In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of inter-marriage, and how the country’s troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves’s hard fight for liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Empire became a double-edged sword.
Sun, 09/09/2012 - 5:00pm
'Objectified' encourages us to stop and notice our surroundings and to think critically about creativity and consumption. Who makes all these objects, and why do they look and feel the way they do? How can good design make these things—and by extension our lives—better? What about the environment and the social and environmental costs associated with global manufacturing and planned obsolescence?
America in Primetime
Sat, 09/08/2012 - 3:00pm
Presents some of the most compelling shows on television today, as well as those of the past, by focusing on key character archetypes that have remained a staple of primetime through the generations, capturing both the continuity of the character and the evolution.
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 7:00pm
Director Susan Polis Schutz journeys across the United States and South America to document the stories of ordinary Americans pursuing their extraordinary dreams. These remarkable men and women embarked on their own personal pursuits of happiness and found their true callings as dairy farmers, professional magicians and singers, Paralympics medalists and saviors of Amazon rainforest.
Your Vote 2012
Mon, 09/03/2012 - 8:00pm
With field reporting from Florida--ground zero in the nation's foreclosure crisis--we'll look at the state of the country's recovery from recession. How is the community faring in Lakeland, Florida--once the scene of the highest rates of forclosure in the country?