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America Reframed
Sun, 06/09/2013 - 8:00pm

The intimate bond between two identical twin brothers is challenged when one decides to transition from male to female; this is the story of their evolving relationship, and the resurrection of their family from a darker past.

World Special
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 2:00pm

Easy Company, the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, widely known as the "Screaming Eagles," remains one of the most revered combat units in U.S. military history. The Army company's legendary exploits in World War II inspired Stephen Ambrose's book, Band of Brothers,and the Emmy®-winning HBO miniseries of the same name. 

World Special
Fri, 06/07/2013 - 6:00pm

Pays tribute to the courageous men who began the liberation of France more than 60 years ago. Throughout this moving documentary, former paratroopers, gunners, landing craft operators and others from the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy share their harrowing tales of survival. Five veterans — some of whom were returning to France for the first time since 1944 — make an emotional journey to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, the final resting place of 9,000 of their fallen comrades.

World Special
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 8:00pm

Thoughtfully and thoroughly examines the 68-year history of nuclear weapons — the most destructive force ever invented. Filmed in Europe, Japan and the U.S., it focuses on the continuing struggle of citizens, scientists and political leaders working to reduce or eliminate the atomic threat, while others search for ways to build nuclear weapons. 

World Special
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 7:00pm

More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the U.S. wars since 1900, and the pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide. However, few know about the existence of the National AIDS Memorial, a seven-acre grove hidden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The Grove chronicles the garden’s transformation from a neglected eyesore to landscaped sanctuary to national memorial.

American Experience
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:30pm

In the 1960s, many American restaurants and bars would not serve homosexual patrons. In New York's Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn was one of several Mafia-run bars where gay people could socialize openly. Police raided the bar regularly, and one such raid, on June 28, 1969, turned into a six-day uprising known as the Stonewall Riots -- the event that would later be credited as a major turning point in the gay rights movement.

Independent Lens
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 7:00pm

When AIDS arrived in San Francisco in 1981, it decimated a community, but also brought people together in inspiring and moving ways to support and care for one another and to fight for dignity and a cure.

America Reframed
Sun, 06/02/2013 - 8:00pm

A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation. 

World Special
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 5:00pm

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has covered national politics for decades. She writes a weekly column for PoliticsDaily.com and for Scripps Howard Newspapers. She is also a contributing editor at USNews.com. Ms. Erbé is working on a novel about religious symbolism in Washington, D.C.

Nature
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 6:00pm

White lions are among the rarest and most treasured animals in the world. Rarer still is their survival in the wild. Their white color stands out in Africa’s wild bush country, increasing their risk of being targeted and killed by rival predators and marauding adult male lions.

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