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As Ohio Goes: Ohio's Significance in Presidential Campaigns—Dan Rather Reports

By most estimates, the 2012 Presidential election boils down to Ohio’s 18 electoral votes. An investigation into new voting hours in Ohio that some Democrats claim will suppress the turnout. Also covered are, Republican political consultant Mike Murphy and America’s contentious history of voting.
2016; 2012

Body a la Carte

We live in a world where self-image has become an obsession, where we can no longer ignore the role that science and technology play in our never-ending quest for beauty and youth. Through touching and meaningful stories, as well as the testimonies of doctors and plastic surgeons, and enlightening interviews with experts from related fields, this program explores the increasingly popular and fascinating phenomenon of cosmetic procedures.
2018; 2017

Edward VIII: The Traitor King—Episode 2

What is the truth about Edward's relationship with Adolf Hitler? What was the ex-king’s role in the fall of France? These are brave and important programs that should finally explode the myth of the Traitor King.
2018; 2008

Meet the Makers

Meet The Makers brings us across the globe as we meet artisans of some age-old crafts. In a time where consumerism fuels the machines of mass production and instant gratification, watch as these men and women devote their lives to preserve the artistry of their trade with their handiwork. Be captivated by these masters at work—from a swordsmith to an ink maker—as they continually hone their skills in the pursuit of perfection.
2018; 2017

Family Reunions: Sean Combs, LL Cool J—Finding Your Roots, Season 3

Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations.
2017; 2016

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls

Around the world, more than 62 million girls are not in school, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). As girls grow into adolescence, cultural and familial pressures often make it harder for them to stay in school, though educating women correlates to lower rates of infant mortality, increased GDP, and greater economic security for families. CNN Films has produced a new film about girls overcoming incredible challenges to achieve their educations and change their own lives, with contributions from First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN journalist Isha Sesay. Singer Andra Day’s motivational anthem, ‘Rise Up’ will serve as the theme for the film. Sesay, a native of Sierra Leone, who has passionately covered Africa and issues related [...]
2019; 2016

Social Institutions-Education and Religion

In this film, Associate Professor of Sociology, Matthew Green and Professor of Sociology, Brenda Forster, examine the social institutions of education and religion. Topics include: the global, U.S., and theoretical perspectives of education; problems in education; the role of religion in society; and the perspectives of Karl Marx, Max Weber and Émile Durkheim.
2016; 2012

Dragon's Paradise

The fourth documentary in the collection focuses on the omnipresence of spirituality in the Greater Mekong. The values of prosperity, as they are enhanced by the Western World, are in complete opposition with the values of renouncement of material wealth commended by Buddhist philosophy. As a matter of fact, over 90 % of the population of the Greater Mekong is Buddhist. The region is full of temples and pagodas because the spirits, the gods and the demons too are part of everyday life. They are the heroes of all festive events. It is especially the dragon, a symbol of superhuman forces, of spirituality and supreme power that still lives in the heart of the festive traditions of this part of the world.
2019; 2013

Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America

Chanting slogans like, "thank god for dead soldiers" and "fags die - god laughs" it is easy to comprehend why the Phelps have become the most hated family in America. This outlandish group will stop at nothing to get their moral message across even picketing soldier's funerals. The Phelps family, all 71 of them, live on a single block in a wealthy suburb of Topeka, Kansas and Louis Theroux moved right in! Along the way Theroux uncovers the peculiar and intense dynamics of this family that ironically embody the American dream yet simultaneously seek to destroy it for others. Living with these people was tough; as individuals they are hard to dislike - but as a group they hard to stomach.
2019; 2007

Picture This: The Worst Job in the World

Why are some people prepared to do, and even enjoy, work the vast majority of us would loathe? From an undertaker to a maggot farmer, from a toilet cleaner to a miner, and from a prostitute to a slaughterhouse butcher, these silent heroes exhibit a rich sense of humor in the face of danger and dirt, and a powerful pride in what they do.
2019; 1994

Prison, My Family, and Me

What is it like when a family member gets locked up? How do you cope emotionally or financially? Can you really forgive someone who commits a terrible crime? This documentary film examines what it is like for family members when a loved one gets on the wrong side of the law. Filmed over 18 months, it follows the lives of four young people as they grapple with the challenges that come with loving someone who has been convicted of a crime. Prison, My Family, and Me is a moving, powerful and distinctive perspective on crime through young people's eyes, revealing their courage and determination to overcome adversity.
2019; 2012

Sex Life: Couple

What happens to sex in long term relationships when familiarity, children and work take their toll? Three couples have found different ways of coping. Jo and Ben Bulpett have four children under seven. David Cook and Heron Nava have been partners for 32 years. Though still very much in love, David's interest in sex has waned, whereas Heron is as keen as ever. How do they cope with such different expectations? Tammy and Danny Rich have been married for 18 years, but their relationship is under increasing strain as their expectations seem to increasingly diverge. Despite couple counseling, Tammy decides to move out. Results from Britain's National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles adds context to these couple's struggles.
2019; 2002

The Black and White of Heroin

Lisa Ling goes to one of America's hardest hit cities, Chicago, to investigate whether a gentler approach to heroin use is being applied equally to the rich and poor, black and white.
2019; 2016

Microfinance & Poverty

Can the poor borrow their way out of poverty? In this episode, Alvin Hall aims to find out by lending just $25 to two small business women in Tanzania, via Kiva, a global micro-finance website.
2019; 2018

Educating Girls

Across Africa, millions of girls are denied a decent education. CAMFED aims to change that and break the cycle of poverty by paying for books, fees, even school uniforms.
2019; 2018

Prison Love

Lisa Ling investigates what drives women to seek a romantic companionship with a prison inmate.
2019; 2016

Partners in Health

Partners In Health believes helping these patients means dealing with their social problems as well as providing drug therapy. In this episode of Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Alvin Hall comes face to face with what it's like to be poor and HIV positive in Africa. Can he help PIH come up with a business blueprint so they can reproduce their successful model across the world? In Malawi, the weekly HIV clinic is teeming with patients of all ages, from babies to grand-parents. A health care worker is questioning one of them about their social and economic background. He writes down an increasingly grim litany. Education - none, job - none, children - many, rooms in mud hut - too few. It is clear that these are people in need. In Malawi, one in eight adults are infected with HIV. But dru [...]
2019; 2018

Women Who Fight

Lisa Ling steps into the cage with three female fighters who are turning the traditionally male sport of MMA on its head.
2019; 2016

Friends International

Thousands of children live on the streets of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Friends International provides education, vocational training and work experience in their restaurants and shops so children can earn their way off the streets for good. Alvin Hall advises them how to boost their income, to help even more youngsters.
2019; 2018

A Jihad for Love

Fourteen centuries after the revelation of the holy Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad, Islam is the world's second largest and fastest growing religion. Gay, Muslim filmmaker, Parvez Sharma, travels the many worlds of this dynamic faith, discovering the stories of its most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims. Produced by Sandi DuBowski (Trembling Before G-d) and Sharma, A Jihad for Lovewas filmed in 12 countries and 9 languages, and comes from the heart of Islam. Looking beyond a hostile and war-torn present, it reclaims the Islamic concept of a greater Jihad, whose true meaning is akin to "an inner struggle" or "to strive in the path of God," allowing its remarkable subjects to move beyond the narrow concept of Jihad as holy war.
2017; 2009