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The Roosevelts
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THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. Continue


Three Missing Workers

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American Experience
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"Learning that three of our members, two of whom were white, had disappeared really blew away all my ideas that possibly we would have protection from the fact that the majority of the summer volunteers were white. I knew now that that was not the case: that everybody was in grave danger, and that these Mississippians would kill all of us, white and black." "Freedom Summer" premieres 6/24/14. Continue


The Risk

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American Experience
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"We didn't have the very complete understanding of what that risk was. But what impressed me was that there were black Mississippians who did know, who did know how dangerous it was." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS. Continue


HDSI - Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

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History Detectives
PBS


Notorious teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared without a trace in 1975. Was he murdered? If so, who pulled the trigger and why? Watch as the History Detectives tackle this famous cold case. Continue


HDSI: Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

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PBS Presents
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While others have concentrated on locating Hoffa’s body, the History Detectives are after the answer to the more important question: Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?” Continue


HDSI: Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa

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While others have concentrated on locating Hoffa’s body, the History Detectives are after the answer to the more important question: Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?” Continue


Nobel-winning South African author Nadine Gordimer in 1987

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Nadine Gordimer, a South African Nobel Prize-winning author who wrote about the oppression in her country during the apartheid-era, has died at the age of 90. She spoke with the NewsHour’s Charlayne Hunter-Gault in 1987. Continue


The Eulogy

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American Experience
PBS


"And then looking up and seeing Ben Chaney. James Chaney's little brother. I lost it. I totally just lost it." "Freedom Summer" premieres June 24, 2014 on PBS. Continue


108 Essential Documentaries About New Orleans

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POV
PBS


Explore Getting Back to Abnormal filmmaker Paul Stekler's list of essential documentaries about New Orleans below, or read more in his history of documentary film in New Orleans. Continue


Getting Back to Abnormal

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POV
PBS


What happens when America’s most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for Getting Back to Abnormal, a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Continue


Living in Mississippi

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American Experience
PBS


"They became the closest thing to being a part of the black community as anybody can be because they had no choice." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS. Continue


Training for Mississippi

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American Experience
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"Is it responsible to bring all those kids into the state, most of whom are probably far too naive to understand what they were getting into in terms of the violent nature of the place." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS. Continue


The State of Mississippi in 1964

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American Experience
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"The Citizens' Council was doing everything the Ku Klux Klan would have done. [...] I joined it because I believed in what they were doing and I believed in trying to preserve the society in which we lived." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS. Continue


The Making of SLAVERY

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Slavery by Another Name
PBS


What goes into making a history documentary? Go behind the scenes for the making of SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME. Continue


Portland's Victorian-themed web comic comes to an end

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


For over three years, Portland illustrator Benjamin Dewey has been working on the Tragedy Series, a Victoria-themed web comic. With the publication of his 500th installment and a book deal, he's calling it quits. John Rosman at Oregon Public Media spoke to Dewey to find out more. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Getting Back to Abnormal: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler on the making of Getting Back to Abnormal. Continue


The Films of Alvarez, Kolker, Odabashian and Stekler

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POV
PBS


Ten days of hilarious and provocative clips from the archives of Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler in anticipation of the national broadcast of their new film on POV! Continue


HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

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History Detectives
PBS


Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas. Can modern forensics help the History Detectives crack the case? Continue


Getting Back to Abnormal: New Orleans

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POV
PBS


This clip from Getting Back to Abnormal takes a quick look back at the history of the city, from desegregation to the present. Continue


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