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Refugee Ban Executive Order – The Real Refugee Story – Frontline: Exodus

Exclusive, never-before-seen footage of refugees escaping the terror of the realities in their home countries. Much of PBS special, Frontline: Exodus”, is captured in first person by refugees as they flee for their lives. These are the stories of refugees, the same people impacted by the refugee ban executive order.

If your head wasn’t buried in the sand during the second weekend of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, you’re probably aware of the refugee ban executive order. The refugee ban executive order prohibits refugees from a select group of countries from entering the U.S. for the next four months. The PBS documentary special, “Frontline: Exodus”, tells the stories of refugees, the people impacted, like no other work out there.

Follow live updates of the refugee ban on CNN with Sling TV. No cable required.

Although the “Frontline: Exodus” focuses its attention on stories about refugees entering Europe, it still does a powerful job telling the stories of refugees, period. Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, it is important to go beyond the numbers, the protests, and the political charades to learn the stories about people.  The stories about people who have had their homes ripped away from them. People who have suffered persecution, faced war, and have brushed death. These are real stories. These are important stories.

Stream the story of refugees impacted by the refugee ban executive order

The background on the refugee ban executive order and the global refugee crisis

Thousands of refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and hardship risk everything for a better life or to live at all. The refugees seek out safe harbor in European countries, the United States, and Canada every year. Only the blessed few actually escape their home countries. Those traveling to Europe take their lives in their hands as they hope and pray to safely cross the Mediterranean in anything but seaworthy, makeshift boats.

Over the last two years, more than 1.3 million people have arrived in Europe after crossing the Mediterranean. Nearly 9,000 have died or gone missing along the way.

“Frontline: Exodus” gives you never-before-seen access to the struggles of the refugee journey. Director James Bluemel combines his footage with video filmed by refugees and migrants themselves throughout the 2-hour special.

Frontline: Exodus aired for the first time last but is available today for streaming online. (PBS)

How to watch: you can watch right now online through the PBS website. Or your can stream it through the PBS app which is free.

Watch reactions to the refugee travel ban executive order

Protests sweep across the country

Bradley International Airport

Cleveland Hopkins Airport

Sherlock Season 4: Watch online now

Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the most well-known detective in an all new season four Sherlock premiere. The PBS show will feature three new episodes on PBS’ Masterpiece.

The newest season gets underway with the first episode, “The Six Thatchers,” and doesn’t hold back bringing the entire range of emotions as Sherlock gets back to work on his home British soil. As Sherlock dives headlong into his work, Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman) experiences the challenges and rewards of fatherhood.

The new episodes air on Sundays beginning January 1, 2017 on PBS at 9/8c.

How to watch: beginning with this first episode of season four, you can watch shows online through the PBS website or your can stream it through the PBS app which is free.

StreamSavvy Guide: What to watch December 28, 2016

StreamSavvy’s guide for the best tv, what to watch, and how to stream it December 28, 2016, including the PBS special, Frontline: Exodus, and the Russell Athletic Bowl streaming live on ESPN.

We normally stick to TV shows, but since it’s the holidays and Netflix actually got a pretty big movie, we’re going to sneak that in today with a special from PBS for your daily best in TV.

Inside the European Refugee Crisis, Frontline: Exodus

Thousands of refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and hardship risk everything for a better life in a European country every year. Only the blessed few actually escape their home countries and travel safely across the Mediterranean in anything but seaworthy, makeshift boats. Over the last two years, more than 1.3 million people have arrived in Europe after crossing the Mediterranean. Nearly 9,000 have died or gone missing along the way.

Frontline: Exodus, a PBS special, gives you never-before-seen access to the struggles of the refugee journey. Director James Bluemel combines his footage with video filmed by refugees and migrants themselves throughout the 2-hour special.

Frontline: Exodus aired for the first time last but is available today for streaming online. (PBS)

How to watch: you can watch right now online through the PBS website or your can stream it through the PBS app which is free.

New to Netflix, Captain America: Civil War

For all you Marvel fans out there. Or you not-so-Marvel fans that wanted to wait until you didn’t have to pay $20 to see it at the theater. Captain America: Civil War hit Netflix this week. For real – Netflix got a decently big movie, and we’re pumped to watch it tonight.

The film was released in theaters in May and is the long-awaited sequel to the 2011 Captain America: First Avenger film. The plot centers on the increasing political pressure for accountability for the actions of the Avengers when they lead to collateral damage. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vehemently disagree and sides with the government accountability. With these two superheroes digging in on opposite sides, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) have to decide where they stand in an escalating battle.

How to watch: you can watch online, on your mobile device, on your smart TV, or on your streaming device through the Netflix app. If you don’t have it, or aren’t using your parents’ / sister’s / neighbor’s login, you can sign up for a free trial then roll into a $9.99 per month subscription if you like it.

Bowl Game of the Day: WVU vs. Miami

Two programs going in different directions. West Virginia University takes on University of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl this evening. As the team clash in Orlando, the story of a West Virginia program having its best season in almost a decade continues to unfold. On the other side of the field is a Miami team that carries a long tradition of winning but continues to look for its identity in the latest chapter of college football. (ESPN 5:30/4:30c)

More: Did you know you can watch ESPN without cable?

How to watch the best TV: With many ways to stream live sports, you can stream ESPN through Sling TV (Orange) or Playstation Vue (all tiers). With both of these streaming services, you can use your login credentials to access to the WatchESPN app for free.