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Jayson Blair was a young reporter whose shocking lies nearly destroyed the New York Times and forced the entire media industry to take a closer look at ethics, diversity, affirmative action, and responsibility in journalism.
by Lori Cheatle, Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher, and Martin D. Toub
From Swastika to Jim Crow traces the story of Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany only to find anti-Semitism at major U.S. universities. Many secured positions at black colleges in the South, and ultimately impacted the civil rights movement.
by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, and Paul Stekler
Getting Back to Abnormal is a look at the state of New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina, interweaving politics, race and how the recovery of the city has impacted the resilience of its unique culture.
by Lexi Leban and Lidia Szajko
Shot over a period of four years, Girl Trouble documents the compelling personal stories of three teenage girls entangled in San Francisco's failing juvenile justice system.
by Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed
Spanning four years in the life of one irrepressible girl, Girl, Adopted offers an intimate look at the struggle to create an identity in the aftermath of adoption across race and culture.
by Thom Powers
Two mothers with opposing views on gun control expand the contentious debate to include women who fall on both sides of a historically male-dominated issue.
by Gregory Gilbert
An investigation of the cyclic social, economic and political changes influencing farm labor on Virginia's eastern shore for 400 years.
by Liz Nealon
A family drama set in the housing projects of Brooklyn during the African American celebration Kwanzaa, starring Howard Rollins.
by Macky Alston
Hard Road Home follows two former felons in different stages of life on the outside.
by Dante James and Charles Hobson
Based on the book by William Shack, Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story looks at the impact of African American performers and musicians during the great jazz era in Paris.