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LOS ANGELES — Few things are more prickly and complicated than the relationships between sons and fathers. Just ask Michael Douglas, who spent many troubled years

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Champions Forever: Ali—The Lost Interviews

The selling point of this release is its extras, and specifically its half hour of previously ‘lost’ interviews with Ali.

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8 Oct 2009 // 2:35 AM

After the Storm

In After the Storm, the young performers embody the complications of survival, the mixed sensations of pride, worry, and hope that shape their new world after Katrina.

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REASON TO WATCH: Ken Burns (“Baseball,” “Jazz,” “The Civil War”) and longtime colleague-collaborator Dayton Duncan explore the national parks system. WHAT IT’S ABOUT: At 12

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Behind the scenes at public radio’s hit comedy show ‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’

CHICAGO — As green rooms go, the one backstage at Chicago’s Chase Auditorium on the night of a “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” taping

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In Their Boots: Silent Partners

Silent Partners, like other other documentaries of In Their Boots, offers its subjects a chance to share their experiences with the current U.S. military.

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America at a Crossroads: The Mosque in Morgantown

The Mosque in Morgantown focuses on debates within an American Muslim community, as this involves a range of individuals and beliefs.

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Independent Lens: Stranded: I’ve Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains

In Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains, impressionistic reenactments don’t provide plot or solicit viewer sympathy so much as they evoke anxiety.

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6 May 2009 // 6:00 AM

On the battlefields of Italy and North Africa, soldiers were dying — they supposed — for democracy. And at a conference table in Tehran, Franklin Roosevelt and

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Frontline: Sick Around America

Sick Around America outlines the health care system, and its many contradictions.

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16 Mar 2009 // 2:45 AM

Death on a Factory Farm

In exposing animal cruelty, Death on a Factory Farm inspires your outrage, a first step toward changing weak laws.

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Independent Lens: Tulia, Texas

As Tulia, Texas follows the many turns of the Drug Task Force case, from the initial convictions to investigations of undercover agent Tom Coleman, it becomes a cautionary tale.

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American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln tracks the converging paths of the president and his killer, then tracks and draws connections between their last journeys, in the forms of Lincoln's funeral train route and Booth's desperate efforts to escape.

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Independent Lens: Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

As Adjust Your Color recounts, Petey Greene used his groundbreaking radio and television talk shows to influence millions, winning two Emmy awards and varieties of adulation over the years.

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Frontline: My Father, My Brother, and Me

My Father, My Brother, and Me leaves the ethical and religious debates over Parkinson's disease mostly untouched, focusing instead on immediate issues, specifically, how to "live with" the disease.

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Frontline: The Old Man and the Storm

Incisive, heartrending, and beautifully crafted, The Old Man and the Storm reflects on how the "crippled city [has struggled] to right itself," despite insurmountable odds.

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5 Jan 2009 // 2:32 AM

The Story of India

Michael Wood's style is typically breathless and impressed, following a general timeline and inviting you to feel his enthusiasm.

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6 Nov 2008 // 3:25 AM

Independent Lens: Knee Deep

Knee Deep is actually less interested in the details of who shot Janette Osborne than in the multiple stories that emerged from the crime.

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Independent Lens: Dinner with the President: A Nation’s Journey

Dinner with the President: A Nation’s Journey finds a particular, recurring focus in the question of women's rights.

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22 Oct 2008 // 1:00 AM

Independent Lens: Chicago 10

Opening the Fall 2008 season of Independent Lens, Chicago 10 revises old ideas -- about what constitutes history and documentary.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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