Channel 5
9:42 am
Tue August 21, 2012

National Republican Convention

Award-winning political journalists Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will co-anchor gavel-to-gavel broadcast coverage from the PBS Skybox at both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL (August 28 – 30) and from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC (September 4 – 5) as well as the Bank of America Stadium (September 6).

Coverage begins Tuesday, August 28th at 7pm on Channel 5.

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Channel 5
9:23 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Inspector Lewis: The Mind Has Mountains

Clare Holman as Dr. Laura Hobson, Kevin Whately as DI Lewis and Laurence Fox as DS James Hathaway.
Courtesy of Robert Day

When a student is found dead during a clinical drug trial, the motives of an enigmatic professor are questioned. When a second death occurs, Lewis and Hathaway begin to suspect foul play, which the duo must uncover before another death occurs. Douglas Henshall (MASTERPIECE “South Riding,” “Collision”) co-stars.

Airs Sunday, August 26, at 8pm on Channel 5.

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The Two-Way
9:02 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Three Year Olds Told To Fight By Delaware Day Care Workers, Police Say

A notice on the door at the Hands of Our Future day care center in Dover, Del., which has been closed because employees allegedly had two 3-year-olds fight each other.
CBS Philly

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 10:40 am

It's tempting to make a "fight club" reference (and some news outlets have), but the outrageous nature of the allegations seems to call for a more straight-forward approach:

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Channel 5
8:57 am
Tue August 21, 2012

ACL: Florence + The Machine

Bluesy singer Florence showcases her LP Lungs.
Courtesy of Scott Newton for KLRU

Experimental modern rock rules with Florence + The Machine and Lykke Li. Bluesy singer Florence showcases her LP Lungs, while Swedish chanteuse Li highlights her LP Wounded Rhymes.

Airs Saturday, August 25, at 8pm on Channel 5.

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It's All Politics
8:53 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Ryan Takes His Workout On The Road

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks Saturday in Florida.
Gerardo Mora Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 10:27 am

From the window of my room at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Pittsburgh, I can see a sliver of the hotel fitness center. This morning I looked down there and saw a guy with an earpiece. Secret Service.

So I wasn't entirely surprised to walk into the tiny exercise room a little after 7 a.m. and find the Republican vice presidential candidate working out. There was a row of about half a dozen elliptical machines and treadmills, one workout bench, a small rack of dumbbells, an inflatable exercise ball, and a folding workout mat.

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Channel 5
8:51 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Twilight: Los Angeles

GREAT PERFORMANCES "Twilight: Los Angeles", Anna Deavere Smith as Cornel West.
Courtesy of Adger W. Cowans

In her powerful one-woman/multi-voiced theater piece, Anna Deavere Smith, who interviewed hundreds of people involved the 1991 Rodney King beating, the violent aftermath of the 1992 verdict and the lasting impact of the Los Angeles riots on America’s conscience, virtually “becomes” some 30 real-life characters — a Korean grocer, a Hollywood agent, L.A.P.D. captain Daryl Gates, a juror, even NRA spokesperson Charlton Heston.

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Shots - Health Blog
8:42 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Oldest Americans Living Longer, And Are Fitter And Richer, Too

The latest data paint a brighter picture of aging in America.
Lisa F. Young iStockphoto.com

America's oldest citizens are generally getting healthier, living longer and doing better financially. But there's lots of room for improvement.

That's the take-home from an exhaustive picture of Americans over 65 put together by the federal government and released last week during the summer doldrums.

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The Two-Way
8:03 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Rosie O'Donnell Had Heart Attack, Uses Verse To Spread News And Message

Rosie O'Donnell in July 2011.
Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 10:15 am

Rosie O'Donnell has chosen an unusual way to tell her fans that she suffered a heart attack last week:

In verse.

On her blog.

And she's using the experience to urge other women to "listen to the voice inside" and call 911 if they suffer the symptoms she did — which she tried to ignore for a day.

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The Two-Way
7:24 am
Tue August 21, 2012

In Afghanistan: General's Plane Damaged; Afghans Start Spying On Own Troops

An aircraft that had been set to fly Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey out of Afghanistan today was damaged by shrapnel from rockets fired at the Bagram air field north of Kabul from outside its fences.

Two maintenance workers on the ground were slightly wounded, NPR's Tom Bowman reports. Dempsey was not near the aircraft at the time. He later left Afghanistan on another plane.

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