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  • Washington Week With Gwen Ifill And National Journal

    Airs Fridays at 8 p.m. & Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on KPBS TV
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    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, is now being charged with desertion. Nancy Youssef of The Daily Beast will report on what Bergdahl has been doing since he was freed last year in a controversial prisoner exchange for five Taliban commanders who had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. There will not be a complete drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan this year. Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics will report on the president’s new plan to maintain 9,800 troops in the country through the end of 2015. On Thursday, the House passed a bipartisan bill that fixes a massive funding gap in Medicare and permanently changes how doctors are paid under the plan. Alex Wayne of Bloomberg News will explain why this may be the biggest legislative accomplishment for Congress despite the fact that some lawmakers remain opposed to the bill because of abortion language.

  • CALL THE MIDWIFE: Season 4 (New Season Premiere)

    Airs Sundays, March 29 - May 17, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. In Season 4, the community prepares to enter a new decade — the 1960s.

  • MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: Mr. Selfridge, Season 3 (New Season Premiere)

    Airs Sundays, March 29 - May 17, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: Mr. Selfridge, Season 3 (New Season Premiere)

    All sales are final as Harry Selfridge gambles his store, his fortune, and his personal happiness on an audacious retail strategy in MR. SELFRIDGE, Season 3. With three-time Emmy® winner Jeremy Piven (ENTOURAGE) back as the irrepressible Harry, the dazzling eight-part series airs on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, March 29 - May 17, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS.

  • Secrets Of Selfridges

    Airs Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    Two words are synonymous with Selfridges: luxury and London. However, Selfridges was the brainchild of an American — Harry Gordon Selfridge — whose life was depicted in the MASTERPIECE series “Mr. Selfridge.” The real, flamboyant Mr. Selfridge brought about a complete revolution in the way Londoners shopped, introducing a new American retail model that made shopping less a practical pursuit and more a luxurious adventure. Keen to put the shopper’s experience above anything else, Selfridge coined the expression “The customer is always right,” which has become the mantra of shops all over the world. The program reveals the grandiose store’s hidden stories and delves deep into the mind of its ambitious creator.

  • Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies (New Series Premiere)

    Airs Mon. - Wed., March 30 - April 1, 2015 from 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    Ken Burns presents CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a film by Barak Goodman, a three-part, six-hour documentary series. This film tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. It interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients, and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures.