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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/ZzxAnIQZDWIeOorZOc5H9w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Fueled by a desire to safeguard thousands of acres of pristine land near national parks, Tim DeChristopher outbid industry giants and disrupted a controversial oil and gas lease auction as bidder #70. BIDDER 70 traces Tim’s rise from concerned citizen and student of economics at the University of... /episodes/get/84072 /episode/84072 Bidder 70 /episode-player/84072

Bidder 70 traces Tim DeChristopher's growth from concerned citizen and student of economics to climate justice activist and leader. Fueled by a desire to safeguard Utah's national parks, Tim registers as bidder #70 in a controversial oil and gas lease auction in order to resist the sale of thousands of acres of pristine land. Tim's act of civil disobedience leads to a legal battle. In the case of the U.S. A. vs. Tim DeChristopher, he faces penalties of up to 10 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.

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Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/fadEjSdmQd9fUSamcXmORA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? follows the 11-time Jeopardy! winner. By using an unconventional game strategy, the former insurance analyst amassed both fans and haters on Twitter. To put his 15 minutes of fame to good use, Arthur aspires to become a public figure to address racism and sexism with his posture... /episodes/get/62694 /episode/62694 Who is Arthur Chu? /episode-player/62694

Who is Arthur Chu? follows 11-time Jeopardy! winner Arthur Chu, who won almost $300,000. By using an unconventional game strategy, the former insurance analyst amassed tens of thousands of fans and haters on Twitter. In an effort to put his 15 minutes of TV fame to good use, Arthur aspires to become a public figure. By addressing topics such as racism and sexism particularly in gaming culture, his posture debunks the "model" Asian American stereotype.

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Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/9JhILgSnvOq9DqFS8iKElQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Finding a cache of deteriorating 16mm home movies spanning from 1936 to 1951, Ali Kazimi deftly crafts a story of history and memory. RANDOM ACTS OF LEGACY reveals a rare portrait of a creative and enterprising Chinese American family in middle America during the Depression, and offers a counter-... /episodes/get/62557 /episode/62557 Random Acts of Legacy /episode-player/62557

A portrait of a Chinese American family in Depression-era America through home movies.

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Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/p3JWj7Y7WwvbWBl3WcsBmg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false BEYOND THE WALL revolves around former prisoner Louie Diaz as he works to guide formerly incarcerated men safely through the minefield of life outside of jail. By helping others, Louie is able to maintain his own sobriety and preserve his freedom. But for those with little to no support from the... /episodes/get/61536 /episode/61536 Beyond the Wall /episode-player/61536

When a prisoner enters a jail, they're handed a booklet to guide them. When they leave, they don't get a handbook on how to live life. Too often, prisoner reentry becomes a setup for failure and eventual re-incarceration. Beyond the Wall revolves around one central figure, a former prisoner named Louie Diaz, as he works to guide five formerly incarcerated men safely through the minefield of life outside of jail. As we follow the men's efforts to rebuild their lives beyond prison walls, we witness their profound struggle to stay sober and maintain a crime-free life.

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Wed, 04/11/2018 - 06:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/FjBuGFP7-QIxs2XfcUPTVw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Filmmaker Robin Lung documents her seven-year journey to uncover the efforts of Li Ling-Ai, the visionary but uncredited producer of the Academy® Award-winning documentary 'Kukan.' FINDING KUKAN is a portrait of the pioneer, and sheds a light on the longstanding underrepresentation of... /episodes/get/62436 /episode/62436 Finding Kukan /episode-player/62436

Filmmaker Robin Lung documents her 7-year journey to uncover the efforts of Li Ling-Ai, the visionary but uncredited producer of Kukan. Lung discovers a damaged film print of Kukan, and pieces together the untold tale of the two renegades behind its making -- Li Ling-Ai and Rey Scott. A landmark film, Kukan showcased China's resistance to Japanese occupation during World War II, and was the first American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award in 1942.

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Wed, 04/11/2018 - 00:37
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/77N07oknY4kyp4b-5x0YaQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false MILWAUKEE 53206 introduces viewers to a community with the highest rate of incarcerated African American men. The film unfolds through the stories of postal code 53206 residents directly impacted by imprisonment: Beverly Walker and her husband Baron, Chad Wilson, and Dennis Walton, who is creating... /episodes/get/61535 /episode/61535 MILWAUKEE 53206 /episode-player/61535

MILWAUKEE 53206 introduces viewers to a community with the highest rate of incarcerated African American men in the U.S. The film introduces viewers to Beverly Walker and her husband, Baron, who is in prison and caught between changing parole laws. Beverly tirelessly advocates for his release and keeps their family together. Chad Wilson, once a drug dealer, served a total of 17 years in the criminal justice system. Five weeks after his release, he hopes to turn his life around and get at least some of his record expunged.

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Wed, 04/04/2018 - 06:00
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