America by the Numbers
America's Rapidly Changing Demographics

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America by the Numbers - America's Rapidly Changing Demographics
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Mainstream, USA
Clarkston, Georgia, one of America's most diverse square miles, was designated as a refugee resettlement site in the 1980s and is now home to people from more than 40 different…
Island of Warriors
Pacific Islanders serve in the U.S. military in disproportionally high numbers, and have suffered the highest casualty rates in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The men and women of…
Our Private Idaho
American suburbs are becoming more diverse, but the "exurbs" that surround them remain overwhelmingly white. In fact, while whites account for only eight percent of total U.S. population growth, they…
Native American Boomtown
The Bakken oil boom is bringing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to North Dakota. A substantial part of the oil production is concentrated on an Indian…
Politics of the New South
Anchor Maria Hinojosa returns to Clarkston, Georgia, home to more than 40 different nationalities, to document its November 2013 city council and mayoral election -- with three former refugees on…
Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town
Asian Americans are the best-educated and highest-income ethnic group in the United States. They are often referred to as the "model minority," suggesting that all Asians are successful in school…
Surviving Year One
The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation, and the biggest portion goes toward pregnancy and childbirth. Despite this, infant mortality rates are appalling. To find out more…
The New Mad Men
With a collective purchasing power of $3 trillion, people of color are quickly becoming the nation's most sought-after consumers. Iconic brands are re-examining their marketing strategies in order to stay…

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Mainstream, USA
Part of the Series: America by the Numbers
Clarkston, Georgia, one of America's most diverse square miles, was designated as a refugee resettlement site in the 1980s and is now home to people from more than 40 different countries. Once a hub for the Ku Klux Klan, the city has gone from being 90 percent white to 82…
The New Latinos
Part of the Series: The Latino Americans
Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities.
War and Peace
Part of the Series: The Latino Americans
Moves into the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands -- but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States.
Empire of Dreams
Part of the Series: The Latino Americans
Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of people that began in 1880 and continues into the 1940s, as Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans begin arriving in the U.S. and start to build strong Latino-American communities in South Florida, Los Angeles and New York.
Peril and Promise
Part of the Series: The Latino Americans
Takes viewers through the past 30 years, with a second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and with hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans fleeing civil wars, death squads and unrest to go north into a new land -- transforming the United States along the…
Prejudice and Pride
Part of the Series: The Latino Americans
Details the creation of the proud "Chicano" identity, as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies, and empowerment in the political process.
The New Mad Men
Part of the Series: America by the Numbers
With a collective purchasing power of $3 trillion, people of color are quickly becoming the nation's most sought-after consumers. Iconic brands are re-examining their marketing strategies in order to stay competitive in the changing marketplace. Latinos, with a buying power of $1.2 trillion, are at the heart of this new…
Surviving Year One
Part of the Series: America by the Numbers
The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation, and the biggest portion goes toward pregnancy and childbirth. Despite this, infant mortality rates are appalling. To find out more about this critical issue, visit Rochester, New York, where babies are dying at a rate two times higher than the…
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Foreigners in Their Own Land
Part of the Series: The Latino Americans
Explores the period from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848.
Black and Gold
In 1994, the Latin Kings - the largest and most powerful street gang in New York - became the Latin King and Queen Nation. They claimed to have abandoned their criminal past and to be following in the footsteps of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords. With over 3,000…