Political Science


New! The United Nations Is Obsolete: A Debate 62 min.

Founded in 1945 amid the wreckage of World War II (1939–45), the United Nations is an international organization consisting of 193 states dedicated to maintaining world peace and promoting global cooperation. After three-quarters of a century, however, some critics argue that the United Nations is outdated, a relic of a bygone era. Wars continue to wrack the planet, and the organization, they char...

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New! Angela Merkel: In Their Own Words 52 min.

One of the most enigmatic and inscrutable world leaders of our time, Angela Merkel’s life story reveals the woman behind the veil. Delve into some of the most significant crises in modern history and see how Merkel overcame fierce opposition, a vicious press and rampant sexism to lead Europe--and the world--out of the darkness, in her unwavering quest for peace and freedom.

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New! Taliban Takeover 54 min.

The Taliban take over Afghanistan, and the threat of ISIS and Al Qaeda intensifies. On the ground, Najibullah Quraishi investigates uncertainty and fear among the Afghan people and revisits the lead-up to the US defeat and Taliban’s return.

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New! Downing of a Flag 120 min.

Downing of a Flag uses firsthand interviews featuring various perspectives and a wealth of historical footage to examine the impact of the Confederate Battle flag on the people, politics and perceptions of South Carolina and beyond.

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New! Downing of a Flag: Part One 56 min.

The Confederate Battle flag’s history is examined, from its adoption during the Civil War to its resurrection over the South Carolina State House in 1961 to its use as a symbol by Dylan Roof, who killed nine Black parishioners in 2015.

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New! Downing of a Flag: Part Two 56 min.

Efforts to remove the Confederate Battle flag from the grounds of the South Carolina State House are explored. Nine days after the Charleston church shooting, President Obama delivers a eulogy; two weeks later, the flag is removed.

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Sandra Day O’Connor: The First 112 min.

For 191 years the U.S. Supreme Court was populated only by men. When Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female justice in 1981, the announcement dominated the news. A pioneer who both reflected and shaped an era, in her 25 years as justice she was the swing vote in cases about some of the 20th century’s most controversial issues—including race, gender and reproductive rights.

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Leaving Afghanistan & India's Rape Scandal 54 min.

This program investigates the consequences of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. With exclusive access to a militant wing of the Taliban, and the story of Iran’s growing influence across the country. Also: a report on politics and rape in India.

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The New York Times Has Lost Its Way 65 min.

What's happening at the New York Times? Founded in 1851, the newspaper has long been one of the most respected sources of news in the United States. But the "paper of record" has recently come under fire, with critics arguing it has sacrificed journalistic and intellectual balance in favor of correcting historic inequalities. In the process, they contend, this effort has stifled dissent and promot...

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The GOP Has Lost Its Way 74 min.

What should the GOP, or Republican Party, look like after the presidency of Donald Trump? For many prominent establishment figures, including those behind the Lincoln Project, the GOP has lost its way. The only way back, they argue, is to purge the forces that brought Trump to power. But others warn that rejecting the millions of voters who supported the former president is the wrong call for the...

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