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Growing Up Poor in America

Growing Up Poor in America

The experience of childhood poverty against the backdrop of a pandemic and a national reckoning with racism. Set in Ohio, the film follows children and their families navigating issues of poverty, homelessness, race and new challenges due to COVID-19.
Season 2020 Episode 18 Length 54:22 Premiere: 9/8/20

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Season 2020 Episodes

Return From ISIS

S2020 E24 Length 54:22 Premiere Date 12/15/20

American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil

S2020 E23 Length 54:23 Premiere Date 11/17/20

Whose Vote Counts

S2020 E22 Length 54:22 Premiere Date 10/20/20

America's Medical Supply Crisis

S2020 E21 Length 54:21 Premiere Date 10/6/20

The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden

S2020 E20 Length 1:54:21 Premiere Date 9/22/20

Policing the Police 2020

S2020 E19 Length 54:20 Premiere Date 9/15/20

Growing Up Poor in America

S2020 E18 Length 54:22 Premiere Date 9/8/20

Love, Life & the Virus/Undocumented in the Pandemic

S2020 E17 Length 54:22 Premiere Date 8/11/20

United States of Conspiracy

S2020 E16 Length 54:53 Premiere Date 7/28/20

COVID's Hidden Toll

S2020 E15 Length 54:26 Premiere Date 7/21/20

Once Upon A Time In Iraq

S2020 E14 Length 1:54:22 Premiere Date 7/14/20

Opioids, Inc.

S2020 E13 Length 54:23 Premiere Date 6/23/20

The Virus: What Went Wrong?

S2020 E12 Length 1:24:22 Premiere Date 6/16/20

Inside Italy's COVID War

S2020 E11 Length 54:22 Premiere Date 5/19/20

Coronavirus Pandemic

S2020 E10 Length 54:22 Premiere Date 4/21/20

China Undercover

S2020 E9 Length 54:22 Premiere Date 4/7/20

Plastic Wars

S2020 E8 Length 54:22 Premiere Date 3/31/20

NRA Under Fire

S2020 E7 Length 54:22 Premiere Date 3/24/20

Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos

S2020 E6 Length 1:54:22 Premiere Date 2/18/20

Battle for Hong Kong

S2020 E5 Length 54:17 Premiere Date 2/11/20

Taliban Country/The Luanda Leaks

S2020 E4 Length 54:48 Premiere Date 1/21/20

America's Great Divide: From Obama to Trump (Part Two)

S2020 E3 Length 1:54:18 Premiere Date 1/13/20

America's Great Divide: From Obama to Trump (Part One)

S2020 E2 Length 1:55:13 Premiere Date 1/13/20

Targeting El Paso

S2020 E1 Length 54:48 Premiere Date 1/7/20

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Alexandra Salazar — Interview

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Shavonda Sisson — Interview

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Betting on Trump: Jobs

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Children of ISIS

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God in America: Five: Soul of a Nation

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God In America: Four: A New Light

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God in America: Three: A Nation Reborn

Length 51:09 Premiere Date 10/12/10

God in America: One: A New Adam

Length 56:01 Premiere Date 10/11/10

God in America: Two: A New Eden

Length 56:45 Premiere Date 10/11/10

The Mormons Part One

Length 1:51:07 Premiere Date 4/5/10

The Mormons Part Two

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Gangs of Iraq

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