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A chance to see ‘Half the Sky’ this week

“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” a four-hour documentary, will air tonight and tomorrow, beginning at 9 p.m. ET on MPBN. The two-part series is part of the Half the Sky movement, inspired by the book, Half the Sky, by journalists/authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The documentary accompanies Kristof, along […]

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‘Have You Heard From Johannesburg’ series begins tonight on Independent Lens

Watch A Landmark Series on the Anti-Apartheid Movement on PBS. See more from Independent Lens. “Have You Heard From Johannesburg,” a five-part series documenting the global struggle to end the South African apartheid, begins at 11:30 p.m. ET tonight with parts 1 and 2 on PBS’ “Independent Lens.” The series is airing nationally on PBS […]

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‘Light in the Darkness’ makes PBS premiere

In 2008, the Long Island town of Patchogue, N.Y., endured a series of attacks against its Latino residents that escalated to the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant and 13-year resident of the village. “Not in our Town: Light in the Darkness” follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, Marcelo’s brother Joselo Lucero and their Patchogue neighbors […]

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Today brings two chances to clarify our past

On May 3, Mainers have two opportunities to explore the nature of truth in Holocaust history. First, Dr. Lawrence Langer, Emeritus Professor of English at Simmons College, will address “Interpreting Holocaust Survivor Testimonies,” at 7 p.m. at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. The event is presented by the Holocaust & Human Rights […]

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‘Walk to Beautiful’ tracks women’s health journey

Maine PBS will rebroadcast NOVA’s “A Walk to Beautiful” on Tues., June 8, at 8 p.m. ET. The episode is also available at PBS.org. Thanks to PBS, you can also view the episode in its entirety here. This one-hour segment follows three rural Ethiopian women, including 25-year-old Ayehu in our preview video, who are ostracized by […]

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