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Season 17


A Ballerina's Tale (#1709)

Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal ...

In Football We Trust (#1708)

Explore the story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the NFL through the lives of high school ...

No Mas Bebes (No More Babies) (#1707)

Explore the case of Mexican-American women who claim they were coercively sterilized at a Los ...

Autism In Love (#1706)

Follow four adults on the autism spectrum as they open up their personal lives and navigate dating ...

Chuck Norris Vs Communism (#1705)

See how the power of cinema ignited a revolution in 1980s Romania, as an intrepid VHS bootlegger ...

East Of Salinas (#1704)

East of Salinas is a story about immigration, childhood, and circumstance. With little support at ...

Mimi and Dona (#1703)

Meet an unforgettable mother-daughter duo facing tough choices as they age. For 92-year-old Mimi, ...

India's Daughter (#1702)

Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a promising 23-year-old female medical student in Delhi ...

Stray Dog (#1701)

From the director of the Oscar-nominated Winter's Bone comes this portrait of a motorcycle-riding ...

Season 16


Limited Partnership (#1617)

Airs: Sunday, October 16
Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American ...

1971 (#1616)

In 1971, eight citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took hundreds of damning ...

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (#1615)

Follow the evolution of daredevil choreographer Elizabeth Streb's movement philosophy as expressed ...

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