Learn how Google came to dominate the search industry and turn it into a profit machine and see where it’s taking its next step. This is the fascinating story of how two grad students, in barely a decade, took a one-time research project and turned it into a global technology powerhouse changing the way we interact with information the Internet and each other.
Candid insights into the privileges and burdens of inheriting more money than most people will earn in a lifetime. Narrated by Jamie Johnson a 23 year old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune, a history student at New York University, and filmed over a three-year period, Born Rich spotlights ten young adults who came into the world knowing they would never have to work a day in their lives.
A leader of the American Indian Movement, Leonard Peltier is serving two consecutive life sentences in federal prison for "aiding and abetting" in the deaths of two FBI agents. The highly controversial case has received great international interest, including human rights tribunals and Amnesty International, because of allegations of judicial and FBI misconduct.
Walter Williams' PBS documentary Good Intentions based on his book, "The State Against Blacks". In Good Intentions, Dr. Williams examines the failure of the war on poverty and the devastating effect of well meaning government policies on African Americans asserting that the state harms people in the U.S. more than it helps them. He shows how government anti-poverty programs have often locked people into poverty.
During WW II, the US navy used the island in Southern Pacific to build a military base and when the islanders met the American soldiers it was a tremendous cultural shock. The islanders have believed that the Americans were demi-gods. During this period, John Frum, an American pilot landed on Tanna. No one knows him except the islanders. They believe that John Frum is their prophet and they still wait for his return. Their customs have been shaped by this belief.