Egypt's Crisis; Samantha Geimer on Roman Polanski; "After Tiller"; David Dinkins

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Egypt protests Protesters in Cairo march in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who won Egypt’s first free and fair elections in June 2012, but was overthrown by the military a year later. (Courtesy of Mosa'ab Elshamy/PBS)

Fewer than three years after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s politics remain in disarray. Martin Smith looks back at what’s happened and suggests what might be next. Samantha Geimer describes being the young woman in the sexual assault case involving Roman Polanski. We’ll look at what’s happened to the doctors who’ve continued to perform late-term abortions in the US in the wake of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller. Former mayor David Dinkins on his life, his time at City Hall—and his take on this year’s race for mayor.

Frontline's "Egypt in Crisis"

Less than three years after the popular uprising that led to President Hosni Mubarak's ouster, and just one year after Egypt's first free and fair elections, the democratically elected government has been overthrown and the Egyptian military is running the state. Writer/producer Martin Smith looks at what went wrong and what happens next. Frontline’s new documentary “Egypt in Crisis” explores those questions. It premieres September 17, at 10:30 pm, on PBS.

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Living in the Shadow of Roman Polanski

Samantha Geimer reflects on her experience at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case. In The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, she breaks her 35-year silence to tell her story and reflect on the lifelong repercussions.

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"After Tiller"

Martha Shane and Lana Wilson talk about their new documentary, “After Tiller,” which explores the subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. They’re joined by Dr. Susan Robinson, a former colleague of Dr. Tiller and one of only four doctors in the United States to perform the procedure. "After Tiller" opens September 20 at Film Forum and at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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David Dinkins on Governing the City

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins talks about his memoir, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic. Dinkins, the son of a barber and a domestic worker, grew up in Harlem and Trenton and became the 106th mayor of New York City, in office from 1990 to 1993.

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