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A Perfect Candidate
Sometimes horrifying, often hilarious, A PERFECT CANDIDATE is a twisted journey into the underbelly of American politics. In 1994 former Marine Oliver North re-emerged from the Iran-Contra scandal to run for the U.S Senate. In the hotly contested race between…
Barack Obama
Part of the Series: ICONS: Big Star Profiles
Barack Obama will always have the distinction of being the first African American to be elected President of the United States, securing his place as one of the most recognized political Icons in the world. How he accomplished this is…
Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader
An intimate portrait of a young man destined to make history. Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader traces the early path of a man destined to make history and to be a catalyst for global change. Features footage from three…
Benjamin Franklin - A Revolutionary Genius
PBS
The life and achievements of America's revolutionary genius are chronciled in his own words (plus those of a parade of historians). Produced by the production team responsible for the 1997 PBS series `Liberty! The American Revolution.'
3 videos
Bhutto - Democracy Was Her Greatest Revenge Against Extremism
The epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation. A favored daughter of the family often called the "Kennedys of Pakistan," Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and…
Born Into Struggle
Filmmaker Rehad Desai takes us on an intimate journey mapped out by the scars etched into his family's life from having a father who was intensely involved in politics. Barney Desai was a political hero during South Africa's struggle for…
Bridging the Divide - Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race
During this tumultuous election season, watch a film about an election which made a real difference. Broadcast on PBS in 2016, BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race tells the compelling story about Los Angeles Mayor Tom…
Conversations with Gorbachev
Rosemarie Reed's 1994 documentary Conversations with Gorbachev sheds light on world events from the first-hand perspective of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, as interviewed by Professor of Russian and Soviet Studies at NYU and Princeton, Stephen F. Cohen. It includes…
Dark Legacy - George Bush and the JFK Assassination
Part one presents the overwhelming mountain of evidence that President Kennedy was hit by bullets from the front and rear. Every witness in the Dallas emergency room attests, on camera, to the fact that a bullet from the right front…
Dear Governor Brown - Big Oil in California
When you think of California, what images pop first into mind? Ocean ... beaches ... mountains ... healthy living ... Hollywood ... beautiful people. All of which are true. But so is the fact that California is the third largest…
Dear Governor Cuomo - Fracking in New York
With the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo might lift the four-year moratorium against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York state any day a concert/protest was organized on his doorstep in the state capitol of Albany. The event brought together scientists,…
Dear President Obama - The Clean Energy Revolution is Now
Filmmakers and journalists have been working on the film for nearly three years, filming in more than twenty states and conducting more than 120 interviews. Narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, the film is a direct appeal to President…
Donald Trump: The Apprentice President - The 2016 Trump Presidential Campaign
Since announcing his candidacy, Donald Trump is everywhere. To him, it seems that nothing is taboo and no policy too outlandish to embrace. Somehow, this billionaire candidate has become the champion of ordinary America, with supporters travelling hundreds of miles…
Evita
Long after Evita was embalmed and secretly buried under a fictitious name in Milan, the former First Lady of Argentina once again was catapulted to fame after Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical. A few years later, Alan Parker's movie adaptation…
3 videos
Fidel - The Life and Leadership of Fidel Castro
In May 1968, just nine years after the Cuban Revolution, filmmaker Saul Landau was invited to join Fidel Castro in Cuba for an unprecedented in-depth interview. Over the course of a week, Landau and Castro traveled through the island's mountainous…
Fidel: The Untold Story - A Look into Castro's Personal Life
Whether dismissed as a relic or revered as a savior, many agree that Fidel Castro is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Rarely are Americans given a chance to see inside the world of this…
From Poverty to Purpose: The Ben Carson Story - Role Model for Medicine & World-Renowned Neurosurgeon
How does an inner city African American kid with a self-proclaimed violent temper, become a world renowned brain surgeon, an inspiring role model for disadvantaged youth, a medical innovator and achieve success... against all odds? In 2001, CNN and Time…
Frontline: Divided States of America - From the Obama Administration to Trump
PBS
In DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA, FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship that gridlocked Washington in the Obama era and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president.
2 videos
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way is a feature-length documentary about the life and legacy of the trailblazing woman who made history in 1984 as the first female Vice Presidential nominee on a major party ticket in the United States. The…
Getting Back to Abnormal
"They say that a mixture of every nation is to be found in New Orleans. But in the midst of this confusion, what race should dominate and give direction to the rest?" - Alexis de Toqueville, 1832 What happens when…