Central Standard: On Education
Central Standard follows five ways to get into high school. Guidance counselors, parents, and students navigate the complicated selective enrollment process in Chicago, which is contrasted to suburban districts and boarding school options.
ABTN: Our Private Idaho
American suburbs are becoming more diverse, but the “exurbs” that surround them remain overwhelmingly white. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho — a town that successfully ousted the Aryan Nations in 2000 - remains over 94% white. ABTN explores both the allure and the complexity of living in a homogenous community.
ABTN: 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. ABTN visits Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific, to speak to some of the island’s veterans to explore why Guam’s returning veterans say they can’t get the health care they need.
ABTN: Mainstream, USA
Welcome to Clarkston, Georgia — one of America’s most diverse square miles. Designated a refugee resettlement site in the '80s, the city is home to people from over 40 different countries. ABNTN examines how daily realities reflect wider demographic trends, and explores the collaborations/collisions that are occurring between the old/new South.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: In The Arena (1901-1910)
Murder brings Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency, but in the seven years that follow, he transforms the office and makes himself perhaps the best-loved of all the men who ever lived in the White House. FDR, who weds Eleanor Roosevelt, enters a law firm, but when he is offered a chance to run for the New York state senate, he jumps at the chance.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Get Action (1858-1901)
Theodore Roosevelt transforms himself into a champion of the strenuous life; leading men into battle and then rising like a rocket to become the youngest president in American history. Meanwhile, Franklin Delano Roosevelt follows his older cousin's career with worshipful fascination and begins to think he might one day follow in his footsteps.
P.O.V.: The Act of Killing
Explores a horrifying era in Indonesian history and provides a window into modern Indonesia, where corruption reigns. Not only is the 1965 murder of an estimated one million people honored as a patriotic act, but the killers remain in power.
Former Mayor Ed Koch was the quintessential New Yorker. Ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989 — a decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. The film is an intimate and revealing portrait of the intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform.
The Fidel Castro Tapes
An icon of resistance and the face of dictatorial oppression, Fidel Castro was one of the most provocative political figures of the 20th century. This is a chronicle of how drive and charisma catapulted him to power in Cuba, and how he used these traits to maintain control of his country for nearly five decades, capturing the world's attention.
The Latino Americans: Peril and Promise
Examine the past 30 years; a second wave of Cubans, and hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans flee to the U.S., creating a debate over undocumented immigrants. Latino Americans become the largest and youngest growing sector of with Latino influence booming in business, sports, media, politics and entertainment.
The Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride
Witness 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.