It’s a critical time for voters with only a few weeks away from the 2020 presidential election. WORLD Channel explores the racial diversity of voters as we reflect upon the many challenges of 2020.

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Battleground

An exploration of the state of our democracy as seen through the eyes of opposing grassroots political activists in Lehigh Valley, PA - a pivotal county that voted for Obama twice and then flipped to Trump. Tom Carroll is a Trump delegate and Greg Edwards is a leader supported by Bernie Sanders. When their paths collide, the two realize they have much more in common than meets the eye.

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Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore the causes and costs of addiction, poverty and incarceration plaguing America. While pockets of empathy and aid exist, are they enough to rescue the thousands of Americans in despair, for whom the American Dream of self-reliance is impossibly out of reach?

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America Lost

Explore America’s “forgotten cities” - Youngstown, OH, Memphis, TN and Stockton, CA. Through a series of stories, the film shows the dramatic decline of once prosperous communities. The film sheds light on how crumbling economic and social institutions have created a gap between the haves and have nots while also offering hope for rebuilding America’s “forgotten” from the bottom up.

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The History of White People in America

Through musical animated shorts, the series examines how skin color has come to define race in our country. The shorts capture the truth of what it means to be American – that “us” and “them” are constantly redefined, that our racial history deserves contemplation, and that above all else we are bound by our rich differences in experience and identity.

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Freedom Summer: American Experience

The story of 10 weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, when student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and African Americans in an effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi.

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