In this last episode, Sagal travels to Iceland, where after the country’s economic collapse, leaders decided to create a new constitution, looking to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Sagal to consider why our own founding document has lasted more than 225 years. He looks at the systems that have kept the Constitution healthy — amendments, judicial interpretation, checks and balances — and also at the political forces that threaten to undermine the framers’ vision: excessive partisanship leading to gridlock, money in politics and gerrymandering.
The most shameful and best-kept secret in the U.S. military is the epidemic of rape and sexual assault within the ranks. An American female soldier in a combat zone is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. A culture of privilege and impunity has resulted in few prosecutions and the systematic isolation of women who dare to report the crimes.
"The Invisible War" on Independent Lens airs on Monday, May 27th at 9:00 p.m.
INTO HARM'S WAY takes an honest and unflinching look at the shadow the Vietnam War continues to cast on the West Point Class of 1967. In compelling interviews, class members share their first-hand stories about the carnage the Vietnam War, the war's impact on their lives and beliefs, and their enduring bonds of brotherhood.
Into Harm’s Way takes an honest and unflinching look at the shadow the Vietnam War continues to cast on surviving members of the West Point Class of 1967. Compelling interviews, archival photographs and footage, animated sequences and contemporary clips chronicle the men's experiences — from their challenging first year as plebes to the fierce hand-to-hand jungle combat to their post-Vietnam lives.
Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT unites our nation in honor of all of America's men and women in uniform for their service and sacrifice. Pictured: The color guard stands proudly before the U.S. Capitol.
On the eve of Memorial Day, join co-hosts Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”) and Gary Sinise (“CSI: New York”) for a night of remembrance featuring an all-star line-up performing with the National Symphony Orchestra. The 24th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and to our troops around the world on the American Forces Network.