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Third Rail with OZY

From WGBH Boston's Studio Six and OZY Media comes a brand-new take on cross-platform cutting edge debates. Hosted by Carlos Watson, THIRD RAIL WITH OZY promises to present new voices and valuable dialogue for the digital age. Each week’s half-hour show explores a single, provocative question debated by expert and celebrity guests in front of a live studio audience.

Is Marriage Dead?

26m 47s

Is the institution of marriage still relevant in today's society? Watch the debate hosted by Carlos Watson and featuring guests guests Padma Lakshmi, Laura Berman, Kurt Bardella and Eric Klinenberg.

Episodes

  • Is Marriage Dead?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Is Marriage Dead?

    S1 E7 - 26m 47s

    Is the institution of marriage still relevant in today's society? Watch the debate hosted by Carlos Watson and featuring guests guests Padma Lakshmi, Laura Berman, Kurt Bardella and Eric Klinenberg.

  • Is Sexual Harassment Inevitable in the Workplace?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Is Sexual Harassment Inevitable in the Workplace?

    S1 E6 - 26m 47s

    How common is sexual harassment in the workplace? This week, Hollywood mega mogul Harvey Weinstein is fired amid accusations of sexual impropriety and rape. His high profile personal case draws attention to other corporations embattled in sexual harassment dramas, in the fast food industry, on Wall Street, in medicine, even in the legal professions. Join the debate hosted by Carlos Watson.

  • Is Violence Part of America's DNA?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Is Violence Part of America's DNA?

    S1 E5 - 26m 46s

    Was Sunday's shooting in Las Vegas an anomaly, or is violence part of America's DNA? Join the debate hosted by Carlos Watson with guests Ann Coulter, Steven Pinker, Angela Rye, and Art Acevedo, airing Friday, October 6 at 8:30/7:30C.

  • Is Free Speech Alive and Well?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Is Free Speech Alive and Well?

    S1 E4 - 26m 47s

    This week, President Trump demands the firing of NFL players who take the knee, college students rally against controversial speakers, and alt-right protesters call foul when charged with ‘hate speech’. What does all that say about the health of the First Amendment? Join the debate hosted by Carlos Watson with guests James Ihedigbo, Linda Sarsour, Tim Wu, and Emily Miller.

  • Should America Be the World's Cop?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Should America Be the World's Cop?

    S1 E3 - 26m 47s

    As tensions mount between our nation and North Korea, Syria, China—as well as with some of closest allies—where does the US’s responsibility to the rest of the world begin... and end? Join the debate hosted by Carlos Watson and featuring guests Hill Harper, Yael Eisenstat, Emma Ashford, and Cliff Maloney.

  • Is America Becoming More, Or Less, Racist?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Is America Becoming More, Or Less, Racist?

    S1 E2 - 26m 47s

    Is America becoming more, or less, racist? Join the debate hosted by Carlos Watson and featuring guests Amber Rose, Michael Williams, Alonzo Bodden, Dr. Christina Greer, and Carrie Sheffield.

  • Is Truth Overrated? Is Lying the American Way?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Is Truth Overrated? Is Lying the American Way?

    S1 E1 - 26m 47s

    Does the truth matter anymore? Has the US lost credibility and the world's trust? Join the debate hosted by Carlos Watson and featuring guests Malcolm Gladwell, Roxane Gay, Mo Rocca, Seth Weathers, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. Watch THIRD RAIL WITH OZY Friday nights at 8:30/7:30C online and on PBS (check local listings).

Extras + Features

  • We Asked, You Answered: Is Violence Part of America's DNA?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    We Asked, You Answered: Is Violence Part of America's DNA?

    S1 E5 - 1m 15s

    We took to the streets of New York City to find out what you think about violence in America. Watch the full debate hosted by Carlos Watson and featuring Ann Coulter, Angela Rye, Steven Pinker, and Art Acevedo beginning Friday, Oct 6 at 8:30/7:30C online and on PBS.

  • We Asked, You Answered: Is All Speech Free Speech?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    We Asked, You Answered: Is All Speech Free Speech?

    S1 E4 - 1m 27s

    In a democracy, is all speech free speech? We hit the streets of New York to find out what you think about free speech. Watch new episodes of Third Rail with OZY Fridays at 8:30/7:30C online and on PBS.

  • Bonus: Nadine Strossen and Flemming Rose on Free Speech: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bonus: Nadine Strossen and Flemming Rose on Free Speech

    S1 E4 - 8m 1s

    Former ACLU president Nadine Strossen and journalist Flemming Rose discuss the free speech debate with host Carlos Watson in this web-exclusive clip. Watch full episodes of Third Rail with OZY Fridays at 8:30/7:30C online and on PBS.

  • We Asked, You Answered: Racism in America: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    We Asked, You Answered: Racism in America

    S1 E2 - 2m 3s

    Is America becoming more, or less, racist? We hit the streets of New York City to find out what people had to say. Do you agree? Cast your vote at pbs.org/thirdrail, and watch THIRD RAIL WITH OZY Friday nights at 8:30/7:30C on PBS.

  • We Asked, You Answered: Is Truth Overrated?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    We Asked, You Answered: Is Truth Overrated?

    S1 E1 - 1m 30s

    Is truth overrated? We hit the streets of New York City to find out people think about the importance of truth in today's world. Where do you stand? Cast your vote at pbs.org/thirdrail and join the debate every Friday night at 8:30/7:30C on PBS!

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