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‘Frontline: Generation Like’ explores the intersection of social media and … – The Times-Picayune

The Times-Picayune18) episode of PBS’ “Frontline,” airing at 9 p.m. on WYES, dives into the rapidly intertwining worlds of social media and commerce. “Generation Like” may freak out parents (or more likely grandparents) who still recoil when they hear once-rebellious …PBS’s ‘Frontline’ explores the pitfalls and promises of social media in …Pittsburgh Post GazetteTV Tuesday: […]

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Downton Abbey Recap: 7 Quotable Moments That Made Us Fall in Love – People Magazine

People MagazineAn estimated 100 million viewers tuned in to watch the battle between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at the Super Bowl. But if you chose FOX over PBS on Sunday night, here’s everything you need to know about the state of the Crawleys, …‘Downton Abbey’ Episode 5 Review: Interracial Love FestFilm School […]

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Russia identifies suicide bombers, arrests suspected accomplices – PBS

PBSSTRINGER/AFP/Getty Images Russian authorities identified the two bombers Thursday who killed 34 in attacks in the city of Volgograd in December and arrested two suspected accomplices. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images. The Russian National Anti-Terrorism …Russia Arrests Two in Volgograd BlastsVoice of AmericaRussia identifies two suicide bombers who killed 34 people in Volgograd and …Daily MailRussia: 2 suspects […]

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Ukraine’s Concessions Fail to Sway Opposition Protesters, New Fighting Erupts – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaEmbattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, facing massive anti-government protests in Kyiv and regional capitals, has agreed to re-shuffle his government and amend controversial new anti-protest laws. The concessions were revealed Friday; but, …Building pressure, Ukraine protesters enlarge territory, strike at other citiesWashington PostUkraine: ‘Activist killed with approval of state’BBC NewsUkraine protests: police officer […]

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Iran invite to Syria talks withdrawn after boycott threat – Reuters

ReutersUNITED NATIONS/ANKARA (Reuters) – U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon withdrew a last-minute invitation to Iran to attend peace talks on Syria on Monday after the Syrian opposition threatened to boycott this week’s conference if President Bashar al-Assad’s main …Talks Over Syria to Begin as Iran Sits on the SidelinesNew York TimesUN chief withdraws invitation for Iran […]

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‘Sherlock’ returns to life for third PBS season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch’s depiction of Sherlock Holmes needn’t worry that the very busy actor is getting tired of the role. “I’m going to keep going on with it,” Cumberbatch told writers while discussing the third season of Sherlock at …‘Sherlock’ Creators Aren’t Ruling Out A Movie, But Don’t Get Your […]

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Will Net Neutrality Ruling Make Web More Like Cable? – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA federal court has ruled against the so-called ‘Open Internet’ rules, but what’s the long term impact on consumers and tech companies? High Definition columnist Farhad Manjoo untangles the ruling on digits. A couple of months ago, I spent an hour stuck in …Netflix exposed as net neutrality rules guttedUSA TODAYNet Neutrality Rules […]

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Will end of net neutrality rules impact future innovation? – PBS

PBSThe FCC’s net neutrality rules were adopted to guarantee equal access to all sites on the Internet. But an appeals court ruling releases broadband providers from those guidelines, allowing them to prioritize certain traffic. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Craig Aaron …‘Net neutrality’ ruling will turn Internet into cable TV, critics sayChristian Science MonitorWhy FCC Chairman […]

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Israel Mourns a Warrior – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalPrime Minister Ariel Sharon, one of the most influential leaders of modern Israel, has died, days after doctors reported a significant deterioration in their 85-year-old comatose patient, according to Israeli media. The leading newspapers in the Jewish state …Former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon dead at 85MiamiHerald.comIsrael bids farewell to Ariel Sharon, as it […]

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CAR crisis: Stranded foreigners to be evacuated – BBC News

BBC NewsEmergency evacuations of the first of thousands of foreigners stranded in the conflict-ridden Central African Republic (CAR) are due to begin. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it would start airlifting 800 Chadians from the capital Bangui …AU roadmap is the only solution to CAR crisis: SASouth African Broadcasting CorporationPresident’s resignation brings rare […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ premiere biggest drama rating in PBS history – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyThe rumblings from the UK fans and U.S. critics had braced us: Downton Abbey season 4 gets off to a slooow start. But there’s nothing slow about last night’s ratings! Sunday’s two-hour U.S. return of the crunchy-gravel drama on PBS Masterpiece delivered a …TV Ratings: ‘Downton Abbey’ Makes PBS Return to Record 10.2 Million […]

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Downton Abbey’s sombre return sees grieving Lady Mary take centre stage – Daily Mail

Daily MailThe fourth season of Downton Abbey finally premiered in the States Sunday on PBS, and several celebrities eagerly tuned in to see how Lady Mary Crawley is coping after the death of her husband Matthew. The fan favourite, played by Dan Stevens, tragically …‘Downton Abbey’ season premiere recap: The Walking DeadEntertainment WeeklyPEOPLE’s TV Critic […]

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Crabby in the Abbey – Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair[Note: What follows is a relatively spoiler-free sketch-pad recap of tonight’s Downton Abbey season premiere on PBS. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, you may be advised to skip this post until you’ve “caught up” with the latest installment of these lovable …PEOPLE’s TV Critic on Downton Abbey Season 4: The Old House […]

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Downton Abbey Redux: Catch Up with Our Precap Before Season 4 Premieres – People Magazine

People MagazineDownton Abbey returns to primetime when season four of the period drama gets underway this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on PBS. The new season picks up six months after the tragic events of the Downton Abbey Christmas Special (spoiler alert!) left Lady Mary a …‘Downton Abbey’ Review: Classy Costume Sudser Is Starting to […]

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Looking back at the Snowden leaks that sparked U.S. surveillance revelations – PBS

PBSIn June, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden thrust the once-secret agency into the spotlight when he leaked classified documents. The revelations continued across the year, shedding light on U.S. surveillance practices from phone metadata collection to …Snowden speaks from Moscow: “The mission’s already accomplished”Ars TechnicaInternet founder hails SnowdenIrish ExaminerEdward Snowden as the electronic age Santa […]

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‘Saturday Night Live’ hopeful Kerry Coddett slams show’s roles for black women – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOne of the women in the running to be the new ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member trashed the show’s lack of diversity in several recent op-eds. Sketch comedian Kerry Coddett, one of the women who made the final callbacks in a recent hunt for black female …‘Saturday Night Live’ to add black […]

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Skyfall Wins Top Honors From Cinematographers

Skyfall’s continuing its run as the most decorated movie in James Bond history today. After winning ‘Best British Film’ at The BAFTA’s in the UK, Skyfall won the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement tonight. This is an important awards, as Skyfall’s also nominated for an Oscar in the same category at […]

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Anita Hill vs Clarence Thomas

This is a paper I wrote for my American History Class, and I thought I would share it with you. Nikky Raney November 22, 2011 20th Century American History Jennie Woodard Anita Hill vs Clarence Thomas Anita Hill was an attorney-adviser for Clarence Thomas in 1981 at the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights […]