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Need To Know

Need To Know
PBS's new TV and web newsmagazine gives you what you need to know -- along with a healthy dose of insight, perspective and wit. Need to Know cuts through the noise of nonstop news to bring you the most compelling stories of the week and of our times. Every Friday night nationwide and all week long on the web.

Latest Episodes

NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 31, 2013 Air date: 11-06-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365115786/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In this episode, an interview with Susan Weber, founder and director of Bard Graduate Center, and co-curator of “William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain” i; Christie’s “Object Lessons: Collecting Can Wait. A Connoisseur’s 3 Steps to Selecting an Exceptional Drinking Wine” and Christina Ha... /episodes/get/10951 /episode/10951 Need To Know: NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 31, 2013 /episode-player/10951
Massachusetts mandate update Air date: 05-31-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365020353/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate included President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. How might it work? Need to Know medical correspondent Emily Senay, M.D. travels to Massachusetts, the only state in the nation that already requires everyone to have health insurance - part of a 2006... /episodes/get/9391 /episode/9391 Need To Know: Massachusetts mandate update /episode-player/9391
Dying to get back Air date: 05-17-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365012816/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false While the number of illegal crossings at the border has plummeted dramatically — roughly half the number than during peak years — just as many people are dying. Meaning for those coming into the country illegally, it is now more deadly, more lethal, than at any time in recent U.S. immigration... /episodes/get/8765 /episode/8765 Need To Know: Dying to get back /episode-player/8765
Help Wanted: Retraining America Air date: 05-03-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365004827/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Even as unemployment remains stubbornly high, millions of jobs remain unfilled because many workers do not have the necessary training to fill them. This week we look at The National STEM Consortium – a program designed to target this type of structural unemployment by improving the scientific,... /episodes/get/8695 /episode/8695 Need To Know: Help Wanted: Retraining America /episode-player/8695
Debating the Second Amendment Air date: 04-26-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365002459/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false With the gun control debate raging after the mass school shooting in Newtown, CT, Need to Know examines the history of the Second Amendment and how it shapes the discussion today. Ray Suarez anchors a panel including: George Mason Law School professor Joyce Lee Malcolm, former New York Times... /episodes/get/8644 /episode/8644 Need To Know: Debating the Second Amendment /episode-player/8644
Financial literacy Air date: 04-19-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2364997817/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false To mark financial literacy month, "Need to Know" correspondent Stacey Tisdale travels to Mississippi to examine a program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college - and teach them about banking and money along the way. Anchor Ray Suarez interviews Richard... /episodes/get/8575 /episode/8575 Need To Know: Financial literacy /episode-player/8575
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Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg
Bill Clinton, birth control pill, Gulf oil spill, gun policy, Michael Bloomberg
Air date: 05/06/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1490250497/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Bill Clinton, birth control pill, Gulf oil spill, gun policy, Michael Bloomberg /episodes/get/2292 /episode/2292 Need To Know: Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg /episode-player/2292
Need to Know Premiere
Featuring Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg
Air date: 05/07/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1488298228/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Featuring Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg /episodes/get/2296 /episode/2296 Need To Know: Need to Know Premiere /episode-player/2296
Afghanistan; Texas schoolbook war; cancer prevention
We visit a tiny, embattled outpost on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, explore a conversative group?s efforts to rewrite history in Texas, and offer five things you need to know about preventing cancer. Plus: Interviews with author Susan Jacoby, former National Security Council member Brett McGurk...
Air date: 05/13/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1494507071/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We visit a tiny, embattled outpost on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, explore a conversative group?s efforts to rewrite history in Texas, and offer five things you need to know about preventing cancer. Plus: Interviews with author Susan Jacoby, former National Security Council member Brett McGurk... /episodes/get/2290 /episode/2290 Need To Know: Afghanistan; Texas schoolbook war; cancer prevention /episode-player/2290
Mexico's drug war, pot clinics
A hard look at the drug wars plaguing Mexico and particularly the border town of Juarez.The recent Supreme Court ruling that effectively outlawed a sentence of life without parole for juvenile offenders in non-murder cases, California medical marijuana clinics, hate speech,
Air date: 05/20/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1500694965/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A hard look at the drug wars plaguing Mexico and particularly the border town of Juarez.The recent Supreme Court ruling that effectively outlawed a sentence of life without parole for juvenile offenders in non-murder cases, California medical marijuana clinics, hate speech, /episodes/get/6608 /episode/6608 Need To Know: Mexico's drug war, pot clinics /episode-player/6608
Money laundering and Sandra Day O'Connor
An investigation into money laundering in U.S. banks and talk with Felix Salmon of Reuters the latest developments in financial reform. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O?Connor in her first primetime interview since Elena Kagan was proposed as a nominee. A look at the conflict art of Steve...
Air date: 05/27/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1507208265/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false An investigation into money laundering in U.S. banks and talk with Felix Salmon of Reuters the latest developments in financial reform. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O?Connor in her first primetime interview since Elena Kagan was proposed as a nominee. A look at the conflict art of Steve... /episodes/get/6609 /episode/6609 Need To Know: Money laundering and Sandra Day O'Connor /episode-player/6609
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