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Without government, people live in a state of anarchy. With unbridled government, men and women may live in a state of tyranny. The civil liberties imbedded in the Bill of Rights place specific limitations on governmental power. For example, the basic rights addressed in the first amendment--freedoms of religion, speech,…
Built to Last
Part of the Series: Constitution U.S.A.
In this last episode, Sagal travels to Iceland, where after the country's economic collapse, leaders decided to create a new constitution, looking to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Sagal to consider why our own founding document has lasted more than 225 years.
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Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America? Join Peter Sagal as he hits the road to find out. Traveling across the country by motorcycle, Sagal is in search of where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn't... how it unites…
Clearstream Affair - L'Enquete
In this ripped-from-the-headlines French thriller, journalist Denis Robert sets the world of finance ablaze when he exposes a major European bank's opaque operations. In his search for the truth, he uncovers a dark political financial machine of bribes and threats.
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By far the oldest of the principal leaders of the American Revolution, Franklin, now in his 70s, embarks upon the most important role of his life. The American Revolution doesn't stand a chance without outside support; Congress sends Franklin to France in a desperate effort to secure an alliance with…
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Newtown school shooting. Aurora theater shooting. Tucson supermarket shooting. Are visceral reactions to tragedies trumping the words of our forefathers? Should we allow fear and the growing concern over public safety to limit our civil liberties? Dead Patriot Films presents Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire, a documentary that brings audiences…
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How did South Africa come to be the first country in the world to embody LGBT rights in their post-apartheid Constitution? It was in large part due to the unsung hero Cecil Williams, whose moving life story is told in the feature documentary, The Man Who Drove With Mandela. Featuring…
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Part of the Series: Framework for Democracy Series
The United States has one of the highest violent crime rates in the world. It is not surprising, therefore, that many citizens have strong opinions about the rights of the accused. When a person charged with a crime is set free because of a legal "technicality," some people feel that…
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Part of the Series: Constitution U.S.A.
Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn't; how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart.