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Beyond the Pale 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross, and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Blood Sugar Rising 115 min.

Diabetes is hidden epidemic that affects over 100 million people in the US, costing close to $350 billion each year. Blood Sugar Rising puts human faces to these statistics, presenting personal stories that showcase the struggles of living with this illness and revealing new hopes for better diabetes management and prevention.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Chefs Marcus and Vivian: A Taste of What’s Next 27 min.

What is America? Chefs and hosts Vivian Howard of Somewhere South and Marcus Samuelsson of No Passport Required set out to answer that question by traveling the country to better understand how American cuisine is defined by immigrant cultures and foodways. While in Los Angeles, the two chefs visit Grand Central Market to meet new friends that contribute to the richness of L.A.’s food scene.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Civilizations 55 min.

Examine a new theory that puts water at the center of how humans first stood upright, investigate how the birth of civilizations are dictated by their relationship to great rivers, learn how today’s “virtual water” has hidden the consequences of excess water use, find out if we can guarantee our water supplies in the future, and more.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Criminal Kind 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O’Brien—telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Crisis 55 min.

What is it like to live in a world without access to water? Investigate global changes in giant storms and floods across America, the over-use of aquifers around the world, the “mining” of underground water for profit, New York City’s plan to use nature for water treatment, and how an appreciation for the value of water can profoundly affect our understanding of this precious resource.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Cuba's Cancer Hope 54 min.

When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban scientists were forced to get creative. Now they’ve developed lung cancer vaccines that show so much promise, some Americans are defying the embargo and traveling to Cuba for treatment. In an unprecedented move, Cuban researchers are working with U.S. partners to make the medicines more widely available.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Disruption 55 min.

Host Niall Ferguson focuses on the great network revolution of our time and one that happened 500 years ago – the Protestant Reformation. With the help of experts in network theory and historical precedent, Ferguson untangles important issues including why social media networks polarize us, why some ideas go viral, and why truth itself is at a disadvantage.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Finding Your Roots 420 min.

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. weaves together genealogical detective work with cutting-edge DNA analysis to trace the ancestry of a diverse array of trailblazing public figures. The result is a captivating cross-section of history.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Gene: An Intimate History - Part One 114 min.

The Gene: An Intimate History interweaves the story of the thrilling revolution in modern genetic science with powerful stories from the frontlines of medicine, featuring patients suffering from rare genetic diseases and the leading researchers racing to identify and treat, even cure, the errors in their DNA that afflict them.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020