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Friday Nite Videos | September 13, 2019

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Edward Snowden in Exile: ‘You Have to Be Ready to Stand for Something.’ Musicians Love Making Fun of Bob Dylan. Beto O'Rourke: 'We're going to take away your AR-15.' John Oliver: Filibuster. How Black Americans Were Robbed of Their Land.

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How Black Americans Were Robbed of Their Land

Over the course of the 20th century, black Americans have lost approximately 12 million acres of land. This mass land dispossession—a war waged by deed of title, which has affected 98 percent of black farmers—can only be called theft, says Atlantic writer Vann R. Newkirk II in a new documentary.

Friday Nite Videos | September 6, 2019

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Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird | "Freedom Is A Verb." Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins. The Laundromat | Netflix. Untouchable | A Hulu Original Documentary. Trump Is Obsessed With Proving Hurricane Dorian's Threat to Alabama.

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Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins

The story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country."

Untouchable | A Hulu Original Documentary

The inside story of the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein reveals how, over decades, he acquires and protects his power even as scandal threatens to engulf him. Former colleagues and accusers detail the method and consequences of his alleged abuse, hoping for justice and to inspire change.

Media Bits and Bytes - July 30, 2019

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Antitrust Probe; Dystopian Data Doc; Power, Privilege and Resistance; Mega Merger; CIA vs Journalists; Sanders and Corbyn Get the Short End; Silicon Valley Socialists

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Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Energy

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Martin Scorsese blends fact and fiction for a playfully experimental film about the most freewheeling tour Bob Dylan ever did. The true shock of Rolling Thunder Revue is in how good, how alive, Dylan is on stage.

'Slay the Dragon' Explores Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court is set to rule this term on whether partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional, and a new film, "Slay the Dragon," takes a look at how districts are drawn. Directors Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance join "Red and Blue" to discuss their documentary, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this month.

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