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Episode Guide


Season 15


At Berkeley (#1508)

This film explores major aspects of university life at The University of California at Berkeley, ...

How to Survive A Plague (#1507)

This film is the story of two grassroots coalitions -- ACT UP and Treatment Action Group -- made up ...

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (#1506)

Eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world's greatest sushi chef, is the proprietor of ...

Playwright: from Page to Stage (#1505)

The lives of two young playwrights -- one, an African American from Miami's inner city; the other, ...

Young Lakota (#1504)

In a small town in the heart of the Pine Ridge Reservation, Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena ...

Indian Relay (#1503)

The hope and determination of modern-day American Indian life is revealed in this story about what ...

The Graduates (#1502)

This mini-series is a journey into the heart of American education. More than a survey of ...

Episode #1501

This mini-series is a journey into the heart of American education. More than a survey of ...

Season 14


The Waiting Room/Let Me Down Easy (#1419)

Highland Hospital, a vital part of the city of Oakland, California and the surrounding county, is ...

Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (#1418)

This film follows the real life rock 'n' roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked ...

Episode #1417

Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former ...

The Invisible War (#1416)

This documentary investigates one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of ...

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