History


New! Codebreaker 53 min.

In the winter of 1940, Elizebeth Smith Friedman, Cryptanalyst-in-Charge for the United States Treasury Department, sat at her desk, decoding a fresh set of intercepted radio messages. Friedman’s work would save thousands of lives, stop fascist military coups, and send dozens of Nazi spies to prison. The mission would be the greatest secret of her career, and it would go with her to the grave.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! The Long Breakup 86 min.

This program explores Ukraine’s struggle to escape Russia’s embrace, leave its Soviet past behind, and become a truly independent country. Ukrainian-American journalist, Katya Soldak, of Forbes Magazine, tells the story of her home country as it exits the USSR, works through two revolutions, and endures a war with Russia — all through the eyes of her family and friends in Kharkiv, a large Ukrainia...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! For the Last Four Years, America Got the Middle East Right 76 min.

President Joe Biden’s approach to the Middle East will likely be far different from that of former president Donald Trump. But should it be? For some, the Trump legacy was the right approach: a transactional style that resulted in a host of political and diplomatic victories, including normalizing relations between Israel and several Arab nations. It was also selectively aggressive when it came to...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Between the World and Me 80 min.

First published in 2015, Between The World And Me was written as a letter to Coates’ teenage son, and recounts the author’s experiences growing up in Baltimore’s inner city and his growing fear of daily violence against the Black community. The narrative explores Coates’ bold notion that American society structurally supports white supremacy. Based on the 2018 adaptation and staging of the book a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Harbor from the Holocaust 57 min.

In a Holocaust story of hope, 20,000 European Jews find refuge in Shanghai during World War II. Rivaling all elements and in tragic contrast to those who could not escape, Harbor From the Holocaust is a Holocaust story of life.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! The Queen and the Coup 47 min.

Feb 1953 – the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Little does she know she is about to be deployed in a secret coup by the State Department and C.I.A. which will destroy Iran’s last democracy and relations with the West.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Electoral College Has Outlived Its Usefulness: A Debate 96 min.

Five U.S. presidents—including two in the last 20 years—have assumed office without winning the popular vote. The most recent example, President Trump's victory in 2016, renewed debate about the Electoral College's role in American politics. Supporters argue that the drafters of the U.S. Constitution wisely established the Electoral College to safeguard the nation from mob rule and ensure that vot...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Maximum Pressure Campaign Against Iran Is Working: A Debate 90 min.

The targeted killing of General Qassim Suleimani, one of Iran's most prominent military leaders, in January 2020 sent shockwaves around the world. The strike came more than a year after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—the multilateral agreement often known as the Iran Nuclear Deal—and launched a series of punishing economic sanctions that drastic...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Nationalism Is a Force for Good: A Debate 86 min.

From Brexit and "America First" to the rise of authoritarian leaders in Brazil, Hungary, India, the Philippines, Turkey, and other countries around the globe, nationalism—or strong allegiance to a nation-state over other group affiliations—has been spreading in the 21st century. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic and move by many countries to close their borders in early 2020 has sparked fierce...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Soul of America 77 min.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham offers compelling insight into our troubled political reality by examining how the country dealt with historical challenges of America’s past. Based on Jon Meacham’s 2018 bestseller, The Soul of America illuminates our present-day's political reality by exploring historical challenges of the past such as the women’s suffrage movement, the incarceration...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020