Need to Know
DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED ADULTS AND THEIR PARENTS: Need to Know looks at the challenges parents face as they struggle to get services for children with developmental disabilities who are becoming adults at a time when states are strapped and budgets are being cut. Maria Hinojosa reports from Indianapolis, Indiana.
CHINA AND THE U.S.: T The firestorm ignited by author Amy Chua's recently published book on parenting the Chinese way is evidence of a larger, looming fear American's have of Chinese dominance. With Chinese President Hu Jintao in town for an official state visit, hosts Jon Meacham and Alison Stewart and their guests discuss China's geopolitical importance and U.S.-China relations.
MICHAEL VICK'S DOGS: After serving two years in prison for running a brutal dog fighting ring, Michael Vick got a second chance. But what happened to the dogs? Need to Know reports. [56 minutes]
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The battle over health care. 02:05
What happened to Michael Vick's dogs? 14:07
Budget cuts impact the most vulnerable. 16:02
The firestorm ignited by author Amy Chua's book on parenting the Chinese way is evidence of a larger, looming fear... 17:03
Full Program: China, Michael Vick's dogs. 53:54
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Series Description: NEED TO KNOW is an integrated broadcast and online current affairs project, uniting broadcast and web in an innovative approach to newsgathering and reporting. It breaks through the limitations of the broadcast schedule by means of a web-based production model that empowers audiences to "tune in" anytime and anywhere. A cross-media initiative built around a wide community of journalists and producers, with input from an engaged audience, NEED TO KNOW covers five primary beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; security; and culture. Stories, interviews, blogs and photo features are continually added to and updated online, with the production teams inviting interaction and input from online readers and users who are on the lookout for the latest information on a given subject. Each week's online story development culminates in the weekly broadcast, curated from the week's reporting by the various beat teams. The broadcast features documentary-style field reports, both domestic and international, short features and studio-based interviews and conversation to complement and advance the produced reports.
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