Saturday, August 29, 2015

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  • 4:00 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29, TVPG

  • 5:00 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29, TVRE

    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe

    Topic 1: Race & Politics. Topic 2: College Campuses & Sexual Assault Behind the Headlines: Elena Vanishing. PANEL: The Gender Equality Project's Megan Beyer, Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara, Journalist Anushay Hossain, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall.

  • 5:30 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29, TVRE

    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

  • 6:00 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29, TVRE

    McLaughlin Group

  • 6:30 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29, TVRE

    Charlie Rose - The Week

  • 7:00 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29, TVG

    Focus On Europe: Fighting on the Front Against Russia In Ukraine

    Coming up this week on Focus on Europe from Deutsche Welle and MHz Networks: Nationalists are battling Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. On the island of Ouessant off the coast of Brittany, women have traditionally run the show. The growth of holiday resorts in Bulgaria is leading to serious pollution in the Black Sea.

  • 7:30 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29, TVG

    Global 3000: Big Business of Opium

    Syrian: Fight for a New Existence - The United Nations has described it as a movement of refugees in a dimension that has never before been seen. Over the past three years of the Syrian civil war, Turkey has accepted more refugees than all of Europe put together. According to the UN, there are 130,000 refugees just on the Turkish-Syrian border, compared with 124,000 Syrian refugees throughout all of Europe. A total of some 1.6 million Syrians are in Turkey, and many have ended up in Istanbul - searching for work and a roof over their heads. But Turkish officials are struggling to look after the Syrians: there's not enough work or shelter. Human trafficking is an additional problem. Benin: On the Trail of a Rare Bird - Researchers estimate that there are between eight and 30 million animal species that have not yet been discovered. But many are already endangered, like the Anambra waxbill, an African bird about 12 centimeters long that belongs to the family of estrildid finches. A team of researchers from France has traveled to the western African country of Benin to find out more about these birds. At the heart of one of the largest wetlands in southern Benin, a team of ornithologists is gathering data about this rare bird species. They had previously only seen the species in Nigeria, where it has almost completely disappeared due to increasing pollution and deforestation. Myanmar: The Business of Opium - Although opium production is banned in Myanmar, farming of opium poppies has been increasing in recent years- According to the UNODC, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, it went up by 13 percent in 2013 alone, making Myanmar the second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan. Ninety percent of the opium poppies are grown in Shan State, in the eastern part of the country, which is in the Golden Triangle on the borders with Laos and Thailand. Some 200,000 households live off of income from opium poppies. Growing mangos or avocados is no longer profitable, because transport costs have become too expensive. Cuba: Living Room - Although it's recently become easier for ordinary Cubans to travel abroad legally, most simply can not afford to do so. 82 year-old Gabriel Calaforra is an exception. He spent his career globe-trotting, having served as a diplomat for the Cuban government as well as for the United Nations. He's lived and loved on every continent on the globe, and he speaks several languages - an international Cuban.

  • 8:00 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29, TVPG

    Pioneers of Television: Standup to Sitcom

    This star-packed episode features fresh interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, Ray Romano and Bob Newhart. The program reveals how America's top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom format and includes dozens of clips from "Seinfeld," "Home Improvement," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Roseanne" and more.

  • 9:00 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29, TVPG

    Pioneers of Television: Doctors and Nurses

    From George Clooney on "ER" to Richard Chamberlain on "Dr. Kildare," television's long love affair with doctors and nurses shows no signs of letting up. Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle open up about the secrets of "ER"; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles revisit "St. Elsewhere." The episode also features the final interview with Chad Everett of "Medical Center" before his recent death.

  • 10:00 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29

  • 11:30 p.m. Eastern

    Aug 29, TVG

    Serving America: Memories of Peace Corps

    SERVING AMERICA: MEMORIES OF PEACE CORPS highlights the experiences of some of the nearly 3,000 volunteers who served during the early years of the Peace Corps. A mix of archival film and photographs, along with personal stories from former volunteers, tells a story of service and idealism. Interviews convey the volunteers' passion, commitment and bravery as they lived and worked in developing countries, including South and Central America, Africa and the Middle East. From almost fatal obstacles to spiritual epiphanies, these men and women describe their transformative experiences. Donna Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (1993-2001), recounts the adventure of serving in Iran between 1962 and 1964. "What the Peace Corps really did is make me a citizen of the world," says Shalala.

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