"When your conscience speaks, say something." Sir Ben Kingsley reminds us that, when we stand up for what we believe or speak up instead of turning away, we might just become someone's hero. So will you take a stand?
Reporters, media professionals, and a graduate student explore the power of social media for sharing news and information, catalyzing social activism, and allowing citizens to play a watchdog role.
This episode examines the careers of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and master builder Robert Moses, and the public works that transformed the city in the 1930s. It also explores Harlem during the Depression and the complex impact of the automobile.
Journalist, lecturer, and author Adam Hochschild discusses the role African and Asian troops from European colonies played in World War I.
Kathy Reynolds describes the project for which she won a Margot Stern Strom Award.
Jonathan Petropoulos discusses the choices four German artists made under Nazi rule.
U.S. Representative John Lewis tells a story about his past to highlight citizens’ efforts to unite the United States.