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The New Industrial Revolution

   2021    Technology
This there-part series explores monumental changes in the workplace and the long-term impact on workers, employers, educators and communities. Employment is part of the American Dream. Will the future provide opportunities for jobs that sustain families and the nation?
The first episode illuminates disruptions to the world of work--AI, robotics, globalization and labor practices. The COVID-19 pandemic was a new driver of change; at the pandemic's height, unemployment flipped from its lowest rate in 50 years to its highest level in a century.
Series: Future of Work

Peril and Promise

   2013    History
In the 80s the nature of the Latino Diaspora changes again. From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami . The same decade sees the sudden arrival of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans (Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans) fleeing death squads and mass murders at home like activist, Carlos Vaquerano. By the early 1990s, a political debate over illegal immigration – has begun. Globalization, empowered by NAFTA, means that as U.S. manufacturers move south, Mexican workers head north in record numbers. A backlash ensues: tightened borders, anti-bilingualism, state laws to declare all illegal immigrants felons. But a sea change is underway: the coalescence of a new phenomenon called Latino American culture-as Latinos spread geographically and make their mark in music, sports, politics, business, and education.
Series: Latino Americans

Changing Work Changing Workers

   2021    Technology
As the landscape of work shifts, do we need a drastic rethinking of social safety nets? Do businesses need offices? Is a 9-to-5 workday valid? Does the nation need a drastic rethinking of the social safety nets? Does America face a 'post-work' era, or will there be increased inequities in how we make our livings?
Series: Future of Work

The Power

   2023    History
As exposed in the film, these women took the world by storm, becoming the iconic faces of '1990s culture until shifting perceptions and a controversial remark shook things up. The third episode delves into the rise of the supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington and their impact on the fashion industry. It also explores the commercialization of fashion, the transition of models into acting, and the globalization of the fashion business. However, the episode takes a darker turn with the tragic assassination of fashion designer Gianni Versace, signaling a shift in the industry's dynamics.
Series: The Super Models
The Great Acceleration

The Great Acceleration

2020  Technology
The Mind of a Chef

The Mind of a Chef

2017  Culture
Five Came Back

Five Came Back

2017  Art
The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal

2022  Culture
Universe

Universe

2021  Science