Political Science


The American Diplomat 53 min.

Explore the lives and legacies of three African-American ambassadors--Edward R. Dudley, Terence Todman and Carl Rowan--who pushed past racial barriers to reach high-ranking appointments in the Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. Asked to represent the best of American ideals abroad while facing discrimination at home, they left a lasting impact on the Foreign Service.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Plot to Overturn the Election 54 min.

How lies about election fraud have made their way to the center of American politics. With ProPublica, FRONLINE examines the hidden origins of disinformation about the 2020 election and the handful of people behind some of the core narratives of fraud.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

America Is Retreating from Global Leadership: A Debate 68 min.

After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the United States emerged from the Cold War as both powerful and ascendant. As the world’s only surviving superpower, America boasted a level of military and economic supremacy seldom seen before and a strong desire to lead what President George H. W. Bush (R, 1989–93) called "a new world order." But things have changed eno...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Gerrymandering Tilts Political Power. Here's How Redistricting Affects Democracy. 12 min.

Every decade, after each United States census, states engage in redistricting, the redrawing of congressional and state legislative boundaries. This process often becomes politicized, with district lines drawn to create partisan advantages and disadvantages, a tactic known as gerrymandering.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Four Hours at the Capitol 93 min.

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol--when thousands of American citizens from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. to protest the results of the 2020 presidential election--is the focus of this documentary. Featuring never-before-seen footage and first-hand accounts, the film details how the violence escalated, leaving Capitol security outnumbered and overwhelmed.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union 305 min.

The personal and political journey of President Barack Obama is explored in this three-part documentary series.

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Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, Part 2 97 min.

After announcing his bid for the White House, Obama faces constant pressure on the campaign trail to define his identity.

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China's Communists Bet on Young People—Bloomberg QuickTakes 4 min.

As China’s Communist Party marks its 100th anniversary, party leaders are betting on the nation's youth to carry it into the future. Will the party succeed in doing this?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Germany's Neo-Nazis & the Far Right 54 min.

Investigating the rise of far-right extremism and violence in Germany. How extremists have carried out terror plots and attacks on Jews and migrants, infiltrated the security services, and what authorities are doing to confront the growing problem.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Jihadist 54 min.

A powerful Syrian militant called a terrorist by the U.S seeks a new relationship with the West. In his first interview with a Western reporter, former al Qaeda commander abu Mohammed al Jolani says his fight is with Assad, not the U.S.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021