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    The U.S. Supreme Court, Roe vs. Wade

    With Roe in doubt, states act on abortion limits, expansions

    1/22/2022 - 12:28 pm

    Less than a month into the 2022 legislative sessions, battles over the future of abortion already are setting up around the U.S. Republican lawmakers are proposing new restrictions modeled after laws in Texas and Mississippi that present a direct challenge to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, while some Democratic-led states are working to preserve or expand access.

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    Parents fill the role of substitute teacher during Omicron wave in Austin

    COVID-19 latest: Omicron variant, herd immunity, worldwide vaccine access

    1/22/2022 - 5:19 pm

    In order to expand testing access and help stop the spread of the omicron variant, the Biden administration announced this week that it would begin distributing millions of COVID-19 tests and masks to Americans for free. Infectious disease epidemiologist Jessica Malaty Rivera joins for more on the rollout of this plan and its potential impact, the latest public health recommendations, and what the future of COVID-19 may hold.

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    Black women in Mississippi demand state-level pay protections

    1/22/2022 - 5:12 pm

    Mississippi is the only state in the nation without a law requiring equal pay for women--but that could be about to change. Ivette Feliciano sits down with Cassandra Welchlin, Executive Director of the Mississippi Black Women's Roundtable, to discuss her team's push for equal-pay legislation, and the current status of Mississippi's equal pay bill.

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    U.S. President Biden and Intel CEO Gelsinger announce the tech firm's plan to build a plant in Ohio, from the White House ...

    A year into Biden's presidency, where does he stand?

    1/22/2022 - 4:56 pm

    President Biden marked his first year in office on a downbeat note: low approval ratings, a defeat of the Democrats' voting rights bill in the Senate, and the Build Back Better Bill stalled. But perhaps Biden's biggest political concern is how he fares within his own party. For a look at why this is crucial, along with some historical context, Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins.

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    Cadets of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic walk during the ceremony in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk

    Russia toughens its posture amid Ukraine tensions

    1/22/2022 - 1:46 pm

    With tens of thousands of Russian troops positioned near Ukraine, the Kremlin has kept the U.S. and its allies guessing about its next moves in the worst security crisis to emerge between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.

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All Creatures Great and Small

Hopeful of a closer relationship with Helen, James invites her to the gala spring dance. Siegfried also tries his luck with romance.

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Children of Exile

Finding Your Roots

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. retraces the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raúl Esparza, whose families fled their homelands, leading them to find lost parts of themselves along the way.

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Around the World in 80 Days

Fogg and Passepartout hire a camel driver to cross the desert. Can Abigail and her new acquaintances rescue them?

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Oceans | Animals with Cameras


Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan leads a team using state-of-the-art cameras, offering a fresh look at the lives of some of the animals in our oceans such as sharks, elephant seals, turtles and gannets.

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Episode 2 | The Melancholy Countess Part 2

Vienna Blood

Circumstantial evidence points to the countess's young friend having poisoned her, but without a motive, Oskar and Max must widen the search. A breakthrough in Max's analysis of the countess's dreams opens a new line of investigation.

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Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival

Great Performances

Go behind the scenes of Broadway as shows reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-awaited reopening nights while the theater industry learns how to turn the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Reckoning in Boston

Independent Lens

What happens when you discover that your assumptions are flawed? A white filmmaker starts his academic inquiry by documenting low-income, adult students of color at the Clemente Course in Boston. After time, he comes to terms with his own complicity in racism. Alongside students, a unique filmmaking collaboration forms to explore the area's history of racism and gentrification.

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American Masters

Discover the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey whose dances center on the Black American experience with grace, strength and beauty. Featuring previously unheard audio interviews with Ailey, interviews with those close to him and an intimate glimpse into the Ailey studios today.

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Alaskan Dinosaurs


A team of intrepid paleontologists discovers that dinosaurs thrived in the unlikeliest of places—the cold and dark of winter in the Arctic Circle. How did they survive year-round and raise their young in frigid and dark winter conditions?

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Meet Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. Told through their lens, Unapologetic offers an inside look into the movement and ongoing work that transformed Chicago, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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Austin City Limits 7th Annual Hall of Fame Honors (90 min)

Austin City Limits

Celebrate the 2021 ACL Hall of Fame inductees as Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams and Wilco are honored. Guest performers include Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Rosanne Cash and Sheila E. This 90 minute program contains additional performances not seen in the broadcast version.

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Celebrating PBS NewsHour

Celebrating PBS NewsHour highlights the history and accomplishments of this groundbreaking public media news organization.

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Del Ray Alexandria, VA

If You Lived Here

Once home to the 2nd largest U.S. railroad, Del Ray in Alexandria, Virginia is quaint, friendly and fun. Hosts Christine and John visit a 3-bedroom townhome built in 1956, an elegant, remodeled 1930’s home, and an expanded bungalow with a beautiful blend of old and new. Plus, see how Del Ray celebrates its canine residents with murals, and meet a local shop owner.

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North By Current


Filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown after the death of his young niece. Decades of home movies and ethereal narration reflect on struggles with grief and addiction as Madsen examines family, faith, and trans identity. NORTH BY CURRENT asks more questions than it answers, and like the relentless Michigan seasons, the only sure things are time and change.

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