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  • State of Emergency: 24 Hours in New York

    ‘State of Emergency: 24 Hours in New York’ puts viewers in the shoes of paramedics, doctors, bankers and restaurateurs to depict life in America’s most populous and economically critical city.

  • Widespread

    Though the entire world is struggling to overcome the COVID-19 epidemic, no countries have been hit harder than the United States, Italy and Spain where infection and death tolls continue to climb.

    With the epidemic continuing to grow, medical workers and first responders in these countries co...

  • Recovery: 24 Hours in Wuhan

    Recovery: 24 Hours in Wuhan tells the story of how medical teams and volunteers are helping thousands return to their healthy lives in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery takes an in-depth look at the daily lives of patients, medical staff and volunteers as life after quarantine appe...

  • Quarantine: 24 Hours in Wuhan

    This documentary goes behind the scenes of the quarantine to follow the community heroes who are working around-the-clock to keep the coronavirus under control.

    We accompany a deliveryman named Lao Ji. Though his experiences delivering groceries and survival items to residents living in lock d...

  • Epicenter: 24 Hours in Wuhan

    This documentary goes behind the scenes and into the quarantine to follow the story of the Lei family and their fight against the Coronavirus as well as the story of the volunteers and professionals looking to help them.
    The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected tens of thousands across China...

  • The New Germans

    Between 2014 and 2017 6.5 million people traveled to Germany attempting to call the country home. At the height of the refugee crisis, Germany was a preferred asylum destination for millions.

    Attracted by Germany’s strong economy and social welfare state, 1.7 million sought asylum in the countr...

  • Deserted

    Nearly a million peopled unlawfully immigrated to the United States between 2013 and 2015 according to the Department of Homeland Security. Many of these immigrants claimed asylum at the United States’ southern Border with Mexico.
    Fleeing violence, drug cartels and poverty these journeys continu...

  • The Red Line: Gun Violence in the US

    St. Louis was once one of the largest cities in the United States, but today the city is in decline. The city that was once home to a population nearing a million and a healthy industry is now ravaged by poverty, crime, and violence.
    Further complicating the city’s decay is endemic segregation ...

  • Babel

    Since 2015 Europe has been divided in finding a response to the refugee crisis. Temporary camps endure and migrant vessels continue to capsize in the Mediterranean as the Europeans struggle to find a solution or compromise.

    At the core of this stalemate, is a fundamental disagreement in what it...

  • China's AI Revolution

    Artificial intelligence (AI), it’s often categorized as ‘bleeding edge’ technology, believed to be the catalyst for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a roadmap for the future. Though in its infancy, AI’s already showing signs of its potential; giving machines the ability to mimic and surpass huma...

  • Black Cloud: The Future of Coal in the United States

    Coal mining is ingrained in the Appalachian identity. As this region of the Eastern United States lagged in economic development, coal mining became its crutch, offering the only means of making living to thousands of Americans.

    With environmental and profitability concerns on the rise; can this...

  • Overdose

    It’s been declared a public health emergency in the U.S., claiming 130 lives every day. And with more than 11.4 million people abusing prescription opioids, and hundreds of thousands turning to heroin for the first time, this is a crisis that is grappling an entire nation. The devastating consequ...

  • White Space

    Two years after the deadly Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protests rattled the United States, the answers are still unclear: what did the protesters seek, what kind of society are they looking to create and how far will they go to achieve their goals?

    White Space explores the state of race in...

  • Iraq: War Continued

    It’s a conflict that’s defined a quarter century of global disorder. But how much of it needed to happen?

    In response to the 9-11 attacks, the United States – with the help of a Western coalition – rushed into war with Iraq to combat what it stated was the country’s growing cache of nuclear weap...

  • Drowning in Plastics Part 1

    It’s one of the biggest threats we’ve ever faced: trillions of pieces of plastic choking the very lifeblood of our earth, and every marine animal – from the smallest plankton to the largest mammals – being affected. With plastic being one of the most widely used materials all around the world, wh...

  • Drowning in Plastics Part 2

    It’s one of the biggest threats we’ve ever faced: trillions of pieces of plastic choking the very lifeblood of our earth, and every marine animal – from the smallest plankton to the largest mammals – being affected. With plastic being one of the most widely used materials all around the world, wh...

  • Fortress Europe

    At the height of Europe’s migrant crisis in 2015, more than one million people sought refuge on the continent. Many of them were fleeing war in Syria and Iraq, and most of them were welcomed, even as their numbers overwhelmed Europe’s outer reaches.

    Today, the winds have changed. Borders are clo...

  • The Landing Strip

    It’s one of the poorest countries in Latin America, and a hotbed for the international drug trade. With eight percent of the drugs that come into the United States passing through its borders, the mark left on Honduras is dark, and plagued with destruction. Here, traffickers control a trade so po...

  • The Lost Children of Tunisia

    The small coastal North African nation that was the birthplace of the Arab Spring is becoming the latest casualty in global terrorism. A longtime hotbed for ISIL recruitment, the U.N. estimates Tunisia has the highest per capita rate of foreign ISIL fighters of any nation in the world. But even a...

  • The New Silk Road Part 1

    At the turn of the century, China embarked on a development plan that saw the country’s economy explode to 60 times its original size in just 40 years. By focusing on infrastructure and mobility, China changed its destiny and is now looking to the Belt and Road Initiative to share these lessons w...

  • The New Silk Road Part 2: Into Africa

    "Into Africa" shows the impact the Belt and Road Initiative is having on the world’s second most populous continent. With an ongoing population boom, Africa sits at a crossroads between potential prosperity or further scarcity. The second installment of "The New Silk Road" looks at how Kenya is b...

  • The New Silk Road Part 3: Into Europe

    This installment takes a deep dive into what the Belt and Road Initiative means for Europe. "Into Europe" looks at how China is refurbishing existing infrastructure, and building cutting edge projects to further connect the Eurasian landmass.

  • Ocean's Cartels

    It’s one of the world’s most dangerous and illicit businesses, on an area covering 70 percent of our world’s surface.

    With grave economic and environmental consequences, illegal fishing is a trade that rakes oceans, depletes entire species and even enslaves humans, all for a fast profit.

    The FA...

  • Poor Europe

    In Europe, poverty is defined as having less than 60 percent of the average national income to live. In a continent made up of mostly wealthy nations, that definition still categorizes tens of millions of people as being poor. Among the most vulnerable are children, unemployed young adults and th...