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    Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda's 1994 genocide, is escorted in handcuffs into a ...

    Dictatorial governments are reaching beyond their borders to silence critics

    12/4/2021 - 6:19 pm

    Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroic efforts during the Rwandan genocide were depicted in the film "Hotel Rwanda," was living in the U.S. when he was brought to Rwanda, against his will, to stand trial on charges of terrorism. Human rights advocates say the trial, riddled with violations of due process, is an example of "transnational repression." Special Correspondent Benedict Moran reports.

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    Maryland is the first state to formally reckon with its history of lynching and racial violence

    12/4/2021 - 6:16 pm

    Healing wounds over and violence from years past can be an extremely difficult endeavor. South Africa's truth and reconciliation commission was the most famous attempt of its kind--but now, Maryland is the first U.S. state using the resolution model to reckon with its history of racial violence. Charles Chavis, assistant professor at George Mason University and the vice-chair of Maryland's truth and reconciliation commission, joins.

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Episode 8

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When a successful music producer is murdered, Geordie finds himself implicated in the investigation, and forced to consider whether his army buddy Johnny could be the killer.

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Episode 6

Baptiste

Emma and Julien must do everything they can to stop the next attack. If they follow the clues, can they succeed in time?

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Special Delivery: A Look Back at Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

Take a celebratory look back at 10 years of Call the Midwife in this compilation full of births, deaths, love stories, faith and family. Go behind the scenes at Nonnatus House for interviews with the cast and crew in this thank you to the fans.

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American Exile

VOCES

Brothers Manuel and Valente Valenzuela both volunteered and fought in Vietnam. Fifty years later they are among thousands of veterans who are being deported. The brothers don their uniforms for one last fight, to bring all the veterans back home.

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NOVA Universe Revealed: Black Holes

NOVA

Take a seat on the ultimate thrill ride to explore nature’s strangest and most powerful objects. Discover new science showing how black holes reshape entire galaxies, warp the fabric of space and time, and might even be portals to another universe.

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Ferguson Rises

Independent Lens

How does a father find purpose in pain? In 2014, Michael Brown Sr.’s son was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, an event that fueled the global Black Lives Matter movement. But his personal story seeking justice and healing has not been told until now.

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Growing Up | Born in the Rockies

Nature

Young animals face new challenges as winter envelopes the Rocky Mountains, and spring means the end of childhood. A grizzly mom prepares her cubs for hibernation, a mountain lion raises her kittens and a bison calf must learn to survive the snow.

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Episode 4: The Reckoning

American Veteran

“Those who went into the service and those who did not, we are two different realities,” a Veteran decides. But Veterans don't all feel the same. Some like “Thank you for your service”; others feel it's “bumper-sticker deep.” Veterans reflecting ask how veterans and civilians can move America forward together. Hosted by J. R. Martinez, Army Veteran, actor, and motivational speaker.

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Hindenburg’s Fatal Flaws

Secrets of the Dead

A fresh look at the science and conditions surrounding the Hindenburg explosion reveals ten particular flaws that directly led to the infamous disaster in 1937.

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RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service

New Senior Medical Officer Eliza Harrod is put to the test in one of her very first retrievals.

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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

POV

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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From Dos Laredos to Mars

La Frontera with Pati Jinich

Pati Jinich, chef and James Beard Award-winning host, travels from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo to Brownsville, Texas. She learns how tight-knit family bonds are an underlying theme connecting everything in the Laredos, and throughout La Frontera.

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The Oratorio: A Documentary with Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese reveals the story of a single performance in 1826 that forever changed America's cultural landscape with the introduction of Italian opera to New York City – an event Mozart's great librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte helped orchestrate.

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Becoming Helen Keller

American Masters

Revisit the complex life and legacy of the author, advocate and human rights pioneer. Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind, used her celebrity and wit to champion rights for women, people with disabilities and people living in poverty.

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Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964)

Muhammad Ali

Boxer Cassius Clay rises up the amateur ranks to win gold at the 1960 Olympics. He turns professional, sharpening his boxing skills and honing his genius for self-promotion. In 1964, he upsets Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion.

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The Kennedy Center at 50

The Kennedy Center at 50

Echoing "An American Pageant for the Arts," the 1962 event conducted by Leonard Bernstein, this special celebration and re-launch of live, in-person performing arts in America will be hosted by six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald and feature the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO).

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