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In Case You Missed It: shows from July 13-July 19, 2009, streaming online

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
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A roundup of all streaming, full-length videos online from PBS and Thirteen programs that aired last week. See the list below for all full episodes and links.

A scene from Wide Angle's Birth of a Surgeon.

News and Public Affairs: Nightly Programs:
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: The reports, segmented by story, per day.
Nightly Business Report: The reports stream online.
NJN News: The reports stream online for one week (see archives M-Tu-W-Th-F).
Worldfocus:The nightly news show streams online for 15 days; signature stories are online forever.

Charlie Rose:
July 13: A discussion on the Sotamayor confirmation hearings with National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg and Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt; the Bush administration’s intelligence programs with The New York TimesScott Shane and The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer; more on the Sotamayor hearings with Walter Dellinger of Duke University and Susan Low Bloch of Georgetown University.
July 14: Neurologist V.S. Ramachandran; attorney and blogger Tom Goldstein on the Sotamayor hearings; playwright Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey from the play “Ruined.”
July 15: Yale University president Richard Levin.
July 16: The Washington Post‘s Bob Woodward; author Bradley Graham.
July 17: An update on Wall St. with The New York TimesFloyd Norris and The Wall Street Journal‘s Dennis Berman; NAACP president and CEO Benjamin Jealous on President Obama’s speech at the organization; Iranian philosopher Mohsen Kadivar.

Tavis Smiley:
July 13: Actor Steve Martin.
July 14: Former baseball star Darryl Strawberry.
July 15: CNN host Larry King.
July 16: TV producer Norman Lear.
July 17: Actress Tracey Ullman.

News and Public Affairs: Weekly Programs:
Washington Week: Sotamayor hearings; heath care bills in Congress; new look at the Bush-era CIA plans to assassinate Al-Qaeda leaders; warnings about Obama’s economic outlook.
NOW on PBS: A look at Israel armed forces and how they cope under the constant threat of war.
Bill Moyers Journal: Environmentalists’ disappointment in Obama’s progress towards climate change; Robert Wright, author of “The Evolution of God”; money and health reform.
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly:

  • A report on the U.S. Episcopal Church’s recent decision to allow gays and lesbians are eligible to become bishops or serve in any other ordained ministry of the church.
  • Evidence that meditation and spiritual beliefs have an impact on the brain.

Consuelo Mack Wealthtrack: An appreciation of Peter Bernstein, economic consultant of Peter Bernstein Inc., who died in June.
New York Now: An interview with new State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. Available for one week only.
Foreign Exchange: The former vice president of Costa Rica talks about the recent situation in Honduras; a film about a woman’s business model to solve hunger; Al Arabiya’s Washington bureau chief Hisham Melhem discusses politics in the Middle East

News and Public Affairs:
Wide Angle: Birth of a Surgeon.. This film tells the story of Emilia Cumbane, a mid-wife-in-training in Mozambique and the demands and responsibilities she goes through in her surgical education. Birth of a Surgeon was recently nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award.
In The Life: Civil Disobedience. Part II of In The Life’s Summer of Stonewall series commemorating the Stonewall riots from 40 years ago.
P.O.V.: The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court. A film that takes a look at the ICC, formed in 2002, and its crusade to prosecute those who committed crimes against humanity.

Science and Nature:
NOVA: Secrets of the Parthenon. Explore this ancient Greek architectural wonder as its going through a major restoration.
NOVAscienceNOW: Marathon mouse; dinosaur plague; profile of astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz; space storms.
Time Team America: Topper, South Carolina. The woodlands near the Savannah River may provide clues to America’s first inhabitants.
The Mysterious Human Heart: Endlessly Beating. The story of the heart is told through three patients with heart problems and how they are coping.

History:
Antiques Roadshow: Philadelphia-Hour Two
History Detectives: Slideshow babies; Lubin photos; Navajo rug.
The Ascent of Money: Bonds of War. Economist and historian Niall Ferguson hosts this program focusing on John Law and his Louisiana territory Ponzi scheme; bond markets and warfare in Europe; and globalization through the economic invasion of the Far East.

Arts and Culture:
Masterpiece Mystery!: Miss Marple Series IV: They Do It With Mirrors. Ruth Van Rydock (Joan Collins) confides her suspicion that her sister is in danger to Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie). Available for online viewing through August 2, 2009.

D.I.Y.:
Jacques Pepin:More Fast Food My Way: Pop Over Anytime. Spanish tomato bread and Serrano ham or prosciutto; chorizo, mushroom and cheese pizza; orecchiette with fennel and tuna; popover with apricot jam.


  • Gordon Leavitt

    Recently my wife and I watched the Agatha Christie mystery “Pocketful of Rye” on British TV in London. We both noticed that it was a fuller version than the one we saw in NY (it could have been on channel 21). Are you editing the episodes to fit into the time space? . .If so, we object strongly, Agatha Christie is hard enough to follow as is!
    Gordon Leavitt