Acclaimed historians Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green paint a moving portrait of the infamous Trail of Tears. Despite protests from statesmen like Davy Crockett, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay, a dubious 1838 treaty drove 17,000 mostly Christian Cherokee from their lush Appalachian homeland to barren plains beyond the Mississippi. For 4,000, this brutal forced march lead only to their deaths.
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When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve and what challenges do they face today?
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From Buffett to Bono, here is how todays leading philanthropists are revolutionizing the field, using new methods to have a vastly greater impact on the world.For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away. For the philanthrocapitaliststhe new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they giveits like business.
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Before the "Bronx Zoo" of George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin, there were the Oakland Athletics of the early 1970s, one of the most successful, most colorful - and most chaotic - baseball teams of all time. They were all of those things because of Charlie Finley. Not only the A's owner, he was also the general manager, personally assembling his team, deciding his players' salaries, and making player moves during theseason - a level of involvement no other owner, not even Steinbrenner, engaged in.
"What a man, what a story"
This is a collection of seven contemporary robot tales written by some of today's most acclaimed science fiction authors. A sentient war machine combs a beach for trinkets to create memorials for its fallen comrades in the Hugo Award-winning story, "Tideline", by Elizabeth Bear. In "Balancing Accounts", by James Cambias, a small-time independent robotic space tug is hired by a mysterious client for a voyage between two of Saturn's moons.
Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change, and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved.
One thing we know for certain from the presidential primary campaigns is that a lot of people in America are not just unhappy with the status quo - they are angry about it. Media outlets frequently report that the economy is foremost among concerns of the average citizen, and according to traditional economic measures the United States is doing pretty well. The economy is growing steadily, the unemployment rate is below 5%, and on GDP per capita America still is one of the richest countries in the world.
Tonight on the program, a look into President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief strategist. Charlie is joined by Ken Stern of Vanity Fair; Joshua Green of Bloomberg Businessweek; Philip Rucker of the Washington Post; and Michael Shear of the New York Times.
We conclude with an appreciation of Gwen Ifill with Michele Norris, Ifill’s close friend and colleague.