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Stories for May 20, 2011

Insight: Bike To Work Day and Gas Prices Staying High

May 20
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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It's Bike to Work Day! But where are you supposed to park?

FRONTLINE: Wikisecrets

May 20
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Through interviews with Julian Assange, accused-leaker Private Bradley E. Manning’s father and others, FRONTLINE reveals the story behind the biggest intelligence breach in U.S. history: the leaking of more than half-a-million classified documents on the WikiLeaks website. Veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith also reports on the U.S. government’s struggle to protect national security information in a post 9/11 world.

Review: 'Rubber'

May 20
By Beth Accomando
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In a summer of films that feel like nothing but retreads, here's a film that is about... well... a retread, "Rubber" (opening May 20 at Reading's Gaslamp Stadium Theaters).

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Trials Of J. Robert Oppenheimer

May 20
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J. Robert Oppenheimer was brilliant, arrogant, proud, charismatic — and a national hero. Under his leadership during World War II, the United States created the atomic bomb that brought the war to an end. Why did America turn on him, humiliate him and cast him aside? This program features Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn ("Good Night, and Good Luck," "The Bourne Ultimatum") as J. Robert Oppenheimer.

SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES: San Diego's Asian-American History, 1880s-1900s

May 20
By Jennifer Robinson
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Host Elsa Sevilla looks into San Diego's history as Chinese and Japanese immigrants arrived in San Diego during the 1880s. Some came to work on the Transcontinental Railroad, the farming fields, fishing and other labor jobs. At the turn of the 20th Century, Filipino students came to San Diego State University under an education program. Join us for detailed accounts on how San Diego's Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Filipino immigrants moved to the region.

Antiques Roadshow: Washington, D.C. - Hour One

May 20
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Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Michael Flanigan visit the Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters of the U.S. State Department and its diplomatic reception rooms, including the Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room, appointed with some of the best Americana of the 18th and 19th centuries. Highlights include a 1958 signed letter by Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a unique, turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set, valued at $90,000.

NATURE: Bears Of The Last Frontier: Arctic Wanderers

May 20
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Chris Morgan travels to the far north of Alaska, the tiny North Slope town of Kaktovik. It’s early November and winter is coming on. But each year, the polar bears struggle for extended periods on dwindling fat reserves, waiting for the opportunity to hunt on sea ice that takes longer to freeze. In early spring, Morgan joins local hunters in Barrow, the northernmost city in Alaska, as they go out on their own hunts, facing some of the same challenges as the bears.

Jerry Brown's Revised Budget Overshadowed By Former Governor's Infidelity

May 20
Editors Roundtable
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Governor Jerry Brown released his revised budget proposal on Monday, but that story was overshadowed by the news that former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a child with a household staffer. We discuss the key elements of the governor's budget proposal. Plus, we'll talk about the legacy of Schwarzenegger.

What Role Does U.S. Play In Mexico's Drug War?

May 20
Editors Roundtable
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Over the last four years, more than 35,000 people have been killed in Mexico's drug war. We talk about how the U.S. thirst for illegal drugs is affecting the violence in Mexico. And, we'll discuss the ideas that have been proposed to end the violence.

President Obama Outlines Goals For Middle East

May 20
Editors Roundtable
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How will U.S. policies in the Middle East change in response to the recent uprisings in the region and the killing of Osama bin Laden? We analyze the president's recent speech, and discuss the affect the U.S. could have on the long-term future of the Middle East and North Africa.

Obama's Ideas On Israel Face Tough Reception

May 20
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Obama's new peace proposal tries to thread the needle between the Israeli and Palestinian positions.

Interview: 'Hobo with a Shotgun' Director Jason Eisener

May 20
By Beth Accomando
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If the Rapture or zombie apocalypse is coming, please spend your last film watching time with the wickedly inventive "Hobo With a Shotgun" rather than with some tired old formula film like "Pirates of the Caribbean 4." NOTE: "Hobo with a Shotgun" will play June 24 and 25 at midnight at the Ken Cinema.

Turning A School Around One Kid At A Time

May 20
By Kyla Calvert
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A middle school in San Diego’s Mid-City area has climbed into the top ranks of schools that serve kids from low-income families and whose first language isn’t English.

Most Turn Blind Eye To 'Judgment Day' Broadcaster's Apocalyptic Vision

May 20
By Susan Murphy
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Is the world coming to an end on Saturday? A California broadcaster says “the Bible guarantees it.” But as with Noah's Ark, he's having trouble convincing everyone of apocalyptic doom.

Hiding Drugs And People In Suburban Neighborhoods

May 20
By Devin Browne
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Drug cartels used the real estate crash to expand out of barrios and into suburbia. A new law is helping cops fight back.