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America ReFramed

America ReFramed

Through the lens of independent documentaries, AMERICA REFRAMED brings to audiences compelling stories that illuminate the changing contours of an ever-evolving America. The social issue series presents an array of personal voices and experiences through which we learn from our past, understand our present and are challenged to seek new frameworks for America’s future. Hosted by Natasha Del Toro.

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WGBY World
Sat Nov 9th, 10:00pm
Sun Nov 10th, 2:00am
Sun Nov 10th, 9:00am
Sun Nov 10th, 5:00pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/ZLV5UPsEwbs6g3Z-a9uTjw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Over 20 million U.S. military veterans have put their lives on the line in service to their country. But for many, surviving war is just the beginning. SURVIVING HOME uncovers a detrimental gap between military veterans and the civilian populace they protected, while also exposing a culture of... /episodes/get/97679 /episode/97679 Surviving Home /episode-player/97679

Over 20 million U.S. military veterans have put their lives on the line in service to their country. But for many, surviving war is just the beginning. SURVIVING HOME uncovers a detrimental gap between military veterans and the civilian populace they protected, while also exposing a culture of silence that prevents many of them from talking about their experiences in war. Audiences are introduced to a diverse community of veterans who have discovered incredible ways to not only survive, but ultimately to thrive and continue their service to others.

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Tue, 11/05/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/-zwrdeZJo7XAICI3OgINTw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica reveal what it’s like to live with physical disabilities. Their parents search out opportunities where they are accepted and feel valued, such as a dance program in Queens, NY. With the help of a loving community, the students prepare for a spring recital.... /episodes/get/97366 /episode/97366 Perfectly Normal For Me /episode-player/97366

Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15, reveal what it's like to live with physical disabilities. Their parents search out opportunities where they are accepted and feel valued, such as an after-school dance program in Queens, New York. With the help of a loving community, including dedicated teenage volunteers, the students prepare for a spring recital. Throughout all, they become eloquent advocates for the powers of inclusion, respect and empathy.

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Tue, 10/29/2019 - 04:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/jz7cK-G3_97o1Pw6nboJmA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false INTELLIGENT LIVES follows three young adults with intellectual disabilities: Micah, Naieer and Naomie, who, with the support of family, educators and colleagues, work toward a future marked with increased inclusion and independence. Their lives challenge staid notions of intelligence as they... /episodes/get/97132 /episode/97132 Intelligent Lives /episode-player/97132

Narrated by Academy-Award nominee Chris Cooper, INTELLIGENT LIVES follows three young adults with intellectual disabilities: Micah, Naieer, and Naomie, who, with the support of family, educators, and colleagues, work toward a future marked with increased inclusion and independence. Their pioneering lives challenge staid notions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

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Tue, 10/22/2019 - 04:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/1Ewne7H0--MptyC11y9mvw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Banned from attending Georgia’s top five public universities and from paying in-state tuition at other public colleges in the state, DACA students like Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo unite through their activist work with an immigrants’ rights group. A humanizing portrait of the undocumented, we learn... /episodes/get/96506 /episode/96506 The Unafraid /episode-player/96506

Banned from attending Georgia's top five public universities and from paying in-state tuition at other public colleges in the state, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students like Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo unite through their activist work with an immigrants' rights group. A humanizing portrait of undocumented students and their families, we enter their homes and learn of their struggles, as working families like theirs support their sons and daughters in pursuit of their dreams for life, liberty, and happiness.

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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 04:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/FhXSu5UkinwwI95nBlbTkg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Carmen Castillo is a first-term city councilwoman who maintains her job as a hotel housekeeper. She advocates for the working families in her community and leads the charge of the Fight for $15 Providence, RI. A grueling reelection campaign brings new challenges to the homefront. Through it all,... /episodes/get/95633 /episode/95633 Councilwoman /episode-player/95633

Councilwoman & housekeeper Carmen Castillo's fight for working families in Providence, RI.

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Tue, 09/03/2019 - 04:00
WGBY World
Tue Dec 3rd, 8:00pm
Wed Dec 4th, 12:00am
Wed Dec 4th, 8:00am
Wed Dec 4th, 2:00pm
Sat Dec 7th, 10:00pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/TVMFCl7iaNik0n7mrWIRNw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false After the brutal slaying of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son’s killers to offer forgiveness. She establishes a connection with one of them in the hopes that their bond will help him turn his life around. Inspired by Native American tradition, Janet and other mothers of murdered... /episodes/get/92209 /episode/92209 Circle Up /episode-player/92209

CIRCLE UP is the story of a grieving mother, the men who murdered her son, and the unexpected relationships they create to prevent more violence. Janet Connors' son Joel was murdered in Boston by four young men. Three of the men make a plea agreement but the main perpetrator walks free on "reasonable doubt." Janet realized she needed to make her own justice. But instead of exacting vengeance, Janet becomes the first person in Massachusetts to hold a Victim-Offender Dialogue through the corrections system and develops a deep relationship with one of her son's murderers.

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Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00
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