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Showrunners - The Art of Running a TV Show
The first ever feature length documentary film to explore the fascinating world of US television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. These are the people responsible for creating, writing and overseeing every element of production on one of…
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On The Line: Where Sacrifice Begins - Boston’s Longest Running Voluntary School Desegregation Program
...story that is lesser known. This film highlights one of the longest running voluntary school desegregation programs in the country, its' historical...
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A Life Apart - Hasidism in America 
...considered by many an insular people with little connection to mainstream America. And yet their values are those that many Americans find most precious:...
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A Slave's Story - Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
Based on a slave narrative by William and Ellen Craft. This dramatization of the Crafts' escape from slavery in 1848 follows their perilous journey from the Deep South to Philadelphia--where, on free soil, they were still to experience racial discrimination.…
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Blue Collar and Buddha - Laotian Refugees in America
... This dramatic documentary explores America's most recent refugees, struggling against the mounting tension of a post-Vietnam era filled with guilt and...
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Frederick Law Olmsted - Designing America
PBS
...and parkway system in Buffalo, N.Y. is the oldest integrated system in America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To Olmsted, a...
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Cities of the Sky - The Cities of Native America
Episode 3 of Native America
PBS
... Native America explores the world created by America's First Peoples. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned...
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The Uncomfortable Truth - The History of Racism in America
...son of a Civil Rights Hero dives into the 400 year history of racism in America, he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family was involved...
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The Heart Broken In Half - Street Gangs in Urban America
...headlines to confront the human reality and complexity of street gangs in urban America. The Heart Broken in Half challenges stereotypes, giving a voice...
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With God on Our Side - The Religious Right in America
...his boundless certainty, Bush's story makes perfect sense to one group: America's conservative evangelicals... also known as the Religious Right. This...
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Every Mother's Son - Policing and Race in America
In the late 1990s, three victims of police brutality made headlines around the country: Amadou Diallo, the young West African man whose killing sparked intense public protest; Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold; and Gary (Gidone) Busch, a Hasidic…
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Men: A Love Story - A Portrait of Masculinity in America
...weaves a stunningly honest and unapologetic portrayal of masculinity in America. With a diverse set of subjects from tiny blues bars of the Deep South to...
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Prison State - The Cycle of Incarceration in America
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
...making, PRISON STATE takes an intimate look at the cycle of incarceration in America, and one state's effort to reverse the trend. ...
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American Masters: James Beard - America's First Foodie
PBS
Experience a century of food through the life of James Beard, who spoke of the importance of localism and sustainability long before those terms had entered the vernacular. A cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher, Beard helped to pioneer…
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People Like Us - Social Class in America
...classic film that has spawned thousands of conversations about class in America. ...
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These Amazing Shadows - The Movies That Make America
PBS
An Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival , THESE AMAZING SHADOWS tells the history and importance of the Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. What…
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Sickies Making Films - A History of Censoring Film in America
Decades before the existence of the MPAA and an implemented rating system, the United States had censors. At least seven states and dozens of cities across the country empowered government-employed censors to injudiciously cut films prior to their exhibition or…
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Collision Course - Labor Management Relations in America
...statement and sadly accurate portrayal of labor-management relations in America. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't profit enormously from seeing it -...
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American Masters: Julia Child - America's Favorite Chef
PBS
Scooping up a potato pancake, patting chickens, coaxing a reluctant souffle, or rescuing a curdled sauce, Julia Child was never afraid of making mistakes. Catapulted to fame as the host of the series The French Chef, Julia was an unlikely…
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American Winter - The Decline of the Middle Class in America
A timely documentary that follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. AMERICAN WINTER reveals the devastating effects of the mortgage meltdown, high unemployment, the health care crisis, and budget cuts…
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