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The Class Divide - Battle to Fix Inequality in Education
Part of the Series: America Divided
Jesse Williams journeys to the Gulf Coast town of St. Petersburg, Florida, once known for its beaches and pleasant weather, but now notorious for being the unlikely epicenter of the student achievement gap and school-to- prison pipeline. Williams investigates how…
Whose History? - The Reckoning over Confederate Monuments and the Racial Terror of Lynching
Episode 4 of America Divided Season Two
Jussie Smollett travels to Memphis, Tennessee to witness the growing movement to bring down Confederate monuments and commemorate the deaths of thousands of African-Americans lynched during decades of racial terror. On his journey, Jussie meets the brother of a lynching…
Something in the Water - The Flint Water Crisis
Part of the Series: America Divided
While most people are aware of the basic contours of the Flint water story, AMERICA DIVIDED goes deeper. Correspondent Rosario Dawson investigates how a government could poison its own citizens, what hidden forces may have been at work, and how…
Washington's War on Women - Sexism and Harrassment in the U.S. Capital
Episode 1 of America Divided Season Two
Gretchen Carlson, who won a high profile victory with her opposition to the pervasive sexual harassment at Fox News, takes viewers to the halls of Congress to uncover an endemic culture of sexual harassment there held in place for decades…
A House Divided - Inequality in Housing in New York City
Part of the Series: America Divided
Norman Lear explores the housing divide in New York City, where he is confronted by one of the nation's starkest images of inequality: a record number of homeless people living in the shadows of luxury skyscrapers filled with apartments purposely…
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…
Home Economics - Domestic Workers and Labor
Part of the Series: America Divided
Amy Poehler ventures into the world of the invisible women who help keep the California economy afloat: domestic workers. What she finds is a human story far more complex than the simple exploitation of poor women by the super-rich. While…
There Has to be Another Way - The Hidden Victims of Immigration Law and Finding a New Future in Coal Country
Episode 3 of America Divided Season Two
In part one, Diane Guerrero travels to Houston, Texas to investigate the effect of the state's anti-sanctuary Senate Bill 4 and discovers some of the most vulnerable victims of this anti-immigrant era -- the victims of sex trafficking and domestic…
Democracy for Sale - Money in Politics and Voting Rights
Part of the Series: America Divided
North Carolina -- perhaps more than any other state in the Union -- has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of "The Hangover" movies, travels back to his home…
The System - Policing and Mass Incarceration
Part of the Series: America Divided
Common returns to his hometown of Chicago - a city on fire in the aftermath of the brutal police killing of teenager Laquan McDonald. With thousands of people in the streets, Chicago has become the epicenter of national debates around…
Out of Reach - Undocumented Immigrants and Reproductive Rights
Part of the Series: America Divided
As the fate of some 11 million undocumented immigrants has become the political football of the 2016 campaign, actress America Ferrera heads to Texas, the state with the longest border and home to 1.65 million people living without papers. Ferrera,…
The Epidemic - Addiction and Deindustrialization
Part of the Series: America Divided
In the 21st century, we have seen the withering of middle-class life in America. Manufacturing, which once held out the promise of a middle-class life for those with a high school education, has shed five million jobs since 2000. Now,…
America Divided - In a Divided Country, Our Stories Unite Us
Executive produced by star showrunner Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy), icon Norman Lear and the superstar Common, AMERICA DIVIDED is a timely, eight-part series about inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system. The show follows high-profile…
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America Divided Season Two - In a Divided Country, Our Stories Unite Us
In a moment of great political and cultural turmoil, AMERICA DIVIDED, the docu-series executive produced by Norman Lear, Gretchen Carlson and Jussie Smollett, returns in its second season to investigate many of the most pressing stories of inequality and injustice…
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