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TV: Presumed Guilty

TV: Presumed Guilty

In December 2005 Toño Zuniga was picked up off the street in Mexico City, Mexico, and sentenced to 20 years for a murder he knew nothing about. A friend of Toño’s contacted two young lawyers, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete, who gained prominence in Mexico when they helped bring about the release of another innocent [...]

June 24, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Tavis Smiley Reports From Riverside Church in Harlem — Martin Luther King: A Call to Conscience

Tavis Smiley Reports From Riverside Church in Harlem — Martin Luther King: A Call to Conscience

One year before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered a speech in the Nave at The Riverside Church in Harlem, challenging the morality of the Vietnam conflict and urging a national discussion about the role of America in the world. Talk show host Tavis Smiley, examines Dr. King’s famous “Beyond Vietnam” speech in [...]

March 30, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Stevie Wonder — In Performance at the White House

Stevie Wonder — In Performance at the White House

President Barack Obama gave the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Stevie Wonder yesterday at a concert in the East Room of the White House in celebration of Black History Month. The program was taped and will air tonight on local PBS stations at 8 p.m. The concert features a tribute [...]

February 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Ifill on Race and Rightwing Attacks: “I Find it Curious”

Ifill on Race and Rightwing Attacks: “I Find it Curious”

PBS correspondent Gwen Ifill is shown at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis on Aug. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, Don Perdue) PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, moderator of the upcoming vice presidential debate, dismissed conservative questions about her impartiality because she is writing a book that includes material on Barack Obama. Ifill [...]

October 1, 2008 | 0 Comments More