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This program covers the latest news on health the economy and social issues. These issues give perspectives of what people around the globe are going through on a day to day basis. Now on PBS has been gaining some attention lately with their reporting concerning the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The reviews have given Now on PBS favorable ratings and the variety of topics continue to draw in audiences. This television program also has the ability to obtain up to the minute news that comes directly from the White House. This gives individuals an inside look into the decision making process that the President of the United States goes through on a day to day basis.

NOW on PBS is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (54 episodes). The series first aired on September 4, 2005.

NOW on PBS is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch NOW on PBS on demand at, PBS online.

PBS
6 Seasons, 54 Episodes
September 4, 2005
News
6.5/10
Cast: David Brancaccio, Maria Hinojosa
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NOW on PBS Full Episode Guide

  • Actor David Brancaccio leads an exploration of new opportunities in the wake of 2008's financial meltdown. From Maine to Washington State, Brancaccio shares stories of regular Americans reinventing their way out of the Great Recession, including leaders of cooperatives, entrepreneurs, and activists committed to buying and hiring locally. Nobel Prize winners and economists also offer reflections on this new era's challenges.

  • NOW on PBS goes off the air with a look back at our most memorable moments. In the special, NOW examines economic hardships and innovative solutions, the human faces behind the health care fight, environmental crises both here and around the world, and more issues that defined and changed us.

  • The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now going on 8 years.

  • Taking a look at the economic decline and the government's role.

  • Revitalizing America's towns: Has one unorthodox mayor found a path to success?

  • Can a new program decrease America's prison population?

  • Will America's water supply be contaminated because of the increase of drilling for natural gas?

  • The effect of global warming on the Himalayas.

  • The secrets large food companies don't want us to know about the food we love.

  • President Obama made a promise to protect endangered animals, but is he still keeping his promise?

  • From the raucous tea party rallies to the painful sacrifices families are making behind closed doors, voter angst and anger are sweeping the country like a storm. Directly in its path: the 2010 midterm elections. NOW examines the strong impact this groundswell has already had on electoral politics, and what we can expect in November..

  • Making America aware and care for global crises.

  • Now that the Democrats have control of Congress are they going to negotiate abortion rights for other political gains?

  • Saving Haiti's mothers during childbirth.

  • American Journalism is in a state of collapse. A report on the controversial plan.

  • NOW goes inside Pakistan's border to Waziristan where the Taliban and al-Qaida are being faught.

  • A report on a Kenyan TV soap opera that is aimed toward combating tribalism.

  • Why are we sending thousands of military personnel to Guam?

  • The Pentagon estimates that as many as one in five American soldiers are coming home from war zones with traumatic brain injuries. But lost in the reports of these returning soldiers are the stories of family members who often sacrifice everything to care for them. NOW reveals how little has been done to help these family caregivers, and reports on dedicated efforts to support them.

  • What exactly is going on with the economy? Stocks are up and big bonuses are back, but while they're throwing parties on Wall Street, there's pain on Main Street. NOW gets answers and insight from Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, who's been heading up the congressional panel overseeing how the bailout money is being spent.

  • Only one year after a historic election rerouted the course of America's political culture, do the 2009 election results show momentum swinging in the opposite direction? NOW's David Brancaccio talks to political author and columnist David Sirota about populist anger, the Obama administration's successes and failures, and how this week's election results foreshadow the state of politics in 2010.

  • NOW investigates how the Danish government and Better Place are working together to put electric cars into the hands of as many Danish families as possible. The idea is still having trouble getting out of the garage here in America, but Denmark could be an inspiration.

  • Is climate change turning coastal countries into water worlds? NOW travels to Bangladesh to examine some innovative solutions being implemented in a country where entire communities are inundated by water, battered by cyclones, and flooded from their homes.

  • By the year 2020, a nationwide shortage of up to 500,000 trained nurses could mean that hundreds of thousands of patients will receive less attention and substandard treatment. NOW on PBS takes a hard look at the strains this crisis is placing on the entire medical system, as well as innovative efforts to reverse the trend.

  • How did private discussions between seniors and their doctors about end-of-life choices for the very ill or dying become a flash point in the national health care debate? NOW travels to Wisconsin to sit in on some of these sessions and see how health care reform could profoundly affect the lives of American seniors.

  • As the health care debate rages in Washington, NOW travels to the nation's heartland to see what reform could mean for the middle class. NOW Senior Correspondent Maria Hinojosa meets two tight-knit Oklahoma families whose problems with private health insurance left them unable to get proper medical care--and on the brink of financial ruin.

  • Commercial surrogacy is banned in almost every developed country in the world except the United States, making it a land of opportunity for parents around the world. NOW investigates how shady surrogacy services and a lack of regulation in the U.S. may be defrauding hopeful couples and victimizing mothers trying to help them.

  • NOW travels to the village of Rwinkwavu to meet the Rwandan doctors, nurses and villagers who are teaming up with Boston-based Partners in Health and the Rwandan government to deliver medicine and medical counseling door-to-door. Would such an innovation work in America?