Sociology


Signing Black in America 28 min.

This is the first documentary about Black ASL: the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. Black ASL today conveys an identity and sense of belonging that mirrors spoken language varieties of the African American hearing community. The program highlights the different uses of space, hand use, directional moveme...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story 26 min.

Whether we came together through blood or through love, by genetics or by choice, we recognize the value of our families more than any other time in modern history. Using stories submitted through PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT, Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story paints a picture of today’s American family and the ways it defines us.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! No Small Matter 74 min.

Despite business interests, scholars, and politicians on both sides of the aisle lining up to support the early childhood education cause, millions of American children are still not getting the care they need to succeed — or even to keep up. And while it’s the poorest children who are most vulnerable, middle class families are increasingly feeling the squeeze, as the cost of quality child care so...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden 114 min.

In November 2020, American voters will go to the polls to decide whether President Donald Trump or his Democratic challenger will lead the country for the next four years. In a polarized and bitterly divided country, voter enthusiasm is already at record levels with the turnout predicted to be the highest in a century. Frontline’s The Choice 2020 will explore the character of the candidates by exa...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Mass Media: Audience 5 min.

This program offers a general introduction to the audience and its role in mass media.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Not a Boy, Not a Girl 46 min.

Meet young Australians who do not identify as either male or female to gain an understanding of their lives and experiences.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Asian Americans 300 min.

This series traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, and cultural innovation. It is a timely look at the role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Breaking Ground 57 min.

In an era of U.S. expansion, new immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines and beyond. Eventually barred by anti-Asian laws, they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants.”

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Breaking Through 54 min.

At the turn of the millennium, Asian Americans have become the fastest growing population in the U.S. It is a time of tremendous change, as the country tackles urgent debates over immigration, race and economic disparity.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Generation Rising 57 min.

During a time of war and social tumult, a young generation fights for equality in the fields, on campuses and in the culture, and claim a new identity: Asian Americans. The aftermath of the Vietnam War brings new immigrants and refugees.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020