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Meet the Donut King, the Cambodian refugee who built a multi-million-dollar empire baking
Exposing prejudices and threats to civil liberty in facial recognition algorithms and A.I....
Mr. SOUL! explores the first nationally broadcast all-Black variety show on public TV.
July 4th, 2017: 92 film crews, 24 hours, a snapshot of a nation on the verge of upheaval.
Leading up to 2018 elections, three Midwestern women tackle politics on their own terms.
The Property Brother journeys across the U.S. to explore the battle over solar energy.
Pepe the Frogs surreal journey from mellow cartoon character to registered hate symbol.
Talented young musicians compete in the world's most prestigious pipe organ competition.
Reclusive activist Marion Stokes videotaped TV 24/7 for decades in the name of truth.
Rewind paints a vivid but hopeful portrait of a family plagued by a cycle of abuse.
The story of one warmhearted, stubborn mans visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.
Ordinary New Yorkers share their anxieties about the future while bracing for record heat....
Always in Season is a haunting exploration of lynching and racial violence in America.
The Bible and science collide amid the battleground of a Kentucky creationism museum.
Modern Chinese women juggle love life with careers in a society that frowns on singlehood....
Were the 739 deaths from Chicago's 1995 heatwave a one-time tragedy or appalling trend?
Across lines of race and ethnicity, alliances formed among Chicago activists in the '60s.
Decade of Fire covers the shocking story of when the South Bronx was on fire in the '70s.
He sued police over 75 times. Now he's the D.A. Can his team make change from the inside?
Tuesday, April 20 at 9/8c on PBS and the PBS Video app
Two activists fight to hold the chemical industry accountable.
A Muslim mortician uses the rituals of death to teach two troubled teenagers how to live b...
Learn the story of an elderly white Texas minister who set himself on fire to protest the virulent...
Sometimes the quest for racial justice isnt black and white.
Explore the rise and fall of the recent North Dakota oil boom through the intimate lens of...
Female officers in the Minneapolis Police Department fight for gender equity and police reform...
They couldnt kill their bosses, so they did the next best thing they organized.
Explore the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North...
The long-troubled Oakland Police Department confronts federal demands for reform.
Two women investigate a shocking pattern of illegal sterilizations in womens prisons.