Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 801
Exclusive conversations between some of today’s most acclaimed actors, including Benedict Cumberbatch with Claire Foy, Angela Bassett with Laura Dern, Darren Criss with Mandy Moore, Jason Bateman with Bill Hader, and Jessica Biel with Alison Brie. From the series Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.
RFK: American Experience
After an assassin's bullet took his brother's life, Robert F. Kennedy was bereft. JFK's death plunged him into pain and grief, and left him struggling to find his own voice. In his suffering he began to empathize with Americans - impoverished, marginalized or disenfranchised. Just as he began to discover his own identity, he was assassinated.
The Statue of Liberty
For more than 100 years, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of hope and refuge for generations of immigrants. Ken Burns's The Statue of Liberty explores both the history of America’s premier symbol and the meaning of liberty itself, and examines the nature of liberty and the significance of the statue to American life.
POV: The War to Be Her
In Waziristan, "one of the most dangerous places on earth", Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban, disguising herself as a boy so she can play sports. But when she becomes a star, her true identity is revealed and death threats force Maria to leave her country. Undeterred, Maria decides to return facing the danger and to play the sport she loves.
POV: The Workers Cup
In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But right now, the tournament is being built on the backs of 1.6 million African and Asian migrant workers. The Workers Cup gives voice to the men who are laboring to build sport's grandest stage while competing in a soccer tournament of their own.
POV: Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2
For 20 years, Lindy Lou has lived with an unbearable feeling of guilt. Committed to fulfilling her civic duty, Lindy sat with 11 other people on a jury that handed down the death penalty to a Mississippi man convicted of a double homicide. An overwhelming feeling of regret compels Lindy to track down her fellow jurors.
American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise
Since the 1970s, thousands of refugees have started new lives in Idaho. American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise weaves together three heartwarming stories that rise above the divisive politics of immigration to show refugees from war-ravaged parts of the world that, in America, a united community can conquer tragedy and hate.
POV: Brimstone & Glory
The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is a site unlike any other in the world. For the Tultepec residents who work in pyrotechnics, the festival anchors their way of life - it is an event with unrestrained delight and real peril. Brimstone & Glory honors the spirit of Tultepec's community and celebrates celebration itself.