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Every week, WNYC tells you about the best documentaries as they become available on screens of any size. Our hosts are Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen, co-founders of the Pure Nonfiction podcast and the DOC NYC festival, the largest non-fiction film festival in the U.S.

WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, 2 Dope Queens, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more.

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    • 4.2 • 12 Ratings

Every week, WNYC tells you about the best documentaries as they become available on screens of any size. Our hosts are Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen, co-founders of the Pure Nonfiction podcast and the DOC NYC festival, the largest non-fiction film festival in the U.S.

WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, 2 Dope Queens, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more.

    "Cheer" Returns for Season Two

    "Cheer" Returns for Season Two

    The Netflix phenomenon "Cheer" returns for a second season, following the college cheerleading squad Navarro as they compete against rival Trinity Valley for a national championship. The show's success is now part of the story as the teams cope with fame, COVID and criminal charges against a beloved Navarro cheerleader.

     

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    Jeffery Robinson Reexamines Black History in "Who We Are"

    Jeffery Robinson Reexamines Black History in "Who We Are"

    Lawyer Jeffery Robinson delivers a version of history different from what's taught in schools in "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America." Filmmakers Sarah and Emily Kunstler travel with Robinson to American landmarks where he interviews figures who connect the past to the present.

     

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    "American Insurrection" Explores the Legacy of January 6

    "American Insurrection" Explores the Legacy of January 6

    "American Insurrection" on PBS's Frontline investigates vigilante groups active in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Correspondent A.C. Thompson of ProPublica studies how groups such as the Proud Boys and Boogaloo Boys are constantly shifting.

     

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    "Fauci" Examines the Fight Against Pandemics

    "Fauci" Examines the Fight Against Pandemics

    "Fauci" profiles the doctor who's served as an adviser to seven American presidents as he grapples with the science and politics of Covid-19. Filmmakers John Hoffman and Janet Tobias look at Dr. Anthony Fauci's full career — including his previous work as an AIDS researcher.

     

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    Live Theater Returns in "Reopening Night"

    Live Theater Returns in "Reopening Night"

    "Reopening Night" captures the cast and crew of Shakespeare in the Park as they produce "Merry Wives" after the pandemic shutdown. The new production adapted by playwright Jocelyn Bioh sets the romantic misadventures of Falstaff in modern day Harlem.

     

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    "Street Gang" Explores the Origins of Sesame Street

    "Street Gang" Explores the Origins of Sesame Street

    "Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street" looks at the origins of the groundbreaking children's television show. Documentary maker Marilyn Agrelo profiles both famous figures such as Jim Henson and Frank Oz as well as lesser-known people behind the scenes.

     

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