Program: Specials and Documentaries
Airing Sundays at 6 p.m.
January 3 – Capitol Steps Annual Year in Review
Faster than Joe Biden deciding whether to run for President! More powerful than the wind it takes to finally blow off Donald Trump’s hair! It’s the Capitol Steps annual year in review special, “Politics Takes a Holiday!” All your favorite candidates will be there, and some will be emailing about it for years afterwards on their private server. Join Hillary, Bernie, the Donald, Jeb, Marco, Carly, and more Republican candidates than you can shake a stick at! So tune in this New Year’s and laugh, because making fun of seventeen candidates is way more fun than simply making fun of two.
America Abroad: A Program that examines critical issues in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy
January 10 – Searching for Religious Common Ground
As conflict intensifies throughout the Middle East and around the world, it’s more important than ever to foster greater understanding between religions. Europe’s refugee crisis and globalization more generally has lead us to an increasingly pluralistic society in which we must learn to live with our deepest differences, or face severe consequences. In this hour-long program, we explore how organizations and individuals are working to build bridges between religions, often in the most conflict-ridden places in the world.
January 17 – Understanding Europe’s Refugee Crisis
The ongoing war in Syria has led to the worst refugee crisis since World War II. And now, many of those refugees are heading for Europe.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has been both lauded and vilified for offering to absorb nearly a million refugees, and many have asked whether Germany and the EU as a whole can properly support and assimilate so many. In this special hour of America Abroad, we bring together audiences and experts in New York and Berlin, Germany to discuss the refugee crisis and what it means for Europe.
January 24 – How Drones are reshaping the World
Drones are becoming the must have gadget for everyone from hobbyists to humanitarians. On a global level they’re being used to deliver aid to the world’s most challenged regions and to find and kill the worlds most wanted terrorists without putting US soldier’s lives at risk. In this hour-long program, we look at how drones are revolutionizing the skies, and how this technology has so quickly moved from science fiction to ubiquitous reality.
January 31 – Understanding Islamic Feminism
We travel the world to examine the meaning of Islamic feminism and meet with women activists who are working for change. We’ll visit Egypt, where we learn how one of the world’s most influential centers of Islamic study is squaring its teachings with the changing status of women. In Morocco, we’ll go to a courthouse where recent changes to Muslim family law are making it easier for women to divorce, inherit property, and gain custody of their children. And in the United States, we’ll visit the country’s first all-female mosque.