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The Reagan Show - The Made-for-TV Politics of Ronald Reagan
An award-winning documentary about the original performer-president's role of a lifetime. Teasing apart the spectacle at the heart of finger-on-the-button global diplomacy, the film follows Ronald Reagan's rivalry with charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Chock full of wit and political…
Fidel - The Life and Leadership of Fidel Castro
In May 1968, just nine years after the Cuban Revolution, filmmaker Saul Landau was invited to join Fidel Castro in Cuba for an unprecedented in-depth interview. Over the course of a week, Landau and Castro traveled through the island's mountainous…
The Great White Hoax - Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America
Acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise explores how Donald Trump expertly tapped into long-simmering racial tensions and rode an accelerating wave of white anxiety and grievance straight to the White House. Rejecting the notion that Trump's racial appeals to…
The Most Dangerous Man in America - Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world.…
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy - Investigating Alleged 2016 Presidential Election Fraud
Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida's electoral rolls. Now, Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans' dark operation, Crosscheck, the secret purge…
Political Animals - Pioneering Women Who Paved the Way for LGBT Equality
Political Animals celebrates the legendary civil rights victories of the first four openly gay elected California state politicians - who were all women: Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe. Documenting the tough struggles they endured, the film…
Juan Carlos - From Francoism to Democracy in Spain
Juan Carlos de Bourbon, for decades one of the most popular and powerful monarchs of Europe, reflects on his life in this documentary. Born to a royal family in exile, following the proclamation of the second Spanish Republic, his childhood…
President Trump
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
An examination of the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews with advisors, business associates, and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president.
Trump's Road to the White House
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
A comprehensive investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through revealing interviews with campaign insiders and key players, this documentary tells the inside story of how, despite historically high unfavorability ratings, Trump successfully tapped into the…
Bhutto - Democracy Was Her Greatest Revenge Against Extremism
The epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation. A favored daughter of the family often called the "Kennedys of Pakistan," Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and…
Bridging the Divide - Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race
During this tumultuous election season, watch a film about an election which made a real difference. Broadcast on PBS in 2016, BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race tells the compelling story about Los Angeles Mayor Tom…
Ronald Reagan and the Rise of the Right
Part of the Series: 20th Century with Mike Wallace
CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace explores the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan and how his years in office spawned Republican leadership throughout the country. Combining personal charm, political savvy, and unwavering principles, Reagan left the White House as the…
One Bright Shining Moment - George McGovern's Influence on Modern Politics
When presidential candidate George McGovern took on incumbent Richard Nixon in 1972, no one really expected him to win - and he didn't. But in his bold, grassroots, seat-of-the-pants campaign, which energized young and progressive Americans to a degree never…
Fidel: The Untold Story - A Look into Castro's Personal Life
Whether dismissed as a relic or revered as a savior, many agree that Fidel Castro is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Rarely are Americans given a chance to see inside the world of this…
Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain - A Close Look at Thomas Jefferson's Life
A story that tears at the heart of America, this critically acclaimed documentary from the director of Bonhoeffer explores Thomas Jefferson and his personal and public dilemma about race and slavery. For centuries people have asked how it was possible…
The Hunting of a President - Redux - Partisan Vendettas Against the Clintons
There can be no doubt that we live in one of the most tumultuous political climates of the nation's history, a climate where politicians can be toppled on a whim, election results disputed in the country's highest courts, and governors…
Feed - Politicians Caught Off Guard During the 1992 Presidental Primaries
Using intercepted satellite feeds and footage of unsuspecting candidates shot during the 1992 presidential primaries, FEED presents the wild, wacky world of American politics. Watch Hillary Clinton navigate her first presidential campaign (i.e. her husband's), Jerry Brown snort nose inhalers,…
Solomon - The Charismatic Leader of the Chin People of Myanmar
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
An encounter with the filmmaker's uncle, the charismatic commander of the Chin National Front Solomon Thang Ding, that also takes a look at the political reforms that Chin State - Myanmar's poorest region - is undergoing in the wake of…
Dear Governor Brown - Big Oil in California
When you think of California, what images pop first into mind? Ocean ... beaches ... mountains ... healthy living ... Hollywood ... beautiful people. All of which are true. But so is the fact that California is the third largest…
The Price of Kings: Shimon Peres - The President of Israel
On Friday May 14th 1948 Shimon Peres was with the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion, as he declared Israeli independence. Watching the celebrations afterwards he turned to the young Shimon Peres, future Prime Minister and current President…