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America ReFramed

America ReFramed

Through the lens of independent documentaries, AMERICA REFRAMED brings to audiences compelling stories that illuminate the changing contours of an ever-evolving America. The social issue series presents an array of personal voices and experiences through which we learn from our past, understand our present and are challenged to seek new frameworks for America’s future. Hosted by Natasha Del Toro.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/kd5RwCdH1cIn7qNKioM84g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false DETROIT 48202: CONVERSATIONS ALONG A POSTAL ROUTE explores the rise, demise and contested resurgence of the "motor city" through a multi-generational choir of voices who reside in mail carrier Wendell Watkins’s work route. Blamed for the devastation - disinvestment to bankruptcy - but... /episodes/get/89492 /episode/89492 Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route /episode-player/89492

Exploring the rise, demise and contested resurgence of Detroit, America's "motor city."

Air date:
Wed, 12/12/2018 - 01:18
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/kd5RwCdH1cIn7qNKioM84g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false DETROIT 48202: CONVERSATIONS ALONG A POSTAL ROUTE explores the rise, demise and contested resurgence of the "motor city" through a multi-generational choir of voices who reside in mail carrier Wendell Watkins’s work route. Blamed for the devastation - disinvestment to bankruptcy - but... /episodes/get/89664 /episode/89664 Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route /episode-player/89664

Examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of the City of Detroit through the lens of African-American mail carrier, Wendell Watkins, and the committed community he faithfully served for thirty years. The films listen in on his conversations with his customers - the resilient Detroiters who share stories of resistance: pushing back against racial segregation in housing; challenging industrial and political disinvestment; and living on reduced pensions as a result of the 2014 municipal bankruptcy.

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Wed, 12/12/2018 - 01:18
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/W5MoKttHgVKVSlh9xpQNpg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The residents of Westbeth Artists Housing of NYC are immersed in their art practice as though there is no tomorrow: Edith hopes to complete an experimental film for her birthday, Dudley rehearses for an electrifying return to the stage, and Ilsa candidly weaves her breast cancer experience into her... /episodes/get/88041 /episode/88041 Winter at Westbeth /episode-player/88041

The elderly residents of Westbeth Artists Housing in New York City are immersed in their art practice as though there is no tomorrow. Video artist Edith Stephen, hopes to complete an experimental film for her birthday; contemporary dancer Dudley Williams, rehearses for an electrifying return to the stage; and published poet Ilsa Gilbert, candidly weaves her experience with breast cancer into her work. A celebration of artistic exploration no matter one's age, Winter at Westbeth captures inspirational stories about aging and the need to keep creating.

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Tue, 11/13/2018 - 00:48
WGBY World
Tue Apr 23rd, 8:00pm
Wed Apr 24th, 12:00am
Wed Apr 24th, 8:00am
Wed Apr 24th, 2:00pm
Sat Apr 27th, 10:00pm
Sun Apr 28th, 2:00am
Sun Apr 28th, 9:00am
Sun Apr 28th, 5:00pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/2Tx84sMcpZcWxTsqo_ixpQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false THERE ARE JEWS HERE follows the untold stories of four once thriving American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on. Struggling with aging congregants and dwindling interest, families are moving to larger cities with more robust congregations. A portrait of people who are doing their... /episodes/get/87921 /episode/87921 There Are Jews Here /episode-player/87921

There Are Jews Here follows the untold stories of four once thriving American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on. Struggling with aging congregants and dwindling interest, families are moving to larger cities with more robust congregations. An affecting portrait of people who are doing their part to keep the Jewish spirit alive, There Are Jews Here celebrates religious diversity in small-town America.

Air date:
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:56
WGBY World
Tue Apr 9th, 8:00pm
Wed Apr 10th, 12:00am
Wed Apr 10th, 8:00am
Wed Apr 10th, 2:00pm
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Every four years, the Navajo Nation elects its president, whom many consider the most powerful Native American in the country. Frustrated about the lack of progress in the reservation, Moroni Benally, a witty academic LGBTQ candidate with radical ideas, hopes to defeat the incumbent president. Moroni for President follows the political newcomer's grueling, lonely campaign. Fraught with challenges, Moroni soon discovers that theory and a platform does not necessarily prepare you for the daily dirt of politics and the unpredictability of voter's choice.

Air date:
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 23:50
WGBY World
Tue May 28th, 8:00pm
Wed May 29th, 12:00am
Wed May 29th, 8:00am
Wed May 29th, 2:00pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/WkI8W5eljvTI70E7pghW1Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Follow the Nena family as they grieve the loss of their son - his death in Afghanistan makes waves through the community where nearly everyone is connected to the U.S. military. Known as a "recruiter's paradise," Micronesia contributes a disproportionate number of soldiers to the... /episodes/get/86800 /episode/86800 Island Soldier /episode-player/86800

Filmed in Kosrae, Micronesia, Island Soldier follows the Nena family as they grieve the loss of their son, Sapuro "Sapp" Nena. His death in Afghanistan makes waves through the community where nearly everyone is connected to the U.S. Military. Known as a "recruiter's paradise," Micronesia, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean, contributes a disproportionate number of soldiers to the American armed forces, who cannot receive benefits. Yet, scores of young men leave their families behind in pursuit of the American Dream.

Air date:
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 22:51
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