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July 2014 Highlights

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee BoggsJuly 2, 2014 at 7:30pm
Meet Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese-American philosopher who has been waging a revolution for 75 years. 

America ReFramed: Town Hall | July 8, 2014 at 8pm
Town Hall follows Katy and John from the battleground state of Pennsylvania who believe America's salvation lies in a return to true conservative values.

Great Conversations: Chris Matthews and E.J. Dionne Jr. | July 13, 2014 at 7pm
In Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews offers a firsthand and one-of-a-kind story of the friendship between President Reagan and Speaker of the House, Tip O'Neill. 

Constitution USA with Peter SagalJuly 14, 2014 at 7pm
Peter Sagal takes viewers on a fast-paced, surprising journey across the nation to examine the 4,418 words — and 27 amendments — that made America.

Global Voices: The List | July 15, 2014 at 7pm
26-year-old Kirk Johnson returns home to discover that many of his Iraqi friends and colleagues are being targeted as 'collaborators with the enemy.'

America ReFramed: Code of the West | July 15, 2014 at 8pm
At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront.

AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange—Dear MandelaJuly 18, 2014 at 6pm
Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. 

AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange—An African ElectionJuly 18, 2014 at 7pm
Get unprecedented access to the anatomy of Ghana's 2008 presidential elections.

Global Voices: Behind the RainbowJuly 18, 2014 at 8:30pm
Can the deal between South Africa's old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time? 

Stokes: An American Dream | July 20, 2014 at 11:30pm
STOKES: AN AMERICAN DREAM profiles two African-American brothers who changed the course of American politics - Louis and Carl Stokes. Carl, the first black mayor of a major American city, and Louis, the first black U.S. congressman from Ohio, overcame humble beginnings in their pursuit of high political office. 

The Kennedy Half-CenturyJuly 25, 2014 at 6pm & 9pm
The impact and influence of John F. Kennedy's life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president.

Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the PossibleJuly 25, 2014 at 7pm
A fresh look at the great body of work of the remarkable former Vice President. 

Frontline: Egypt in CrisisJuly 28, 2014 at 7pm
Examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. 

Frontline: Syria’s Second FrontJuly 28, 2014 at 8pm
Venture into the Syrian war zone with rebel forces trying to battle extremist Islamic factions.

The Passions and Politics of Ed EdelmanJuly 30, 2014 at 7pm
The inspirational story of the life and career of Edmund D. Edelman, a political visionary whose courage and humanity transformed the fabric of life in Southern California. 

Independence Day

Lafayette: The Lost HeroJuly 4, 2014 at 7pm
The story of the Marquis de Lafayette and his quest to bring democracy to America and France, through the eyes of Sabine Renault Sabloniere, a 21st century descendant. 

Liberty or Death | July 4, 2014 at 8pm
Patrick Henry's impassioned plea at the second Virginia Convention of 1775, "Give me liberty or give me death," defined the American Revolution. The one-hour docu-drama LIBERTY OR DEATH captures this seminal moment in American history by balancing experts' commentary on the events preceding the second Virginia Convention with dramatic re-enactments of the historic moments that followed. 

AnthemJuly 4, 2014 at 6pm & 9pm 
The story behind Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner," famously penned after the relentless bombardment by the British of Fort McHenry during The War of 1812. 

Mandela Day

AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange—Dear Mandela | July 18, 2014 at 6pm
Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. 

AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange—An African Election | July 18, 2014 at 7pm
Get unprecedented access to the anatomy of Ghana's 2008 presidential elections.

Global Voices: Behind the Rainbow | July 18, 2014 at 8:30pm
Can the deal between South Africa's old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?

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