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LOCAL NEWS
1:54 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Blizzard Cleanup, Scathing Report On NFL Marketing & The Paradox Of Modern Parenting

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Snow-Day Repack: 'Boston Strong,' 'America's Bitter Pill,' 'Downton' Details & 'American Sniper'

We hope you’re staying warm and safe inside as the first blizzard of the year blows through.

Tonight we're taking a look back at some of our best interviews from the start of 2015, including the untold stories of the Boston Marathon bombing, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Downton Abbey" season five, and a one-on-one with Sienna Miller opening up about playing the wife of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.

Tomorrow, we’ll look back on this storm and see how it stacked up against others in New England history.

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LOCAL NEWS
5:50 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Blizzard Prep, Super Bowl Program & Priceless Paintings Restored

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  • Game guide: Millions of Patriots fans across New England were celebrating two Sundays ago, when it was clear the team was Super Bowl bound. But for the folks at a small publishing company in Lynn, it was time to go to work.
  • Brought back to light: Priceless Rothko paintings believed damaged beyond repair have been restored without Harvard Art Museum conservators even touching the canvas.
  • Remembering John Wilson: The Boston artist died Thursday at 92. WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen, who interviewed him in 2013, remembers his life and work. 

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

'Deflategate,' 'No-Go' Uh-Oh, Russia's Troll Army & Rants & Raves

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  • No-go uh-oh: Fox News has gotten tripped up by faulty reporting and a lawsuit from the City of Lights.
  • Russia's trolls: Could Vladimir Putin be responsible for the end of online comments?

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Greater Boston
9:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Jim Braude Named New Host Of 'Greater Boston'; Read His Letter To Viewers

Jim Braude

WGBH News has named Boston Public Radio co-host Jim Braude the host and executive editor of Greater Boston, the station's nightly news and analysis TV show. 

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Deflategate, Post-Long Island Shelter Recovery, Methane Leaks & Remembering Peggy Charren

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  • Deflategate: We've gathered three sports analysts to talk over the Patriots' reaction to the NFL investigation into deflated footballs and how the scandal compares to others in league history.
  • Gas leaks: Boston accounts for 9 percent of the United States' methane emissions, two to three times more than the state thought, researchers say.

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Local News
12:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Boston 2024 Details, 'America's Bitter Pill," & Future Of Fish Farming

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  • Future of fishing: It's day two of our coverage of changing seafood regulations and tastes in New England. Tonight we focus on fish farms.

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LOCAL NEWS
11:11 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Tsarnaev Trial, "Trash Fish," The Art Of Diplomacy & Into The WGBH Vault

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    • Tsarnaev trial: Host emeritus Emily Rooney attended today's jury screening and gave her take on the questions being asked, the answers given and the rhyme and reason to the process. Harvard Law School professor Ronald Sullivan Jr. added perspective. 
    • Future of fishing: A moratorium on cod fishing is forcing fisherman to reel in other species. Our Focus report looks at new seafood specials coming to a restaurant near you. 
    • U.S.-Cuba relations: Jared Bowen sat down with Galerie Cubana's owner to talk about the art of diplomacy and how improved relations between the countries could impact artists.

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    Beat the Press
    6:06 pm
    Fri January 16, 2015

    Boston.com Blunders, Unequal Terror Attack Coverage & Trouble At Al Jazeera America

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    • Another misstep at Boston.com is raising larger questions about the website's role within The Boston Globe.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:00 am
    Thu January 15, 2015

    Expressway Expression, Legacy Of Dr. King, Gov. Baker's Plans For DCF & 'American Sniper'

    • Expressway expression: Does shutting down the expressway constitute an expression of free speech? Two activists sound off on today's rush-hour protests.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    6:00 pm
    Wed January 14, 2015

    Inside Jury Selection For Tsarnaev Trial, Baker's Plan For Education & Boston 2024

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    LOCAL NEWS
    11:16 am
    Tue January 13, 2015

    Terror Attacks, 'Boston Strong,' & Baker's Plan To Fight Opiate Addiction

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    • From the WGBH vault: Hear four-term Boston Mayor Kevin White's stirring remarks about racial justice in his 13th State of the City address, given in 1981.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:00 am
    Mon January 12, 2015

    Boston 2024, Gov. Baker's Plan For Homeless, New Technology & Boston's Past Olympic Hopes

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    • From the WGBH vault: 17 years ago, officials were hoping to entice the 2014 Winter Olympics to the hub.

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    BEAT THE PRESS
    12:00 am
    Fri January 9, 2015

    Charlie Hebdo, Boston 2024, 'New York Med' & Rants & Raves

    • Boston 2024: How the media may shape public sentiment about the Olympics.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    11:34 am
    Thu January 8, 2015

    Inauguration Day, Paris Terror Attack & Antibiotic Breakthrough

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    • Paris terror attack: Marco Werman, host of "The World," parses the parallels between this week's Paris attack and the Boston marathon bombings. 
    • From the WGBH vault: In January 1987, Gov. Michael Dukakis was sworn in for an unprecedented third term, even as he was considering a run for president.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:15 pm
    Wed January 7, 2015

    Paris Terror Attack, Gov. Patrick Recap, Concerns For Homeless & Time Capsule Contents

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    • Bitter cold: We talked to homeless Bostonians on the streets and the Pine Street Inn shelter about the risk of subzero temperatures.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:01 pm
    Tue January 6, 2015

    Casino Lawsuits, Class Status Across City Lines & FRONTLINE's 'Gunned Down'

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:00 am
    Mon January 5, 2015

    Tsarnaev Trial, Rediscovering The Middle Class, 'Downton' Details & Remembering Sen. Edward Brooke

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    • Tsarnaev trial: Is possible to find an impartial jury in the trial against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?  

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    BEAT THE PRESS
    10:21 am
    Fri January 2, 2015

    Beat The Press Looks At The Year Ahead In Media

    A panel of journalism experts weigh in on some of the major media stories and trends we can expect in 2015, from digital to mainstream to the unforeseen future.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    7:09 pm
    Tue December 30, 2014

    'First Night' Protests, Arts Czar & Top Tech Trends Of 2014

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:45 pm
    Mon December 29, 2014

    AirAsia Flight 8501, Politics Preview & Rep. Stephen Lynch

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    • Congressional conversation: U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch sits down with guest host Adam Reilly to discuss a number of issues, including the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan and the Affordable Care Act.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:26 pm
    Wed December 24, 2014

    Happy Holidays From Greater Boston

    We've got three holiday specials running the rest of the week. Christmas Eve, watch (or re-watch!) our books-and-movies show; Christmas Day, our hour-long tribute to longtime host Emily Rooney; and Boxing Day, our Beat The Press year in review.

    LOCAL NEWS
    2:57 pm
    Tue December 23, 2014

    'The Interview,' Former CIA Agent On Torture Report & Boston Olympics

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    • Boston Olympics boosters like former City Councilor Mike Ross say the city has what it takes to host. So why are there so many naysayers like No Boston Olympics' Chris Dempsey? The two debate the issue tonight.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    1:39 pm
    Mon December 22, 2014

    NYC Police Killings, Wetland Worries, Origin Of Life & Deconstructing 'Serial'

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    BEAT THE PRESS
    11:26 am
    Fri December 19, 2014

    The Beat The Press Year In Review

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    After a 2014 chock full of cable-news calamities and conspiracy theories, some major departures and big promises to change the media landscape as we know it, our panel reflects on it all:

    • Disruptors: From Chris Hughes to Pierre Omidyar to Marissa Mayer, self-styled media disrupters who thought they could shake up a moribund business model had a difficult year.
    • Calamity News Now: For years, it was Fox on the right, MSNBC on the left, and CNN squarely in the middle. But this year, a revamped CNN has struggled to find its voice (and viewers) as it capitalized on major disasters, and MSNBC slid into irrelevance. [09:49]
    • Exit, Stage Left: There were the usual comings and goings in the media this year, but by far the most drama was in the departures, with several marquee names taking an exit. [16:40]
    • Media Obits: We pay tribute to some of the notable media figures we lost this year. [26:07]

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    LOCAL NEWS
    3:28 pm
    Thu December 18, 2014

    Emily Rooney's Last 'Greater Boston' Show

    After 18 years at the helm, Emily Rooney is hanging up her hosting hat. We look back at some of her most memorable interviews during this special, hour-long tribute, hosted in part by Gov. Deval Patrick.

    LOCAL NEWS
    2:56 pm
    Wed December 17, 2014

    Greater Boston Year In Review Special

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    For our year-in-review special, we've assembled a panel of news-watchers and news-makers to weigh in on some of the big stories we’ve seen over the past year:  

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    LOCAL NEWS
    3:33 pm
    Tue December 16, 2014

    Overturned Sex-Change Ruling, Taliban Attack, Prenatal Testing & 'Emily's List'

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    • Former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey joins us for the final "Emily's List." [20:15]

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    ARTS
    3:52 pm
    Mon December 15, 2014

    Annual Greater Boston Holiday Books And Movies Special

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    The holiday season is the perfect time to kick back and watch a movie or curl up with a good book. We’ve assembled a panel of notable local authors to share some must-reads that also make great gifts. And our critics will tell you which new flicks are worth the price of admission. 

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    BEAT THE PRESS
    12:00 am
    Fri December 12, 2014

    What's On Beat The Press Friday, Dec. 12

    • Takeoutgate: The dispute over a Chinese take-out bill went viral, but did Boston.com milk the story too much?
    • Rolling wreck: Rolling Stone has struggled to explain how its campus rape story fell apart so quickly.
    • Sony hack: Leaked emails uncover some questionable moves by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
    • Rants & Raves: See what our panel of journalism experts had to say about this week in media.

    Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

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