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Episode Guide


Season 16


Happiness (#1605)

Pyanki is a nine-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. ...

Powerless (#1604)

In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin ...

Brakeless (#1603)

On April 25, 2005, a West Japan Railway (West JR) commuter train crashed into an apartment building ...

Twin Sisters (#1602)

In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an ...

Bully (#1601)

Highlighting the challenges faced by bullied kids, "Bully" shows teachers and parents addressing ...

Season 15


The Kill Team/Confusion Through Sand (#1522)

Kill Team Venture behind closed doors to learn the harrowing story of a 21-year-old U.S. ...

The New Black (#1521)

Airs: Wednesday, June 17
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this film takes viewers into ...

God Loves Uganda (#1520)

Airs: Monday, June 8
This film explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying ...

Let The Fire Burn (#1519)

On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban ...

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, And Jayson Bla (#1518)

Samantha Grant's film tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, a promising young African-American ...

Muscle Shoals (#1517)

Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and ...

The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (#1516)

This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence ...

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