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Dems hope Tuesday debate moves their candidates up in name recognition race

Can Florida Democrats recapture the U.S. Senate seat once held by Bob Graham? Or is the primary race between Jeff Greene and Kendrick Meek merely a battle for third place in the general election?

Polls show both Democrats trailing a pair of candidates who so far have commanded the media spotlight: Republican Marco Rubio, a darling of the conservative tea party movement, and Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist.

But voters will have the chance to size up Meek and Greene at 10 a.m. Tuesday, when the two share a debate stage for the first time. The debate will be hosted and moderated by The Palm Beach Post, in cooperation with WPBT-2, and can be watched live on

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Gulf oil spill widget and live video stream driving traffic to PBS NewsHour site

A Gulf Leak Meter widget and live video stream of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have provided PBS NewsHour with a "significant increase" in Web traffic, the show reported today (May 27). Newshour and NPR are providing the embedding code for the widget free and it has been used by more than 3,000 websites including YouTube, Huffington Post, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Wired, ProPublic, Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and many local PBS stations. Subscribers to the PBS Newshour YouTube channel doubled in one 24-hour period. More than 1 million viewers have watched the video feed via Newshour and NPR websites. The crisis began April 20 when an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 17 workers and left 11 missing, and oil continues to flow from a well some 5,000 feet below the surface. The widget debuted May 9.

Issues: Crist Announces Independent Run

Gov_crist  Charlie Crist's much anticipated announcement on Thursday that he will run as an independent has further distanced him from the Republican party.  Marco Rubio no longer faces a primary, while Democrats find a new contender, millionaire Jeff Greene who is challenging the current front-runner, Kendrick Meek.  In what way does Crist running as an independent change the election?  Who does it help and who does it hurt in the race to become Florida’s next senator?

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H20 for Haiti Program

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dorrin Rolle and Rebuilding Haiti Committee to Sponsor “H20 for Haiti” Benefit Program 

Sweet Micky,T-Vice, Alan Cave, Jowee Omicil, Harmonik , Gabel and Other Artists To Lend Their Talent for A Day of Reflection 

On Saturday, January 23, 2010 Haitian business owners, artists and community leaders, along with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dorrin Rolle will present “Rebuilding” relief event to raise money for the earthquake victims in Haiti. The group will sponsor “H20 for Haiti”, at Oak Grove Park, 690 NE 159th Street, North Miami Beach, FL from 3pm-10pm. The goal of this effort is to immediately raise money to provide 2 million gallons of water desperately needed to the earthquake victims. 

This is the beginning of an ongoing effort to ensure that the people of Haiti will receive the water that is so needed. 

The expected 20,000 attendees of this event will be able to make donations towards the purchase of water, or bring bottles of water which the Rebuilding Haiti Committee will distribute in Port-au-Prince, immediately following the event.

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Just one heck of a way to say good-bye

There he is, 'NBR's' Paul Kangas, smiling broadly 

Dec 11, 2009

For three decades, Paul Kangas has loomed large over the national business scene in a figurative sense, and for 15 minutes last month, he did so literally.

On Nov. 24, a seven-story-tall image of Kangas, the soon-to-retire host of PBS's "Nightly Business Report," appeared on the NASDAQ tower in Times Square.

The bespectacled anchor smiled out over Manhattan.

Below his tie, at the bottom of the sign, in all white letters, were the words: "We wish Paul Kangas the best of goodbyes." Below that were the "NBR" and PBS logos. 

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Miami Noir

Miami's world of crime and injustice has long been a subject of fictional film and television. The story of the late Miami City Commissioner, Arthur E. Teele, proves that fact is stranger than fiction. A rising star politician from the Reagan administration builds a promising career in Miami politics only to find himself at the center of a public corruption investigation. First came a conviction of threatening a public servant. Then, Teele was indicted on state and federal charges of unlawful compensation and money laundering. Following a local newspaper detailing explicit sexual allegations, Arthur Teele would commit suicide in the lobby of The Miami Herald newspaper building close to 6pm on July 27, 2005 at the age of 59. Miami Noir illustrates the dramatic chain of events that brought a man to take his own life. The film explores the black community's outcries, the media's influence, journalistic ethics, and the nature of the Florida State Attorney's investigation.

Monday, November 23, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. on WPBT2

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