Political Science


New! 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! Four Hours at the Capitol 94 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

New! 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.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! 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.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

Agree to Disagree: Cyber War and Hacker Ransoms 51 min.

With cyber threats and ransomware on the rise globally, the Biden administration has enlisted America’s tech titans to help blunt their effects. Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, are all in discussions with Washington over how to strengthen the nation’s critical infrastructure defenses against a growing array of both private and state-sponsored attacks. Skeptics question just how much can be achieved...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

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...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021