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This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM November 24, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM November 17, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM November 10, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


6:25 PM - 6:29 PM November 10, 2014

Record Percentage of Americans Have Never Married


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM November 03, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM October 27, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


6:09 PM - 6:15 PM October 24, 2014

Chinese Americans: Discrimination Still a Problem but Improving


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM October 20, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM October 13, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


6:27 PM - 6:34 PM October 10, 2014

Chinese Americans: Discrimination Still a Problem but Improving


6:26 PM - 6:31 PM October 10, 2014

Chinese Americans Face Stereotypes, Good and Bad


5:24 PM - 5:28 PM October 10, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Rights Advance in the US


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM October 06, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 29, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


8:40 PM - 8:46 PM September 26, 2014

US, China: A Look at Immigration and Migration


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 22, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


2:51 PM - 2:56 PM September 16, 2014

Girl Shoots Instructor, Fueling Gun Debate


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 15, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


4:42 PM - 4:48 PM September 09, 2014

Girl Shoots Instructor, Fueling Gun Debate


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 08, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.

    Video Should You Have the Right to Die?

    The recent case of a 29 year old woman with brain cancer has again raised questions about the right to die. Americans are divided on whether doctors should be able to give deathly sick patients drugs to end their lives. Only four U.S states permit doctor, or physician, assisted suicide.

    Audio Record Percentage of Americans Have Never Married

    In the 1960s, about 90% of American adults were married. But researchers are finding that Americans’ marriage and dating customs have changed, especially for people under age 35. A new online dating application launching this week tries to make it easier for young, highly educated people to meet.

    Audio Chinese Americans: Discrimination Still a Problem, but Improving

    Despite their American citizenship, some immigrants to the United States report they still are treated like foreigners. However, members of the Chinese American community say attitudes are starting to change. Helen Zia said, “Whenever US-China relations get chilly, Chinese Americans get pneumonia."

    Audio Chinese Americans Face Stereotypes, Good and Bad

    A 2009 study showed that Americans held a high opinion of Chinese Americans. The study found that Americans considered them educated, hardworking, and having strong family values. But Chinese Americans have not always been accepted easily into America.

    Audio US, China: A Look at Immigration and Migration

    The U.S. and China have the two largest economies filled with opportunities and jobs. In 2013, a Pew study found that 45 million international migrants lived in the United States. Yet only “850,000 people living in China were born in other countries.”

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  • New members of the Afghan National Army attend their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 2014.

    Audio US Says Military Operations in Afghanistan Remain the Same

    Also in the news, India-Pakistan tensions remain at a major South Asia conference in Kathmandu, Nepal; Hong Kong police arrest student leaders and clear streets around Mong Kok; The Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) of Colombia frees two soldiers to restart peace talks with the government. More

  • Video Thanksgiving, a Traditional American Holiday

    Thanksgiving is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November. The month of November comes in autumn, the main season for harvesting crops. Thanksgiving is an autumn harvest festival like those found in many cultures. It is viewed as the most traditional of all American holidays. More

  • A flock of 30-pound tom turkeys mill around in the barn at  Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass.,Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006. The 60-acre farm expects to sell about 9,000 turkeys this holiday season.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Audio Turkey: A Case of Mistaken Identity

    Many think the bird comes from the nation of Turkey. But turkey is not from Turkey. In fact, the fact that the turkey bird is called by that name is one big mistake. Find out in today's Words and Their Stories. More

  • Audio Group Claims Gender Equality Will End Hunger, Poverty

    A Christian aid group calls for governments and employees to end discrimination against women and girls. Bread for the World says increasing educational levels, giving women more economic power and helping with child care will help them earn more. This will, in turn, help men and their families. More

  • People hide from gunfire near church during firefight between African peacekeepers, fighters from the Christian "anti-balaka" militia, Bangui, Feb. 18, 2014.

    Audio Central African Republic Losing the Next Generation

    Thousands of people have been killed in the fighting in the Central African Republic, and many have been forced from their homes. Among the victims are children whose parents died or have gone missing. For these boys and girls, joining an armed group is one of the only ways to find protection. More

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  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Audio Strong Defense at Cold Harbor Gives Lee His Last Major Victory

    After Northern forces defeated Southern troops at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Vicksburg, Mississippi, General Ulysses Grant decided to hit the Confederates with the full force of the Union armies. The fight did not go as he expected. But General Grant was resolved to defeat the Confederates. More

  • Alzheimer brain

    Audio East Meets West to Treat Alzheimer's Patients

    But researchers in California say a new way of treating Alzheimer’s disease is showing promise for reversing some of that memory loss. The new treatment combines western medicine with eastern philosophy – ideas rooted in Asian religions. More

  • Mr. Van Rijsselberghe worked on the project with scientists from the Free University of Amsterdam.

    Video Dutch Experiment Grows Vegetables in Sea Water

    Due to rising sea level, farmers are increasingly unable to use fields close to the sea. A farmer in the Netherlands is growing small, but healthy and tasty crops in a mixture of fresh and salt water. Farmers in Pakistan may soon be growing Dutch potatoes in areas affected by rising sea waters. More

  • Jonathan Evans Performs with Bonerama

    Video With Bonerama, Three Trombones Lead the Big Parade

    The New Orleans-based group brings together funk, rock, blues and jazz, creating a gumbo for the ears. Bonerama has horns like many bands. But, unlike most groups, the trombone players lead this band. Reporter Jonathan Evans performed with the band and wrote about it for American Mosaic. More

  • A line from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is displayed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

    Audio Lincoln's Words at Gettysburg Still Have Meaning

    On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln said no one would remember his speech at a battlefield cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. But Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address remains one of the most important speeches in U.S. history. | The Making of a Nation More

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