"I take what they say and use it against them. What I do is jujitsu. They say something ridiculous and I subject them to scorn and ridicule. That's my job." -Al Franken
Brought to you by the makers of the Oscar(R)-nominated The War Room, AL FRANKEN: GOD SPOKE is an intimate and hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the life of the former Saturday Night Live comedian turned author, radio host, and political satirist. Go on the road with Franken as he wages his unrelenting one-man crusade against the hypocrisies and cynicism of the far right.
From the birth of the liberal Air America radio network to the floor of the Republic National Convention, there is no better tour guide through the tumult of recent American politics than Al Franken. Acclaimed directors Nick Dobb and Chris Hegedus provide a front-row seat to the entertaining and often absurd theater of America's partisan politics, while telling the story of Franken's transformation from irreverent gadfly of the American right to still irreverent potential Senate candidate. Including footage of his well-publicized dust-ups with Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly, AL FRANKEN: GOD SPOKE is a bitingly funny look at the culture of politics.
The series capstone, War Redefined challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are the domain of men through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making.
For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure, Billie Jean King: a deliberate woman who has been a major force in changing, and democratizing, the cultural landscape. 9/10/13.
The story of the birth of the modern Women s Movement. When Betty Friedan s The Feminine Mystique came out in 1963, millions of American women felt the constraints of 1950s post-war culture, which confined them to the home or to low-paying, dead end jobs. At the same time, another group of women were emerging from the anti-war and civil rights movement determined to achieve their own revolution.
When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. Peace Unveiled follows three women who immediately began to organize to make sure that their hard-earned rights do not get traded away in the deal.
Makers: Women Who Make America will tell the remarkable story of the Women's Movement for the first time. Built on an extraordinary archive of interviews already completed for the website Makers.com, the film will feature the stories of those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those both the famous and unknown caught up in its wake.
Most middle class women of the 1950s became homemakers. Many women felt dissatisfied.
Darfur Now -- An examination of the genocide in Sudan's western region of Darfur.
Darfur Now -- Academy Award-nominee Don Cheadle examines genocide in Sundan's western region through the struggles and achievements of six different individuals in Darfur.
Feed -- An investigator searches for a man who continually feeds an obese woman in this twisted thriller
In this in-depth documentary, Academy Award-nominee Don Cheadle ("Hotel Rwanda," "Crash") examines genocide in Sudan's western region and takes a closer look at the consequences of the conflict between the Sudanese government sponsored militia group known as Janjaweed and the various rebel groups that are comprised of mostly civilians. The results are hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of people displaced throughout neighboring countries seeking refuge. With this huge crisis taking place, nations have been slow to aide and assist the suffering civilians, but have been slowly coming to aide. This film is a call to action for people everywhere to help stop the genocide in Darfur, as it follows the struggles and achievements of six very different individuals bring to light the situation in Darfur and illustrate the absolute need to get involved.
Academy Award-nominee Don Cheadle examines genocide in Sundan's western region through the struggles and achievements of six different individuals in Darfur.
In this in-depth documentary, Don Cheadle examines genocide in Sundan's western region and takes a closer look at the consequences of the conflict between the Sudanese government sponsored militia group known as Janjaweed and various rebel groups.
Having secured what appears to be the ultimate venue in the form of the historic Brenway Movie Theatre, the Ghost Chasers, a team of reality TV paranormal investigators, are confident that their annual live broadcast will be one of their best shows to date. However, when the sleepy Central Pennsylvania movie house turns out to be a bit more active than they had anticipated, the prospect of record-breaking ratings quickly takes a back seat to the basest of all human instincts: Survival.
The wildly popular TV reality series, Ghost Chasers, is hitting its 4th year on the air; to commemorate this milestone, the members of the Ghost Chasers team have decided to broadcast their anniversary show out to the world live.
The Danger After Dark gross-out film to end them all, this Aussie thriller about a cop hunting a cybercrime cult devoted to force-feeding obese women to death requires you to have a, er, strong stomach.
Jon speaks with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton about her latest book "Hard Choices."
The story of the birth of the modern Women’s Movement. The hour is framed by two important publications — The Feminine Mystique and Ms. Magazine — and by the women who authored them: Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem. When Friedan’s book came out in 1963, millions of American women had become uneasy under the constraints of 1950s post-war culture, which confined them to the home or to low-paying, dead-end jobs. The Feminine Mystique was, in the words of one reviewer, “a brick through the rose colored picture window of the American suburban bungalow.” At the same time, another group of women — younger and more radical — were emerging from the anti-war and civil rights movements determined to achieve their own revolution in American society. By the time Steinem founded Ms. Magazine in the early 1970s, these two streams of women had converged to create the modern Women’s Movement. Pivotal moments range from the early legal challenges brought by flight attendants and a rural Georgia telephone operator to the protests at the Miss America pageant and the takeover of the offices of Ladies Home Journal. It is a story filled with the spirit, humor and courage of a revolutionary generation.
A focused look at the workplace, where individual women crashed through the glass ceiling, and to the courts, where they waged a battle against the “hidden injuries” of battery, harassment and rape. Two women — in very different ways — asserted women’s control over their own bodies. When Anita Hill reluctantly stepped forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, she brought the issue out of the shadows. At the same time, pop superstar Madonna asserted a naked and aggressive sexuality, outside the control of men. However, even as the Movement achieved long-sought goals, a new generation of women were re-evaluating some of its most basic assumptions, especially the balance between work and family. By the 2000s, the movement was again under attack from conservatives seeking to rollback abortion and contraception laws, and by younger women fleeing the very word “feminism.” But the Movement is far from over, as new fronts in the struggle have opened up, especially overseas.
The Women's Movement begins to break out of the campuses and urban centers where it originated to affect nearly every man, woman and child in America.
A focused look at the workplace, where individual women crashed through the glass ceiling, and to the courts, where they waged a battle against the "hidden injuries" of battery, harassment and rape.
The story of the birth of the modern Women's Movement, filled with the spirit, humor and courage of a revolutionary generation.
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