Best of Enemies
Legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle.
Class of '27
Students, educators, parents, and guardians in three locations, from poor Appalachia, to West Coast farms and a Native American reservation in Minnesota, come together against the odds to guide their children into successful graduates of the class of ’27.
T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold
Flint, Michigan’s Claressa "T-Rex" Shields won a Gold Medal in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics. T-Rex is a coming-of-age tale of a girl who learns that in Flint, a gold medal doesn't always make life easier.
Outsider artist Peter Anton, 82, has spent decades obsessively chronicling his rollercoaster of a life into a massive, illustrated autobiography, and nothing — not poverty, isolation, or crippling disabilities — will stop him from seeing it published.
The Armor of Light
Meet two people of faith from very different backgrounds — an Evangelical anti-abortion activist and an African American mother whose son was murdered — who find common ground in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.
Meet Dub Lawrence, a crusading former sheriff whose investigations highlight increasingly militarized state of American police. Dub established one of Utah’s first SWAT teams, only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff.
TED Talks is a three part PBS series of one-hour television specials recorded at the Theater in New York, and features TED Talks from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and doers. The programs also feature performances and short independent films. Hosted by author and comedian Baratunde Thurston, each program highlights speakers and films that focus on a different theme: Science and Wonder, War and Peace, and Education Revolution.
The story of a 62-year-old Black Panther turned counter-terrorism informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, documenting, on camera, a covert terrorism sting as it unfolds with unprecedented access to both informant and target.
No Más Bebés
At a large Los Angeles maternity ward in the 1960s and 1970s, Mexican-American mothers were frequently pushed into tubal ligations in the late stages of labor — often based on little more than the question “More babies?”
East of Salinas
Born in Mexico but living in Salinas, California, third-grader José Ansaldo loves school. With little support at home, he turns to his teacher Oscar Ramos, who inspires him to imagine a life beyond the fields where his parents work.
Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)
Angy Rivera shares her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, an ordeal all too common in her community. Going from poverty in rural Colombia to The New York Times front page, Angy becomes a beacon in a movement for national change.
Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey
Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey captures the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.
Friends from infancy, a group of elderly Chilean friends common history helps them overcome their differences through a 60-year friendship.
The Great Invisible
Crew members, families, fishermen, and others still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion provide gripping first-hand accounts of their experience in a disaster that had tragic repercussions up and down the Gulf Coast and beyond.
Little White Lie
Lacey Schwartz grew up in an upper-middle-class household with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers that the man she's always assumed was her father is not her biological parent, she unlocks a powerful family secret.
Using the story of Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard, American Denial explores the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice still impact notions of race and class today.
In the lingering aftermath of the U.S.-Mexican War, the border town of Laredo, Texas created an annual debutante ball unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.
The State of Arizona
The State of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.
Follow teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season.
The Graduates/Los Graduados
The struggles and triumphs of Latino and Latina students from across the United States are explored through their own eyes in this documentary about the challenges faced in the American public education system.
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