Reel South: Shake 'Em On Down - The Blues According to Fred McDowell
Delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-'60s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of RL Burnside, Taj Mahal, the North Mississippi All Stars and many others.
America ReFramed: Radical Grace
In 2012, The Vatican censured American nuns. Radical Grace follows three U.S. nuns, who refused to back down and continued to challenge the patriarchal system, are willing to lose it all and risk their place within the Catholic Church for their devotion to social justice and to meet their higher calling - to apply their faith to action.
America ReFramed: 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green
Explores the effects of the Plan for Transformation, an order requiring the demolition of Chicago’s public housing high rises, and the building of mixed-income condominiums. 70 Acres in Chicago illuminates the layers of socio-economic forces, and the questions behind urban redevelopment and gentrification taking place in U.S. cities today.
Reel South: An Enduring Legacy
Little known even in their home state, the Croatians of Lower Plaquemines Parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous. Follow the lives of four people who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana and share in the history of this unique tight-knit community.
Reel South: Red Wolf Revival
Three decades ago, the nearly extinct red wolf was reintroduced in North Carolina. While this flagship conservation effort paved the way for reintroducing several other species across the country, today fewer than 100 wild red wolves remain - and their fate hinges on significant biological, political, cultural and economic challenges.
Reel South: Private Violence
With at least four women murdered each day by abusive (and often, ex) partners, a woman in America is most in danger in her own home. Witness the realities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of two survivors: Deanna Walters, a mother seeking justice for her estranged husband’s crimes against her, and victims’ advocate Kit Gruelle.
AfroPoP: Omo Child: The Bush and the River
In Ethiopia's Omo valley, children are being killed horrifically under an ancient tradition known as 'mingi.' One young tribesman strives for change through education and adopting the cursed children but challenging tribal superstition isn't easy. As he battles to save lives, things are not all that they seem.
Chasing the Dream: A PBS NewsHour Weekend Special
There were no bigger issues fueling the 2016 election than jobs and the increasing number of Americans who feel that a recovering economy simply passed them by. From the rural towns of Eastern Kentucky to the heart of Silicon Valley, stories of struggles and solutions — and new light on the growing economic divide felt by millions of Americans.