Business & Economics

New! Risks After Challenger 55 min.

Retro Report on PBS revisits the Challenger and Columbia disasters, explores how immigration controversies echo past anti-immigration backlash, and explains why a lawsuit over scalding coffee is misunderstood and the U.S. military is reliant on special forces. Andy Borowitzgives his take on efforts to strip the LGBTQ community of rights.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

How China Got Rich 58 min.

Over 40 years China has been transformed out of all recognition, the scale of its growth and the sheer speed of change has been astonishing. The country has seen the largest lifting of people out of poverty that has ever taken place in human history, and today China is a global force, predicted to become the world’s biggest economy in a couple of decades. So how did an impoverished and backward co...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Boss: The Black Experience in Business 116 min.

From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson comes a film that educates, informs, and examines more than 150 years of African-American men and women who have embodied the qualities that are the heart of the American entrepreneurial spirit.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Trump's Trade War 54 min.

The inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade. Reporting from the US and China, NPR and FRONTLINE investigate what led the world’s two largest economies to the brink, and the billions at stake.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Ten Years After the Global Financial Crisis, the System Is Safer: A Debate 80 min.

In 2008, the giant investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, fueling a severe, worldwide financial crisis. In the United States, the stock market plummeted, unemployment soared, and the economy plunged into recession. Many other countries faced a similar fate, and it took years for the global economy to recover. To prevent a similar crisis from recurring, Congress enacted numerous laws to regulat...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War With China: A Debate 84 min.

Chinese president Xi Jinping has made it clear: When it comes to big data, advanced weaponry, and other innovations in technology and economic planning, China aims to surpass the United States as the world’s next techonomic superpower. But between its trade war with the United States, its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, and an array of domestic challenges, are China’s goals outpacing its capac...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley 119 min.

Riveting look at the now-defunct company Theranos and its enigmatic founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, whose ambition to revolutionize blood testing through biotechnology spawned one of the biggest frauds in Silicon Valley.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Blackout in Puerto Rico 54 min.

In Blackout in Puerto Rico, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The film examines how the federal response, Wall Street, and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Trafficked in America 54 min.

This documentary shines new light on a labor trafficking case in which Guatemalan teens were forced by a third-party contractor to work against their will at Trillium Farms in Ohio, a major egg producer. The investigative team exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, the companies who profited from their forced labor, and how U.S. government policies and practices helped to d...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Murder on the Reef 52 min.

Murder on the Reef follows the hotly debated issues surrounding the world's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. But is it too late? Many scientists now believe as much as fifty percent of the corals in the Great Barrier Reef have died. Through a complex mix of voices from locals, to scientists and indigenous spokespeople, this documentary traces the many culprits including water cont...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018