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Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:00pm
POV: Tough Love
Having lost custody of their children, two parents fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families. Acknowledging their past parenting mistakes, both contend with a complex bureaucracy to prove they deserve a second chance. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
American Experience: The Abolitionists

Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown, who led the most important civil rights crusade in American history. more info | more stories like this

Friday, July 10, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Masters: Harper Lee: Hey Boo
Uncover the mysterious life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird. The documentary reveals the context and history of To Kill a Mockingbird’s Deep South setting, and the social changes it inspired after publication. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey and others reflect on the novel’s power, influence, popularity, and the ways it has shaped their lives. more info | more stories like this

Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10:00pm
POV: Web Junkie
Follow the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers who prefer the virtual world to the real one. The military-style rehab program may set a standard as the world comes to grips with the consequences of excessive internet use. more info | more stories like this

Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:00pm
POV: Return to Homs
War changes people, including Abdul Basset Saroot, once the teenage goalkeeper of the Syrian national soccer team, who morphed into a peaceful advocate of Arab Spring reforms and then into an armed opponent of President Bashar al-Assad's regime ready to be martyred for his cause. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 10:00pm
Frontline: Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty
A feature documentary about two filmmakers who set out to interview El Chapo Guzmán, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels in history. Before his capture in 2014, he had been on the run from the U.S. and Mexican governments for over a decade. more info | more stories like this

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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