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Program Highlights

  • PBS NEWSHOUR & NPR Convention Coverage: 2016 Democratic National Convention

    Airs Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. PBS NEWSHOUR coverage will be co-hosted by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. NPR host Rachel Martin will report inside the hall with NEWSHOUR’s Lisa Desjardins and John Yang and NPR’s Sue Davis. Ifill and Woodruff will also be joined by NPR’s Mara Liaisson, Ron Elving and Domenico Montenaro and NEWSHOUR regular contributors including syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter. Coverage will extend online and on social, to include live streaming of stage speeches and floor interviews.

  • 10 Homes That Changed America

    Airs Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    Hosted by Geoffrey Baer, "10 Homes That Changed America," presented nationally by WTTW Chicago, highlights ten homes that transformed residential living, from grand estates such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, to the pueblos of Taos, New Mexico, and the tenements of 19th century New York. Featuring interviews with architecture critic Paul Goldberger, historian Peter Onuf, and others, the program offers a primer in residential architecture and a fascinating lesson in the history of American domestic life, as the evolving design of these homes over time reveals our changing relationship with nature, technology and each other.

  • ONE DAY IN THE AMERICAN CITY (New Series Premiere)

    Airs Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 9-10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    Dive deep into the real stories that shape urban American. Filmed entirely in one 24-hour period, thousands of filmmakers capture joys and struggles, begging the question: What is the future of the American city? An investigation, prompted by 10 questions, brings together voices of experts and everyday people. From city mayors to homeless citizens, learn from a unique community investigation.

  • The Rule

    Airs Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict’s Prep is the exception — with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. Filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno profile the school and the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey to see how they achieve success among a vulnerable population of inner-city African American and Latino teenage boys.

  • The Truth About Meat

    Airs Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    Every year 65 billion animals are raised and slaughtered for their meat. That’s nine animals for every person on Earth. In this eye-opening documentary Michael Mosley reveals the damage livestock farming is doing to the planet. Is it possible to be an eco-friendly carnivore? Michael also meets the farmers who think that a return to more traditional farming methods, a more efficient use of our food waste and a little cutting back on personal consumption of meat could mean meat for everyone without damaging the planet.