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Season 18


The Last Laugh (#1814)

Airs: Monday, April 24
Hear Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the ...

Seed: The Untold Story (#1813)

Airs: Monday, April 17
Follow passionate seed keepers around the world who are determined to protect humanity's ...

Newtown (#1812)

Airs: Monday, April 3
Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders ...

Ovarian Psycos (#1811)

Airs: Monday, March 27
Based in the heart of Los Angeles' Eastside, and building upon the legacy of the Chicano/a and ...

The Bad Kids (#1810)

Airs: Thursday, March 23
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an ...

Tower (#1809)

Explore the deadly August 1, 1966, mass shooting at the University of Texas that left 16 dead. ...

Accidental Courtesy (#1808)

Meet African-American musician Daryl Davis, who has a peculiar passion - meeting and befriending ...

Birth Of A Movement (#1807)

Learn how D.W. Griffith's 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about ...

The Witness (#1806)

In 1964, Kitty Genovese was repeatedly stabbed on a street in Queens, New York. Soon after, the ...

What Was Ours (#1805)

A tribal elder and Vietnam vet, who hasn't left the Wind River Indian Reservation in over 40 years, ...

Containment/Excerpt From Uranium Drive-In (#1804)

Explore our attempts to plan for our radioactive future and the startling failure to manage waste ...

Best And Most Beautiful Things (#1803)

Best and Most Beautiful Things is a celebration of outcasts everywhere, following a precocious ...

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