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What Is Democracy? - A Philosophical Journey Exploring Government
Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor's idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens' groundbreaking experiment in self-government…
Anita - Speaking Truth to Power
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men…
The Most Dangerous Man in America - Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world.…
Moynihan - The Life and Political Career of a U.S. Senator
Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) did not just live in the twentieth century, he strode across it: a colossus of ideas and a man of deeds. He was an influential intellectual and sociologist, policy specialist, ambassador and long-serving senator. In an…
All Governments Lie - Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
Independent journalists expose government lies and corporate deception, inspired by the legendary investigative journalist I.F. Stone. With government deception rampant, and intrusion of state surveillance into private life never more egregious, independent voices like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Amy…
A Good American - Behind a Government Surveillance Program
A gripping docu-thriller about a groundbreaking surveillance program, the brilliant mastermind behind it and how a perfect alternative to mass surveillance was killed by NSA-management for money - three weeks prior to 9/11. Bill Binney was a brilliant cryptologist, long-time…
Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain - A Close Look at Thomas Jefferson's Life
A story that tears at the heart of America, this critically acclaimed documentary from the director of Bonhoeffer explores Thomas Jefferson and his personal and public dilemma about race and slavery. For centuries people have asked how it was possible…
The Trials of Henry Kissinger
Featuring previously unseen footage, de-classified documents, and revealing interviews with Kissinger supporters (Alexander Haig, Brent Scowcroft, and William Safire) as well as his detractors (Seymour Hersh, William Shawcross, and Christopher Hitchens). The Trials of Henry Kissinger explores how a young…
Advise & Dissent - Selecting Supreme Court justices
Government's least-understood "Third Branch" has a huge impact on our lives--from abortion to affirmative action, education to the environment, privacy to police action. But in recent years the way we select Supreme Court justices has become dangerously politicized, threatening judicial…
#ReGENERATION - Social Activism
Ryan Gosling narrates this engrossing film about social activism, the forces that galvanized the Occupy movement, and how a new generation of young people is coming to terms with a rapidly changing world. The film skillfully weaves commentary from some…
American Experience: FDR
PBS
The longest-serving president in U.S. history, and leader through the Great Depression and World War II -- two of the nation's worst crises -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered by many to be our greatest president. In his early years,…
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Trump's Road to the White House
PBS
A comprehensive investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through revealing interviews with campaign insiders and key players, this documentary tells the inside story of how, despite historically high unfavorability ratings, Trump successfully tapped into the…
Dick Cavett's Watergate
PBS
The documentary, featuring interviews from "The Dick Cavett Show" library -- many not seen since the 70s -- and new interviews with Carl Bernstein (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist), John Dean (former White House counsel), Timothy Naftali (Watergate historian) and Bob Woodward…
I Can Be President - A Kid's-Eye View
Winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Program, I CAN BE PRESIDENT is an animated documentary featuring a diverse group of children who share candid, even profound thoughts on subjects such as ethics, civics, diversity, war, leadership, and…
American Autumn - The Occupy Movement
In this gripping first-hand account of the Occupy Wall Street movement, filmmaker and former high school teacher Dennis Trainor Jr. takes an inside look at how a New York-based protest against corporate greed and economic inequality in the autumn of…
With God on Our Side - The Religious Right in America
What makes George W. Bush tick? While much of the world is confounded by his righteous rhetoric and his boundless certainty, Bush's story makes perfect sense to one group: America's conservative evangelicals... also known as the Religious Right. This provocative…
Divided States of America: Part 1
PBS
Ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA PART 1 looks back at events during President Barack Obama's years in office that revealed deep divisions in our country. The documentary offers an in-depth view of the partisan gridlock in…
Who Controls the Land - Bears Ears National Monument and the Fight for Native American Equality
Episode 2 of America Divided Season Two
Native American actor Martin Sensmeier travels to San Juan County, Utah, to investigate the controversy over the Bears Ears National Monument. While there, he learns how the fight over the monument is just one more battle in a long-running war…
101 Seconds - Gun Legislation Debate After a Mass Shooting in Oregon
This timely documentary follows individuals across a wide spectrum of political and philosophical beliefs as they engage in a debate concerning gun legislation in Oregon in the aftermath of a shooting at the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Oregon in…
What Happened In Vegas - Fighting Police Corruption in Las Vegas
When filmmaker Ramsey Denison went to Las Vegas for a relaxing weekend, the last thing he expected was to be arrested and beaten for reporting an incident of police brutality that he personally witnessed on the strip. WHAT HAPPENED IN…