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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.

Latest Episodes

WGBY World
Tue Oct 1st, 8:00pm
Wed Oct 2nd, 12:00am
Wed Oct 2nd, 8:00am
Wed Oct 2nd, 2:00pm
Sat Oct 5th, 10:00pm
Sun Oct 6th, 2:00am
Sun Oct 6th, 9:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/1Ewne7H0--MptyC11y9mvw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Banned from attending Georgia’s top five public universities and from paying in-state tuition at other public colleges in the state, DACA students like Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo unite through their activist work with an immigrants’ rights group. A humanizing portrait of the undocumented, we learn... /episodes/get/96506 /episode/96506 The Unafraid /episode-player/96506

Banned from attending Georgia's top five public universities and from paying in-state tuition at other public colleges in the state, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students like Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo unite through their activist work with an immigrants' rights group. A humanizing portrait of undocumented students and their families, we enter their homes and learn of their struggles, as working families like theirs support their sons and daughters in pursuit of their dreams for life, liberty, and happiness.

Air date:
Tue, 10/01/2019 - 04:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/FhXSu5UkinwwI95nBlbTkg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Carmen Castillo is a first-term city councilwoman who maintains her job as a hotel housekeeper. She advocates for the working families in her community and leads the charge of the Fight for $15 Providence, RI. A grueling reelection campaign brings new challenges to the homefront. Through it all,... /episodes/get/95633 /episode/95633 Councilwoman /episode-player/95633

Councilwoman & housekeeper Carmen Castillo's fight for working families in Providence, RI.

Air date:
Tue, 09/03/2019 - 04:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/TVMFCl7iaNik0n7mrWIRNw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false After the brutal slaying of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son’s killers to offer forgiveness. She establishes a connection with one of them in the hopes that their bond will help him turn his life around. Inspired by Native American tradition, Janet and other mothers of murdered... /episodes/get/92209 /episode/92209 Circle Up /episode-player/92209

CIRCLE UP is the story of a grieving mother, the men who murdered her son, and the unexpected relationships they create to prevent more violence. Janet Connors' son Joel was murdered in Boston by four young men. Three of the men make a plea agreement but the main perpetrator walks free on "reasonable doubt." Janet realized she needed to make her own justice. But instead of exacting vengeance, Janet becomes the first person in Massachusetts to hold a Victim-Offender Dialogue through the corrections system and develops a deep relationship with one of her son's murderers.

Air date:
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/n1DWZCe-ztvuaZJjmLooGw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In virtually every city, state and strip mall across the U.S., women get their nails done in salons likely owned by Vietnamese entrepreneurs. How did this community come to dominate an $8 billion dollar nail economy? NAILED IT takes viewers from Los Angeles to the Bronx to meet the people behind... /episodes/get/92022 /episode/92022 Nailed It /episode-player/92022

Meet the people behind the booming, and sometimes controversial, nail salon industry.

Air date:
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 04:00

Parents recount in disbelief the trauma of forgetting their very own child in the car.

Air date:
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 04:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/iiuxOnnqpDZTzyCE0em_Lw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Although medical interventions have kept him alive well beyond his prognosis of cystic fibrosis, 28-year-old Ethan Rice and his family live in constant uncertainty and everyday question how long they can go on fighting. In a culture that often looks away from death, EXIT MUSIC explores the intimate... /episodes/get/91436 /episode/91436 Exit Music /episode-player/91436

Explores the intimate and complex path of terminal illness through one young man's life.

Air date:
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 04:00
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