Published on Jul 10, 2012
July 09, 2012 PBS News Hour
Published on Jul 10, 2012
July 09, 2012 PBS News Hour
Full Episode The Black Atlantic
“The Black Atlantic” explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. The episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores.
Published on Sep 13, 2013
Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365103337… (US Only)
Coming to PBS October 22nd, 2013, this six-part series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to today—when America has a black President, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. For more, visit: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-ameri…
Published on Oct 3, 2013
Watch full-length episodes at http://video.pbs.org/program/african-… (US Only)
Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series premiering Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS and airing six consecutive Tuesdays through November 26, 2013 (check local listings). For more, visit: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-ameri…
Published on Sep 29, 2012
Published on Oct 21, 2013
Tonight on PBS, I talk with acclaimed author and scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on his new text, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, the companion book to the PBS documentary series starting tomorrow and the first of its kind since 1968 to chronicle cohesively 500 years of African American history.
In the clip below, Gates discusses in what setting the conversation about race and African American history belongs and why.
For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to “Tavis Smiley” tonight on PBS. Check out our website for your local TV listings:www.pbs.org/tavis.
Published on Oct 24, 2013
Airing November 20 at 9 pm on PBS
Will future asteroids trigger massive extinctions—or be mined for precious minerals?
Published on Feb 16, 2013
Pinochet’s coup in Chile. The massacre in Tiananmen Square. The collapse of the Soviet Union. September 11th, 2001. The war on Iraq. The Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Award-winning investigative journalist Naomi Klein brings together all of these world-changing events in her new book, “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” In her first national broadcast interview since the publication of “The Shock Doctrine,” Klein joins us in our firehouse studio for the hour. Klein writes, “The history of the contemporary free market was written in shocks.” She argues that “Some of the most infamous human rights violations of the past thirty-five years, which have tended to be viewed as sadistic acts carried out by anti-democratic regimes, were in fact either committed with the deliberate intent of terrorizing the public or actively harnessed to prepare the ground for the introduction of radical free-market reforms.” [includes rush transcript]
Filed under Hurricane Katrina
Economist Milton Friedman once said, “Only a crisis produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. ” Naomi Klein examines some of what she considers the most dangerous ideas — Friedmanite economics — and exposes how catastrophic events are both extremely profitable to corporations and have also allowed governments to push through what she calls “disaster capitalism.”
Klein writes in the introduction to “The Shock Doctrine” that “The history of the contemporary free market was written in shocks.” She argues that “Some of the most infamous human rights violations of the past thirty-five years, which have tended to be viewed as sadistic acts carried out by anti-democratic regimes, were in fact either committed with the deliberate intent of terrorizing the public or actively harnessed to prepare the ground for the introduction of radical free-market reforms.”
I want to begin by playing excerpts from a short documentary co-written by Naomi Klein and “Children of Men” director Alfonso Cuaron. It’s directed by Cuaron’s son, Jonas. It’s also called “The Shock Doctrine” and premiered last week at film festivals in Venice and Toronto. The Shock Doctrine Short Film, a film by Alfonso Cuarón and Naomi Klein, directed by Jonás Cuarón. – Click to watch the entire film
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, the bestselling author of “No Logo” and the co-director of “The Take.” Her latest book is called “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” She joins us in the firehouse studio for the hour. Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, the bestselling author of “No Logo” and the co-director of “The Take.” Her latest book is called “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” More information at * NaomiKlein.org*
Published on Jul 24, 2013
Raj Patel (born 1972) is a British-born American academic, journalist, activist and writer who has lived and worked in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the United States for extended periods. He is best known for his 2008 book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. His most recent book is The Value of Nothing which was on The New York Times best-seller list during February 2010. He has been referred to as “the rock star of social justice writing.”
Born to a mother from Kenya and a father from Fiji, he grew up in Golders Green in north-west London where his family ran a corner shop. Patel received a B.A in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), from Oxford, and a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics, and gained his PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University in 2002. He has been a visiting scholar at Yale and the University of California, Berkeley. As part of his academic training, Patel worked at the World Bank, World Trade Organization and the United Nations. He has since become an outspoken public critic of all of these organizations, and claims to have been tear-gassed on four continents protesting against his former employers.
Patel was one of many organizers in the 1999 protests in downtown Seattle, WA, and has organized in support of Food sovereignty. More recently he has lived and worked extensively in Zimbabwe and in South Africa. He was refused a visa extension by the Mugabe regime for his political involvement with the pro-democracy movement. He is associated through his work on food with the Via Campesina movement, and through his work on urban poverty and resistance with Abahlali baseMjondolo and the Landless Peoples Movement. He has written a number of criticisms of various aspects of the policies and research methods of the World Bank and was a co-editor, with Christopher Brooke, of the online leftist webzine The Voice of the Turtle.
He is currently a visiting scholar in the Center for African Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, a Fellow at Food First, also known as the Institute of Food and Development Policy, and a Research Associate at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
In 2007 he was invited to give the keynote address at the University of Abahlali baseMjondolo graduation ceremony. He administers the organisation’s website. In 2008 he was asked to testify on the global food crisis before the House Financial Services Committee in the USA. In 2009 he joined the advisory board of Corporate Accountability International’s Value the Meal campaign.
Patel became a US citizen on 7 January 2010.
In January 2010 some adherents of Share International, following an announcement by Benjamin Creme, concluded that Patel could be the Maitreya. Patel denied being the Maitreya.
In 2012, he appeared in the National Film Board of Canada documentary Payback, based on Margaret Atwood’s Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He appears in the new documentary film A Place at the Table, opening in the U.S. on March 1, 2013.
Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization. She is best known for No Logo, a book that went on to become an international bestseller.
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