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The Hottest August
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The Hottest August

Brett Story’s critically acclaimed documentary The Hottest August raises the specter of climate change without ever mentioning it, spotlighting ordinary New Yorkers as they share their anxieties about what the future holds while bracing for what could be one of the hottest months on record.

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Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Reclusive activist Marion Stokes videotaped TV 24/7 for decades in the name of truth.
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Rewind

Rewind paints a vivid but hopeful portrait of a family plagued by a cycle of abuse.
Season 21 Episode 16
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Jim Allison: Breakthrough

The story of one warmhearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.
Season 21 Episode 15
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Always in Season

A haunting exploration of lynching and racial violence in America.
Season 21 Episode 11
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We Believe In Dinosaurs

The Bible and science collide amid the battleground of a Kentucky creationism museum.
Season 21 Episode 10
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Leftover Women

Modern Chinese women juggle love life with careers in a society that frowns on singlehood.
Season 21 Episode 9
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Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

Were the 739 deaths from Chicago's 1995 heatwave a one-time tragedy or appalling trend?
Season 21 Episode 8
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The First Rainbow Coalition

Across lines of race and ethnicity, alliances formed among Chicago activists in the '60s.
Season 21 Episode 7
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Accept the Call

An anguished Minnesota father tries to find out what led his son to attempt to join ISIS.
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Conscience Point

A Native American woman fights to protect her tribe from development in the Hamptons.
Season 21 Episode 4
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