Gerrymandering Tilts Political Power. Here’s How Redistricting Affects Democracy.
Both parties play the redistricting game, redrawing electoral boundaries to lock down power. Are you a teacher? Check out our teaching resources for this video and upcoming webinar.PoliticsCivil Rights Brian Kamerzel Andrew Kolker Louis Alvarez Sandra McDaniel
How the Military Response to 9/11 Led to Two Decades of War in Afghanistan
Officials who drove the decades-long war in Afghanistan look back on the strategic mistakes and misjudgments that led to a 20-year quagmire. For teachers: This video is part of a collection of resources including four short films, each accompanied by a lesson plan and student activity.politicsmilitary Brian Kamerzel Joseph Hogan Scott Michels
The Cold War on TV: Joseph McCarthy vs. Edward R. Murrow
In the heat of the Cold War, Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist crusade became a media sensation.politics Brian Kamerzel Matt Spolar Kit R. Roane
We’re Catching More Diseases From Wild Animals, and It’s Our Fault.
Scientists who venture into rainforests and bat caves explain how viruses, like Covid-19, spill over from animals to people, and what we must do to stop the next pandemic.covid-19environment Brian Kamerzel Scott Michels Charu Raman
What the Bungled Response to HIV Can Teach Us About Dealing With Covid-19
Politics, public health and a pandemic. What we didn’t learn from HIV.covid-19politicsmedicine Brian Kamerzel Jill Rosenbaum
Coronavirus Reignites a Fight Over Rights of Detained Migrant Children
Migrant children in federal custody have tested positive for Covid-19, reopening a legal battle over the rights of children in custody.covid-19law-policyimmigration Anne Checler Brian Kamerzel Sandrine Isambert Sarah Weiser
How Biden vs. Sanders Echoes a 1964 Republican Party Split
Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are the icons of an ideological split among today’s Democrats, echoing a similar split in the Republican party of 1964.politics Brian Kamerzel Heru Muharrar Matt Spolar Sianne Garlick Victor Couto Karen M. Sughrue
Impeached: How Presidents Handled it -- Trump vs. Clinton.
How can a president continue to govern with an impeachment trial looming? President Clinton and President Trump adopted very different strategies.politics Emily Orr Charu Raman Brian Kamerzel Karen M. Sughrue Matt Spolar
Google Workers Walked Out Over Harassment. A Year Later, What’s Changed?
Sexual harassment. Discrimination. Workplace inequity. Google’s employees demonstrated against unfair practices. But has anything changed?science-technologysex-gender Brian Kamerzel María Villaseñor María Villaseñor
Athletes vs. Injustice: Protests in Sports
When N.F.L. players, starting with Colin Kaepernick, took a knee during the National Anthem to protest they ignited an uproar over injecting politics onto the playing field.sportscivil-rights Brian Kamerzel Matt Spolar
Genetic Screening: Controlling Heredity
With every new advance in prenatal genetic screening, the ability to prevent suffering has also sparked difficult questions about what should count as “a disease” versus “a difference,” and whether we’re in danger of wiping out certain segments of the population. This story was produced in collaboration with PBS, American Experience.science-technologymedicine Brian Kamerzel Jill Rosenbaum
How Supreme Court Confirmations Became So Bitter: From Bork To Kavanaugh
A look at how the bitter hearings over Judge Robert Bork changed how nominees answer questions.politics Brian Kamerzel Barbara Dury Meral Agish
'Why Hasn't Sexual Harassment Disappeared?'
From naming the problem in the 1970s, to bringing it out of the shadows in the 90s, to a growing accountability today – the evolution of sexual harassment in the workplace.sex-gender Brian Kamerzel Bonnie Bertram Sandra McDaniel
Reproductive Rights and the Women Who Sparked a Movement
As the U.S. tightens restrictions on women’s reproductive health, the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale seems more relevant than ever. We look back on a group of women who broke sexual taboos in the 1970s, and how the fight over women’s bodies continues today.sex-gender Brian Kamerzel Bonnie Bertram Sandra McDaniel
Upheaval at the 1860 Democratic Convention: What Happened When a Party Split
Some issues are too fundamental for a party to withstand, and the consequences can last for a generation.Politics Brian Kamerzel Matt Spolar Victor Couto
Lessons from the 2004 Democratic Convention: Obama's Speech
Sometimes the most important speech at the convention isn’t delivered by the nominee.politics Brian Kamerzel Matt Spolar Victor Couto
How It Started (1831): Conventional Wisdom
In 1831, a radical third party had a new idea for selecting a presidential candidate, and it’s still in use today: the national nominating convention.politics Brian Kamerzel Matt Spolar Victor Couto
Lessons From the 1964 Republican Convention: Declaring War on the Establishment
Donald Trump’s candidacy wasn’t the first time the Republican Party was split by an outsider declaring war on the establishment elite.politics Brian Kamerzel Matt Spolar Victor Couto
Lessons from the 1976 Republican Convention: Why Ronald Reagan Lost the Nomination|
In 1976, Ronald Reagan found owning the soul of a party isn’t the same as taking home its nomination.politics Brian Kamerzel Matt Spolar Victor Couto