest with healthy skepticism, delve into the security issues, global political challenges, and racial biases behind the platform.

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Move Me

Independent Lens

At 27, Kelsey Peterson dove into Lake Superior as a dancer and emerged paralyzed. But within the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) community, she found allies in her quest to discover who she is now and to dance with disability. When a cutting-edge trial surfaces, it tests her expectations of a possible cure. She finds herself both scared it might not work—and scared that it might.

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Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March

Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March

Explore the fight against Asian American hate following the March 2021 mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta. Examine how this critical moment of racial reckoning sheds light on the struggles, triumphs and achievements of AAPI communities. The film is narrated by Sandra Oh with music by Jon Batiste and Cory Wong.

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