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A House Divided

Inequality in Housing in New York City

Legendary TV producer Norman Lear, an original member of the Television Academy Hall of Fame, reports on the housing crisis in New York — from people who have no homes to luxury apartments purposely kept vacant.

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The Class Divide

Inequality in Education in Florida

“Grey’s Anatomy” star and former teacher Jesse Williams goes back to the classroom and becomes immersed in the battle to fix inequality in education.

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The Epidemic

Addiction and Deindustrialization in Ohio

Actor and activist Peter Sarsgaard explores the addiction crisis ravaging a heartland beset by unemployment and the shuttering of America’s factories.

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Democracy for Sale

Money in Politics and Voting Rights in North Carolina

Actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis investigates the political landscape in his home state of North Carolina and considers how it’s emblematic of the country’s deepening political divide during the 2016 campaign.

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The System

Policing and Mass Incarceration in Chicago

Oscar®-winning hip-hop artist Common returns to his hometown of Chicago — ground zero for disparities in the criminal justice system.

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Out of Reach

Undocumented Immigrants in Texas

Emmy®– and Golden Globe®-winning actress America Ferrera travels to Texas where migrants who entered the country illegally are the focus of hostility and where even US-born children are denied basic rights.

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Something in the Water

The Flint Water Crisis

Actress Rosario Dawson explores the causes and legacy of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis.

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Home Economics

Domestic Workers in California

Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning director and actress Amy Poehler investigates the complex challenges faced by domestic workers who maintain an intimate relationship with the families that employ them, while also fighting for better conditions.

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